Pokemon Legends Arceus: Snowpoint Temple Puzzle Solution

Coming from Diamond and Pearl, the Arceus event is one of the more challenging to complete in Pokemon Black or White. It’s not just because you need to get your hands on a special Arceus Pokemon, but also because you need to collect several rare items to make it spawn. We’re talking about Mystical Water, Dragon Fang, and Odd Keystone. If that doesn’t sound too easy for you then read our Pokemon White – Snowpoint Temple Arceus puzzle solution guide.


There are many rare Legendary Pokemon in Pokémon Black and White but perhaps one of the rarest of all is Arceus. In truth, Arceus is more of an event Pokemon than a Legendary, being given away at special events to a select few. If you happen to be one of the lucky ones then you’re in luck because in this Pokemon Black and White Arceus – Snowpoint Temple puzzle solution guide we’ll show you how to solve the puzzle and catch Arceus. Arceus is the first Pokemon in the world’s most powerful Pokemon, the Pokemon Gods. Unlike most special event Pokemon, it’s not easy to get your hands on an Arceus, especially if you’re playing Black or White.

Step 1: Solve the warp panel puzzle

The first step to catching Arceus is solving a puzzle inside the Snowpoint Temple. The puzzle isn’t too difficult, and there is a solution below. The puzzle is set up as a series of warp panels that you have to trigger in the correct order to open up the path of the Arceus. The order is as follows, from left to right: 1, 4, 2, then 3. The first warp panel is the one on the furthest left, followed by the one on the furthest right, then the middle panel, then the one in the center again. If you hit the wrong panel, you’ll have to start the puzzle all over again. The good news is that you can’t mess up too badly, so feel free to try again as many times as you need to to get it right.

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Step 2: Collect the Dragon Fang

The second item that you’ll need to catch Arceus is the Dragon Fang. The Dragon Fang can be found in the Deserted Lab, which is found in the lower part of Route 217. To get inside, you’ll need to use the Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden entrance. Once inside, head down the stairs and go through the door that leads outside. There will be a small cave you can head into, and inside the cave is where you’ll find the Dragon Fang. Be warned, though, that there is a Scientist inside the cave guarding the Dragon Fang. He will try to battle you, so either fights him or use the Repel to keep him away.

Step 3: Find the Odd Keystone

As the next step in catching Arceus, you’ll need the Odd Keystone. This item can be found in the underwater cave in the middle of Route 222. To get inside, you’ll first need to go to the water’s edge and use the Dowsing MCHN, then dive in and follow the path inside. The Odd Keystone is inside a small cave that is blocked by three boulders. You can clear them using Strength, or you can battle the Swimmer guarding the entrance and make him move. Once you have the Odd Keystone in your hands, you just need to head back to Snowpoint Temple.

Step 4: Acquire the Mystical Water

The next item you need to catch Arceus is the Mystical Water. This item can be found in the Giant Chasm. The quickest way to get there is by going to Route 11 and surfing south until you reach the Giant Chasm. The Mystical Water is inside a small spring inside the Giant Chasm. The spring is out of reach, though, so you’ll need to use the Dowsing MCHN to find it. Once you have the Mystical Water in your hands, you just need to head back to Snowpoint Temple.

Step 5: Catch Arceus!

Once you have the Dragon Fang, Odd Keystone, and Mystical Water in your inventory, go to Snowpoint Temple and you’ll see that the door is open. Go inside and you’ll find an Arceus waiting for you. You’ll need to catch it, though, and in order to do that you’ll need to weaken it first. Arceus is Level 80 and can change type. It’s weak against Fighting and Steel Pokemon and strong against Normal, Flying, and Ghost Pokemon. The Arceus will have the moves Judgment (Psychic type), Recover, Hyper Beam, and Calm Mind. Needless to say, you’re going to need some strong Pokemon to battle Arceus. Once you have Arceus in your hands, you can then transfer it to any Pokemon game after you’ve beaten the Elite Four.

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