Jumping
Image by Pro Game Guides

How to jump in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Take a leap of faith.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a Pokémon game that's much more centered around exploration and open world elements rather than a more confined set of cities and routes. This means that there are a lot more movement options in the game. Now, you may be wondering: is there a way to jump? The answer is yes, but not necessarily in the way you may think. There are a couple of different ways to jump, so let’s take a look.

Recommended Videos

Dodging

Dodge
Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

First off, dodging is one of the most basic maneuvers in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It’s a leap forward that turns into a tuck-and-roll in midair. You won’t get much height with this, but you will get a fair amount of distance. Its main use is dodging Pokémon attacks. You can use the maneuver at any time you aren’t on a mount by pressing the Y button.

Jumping off ledges

Jump off a higher area
Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

This may seem self-explanatory, but if you make it to the edge of a cliff—or even just to the top of a small ramp—you can jump off. There is no invisible wall keeping you on that altitude in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so jump down all you want. Note, however, that there is fall damage if you fall too far. Also, you can’t swim very well, so maybe don’t jump into that river.

Related: How to get the Celestica Flute in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Jumping on Pokémon Mounts

Wyrdeer jump
Screenshot by Pro Game Guides

Now, if you were reading this article to find out about how to jump upward, here’s how. You can’t jump vertically on foot, but you can while riding select Pokémon. In total, there are two Pokémon mounts that allow the player to jump.

On land, the player can jump with Wyrdeer, the first mount the player gets. In the water, players are able to jump while mounting Basculegion. The jump button on a mount Pokémon is the Y button, just like dodging. Jumping with Wyrdeer is the best way to get up mountainous terrain.

For more Pokémon Legends: Arceus content, check out The best early-game Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides.


Pro Game Guides is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Honkai Star Rail Tides of War Guide – Best teams, Grit supports, & more!
Battling against Trotters in Tides of War in Honkai Star Rail.
Read Article Fu Xuan vs Aventurine: Which Preservation unit should you pull for in Honkai Star Rail?
This image is from the official Honkai: Star Rail trailer released at Gamescom
Read Article All Admin Commands in The Strongest Battlegrounds (Troll Commands) – Roblox
A player attacking a weak dummy in the Strongest Battlegrounds
Read Article How to get Saber V2 in King Legacy – Roblox
Two players are fighting against each other in King Leagacy
Read Article Miasma Chronicles Keypad Codes
Miasma Chronicles Gator Zone keypad location
Related Content
Read Article Honkai Star Rail Tides of War Guide – Best teams, Grit supports, & more!
Battling against Trotters in Tides of War in Honkai Star Rail.
Read Article Fu Xuan vs Aventurine: Which Preservation unit should you pull for in Honkai Star Rail?
This image is from the official Honkai: Star Rail trailer released at Gamescom
Read Article All Admin Commands in The Strongest Battlegrounds (Troll Commands) – Roblox
A player attacking a weak dummy in the Strongest Battlegrounds
Read Article How to get Saber V2 in King Legacy – Roblox
Two players are fighting against each other in King Leagacy
Read Article Miasma Chronicles Keypad Codes
Miasma Chronicles Gator Zone keypad location
Author
Radiant G
Radiant G! is a game journalist, indie game developer, artist, and writer who currently works freelance in the games industry full-time. He is Pro Game Guides' beat writer for Apex Legends coverage, and also runs his own Apex Legends team called Verve. He is also fiercely committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the games industry, and helms Diverse Gaming Coalition.

Write A Comment

How to jump in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.