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Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

All the latest information on the upcoming release Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the latest upcoming release from Pokemon! The Pokémon Legends Arceus initial release date is set to be on January 28th 2022. This massive adventure RPG game is the first step away from their usual game style. An open world adventure in the land of Pokemon, set in the Hisui region in the days before the region became known as Sinnoh. For the first time, the Pokemon Legends of Arceus starters will be from different generations. 


Below we will be going through all the following details: 

  • What is Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

  • When is the Pokemon Legends Arceus Initial Release Date and Pre-Order?

  • What is the Pokemon Legends: Arceus Story?

  • Is Pokemon Legends: Arceus Open World? 

  • What is the Pokemon Legends of Arceus Starters?


What is Pokemon Legends: Arceus?


Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest RPG Pokémon adventure. The fandom have been especially excited as this is an innovative turn to the classic style taking on the beloved RPG style and open world aspect of the game.
Have a look at the second Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer above, as it shows a lot of beautiful gameplay and aspects of the game that will make you want to play. 
This game has become a Zelda: Breath of the Wild (open world, beautiful animation, free roam) meets Pokémon World game. The game is set in the Hisui region which is the pre-modern Sinnoh region we’ve all come to love. The Sinnoh region is the location set for the previous Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which will also be having a remake as Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl; this is being released in November this year. 


  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus is an RPG Pokemon Adventure

  • A mix of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Pokemon World

  • Set in the Hisui region which is the pre-modern Sinnoh Region from Generation 4

  • A remake of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will be coming out in November 2021 as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl

When is the Pokemon Legends Arceus Initial Release Date and Pre-Order?

Arceus Promo V Card

Pokemon Legends Arceus initial release date has been set for January 28th 2022. This game will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It will also not be language region locked, so those living in a foreign country with a different language to their own won’t have to fret about learning another language. 

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is available for pre-order currently at the Pokemon Center in Japan. However this is a Japan exclusive and actually comes with a highly sought after Arceus V Promo Card. This card is expected to be one of the hottest this year and thus has become available at some stores. Our store PokeJapan has got pre-orders for the card on sale at the moment check them it out for more info.


  • Pokemon Legends Arceus initial release date is January 28th 2022

  • Nintendo Switch Exclusive

  • Not Language Region Locked

  • Available currently for Pre-Order on the Japanese Pokemon store. However this offer comes with a Pokemon Arceus V Promotion Card that is Japan exclusive

  • Pre-Orders for the highly sought after card can be placed at PokeJapan

What is the Pokemon Legends: Arceus Story?

Pokemon Legends Arceus Info

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus story is set in the oldest period we have had for a Pokémon game to date. This game will be exploring the Hisui region which is Sinnoh region before what we know today. 

This era of Pokémon history is known to be the time before Pokémon and Humans were interconnected. Arceus is known to be the Pokémon that existed long before the ideas of Pokémon trainers and battling existed. 

The goal of the game is the create and finish the very first Hisui Pokedex, that will then be used for generations until the current days Sinnoh Pokedex. This will entail going to explore the vast world and discover familiar Pokémon as well as never before seen Pokémon and new variations. Each Pokémon has unique characteristics and behaviours which will keep you on your toes as you observe and capture all Pokémon to complete the Pokedex.

In the latest Pokémon Present stream, a visual of the sky splitting, as well as Pokémon becoming aggressive and almost like the current Pokémon Go’s shadow Pokémon. These Pokémon seem to be stronger and more aggressive so definitely be careful around them.


  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus story is set in the oldest period known so far
  • It is set in the Hisui region which is the pre-modern Sinnoh region
  • Arceus will be playing a big role in this game with many mysteries to be solved
  • The goal of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is to create the very first Hisui Pokedex which will be the building blocks of the Sinnoh Pokedex
  • There will also be shadow like Pokemon that will be super aggressive 

Is Pokemon Legends: Arceus Open World?

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Open World

Like many of the Pokemon games, this game will also incorporate an open world. The main difference between Pokemon Legends: Arceus open world and classic Pokemon open world games is that unlike in the classic games where to reach a new areas you have to cut to a new section, this new style will allow players to walk freely without the tedious cut scene.

This open world include vast environments ranging from snowy climbs, rainfalls over lush greenery and desert lands. Each area with unique Pokemon ready to be explored. 

This game was set long before the events of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shiny Pearl, with the Hisui region or better known as Sinnoh region being based off of Japan’s Hokkaido. There is a lot of history and mysteries to be solved. Some of the familiar landmarks and areas from the Sinnoh region can be seen in this game such as Mount Coronet which was the center for the Sinnoh region, as well as the main base you are situated at is the famous Jubilife village.

But do not fret there are still many areas and things different about this game that will keep you on your toes, as Game Freak states “this is a Sinnoh unlike anything Trainers have experienced before as they embark to create the region’s first Pokedex.”


  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be open world
  • Vast environments with many new Pokemon and familiar faces
  • Hisui region is based off of Japan's Hokkaido

What are the Pokemon Legends of Areus Starters?

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Starters
Game Freak has decided to do something they have never done before for the Pokemon Legends of Arceus; all starters will be from different generations! The three choices are the following;
  • The Fire type is Cyndaquil from Generation 2 Johto Region
  • The Water type is Oshawott from Generation 5 Unova Region
  • The Grass and Flying type is Rowlet from Generation 7 Aloha Region
There are also rumors that their final forms may be regional alternates so we may find some interesting final evolutions. Your starter is given to you by Professor Laventon, a member of the Galaxy team that studies ecology of Pokemon. Professor Laventon brings these Pokemon to Jubilife, after encountering the trio in their respective regions. Like always, you must choose one of these Pokemon to be your ultimate partner, so make sure you choose wisely.


  • 3 different generation Pokemon Starters
  • Fire Type is Cyndaquil
  • Water Type is Oshawott
  • Grass Type is Rowlet

Pokemon Legends: Arceus introduces new Hisuian Variants and Evolutions

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Hisuian Variations Pokemon Legends: Arceus will have new variants and evolutions, much like the beloved Alolan and Galarian Pokemon! These are the following new forms:
  • Wyrdeer is a Psychic / Normal type which is the new evolution for Stantler. This is a Stantler that has become accustomed to the cold. Beloved by the villages people as they have a strong connection to this Pokemon.
  • Basculegion is a Water / Ghost type which is the special evolution of Basculin. It is said to be able to evolve once a Basculin is possessed by the should of other Basculin from its school. It is said that Basculegion is a powerful swimmer and can be seen in the trailer to be a fierce Pokemon.
  • Hisuian Braviary is a Fighting / Flying Type which is the region’s evolution of Rufflet. It is said that Hisuian Braviary is bigger than the other Braviary’s found in different region and tends to stick to itself rather than flying in big groups.
  • Hisuian Growlithe is a Fire / Rock Type which is the regional variant of Growlithe. This cute Pokemon has a horn on top of its head that is said to be made out of rock, however it can break quite easily so be careful.
The best part about these Pokemon is that from what we have seen in the trailer it seems that you can ride most of them and travel in various ways. This will help you adventure across all terrains from water, snowy mountains and ranges, to flying high in the air. The Pokemon Legends Official Website has more details on this topic.


  • New Hisuian Variants and Evolutions
  • Wydeer is a new evolution for Stantler
  • Basculegion is a new evolution for Basculin
  • Hisuian Braviary is a new evolution for Braviary
  • Hisuian Growlithe is a new variant of Growlithe
  • From the trailer we can most likely ride or mount all of these Pokemon. Allowing us to fly, swim or gallop across land

Who is Arceus?

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The mysterious and ancient legendary Arceus is a Pokemon many players may not know if they haven't played recent games. Arceus is said to have shaped the entire world, and this folklore is likely to have a big impact on the storyline.

Arceus is a normal type Gen 4 Pokemon that could be found in Diamond and Pearl by playing the Azure Flute in the Hall of Origin. This item, however, was very difficult to get back in the day as it was an event exclusive item. Many players who were unable to get this item missed out on catching Arceus.

Arceus is known to be the “The Original One” and the creator of the Hisui region or the whole Pokemon region itself, as well as many other Mythical Pokemon. It will be definitely exciting to see what kind of role Arceus will play and how great it will be to be able to tame this mythical beast. 


  • Arceus is thought to be "The Original One" Mythical Pokemon
  • Known to have created all in the Pokemon universe 
  • Arceus was first introduced in Gen 4 Diamond and Pearl however only through an event exclusive item
  • Arceus is a Normal Type Pokemon
We are definitely excited to find out more details as the release gets closer, but even more excited to play the game as it will be a new take that many fans are looking forward to try!

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