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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

  • Nintendo Switch
Release date
  • 28 January, 2022
Supported Play Styles

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Number of players
  • Single player
Age rating
  • Action
  • Nintendo
  • English
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Journey into Pokémon’s past!

Explore a vast untamed wilderness where new discoveries await in Pokémon Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch. Survey, catch and research wild Pokémon in this sprawling action RPG set in a long-gone era when it was rare for people and Pokémon to live in close harmony.

Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you’re tasked with researching Pokémon to help build the region’s first-ever Pokédex.

This land that would come to be known as Sinnoh in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl features natural wonders, stunning vistas, and is teeming with wild Pokémon – both new and familiar!

It’s said that enigmatic Arceus holds the key to solving the strange phenomenon afflicting certain Pokémon in this region. Just how could this Mythical Pokémon be connected to your journey?

Field research

From lush forests to snow-capped mountains, hiding in tall grass, deep swamps and high-up in the trees, wild Pokémon live freely throughout Hisui.

They’re likely to notice researchers wandering through their habitats – some may happily greet you while others might be easily startled or attack you on sight! Try observing Pokémon from a safe distance to get a better understanding of their behaviours and determine the best approach.

Sneak up on your target slowly, crouch in tall grass to stay undetected and, when the opportunity strikes, aim carefully and throw your Poké Ball towards it. If the Pokémon doesn’t pop right back out, then nice work – you’ve caught it!

There’s more to this job than just catching Pokémon though. Flesh out each Pokédex entry by completing a variety of research tasks that’ll increase your rank, allowing you to explore more of the Hisui region.

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