What Happens When Your Trainer Faints in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

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The newest Switch title in the Pokemon franchise, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, is already known being one of the most unique Pokémon games to date. It’s introducing new gameplay mechanics and lore that differs from the regular template previous games usually stick to. For example, in previous games your Pokémon can take damage and faint if their HP hits 0 but your trainer couldn’t even take damage. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus your trainer can take damage, meaning your trainer can also faint. So what happens when you faint?

When Your Trainer Faints

When your trainer faints, you will black out and wake up back at camp. When you faint you’ll drop items in your bag such as Poke balls or crafting materials in the form of a satchel. Other players can pick up these items for you with a system called the Lost and Found.

Usually in Pokemon games, once all of your Pokemon have fainted, you get out of battle and have to go to a Poke Center to rest your party before battling again. In Legends: Arceus, this is also true, but with wild Pokemon being able to hit your trainer directly you’ll have to avoid these attacks as you make your way back to camp to heal up your Pokemon and yourself. This adds a dynamic we’ve never seen before and allows for challenge and risk when you’re battling. You’ll have to be extra careful to not have all of your Pokemon faint or you’ll risk having your trainer faint as well, resulting in you losing items.

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