The release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus may end up being a new high for the series. There’s been a bunch of streamlining to these games on the Switch. The Pokémon Company has likely paid a bit of attention to fan complaints over the years. Finally, they seem to be listening, and making a few things easier. The pastures in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are a big part of the game. As you’re going out to do research, you have to explore a fair bit.
There have been many new additions and brought forward mechanics this time around. Fast travel is back and easier than ever before. Players have a simplified system around Shiny hunting, as well as held items in the new RPG. That’s not all that’s been changed either. There’s an option to change a Pokémon’s name in Pokémon Legends: Arceus now as well. One thing that has been changed is that the evolution system is now manual, giving Trainers more granular control over their teams.
How pastures in Pokémon Legends: Arceus work
So what are these Pastures? The pastures in Pokémon Legends are essentially your Pokémon computer from previous games. It’s a very weird name, but it makes sense in-lore. The name seems to be drawn from the anime and the legendary Professor Oak. If you remember the anime showing Oak, the places where Trainers send their captured monsters, are often depicted as pastures where Pokémon roam pretty freely.
The digital box system invented by the legendary Bill isn’t a thing yet. And neither is the iconic Pokédex, so that means Trainers have to make do. So the system will seemingly work the exact same as the PC from previous games, but just with a new name. You will find pastures around the Hisui region, seemingly replacing the Centers.
Since you are only able to bring up to six Pokémon in your team at a time, you will need to drop off the extra captures.