Pokémon Legends: Arceus – A Token of Gratitude Guide

A player crouching near a Sky Forme Shaymin.

Key Takeaway

To start Request #92: A Token of Gratitude, you'll need to beat the main questline of Pokémon Legends: Arceus as well as possess save data from either Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl on your Nintendo Switch. Afterward, you'll need to head to the Obsidian Fieldlands to speak with the NPC named Medi and follow her hints towards the Floaro Gardens to find Shaymin.

While difficult to begin, A Token of Gratitude is thankfully a straightforward request. You’ll need to complete this request to obtain the legendary Pokémon, Shaymin. Get ready for a trip back to the Obsidian Fieldlands!

Table Of Contents

    Step 1: Fulfill the Requirements to Spawn Request #92

    The player looking at the chalkboard and seeing two requests.

    Before Request #92: A Token of Gratitude will appear, you’ll need to meet some criteria. The first of which is to complete the main questline in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. When you see the credits, only then will this criterion be checked off.

    Next, you’ll need to possess save data from either Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl on your Nintendo Switch. The progress of your game in either of those titles does not matter. All that’s required is an active save file.

    When you’ve met those two requirements, Request #92 (and Request #93: The Darksome Nightmare) will appear on Professor Laventon’s chalkboard within Galaxy Hall. Begin them when you’re ready to find some legendary Pokémon!

    Step 2: Meet With Medi in the Obsidian Fieldlands

    The player looking at an NPC named Medi in a grassy area.

    As mentioned in the request information, your next course of action should be to go to the Obsidian Fieldlands. Travel to the Fieldlands Camp and speak to the NPC named Medi.

    When you do, Medi will give you a floral item called a Gracidea and will recount her past experience with a special Pokémon (Shaymin). Following a bit of discussion, Medi will hint that you should visit Floaro Gardens, which are in the northwest of the Obsidian Fieldlands.

    Step 3: Head to Floaro Gardens

    A red circle on the map showing where Shaymin spawns in the Obsidian Fieldlands.

    The spot in Floaro Gardens that you need to visit is the visible patch of dead flowers within a ring of trees. When you reach this spot, a cutscene will play during which Medi will show up.

    She’ll speak words of gratitude at the area in general, which will cause Shaymin to show up. When the little Grass-type appears, the dead flowers of the area will be revitalized.

    Afterward, Medi will say goodbye to you and head back to the Fieldlands Camp. However, now is when the real fun begins…

    Step 4: Catch Shaymin

    A player trying to catch Shaymin in a field of bright flowers.

    After Medi leaves, you’ll be free to catch Shaymin in whatever way you desire. Be careful as you approach the little green pocket monster, as it will shoot out attacks in all directions.

    However, with the help of a Smoke Bomb, you should be able to approach it in stealth while crouching. This will cause Shaymin to not see you, which, in turn, will let you catch them easier without having to engage in battle.

    For the sneaky method of catching Shaymin, it’s recommended to use a Gigaton Ball. It has the highest success rate of capturing unaware Pokémon, which will decrease how many attempts you’ll need to obtain Shaymin.

    If you wish to battle Shaymin first, it’s advised to use a Pokémon that’s resistant to Grass-type attacks—such as a Flying-type, a Dragon-type, or even a Grass-type of your own.

    During the battle, Ultra Balls are the Poké Ball with the highest success rate, so use one of them once you’ve weakened Shaymin sufficiently. Inflicting a status condition and lowering Shaymin’s HP will help a lot if you choose this method of capture.

    What Happens After You Catch Shaymin

    After you catch Shaymin, Request #92 will automatically complete itself and you’ll get your reward immediately. That reward will be a Grit Rock, which you can use to increase a Pokémon’s effort value from nine to 10.

    Furthermore, you can now use the Gracidea given to you by Medi. Its sole purpose is to change Shaymin into Sky Forme Shaymin. All you need to do is use the Gracidea on a Shaymin within your party and it’ll change forms much like how a Pokémon would evolve.