Space-time distortion

(Redirected from Space-time rift)

A space-time distortion (Japanese: 時空 Space-time distortion) is a feature introduced in Generation VIII that allows the player to catch rare Pokémon that are otherwise unobtainable. Space-time distortions only appear in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

In the games

The space-time distortions were caused by Giratina, who wanted to draw Arceus out of hiding so it could get revenge for being sealed in the Distortion World, which it did with the help of Volo. The rifts are capable of sending both Pokémon and humans through time, as happened to Ingo.

Akari or Rei first mentions the space-time distortions while the player is preparing to venture into the Crimson Mirelands for the first time. The player is required to venture into the distortions in order to complete the Hisui Pokédex, as tasked by Arceus.

Mechanics

Once the player has beaten the first Noble Pokémon, Kleavor, space-time distortions will start to appear and spawn after waiting in an area for a certain amount of time without entering the menu, battling, or resting at a base camp. These distortions are more likely to spawn when the player reaches the end of the game's main story. Space-time distortions will not spawn if the weather is intense sun, snowstorm, or thunderstorm.

When a space-time distortion first manifests, all wild Pokémon within the area of effect are despawned, and several items that normally cannot be found in the overworld will appear, including shards, evolution items, and valuable items. Within the bounds of a distortion, wild Pokémon will only spawn at a close range to the player, and may spontaneously despawn as new Pokémon are spawned in their place. There will be 3 rare Pokémon spawns, which differ depending on the area.

The percentages of distortions spawning based on time are as follows:

Distortion chance (normally) Distortion chance (end-game)
5 minutes 10% 30%
10 minutes 30% 40%
15 minutes 50% 70%
25 minutes 75% 100%
40 minutes 100% 100%

Pokémon found in distortions

Obsidian Fieldlands distortions

Common Spawns
# Pokémon Levels
093   Haunter ?
094   Gengar ?
095   Onix ?
108   Lickitung ?
133   Eevee ?
208   Steelix ?
217   Ursaring ?
454   Toxicroak ?
463   Lickilicky ?
470   Leafeon ?
700   Sylveon ?
Rare Spawns
# Pokémon Levels
215   Sneasel ?
461   Weavile ?


Crimson Mirelands distortions

Common spawns
# Pokémon Level(s)
133   Eevee ?
136   Flareon ?
143   Snorlax ?
197   Umbreon ?
214   Heracross ?
404   Luxio ?
405   Luxray ?
143   Snorlax ?
419   Floatzel ?
426   Drifblim ?
428   Lopunny ?
Rare spawns
# Pokémon Level(s)
137   Porygon ?
155   Cyndaquil* ?
156   Quilava* ?
157   Typhlosion* ?
233   Porygon2 ?
474   Porygon-Z ?


Cobalt Coastlands distortions

Common spawns
# Pokémon Levels
064   Kadabra ?
065   Alakazam ?
112   Rhydon ?
122   Mr. Mime ?
133   Eevee ?
134   Vaporeon ?
136   Flareon ?
435   Skuntank ?
455   Carnivine ?
Rare spawns
# Pokémon Levels
081   Magnemite ?
082   Magneton ?
462   Magnezone ?


Coronet Highlands distortions

Common spawns
# Pokémon Levels
126   Magmar ?
133   Eevee ?
135   Jolteon ?
224   Octillery ?
356   Dusclops ?
424   Ambipom ?
452   Drapion ?
477   Dusknoir ?
700   Sylveon ?
Rare spawns
# Pokémon Levels
408   Cranidos ?
409   Rampardos ?
410   Shieldon ?
411   Bastiodon ?
722   Rowlet* ?
723   Dartrix* ?
724   Decidueye* ?


Alabaster Icelands distortions

Common spawns
# Pokémon Levels
025   Pikachu ?
026   Raichu ?
078   Rapidash ?
123   Scyther ?
125   Electabuzz ?
133   Eevee ?
196   Espeon ?
364   Sealeo ?
365   Walrein ?
465   Tangrowth ?
471   Glaceon ?
Rare spawns
# Pokémon Levels
212   Scizor ?
501   Oshawott* ?
502   Dewott* ?
503   Samurott* ?


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 時空歪曲 Sìhhūng Wāaikūk
Mandarin 時空歪曲 / 时空歪曲 Shíkōng Wāiqū
  French Distorsion Spatio-Temporelle
  German Raum-Zeit-Verzerrung
  Italian Distorsione spaziotemporale
  Korean 시공의 뒤틀림 Sigong-ui Dwiteullim
  Spanish Distorsión espaciotemporal