Effort Levels are direct stats you find on your Pok\u00e9mon in Pok\u00e9mon Legends: Arceus. These bonus stats increase your Pok\u00e9mon's overall traditional stats. For example, your Pok\u00e9mon might have a set stat for their Special Attack, but you can improve it further by having a higher Effort Level in that category. How will Effort Levels work on this platform with Pok\u00e9mon Legends: Arceus coming to Pok\u00e9mon Home? How Effort Levels work in Pok\u00e9mon Home Effort Levels do not appear in certain games, namely Pok\u00e9mon Sword and Shield and Pok\u00e9mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. From what we can tell, any Pok\u00e9mon from Arceus: Legends will have their base stats set to a base Pok\u00e9mon featured in that specific game. For example, if you send a level 25 Eevee from Legends: Arceus to Pok\u00e9mon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, Sword, or Shield, it will be as if you had caught that Eevee from that game. It should not receive the same stat bonuses from Effort Levels, making them stronger than traditional Eevee in the game. If you were looking to have a more robust version of that Pok\u00e9mon in the game, that wouldn't be the case. Plus, their moveset will change as well. The level 25 Eevee from Legends: Arceus will have moves available to a level 25 Eevee from the respective game. There will be certain restrictions in Pok\u00e9mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, whereas those sent to Pok\u00e9mon Sword and Shield appear to be a bit more flexible. However, it doesn't look like any special moves could be used by the Pok\u00e9mon. These overall restrictions should prevent any Pok\u00e9mon from Pok\u00e9mon Legends: Arceus from dealing an absurd amount of damage than expected in the game. The already written code will restrict things to ensure nothing is out of balance. Any Pok\u00e9mon you bring from Pok\u00e9mon Legends: Arceus and use in other games will also appear in a Strange Ball, making these Pok\u00e9mon distinct from the others you catch.