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Pokémon Legends Arceus guide: Electrode Noble boss fight

How to beat the fourth Noble Pokémon, Hisuian Electrode

Hisuian Electrode as a frenzied Noble, but it honestly just looks like a bright yellow circle. Image: Game Freak/Nintendo via Polygon
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Hisuian Electrode is the fourth Noble Pokémon you fight in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The powerful creature has become frenzied, and the only way to quell it is to pelt it with balms while dodging its deadly attacks. Our Pokémon Legends: Arceus boss fight guide explains Electrode’s weaknesses, how to take on a Noble Pokémon, and even recommends some counters for the battle.

Hisuian Electrode weaknesses and counters

The Hisuian Electrode Noble is a level 46 electric- and grass-type Pokémon. It’s vulnerable against poison-, bug-, fire-, and ice-type moves.

In the Coronet Highlands, you can find poison-types Zubat and Golbat, as well as a plethora of bug-type Pokémon, like Yanmega, Heracross, Scyther, and Parasect.

If you don’t have any counters and Electrode is shocking all your Pokémon, you can avoid fighting it altogether and just keep dodging and throwing balms. In Electrode’s case, we found it to be pretty hard to throw balms while dodging, so we did rely on battling it rather than using balms.

Electrode pretty much never stops attacking you, so you’ll need to keep dodging and using the frames of invincibility to get by. It will drop Hisuian Voltorbs in circles and fire off electric orbs that follow you, so keep moving to avoid them, and take advantage of battling it.

How do I fight a Noble Pokémon?

Each Noble Pokémon fight follows the same mechanic. You need to throw provided balms at the Pokémon to calm it down. While you’re tossing balms, dodge telegraphed attacks. Pay attention to both the Pokémon and the ground around you for signs of incoming attacks.

Periodically, the Noble tires itself out, creating an opening for you to throw in your Pokémon to battle. If you knock it out, it becomes temporarily stunned, and balms soothe it faster. However, you can complete an entire Noble Pokémon encounter without ever battling it, if you would rather just throw balms and dodge.

If the Noble knocks you out, you can restart the battle completely or from a checkpoint.