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Chimchar is one of the Sinnoh region starter Pokémon but, despite Pokémon Legends Arceus being based in what is now the Sinnoh region, is not one of the game’s starter Pokémon. Instead, all Sinnoh starters are available to catch later in the game. So where can you find the cheeky Chimp Pokémon? Let’s take a look at all of Chimchar’s Pokémon Legends Arceus locations.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Request 20 Guide — The Mysterious Will-o-the-Wisp
In order to embark on the Mysterious Will-o-the-Wisp Request and encounter Chimchar, you will need to have reached the Kleavor encounter. After you have calmed the Frenzied Pokémon, you will be able to talk to the NPC Paira back in Jubilife Village.
Paira is frightened by a sight she came across at night which she claims to be a floating ball of fire or a ghost. Paira wants you to help her find out just what she did see – and hopefully prove her disbelieving brother wrong.
Request 20 – Chimchar location
Spoiler alert! It’s not a floating ball of fire, nor is it a ghost. Inevitably, given the title of this post, it’s just a cute little Chimchar, causing mischief as usual. So once you have agreed to help Paira, you will be able to mark Chimchar’s location on your Arc Phone map (simply click A while on The Mysterious Will-o-the-Wisp in your Request list).
The Request will take you back to the Obsidian Fieldlands, but you’ll need to wait for nightfall in order to catch Chimchar and complete the challenge. Once night-time hits, you’ll see the Chimchar in question hanging to the top of a tall tree, and – following a brief cutscene – you’ll be able to battle the Chimchar. Don’t defeat it, though, as you’ll need to capture it.
Once you catch Chimchar, take it back to Paira in Jubilife Village and show her what it was she had seen at night. Don’t fret, though. Unlike some other Requests, Paira doesn’t want to keep the Chimchar, so it’ll be all yours to add to your party, battle with, and evolve as you wish.
Other Chimchar locations in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
There is another location where you will be able to find Chimchar spawns, but it is much further into the game. Once you have befriended Basculegion, and are able to ride it over to Ramanas Island, you will find naturally-spawning Chimchar – and even Monferno and Infernape.
If you’re looking for more Requests to flesh out your gameplay experience, check our our full list of all Pokémon Legends: Arceus Requests.