Pokémon Legends: Arceus, developed by GAME FREAK for the Nintendo Switch system, presents an adventure in the Sinnoh of days gone by. Exploring the world while catching Pokémon and filling in your Pokédex has always been a core part of the Pokémon series’s gameplay. Pokémon Legends: Arceus delivers an experience that goes beyond what the Pokémon series has offered so far, honoring past games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements.
As you explore the game’s natural expanses, you’ll encounter the Pokémon that call these grand vistas home. To catch Pokémon, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball, and let fly! You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you’ll seamlessly enter battle. Once battle begins, you’ll command your Pokémon by choosing from its known moves. This new gameplay approach offers an immersive, personal experience of a world brought to life by Pokémon and humans alike.
Adventure into the Past
The vast Sinnoh region, rich in nature and with Mount Coronet towering at its heart, was the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings you to the Sinnoh region as it existed in the past.
The story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed. All around, you’ll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. In this game, you’ll embark on an adventure to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon and create the region’s first Pokédex.
Pokémon at the Heart of the Story
As you set off on your journey, you’ll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner. These three Pokémon arrived with a Pokémon Professor, who encountered them in other regions he visited in the course of his research.
Holding the key to this tale is the Pokémon known as Arceus. Arceus is said to have shaped all there is in this world. Just how is this mighty Mythical Pokémon connected to your journey?
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