How to get Shaymin and the Shaymin Kimono Set save bonuses in Pokémon Legends Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus you can obtain the mythical Shaymin (Land Forme) and unlock the Shaymin kimono set by having a save file from a previous installment of the main series.

These games are Pokémon Sword and Shield and you simply need to have created a save file on your Nintendo Switch to start working towards these rewards.

Saving files from other installments of the Pokémon series will also unlock the Pikachu and Eevee skins, along with the Modern Team Galactic set and an encounter with the mythical Darkrai.

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How to get Shaymin from Pokémon Sword and Shield in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

If you want to catch Shaymin (Land Forme) in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, your Nintendo Switch must contain a Pokémon Sword or Shield save file.

Now all you have to do is play Legends: Arceus until you’ve seen the game’s credits; The exact time it will take you to complete the game’s main campaign will depend on your play style.

A new research request will then become available in Jubilife Village and by accepting it you will eventually be offered the opportunity to capture the mythical Shaymin (Land Forme).

It’s important to note that Shaymin will be in his ground form when you encounter him in Legends: Arceus.

Our Pokémon Legends Arceus walkthrough will help you choose a starter Pokémon and win the Kleavor boss fight. You are also tasked with filling Hisui’s Pokédex by obtaining new evolutions such as Kleavor by evolving into Scyther, Wyrdeer by evolving into Stantler, Sneasler by evolving into Hisui Sneasel, and Overquil by evolving into Hisui Qwilfish. There are a ton of new evolution methods, including some for Eevee evolutions. Take the time to complete Requests too, like The Sea’s Legend, Wurmple’s Evolved! and find Wisp locations. Don’t forget to track all Unown locations as well.

How to Get the Shaymin Kimono Set from Pokémon Sword and Shield in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

To unlock the Shaymin Kimono Outfit, your Nintendo Switch must contain a Pokémon Sword or Shield save file.

If you meet this requirement, the next thing you should do is play Pokémon Legends: Arceus until you join the Galaxy Expedition team, which happens about an hour into the game.

The Shaymin kimono set.

With this objective completed, you can now claim the Shaymin Kimono from the Jubilife Village Tailor. This clothing set will allow you to explore the Hisui region in the style of the mythical Pokémon that inspired it.

Have fun with Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

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