Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the breath of fresh air the Pokemon franchise has needed for many years. Its open world exploration and new takes on Pokemon behaviors are satisfying fans everywhere. And, of course, it introduces a few new mechanics. One of the new features in this installment is the MP system. We’ll break down what it is and how you can get it in our guide below!
How to Get MP in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Merit Points are known as MP in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. You get MP by finding lost satchels that are dotted all around the regions of the game map. In order to see the satchel locations, you’ll need to open the menu by pressing Up on your D-Pad. Use ZR to move over to the Communications tab on the menu, then select Lost & Found.
After opening the Lost & Found, you will see a list of Others’ Lost Satchels, as well as your own, which you can see by pressing R to move the list selection over. The list will describe who the Lost Satchel belongs to as well as a clue to what it contains. Additionally, info also describes where it can be found and how much MP will be rewarded for finding it.
Upon arriving in the region where the Satchel is located, open your map and you will see white icons that look like messenger bags. These are the locations of the Lost Satchels. When reaching these locations, they can be seen on the ground as a brown, clasped bag. After grabbing it, go back to the Lost & Found menu and select the Satchel you found. Once doing this, you will receive the listed MP reward for the Lost Satchel.
Merit Points can be exchanged at Jubilife Village, at Simona’s kisok just outside of the village’s Training Grounds. When speaking to her, select “I want to get items” and she will have many items for sale in exchange for Merit Points. Be prepared to gather a lot of satchels, because her items are very expensive, but many are rare and powerful that will come in handy later in the game.
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