Buneary and Lopunny return in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These adorable bunny Pokemon are easy to find in the wild. While they’re not the most powerful Pokemon in the game, they’re great for early-game due to their high Speed stat. Lopunny can learn a few fighting type moves like Mach Punch and Close Combat to make it a fast, heavy hitter.
Unlike most Pokemon, evolving Buneary into Lopunny requires a high friendship stat (similar to Togepi evolving into Togetic). Here’s how you can hit max friendship with Buneary so it’s ready to evolve.
Where to find Buneary in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Buneary is found in the Obsidian Fieldlands at The Heartwood. That location is on the lower right side of the map. You can find plenty of Buneary roaming around near the river. They’re guarded by an Alpha Lopunny, which is a tough fight this early on in the game. So avoid it if you can. You’re also welcome to capture it if you want to skip leveling Buneary and immediately want a Lopunny.
How to evolve Buneary into Lopunny
To get Buneary to evolve into Lopunny, you’ll need to max out its friendship stat.
You can improve Buneary’s friendship stat by:
- Making sure it doesn’t faint in battles
- Helping it gather materials
- Giving it Exp. Candies.
- Giving it NO Remedies. Remedies are like medicinal herbs in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, but they will hurt Friendship.
Buneary will let you when it’s ready to evolve, and the Pokéball next to it will blink. Press the X button to start the evolution. Buneary can evolve at any level.
In contrast to other Pokemon games, once Buneary’s Friendship is at 225, it does not need to level up again to evolve. If players just want to feed it Experience Candies instead of having it in their party, raising its level by 15–20 should be enough to get it to the Friendship Level Buneary needs to be in order to evolve.
How to check your friendship level with Buneary
Trainers can talk to Belamy in Jubilife Village to find out how friendly they are with Buneary. But you have to finish Request 28: Measuring Your Compatibility. Request 28 is available after you finish Mission 7: The Frenzy of the Lord of the Woods.
Where to find Lopunny in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
If you want to skip the entire Buneary leveling process and really to capture a Lopunny directly, you can find them in the following locations:
- Alabaster Icelands: Bonechill Wastes
- Alabaster Icelands: Arena’s Approach
- Alpha Lopunny is found in The Heartwood: Obsidian Fieldlands