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How the Lost and Found works - Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Here's what the Lost & Found is and how it works in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a departure from the classic Pokemon formula in many ways, reinventing old mechanics and adding new ones as well. One of the new features that players will experience during their time with the game is the Lost & Found, an online component that allows players to lend each other a hand in the event that their expedition goes awry. Let’s dig into what exactly the Lost & Found is and how it works.

How the Lost & Found works - Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Lost satchels can be seen on the in-game map.
Lost satchels can be seen on the in-game map.

The Lost & Found provides a way for players to recover items lost by others when they black out while on an adventure. If you take too much damage from a Pokemon while in the field, you’ll blackout and return to base. As a consequence, you’ll also lose some of the items from your inventory. However, these items aren’t gone forever. Other players can retrieve them and return them to you. This is the basic concept of the Lost & Found.

In the menu, navigate to the Online tab and select ‘Lost & Found.’ Here, you’ll see a list of players whose satchels are out in the field waiting to be discovered. Head to that area and do some searching and you’ll come across a small brown satchel on the ground. Picking it up will return the lost items to the player.

Successfully returning a satchel to a player comes with rewards (in addition to just being a good Samaritan). You’ll gain Merit Points for each satchel you find, with specific amounts depending on the location. These Merit Points can be used to purchase items from Simona in Jubilife Village. She sells evolution stones, Rare Candies, as well as rare items that are beloved by specific Pokemon.

That’s how the Lost & Found works in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Keep in mind that you must be connected to the internet to find other players’ satchels and to have yours found.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Scream nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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