​Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Where to Catch Alpha Rufflet

Alpha Rufflet is hard to find in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and players want to know how to get it. Alpha Pokémon is a new feature, it's just a bigger, more dangerous version of Pokémon. They are visually larger than most of their species and have bright red eyes. Trainers will notice Alpha Rapidash early when they encounter Alpha Rapidash in the wild while exploring Obsidian Fields. Each Alpha Pokémon has a special red emblem next to their name to indicate that they are the real Alpha Pokémon.

Alpha Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus are also guaranteed to have at least 3 stats and an effort rating of 3. Effort levels have been a staple of the series for generations and served as a way for players to further improve their Pokémon's attack power. For example, the same Pokémon with an effort level of 3 in the speed attribute will be faster than the same Pokémon with an effort level of 1. Trainers can use grit to control this, but Alpha Pokémon have changed some stats. For those wishing to capture the alpha versions of all-new Pokémon added to this game, they will need to capture an Alpha Rufflet.

Alpha Rufflet in Pokémon Legends

Alpha Rufflet has a chance to appear in Alabaster Iceland in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This is the last major unlockable location in the game, and it has a ton of Ice-type Pokémon. This is also the area where trainers can unlock the Braviary Mount, allowing them to fly around the map. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Rufflet will evolve into a Hisuian Braviary instead of the regular Unova Braviary.

Find Alpha Rufflet in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Alpha Rufflet can appear in four different locations in Alabaster Iceland.

To the east of Lake Acuity.

To the east of Lake Acuity.

Heart's Crag.

Nearby Snowpoint Temple.

It's important to mention that there's no guarantee it'll be on the map upon arrival. It is recommended to check all four of these Arceus locations before returning to Jubilife Village to reset the spawn points in the area. Once the player finds them, Alpha Rufflet will be around level 66. It can also use Brave Bird, which deals recoil damage to Rufflet once the move is over. Make sure to catch it before it accidentally knocks over.

Now that players have an Alpha Rufflet in Pokémon Legends, they can evolve it into an Alpha Braviary. Fortunately, it evolves in exactly the same way as its Unova variant. Trainers only need to raise Rufflet to level 54 to evolve it. Since Alpha Rufflet will be above this level, trainers can evolve after catching it. Just go into the menu and there is an option to evolve it into its final form.