Petilil is the Pokemon with three leaves

What’s the Pokemon with 3 leaves in Search for Bitter Leaves?

By Steven Rondina


Feb 3, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

One NPC in Pokemon Legends: Arceus tasks players with catching a mysterious “Pokemon with three leaves” in the Search for Bitter Leaves request.

Many requests revolve around asking the player to find vaguely described Pokemon. A big part of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is receiving requests from NPCs that want to see, or even take, some of the player’s Pokemon.

The Search for Bitter Leaves quest comes from the Galaxy Team’s Medical Corps, who are looking to make medicine. To do this, they need a “Pokemon with three leaves” that can help them with their task. But what is this Pokemon? And where can it be caught?

The “Pokemon with three leaves” is Petilil

The “Pokemon with three leaves” that the Medical Corps is seeking is Petilil.

Though there are a few Pokemon that technically fit the description, players will need to seek out one of the defining Pokemon of the Crimson Mirelands. Catching one isn’t particularly difficult, either.

The Pokemon can be found in two sections of the Crimson Mirelands. On the eastern side of the map is Cottonsedge Prairie and to the south is the Holm of Trials. Both are relatively difficult to access as they require some creative use of Wyrdeer in order to jump across rivers that aren’t meant to be crossed until the player has Basculegion. 

Determined players can find angles to cross the rivers, though. Once they do, Petilil isn’t particularly difficult to catch. Players can comfortably catch it using regular Poke Balls and won’t really need to worry about positioning or backshots with it.

The Search for Bitter Leaves request

The Search for Bitter Leaves tasks players with catching a Petilil for the Medical Corp. Once they bring back the “Pokemon with three leaves,” the player receives three Fine Remedies and five Hopo Berries.

The mission is a fairly easy one to complete since players will want to catch themselves a Petilil regardless. Lilligant is a solid grass-fighting Pokemon that shares a typing with Hisuian Decidueye. It’s a decent option for anyone that didn’t choose Rowlet as their starter and could still use a physical attacker with good coverage.

How to evolve Petilil in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Petilil is evolved into Hisuian Lilligant by using a Sun Stone. Sun Stones can be found in space-time distortions or can be purchased with Merit Points from the trading post next to the Galaxy Team headquarters.

It’s worth noting that there is currently no way to evolve Petilil into the “regular” Unovan version. As of this writing, Petilil can only evolve into the Hisuian version of Lilligant. This may change in the future, but for the time being, players will have to settle for the new version.