Pokémon Legends Arceus: a prequel to the Sinnoh region in the open world

An all-new adventure pushing the limits of the Pokémon license has been announced for Nintendo Switch.

Taking place in a feudal Sinnoh, Pokémon Legends: Arceus will offer to explore various natural environments, including Crowned Mountain, to create the region’s first Pokédex. Combining role-playing game and action game, this new opus from Game Freak will stand out for its way of getting its hands on pocket monsters: “ To catch them, we must first study their behavior, then approach it discreetly before throwing a Poké Ball. It will also be possible to fight alongside Pokémon allies for easier capture, by simply throwing a Poké Ball containing one of them near a wild Pokémon. This will trigger a fight without any transition.

The three starters of Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Before setting off on an adventure, players will have to choose between Brindibou, Héricendre or Moustillon as their first Pokémon partner. The latter arrived in Sinnoh alongside a Pokémon Professor who encountered them during his numerous searches around the world.

  • Brindibou (Plant / Flight type): This Alola Pokémon stores energy by photosynthesis during the day, and hovers in search of prey at night. He approaches them silently, then gives them powerful paws
  • Hericendre (Fire type): Shy by nature, this Pokémon from the Johto region curls up in a ball for protection. When attacked by surprise, the flames on his back intensify and he uses them to retaliate
  • Moustillon (Water-type): This Pokémon is native to the Unys region. He fights with the severing of his stomach, which he uses to ward off enemy assaults and immediately counterattack. He also uses it to open very hard Berries

A trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is slated for early 2022 on Nintendo Switch .

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