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Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus

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Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus

Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus

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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

Rowlet

The Grass Quill Pokémon from the Alola region.

Cyndaquil  

A Fire Mouse Pokémon from the Johto region.

Oshawott  

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. 

Noble Pokémon 

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. 

Arceus 

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.

Supported play modes

TV

Tabletop

Handheld

Release date

January 28, 2022

Publisher

ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

6.1 GB

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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This game supports:Online Play

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