Speaking of reporting to the professor, the way players are financially rewarded is also different in Arceus. Instead of stealing children’s money when you defeat trainers, you receive financial compensation for catching Pokémon. The more monsters you catch, the heavier your wallet will be when you decide to return to Jubilife Village. And while I know I had to resist the temptation to strip my character down in fancy new clothes, your hard-earned coin is better spent elsewhere. As you progress through the game, a seller becomes available that allows players to upgrade their bag to carry more items. Its price starts small at 500, but continues to increase the more you buy. While it can get quite expensive quickly, it’s worth having a larger bag so you can stay out in the fields longer without having to go home.
The other thing you need to spend money on is the charms of the game. Hidden in the back of the village is a man who sells charms that will help you against the more dangerous creatures of Hisui. These charms have different effects, but the most useful ones prevented my character from blacking out after being hit by a wild Pokémon. It kept me from losing all my supplies when the dark day came when I couldn’t outsmart a Psyduck.