Pokemon Legends Arceus: Where to Find Chimchar

It might not be a starter, but you can get Chimchar in Pokemon Legends close to the start of the game.

If you’re wondering where to find Chimchar in Pokemon Legends, you’re in luck. Unlike the other Sinnoh starters, you can find and catch Chimchar early in your Hisuian journey as part of a side quest.

You don’t have to settle for the feebie, though. A little while later, you’ll get access to the fields where wild Chimchar range. Here’s where to look.

Where To Find Chimchar in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Head back to Jubilife Village after you calm the Noble Kleavor. Cross the bridge to your left, and speak with Paira, the woman with the quest marker over her head. She believes she saw a ghost in the wilds and asks you to prove it so her little brother will stop teasing about her wild imagination.

Track the quest after accepting it to make the next part easier, then fast travel to the Heights Camp in Obsidian Fieldlands. If it’s not night already, sleep in the bed there until night falls, as Chimchar won’t appear otherwise.

The tree you’re looking for is southwest of the Heights camp, over the hills and near the river. You can get there quickly by riding Wyrdeer or just travel around the hills if you wanted to complete some nighttime research. 

Investigate the tree with the flame at the top — it’s marked by a quest icon and is impossible to miss — to trigger a battle with the level 12 Chimchar. You should be able to throw a Poke Ball and capture it without actually lowering its health. If you do need to fight, make sure to use weak and Agile-style moves to avoid knocking it out.

Fast travel back to Jubilife Village, show Paira your catch, and you get to keep the fire monkey. 

Other Chimchar locations in Pokemon Legends Arceus

After you unlock Basculegion as a mount in the second area, Crimson Mirelands, you can come back to Obsidian Fieldlands and cross the river to reach Ramanas Island.

It’s a familiar name to those who reached Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s post game, but instead of legendary Pokemon, you’ll find wild Chimchar.

That’s all you need to know about where to find Chimchar in Pokemon Legends Arceus, but check out our other Pokemon Legends guides for more tips and tricks.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 2nd 2022

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