How to Play Pokemon Legends Arceus on Yuzu Switch Emulator

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the franchise’s latest new open-world game, is now available to play exclusively on Switch. However, if you don’t own one and are a big Pokemon fan wanting to play this game, we’ve got your back. Here’s a quick and straightforward step-by-step guide into how you can play Pokemon Legends: Arceus on PC with Yuzu Emulator.

What is the Yuzu Emulator?

This must be familiar to regular Pokemon PC fans out there since most of the Nintendo titles are Switch exclusive, and to play them on PC, you need to have an emulator. Yuzu is one of the best among the available emulators for Switch, as it is more stable, has fewer hardware requirements and supports a large variety of Switch titles.

So, How do you Play Pokemon Legends Arceus on PC for Free?

First of all, you need to download and install Yuzu Emulator from their official site. Once you click Download, a .zip file should start downloading. Once done, extract it using WinRar. You can now start the game by double-clicking the yuzu.exe File from the folder.

You can go to Emulation -> Configure to fix your graphics settings and controller keybinds according to the hardware available to you.

To run Pokemon Legends: Arceus on Yuzu, you will need to download the keys from here. Once downloaded, you need to navigate to File -> Open Yuzu Folder to open up your emulator’s folder. You will find a folder called keys where you need to paste the keys file that you just downloaded.

Now that you have setup Yuzu, you need to download and extract the game files of Pokemon Legends Arceus. Remember where you extract as this will be your game directory folder. Note that Yuzu installs Switch ROMs automatically. If not, you will have to look for it online and select install ROM from tools.

Note: We do not claim any ROM, Providing ROM Links (files ripped from cartridges or discs) can be illegal and harmful. This a guide only, hence does not contain any ROM Links)

You now simply need to double click on Yuzu to select your game folder, and it will automatically scan for game files and display available games. You will find Pokemon: Legends Arceus here and start the game with ease.

That was all. You can now play Pokemon: Legends Arceus, start building your Pokemon arsenal with ease and hopefully experience no crashes or stutters.

Written by
Aditya Mukherjee

Aditya is an ardent PC gamer, game developer and content writer. He covers the upcoming AAA games ranging from multiplayer shooters to story based campaigns. You can always depend on him for the latest on the greatest and the best recommendations that you can get.


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