With a much more unique approach to gameplay and item management in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the game has some very confusing twists in store for long-time franchise fans. Stars in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are one of these new systems. To keep this short, your ranking within Galaxy Team is determined by your star ranking. The general idea is that the more you do during the game, the more likely you are to succeed and get higher rankings. As you earn more Stars, you get more difficult tasks thrust upon you. Here’s how to earn more stars in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
The biggest thing you need to do ASAP is to round out your Hisui Pokédex. You will have to interact with various NPCs throughout your journey. Whether it’s getting Pokéball unlocks from Cyllene at the Galaxy HQ, or completing tasks for Laventon at the base camps. Doing the various things they ask of you is vital to both progression of the story and unlocks. To become the best Trainer, you need to get these things done. Of particular interest is the PokéBall recipes, which will be vital later in the game, when you’re trying to capture stronger Pokémon.
Basic Tips to increase Star Ranking
The best way to earn more star points, and by extension more stars, is to complete Requests and story missions. Go around to the various NPCs at Jubilife and see if they have jobs for you. It’s also a great idea to grab any tasks back at camps while you’re healing up. That way, you minimize on having to make trips out into the wilds just to grab quests. But always make sure to explore thoroughly, as the game hides a lot of requests and other tasks to do all over the place.
On the same token, backtracking is sometimes very important. You need to put some effort into having all the Pokédex finished, but also into getting all the various requests done. One of the core elements of the game that drives this is the mount system. As you progress in the story, you’ll gain new Pokémon mounts, which in turn may give you access to parts of previous maps you couldn’t reach previously.
Captures and battles are also vital. As the franchise has said for years, you gotta catch ‘em all. So get out there and start grabbing some Pokémon. You will also need to get your hands on captures using stealth. Surprising a Pokémon is often required to get the full research unlocks for it. Engaging Pokémon in battle is another major research component. And since every entry in the dex has 10 ranks to unlock, you’re going to be doing a lot of this as well.