Action meets RPG as the Pokémon series reaches a new frontier
Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus, a new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series.
Explore the Hisui region—the Sinnoh of old
Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you embark on survey missions from your main base in Jubilife Village. Mount Coronet rises from the center, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments.
Build the region’s first Pokédex
You are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. To do this, you’ll need to catch wild Pokémon by sneaking up and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball™. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle.
Pick your first partner Pokémon
The Grass Quill Pokémon from the Alola region.
A Fire Mouse Pokémon from the Johto region.
The Sea Otter Pokémon from the Unova region.
Newly discovered Pokémon
In this era—long before the events of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games—you can discover newly added types of Pokémon.
New regional forms
Find newly discovered Pokémon like Wyrdeer, an evolution of Stantler, and new regional forms like Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Zorua, and Hisuian Zoroark.
Encounter noble Pokémon, special Pokémon in the Hisui region that have received a mysterious blessing. These nobles are particularly powerful and are revered by the people of the region.
Ride across untamed landscapes
During your adventure, you’ll receive a Celestica Flute. You can play the flute to summon special Pokémon that will let you ride them. Riding these Pokémon on land, across water, or even through the skies will help you more freely explore the Hisui region.
Uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus
Sava data bonuses
Players who have data from other select Pokémon games on their Nintendo Switch™ system can get these in-game bonuses as well.
Shaymin Kimono Set
Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game data required. You can claim this in-game outfit by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)
Pikachu and Eevee Masks
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game data required. You can claim these masks by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)
Catch the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme)
Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game data required. You’ll be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which you’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to your team.
This research request will be available for you to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits.
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The in-game language choice for Spanish is Español (España).
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