How Long Does It Take to Complete Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

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Game vloggers are raving about it. Players absolutely love it.

Personally, as a classic graphics lover, we aren’t fully into it but we can see why it has become so popular. I mean, this is one of the most recognized game franchises that have stood the test of time.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is part of the eight-generation Pokemon games. If you’re a long-time fan, deciding to play this is an easy choice.

The hard part is, how long does it take to complete Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

Generally speaking, Pokemon is a chill game that doesn’t need to be played vigorously and heatedly. You can take your sweet time catching all those Pokemon though obviously, this will affect the overall game hours.

So, in this article, we’re going to discuss the two possible completion hours for Pokemon Legends: Arceus.


Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let’s discuss the story of Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

The interesting premise in this Pokemon game is the timeline. Instead of doing your catching activities in the 90s 8-bit aesthetic of Pallet Town, you are taken back even further.

It is set in the historical era of Sinnoh, in Hisui Region. Pokemon Legends: Arceus predates Pokemon Diamond and Pearl when it comes to timelines. During this time, man and Pokemon did not live harmoniously.

Despite this, Hisui Region is rampant with Pokemon, especially in the Mountains of Coronet. In this mountain, there are rumors of Pokemon with legendary powers and even status of nobility.

There is still much to be known and be careful about when it comes to Pokemon, especially during this era, but the good thing is the people of Hisui Region are fully committed to protecting them.

You are one of these people.

As a citizen and warden, you will be stationed in Jubilife Village where the Galaxy Expedition Team is based.


There have been a number of Pokemon games that have strayed from the original concept, and they’ve all been really good. Among them is Pokemon Legends: Arceus which crosses fun role-playing and goal setting.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ gameplay can range from quick as lightning, chill and fun, to a really long and arduous adventure of searching and capturing Pokemon.

If you are indeed as quick as lightning, you can definitely complete Pokemon Legends: Arceus for 20 hours. This figure is basically a speed run and will most likely render you extremely tired after you’ve finished doing it. In fact, you can even do it for lesser if you’re just drilling mindlessly through the quests.

Now, casually approaching the game is the most common. How long should this take? For context, some players are claiming that the main storyline can be finished in 13-15 hours. A speedrun game can be 20 hours in the making. So, a chill and fun game should be a 30-hour affair.

Lastly, how long does it take to complete Pokemon Legends: Arceus if you want to explore every nook and cranny in the game? Honestly, you could probably render a hundred hours and still not be satisfied especially if you’re that kind of Pokemon player. According to game discussion boards, the magic number is between 60 to 75 hours.


For role-playing classic games like Pokemon, the variation and ceiling are so high which is what makes it an absolutely beloved franchise. One moment, you can be zooming and strolling in Jubilife Village, while other times you’re taking your time exploring the mystical mountains.

Based on our experience and what we’ve read, the completion hours are really dependent on you as a player. It is how you want to approach the game that truly matters.


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