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Pokemon Legends: Arceus ‘Black Augurite’ Explained

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has introduced a new evolutionary item, Black Augurite, that has some players confused as to how it’s used.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus has introduced a new evolutionary item, Black Augurite, that has some players confused as to how it’s used. / Nintendo, The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has introduced a new evolutionary item, Black Augurite, that has some players confused as to how it’s used.

It appears that the latest Pokemon video game release, Pokemon Legends: Arceus (PLA), has made quite a few interesting changes to how the game is played. PLA is the first of its kind in the franchise—a near-completely open-world title that puts the research and adventuring aspects of the Pokemon universe front and center. Not only that, but the region has been thrust back in time, bringing with it an assortment of new (or should we say ‘old?’) Pokemon with novel skills and talents. Unsurprisingly, some of these involve new items, as well.

One such item is Black Augurite, an evolutionary “stone” that has would-be Hisuian’s scratching their heads.

What is Black Augurite in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

For reader convenience, we’ll just come right out and say this item is used to evolve Scyther into Kleavor.

PLA describes it as “A glassy black stone that produces a sharp cutting edge when split. It’s loved by a certain Pokémon.” That Pokemon, of course, is Scyther and/or Kleavor.

When exposed to Black Augurite, Scyther will become Kleavor. This is much like how showing Eevee a Fire Stone will turn it into a Flareon. There is no level or friendship requirement needed for evolution in this case.

Where to find Black Augurite in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Trainers can find Black Augurite in a few ways.

Unsurprisingly, the first of these is to go around finding, capturing and/or defeating Scythers. These Pokemon will occasionally drop the stone upon defeat or being carrying it when caught—allowing the trainer to take it and place it in their inventory for later.

Graveler may also carry and drop Black Augurite which can be obtained in the same manner. A brief encounter and defeat or capture with this rock and ground-type could be the trainer’s ticket to a Kleavor.

Trainers can also take their Ursaluna out for a spin and use it to uncover buried treasure—which, as one may have already guessed, could be Black Augurite.