Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Here’s the answer to the Uxie eye riddle

We won’t beat around the bush: the answer to the riddle Uxie asks of the player in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is 60131.

If you want to stick around for further context keep on reading.

Near the climax of the main story in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players will be tasked with forging the Red Chain, an item that has appeared in the franchise before. As the Red Chain is linked to the lake guardians / lake trio of Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf, the three will need to be interacted with.

Uxie and Azelf are relatively simple but Uxie will ask a very simple riddle to complete its portion of the question, which is where eyes come in.

As you can see in the header image above Uxie will name five other Pokémon and ask how many eyes each has. These numbers then need to be put into a single number.

  • Combee: 6
  • Zubat: 0
  • Unown: 1
  • Magneton: 3
  • Dusclops: 1

So was I just supposed to Google that? 

What’s interesting about this puzzle is that, while you can simply Google what these Pokémon look like and take note of their number of respective eyes, the game has been giving you hints the whole time.

The rest of this story contains very minor spoilers about optional sidequests. The Uxie is mandatory to finish the storyline and we don’t consider it a spoiler because you likely did use Google to arrive on this page.

The optional sidequests don’t fall into this same category, but they are so inconsequential you can still read on if you’re worried about spoilers.

Many of the Pokémon that Uxie lists are involved in quests in one way or another. Of particular note is Zubat as one of the guards in Jubilife Village will ask the player to retrieve a Zubat to show her very early in the game.

The guard, who takes position during the night, is intrigued by the fact that Zubat can see so well when it’s dark, and is stunned to find out it has no eyes.

This quest takes place very close to the beginning of the game so the matter coming up again dozens of hours later is a nice little payoff.

Unown and Dusclops appear in their own missions too. The former tasks players with collection all the forms of Unown, and the latter is another storyline quest which unlocks the ability to ride Basculegion.

For more on Legends: Arceus see our review.


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