Right outside the gate in Pokemon Legends Arceus you get plenty of clothing choices in town. There is not a lot of variety but enough that you can make your character start to feel like your own.
Over time you begin to unlock different types of clothes and different styles. Suits, thief outfits, ninja outfits, hats of all kinds, and a plethora of kimono styles featuring every design from houndstooth to argyle.
But we don’t just want normal clothes. This is a Pokemon, and if you want to make a name for yourself, you need to sound like a crazy nerd. Well, don’t worry, there are a plethora of different outfit options based on the Pokemon that you can unlock. Let’s go through them.
Note, I am playing with a male introductory character, so the clothing will reflect that. But frankly, the clothes are not significantly different between the two with slight tweaks to the female design. But the patterns and color schemes are identical.
Via pre-orders, mystery gifts and filing
There are some of the first (and last) kimonos you can get in the game.
Anyone can get mystery gifts. The moment you get the gift of mystery, search for gifts “from the Internet” and you’ll receive a lavish Growlithe-themed kimono along with a “Baneful Fox Mask” inspired by Hisuian Zoroark.
This is very simple. But others are … a little conditioned.
If you have a save file for Pokemon Sword and Shield, in addition to having a post-game quest where you can capture Shaymin, you will also get a special Shaymin kimono of clothing the first time you meet them as I talked about here.
Similarly, if you have a save file for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you will get two kimonos. When you first meet the clothes, you will get the modern outfit that Cyrus will wear in the future. It’s also the only outfit that comes with shoes.
This save file also gives you a post-game mission where you can capture the Darkrai. Pick that up and you’ll have a super stylish Darkrai kimono.
If you have a save file for Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee, you’ll also get a specific Pokemon Festival Mask from that game, but that will be in the Festival Mask video.
By pre-order, if you pre-order from Amazon, you also receive a code for a Garchomp-themed apparel. Since I haven’t pre-ordered through them, I don’t have a picture of it.
Festival masks are fun little masks that your character skewers wear on their heads. They are circles with a Pokémon face on them and are usually earned when you get a specific Pokémon to hunt level 10 except for the Eevee mask you get from saving a file to Let’s Go Eevee or the Pikachu mask you get from having a save file to Let’s Go Pikachu.
Since all of the Pokemon in my dex are at research level 10, I can safely assume I’ve got them all. Or “m” everything, rather.
There are masks for Pikachu, Shinx, Buneary, Pachirisu, Happiny, Croagunk, Goomy, Bidoof, Snealsel, Eevee and Mime Jr.
selected kimono pokemon
This is my personal favourite. Most of the legendary and noble in the game will give you a special kimono. You will also get a specific kimono that depends not only on the starter you choose but also on its final evolution (once you get it there). If you get the other appetizers, you get the kimono, too. Plus, getting some specific Pokemon to quest level 10 will make you a themed kimono that often looks cool. Just don’t try to guess which ones are because mainstays like Pikachu, Eevee and Snorlax don’t have costumes, but there are outfits like Cherrim and Honchkrow.
kimono type pokemon
Just like with some kimonos you get for a certain Pokemon, achieving a certain amount of experience with a certain type of Pokemon will give you a specific style if you’re looking to make your character give the appearance of a feudal gym leader in Japan.
Honestly, I’m not sure how to unlock all of this but over time I started to unlock kimonos for certain environments like cityscapes and seascapes. Not sure how but it looks great.
one piece clothes
There is a category of clothing that gives you a complete outfit (excluding shoes and hats). These can range from Karate Gis to a tailored suit.