Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a new game set in the Sinnoh region, in the distant past. It follows a similar graphical style to Pokémon Sword & Shield. It keeps previous games' core gameplay but adds new actions and RPG elements.


Release date 28th January 2022 (Worldwide)
Platform Switch
Director Kazumasa Iwao
New Pokémon 7 Pokémon, 16 Hisuian Forms
New Moves 24
Pokemon Legends: Arceus box art featuring several Pokemon, against a landscape of Hisui
Pokémon Legends: Arceus box art


The story is set in the distant past, before people became Pokémon Trainers. Much of the region is a vast wild area. The aim of the game is to create the region's first Pokédex, by studying Pokémon and capturing them. Unlike previous games set in Sinnoh, the player starts with one of three Pokémon originally from different regions - Rowlet (from Alola), Cyndaquil (from Johto), or Oshawott (from Unova).

The starters: Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus logo
Pokémon Legends: Arceus logo