Pokemon Legends Arceus gameplay trailer introduces Hisui region & new monsters

Centered around a giant volcano, Pokemon Legends Arceus will feature an all-new region and quite a few original Pokemon and variations.


With the all-new spinoff to the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon Legends Arceus, players will take a far more hands-on and adventurous approach to capturing pokemon and filling out the Pokedex. We got a fresh region to explore and with it comes new pokemon and variations on classics that we’ve never seen before. A gameplay trailer showed off plenty of both the Hisui region and its pokemon inhabitants today.

We got a look at the new Hisui region and its pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus during the Pokemon Presents event on August 18, 2021. Pokemon Legends Arceus is a prequel to any other Pokemon game, taking players back to a time when the relationship between humans and pokemon was still fragile and new. You’ll be working with your village and its various departments to study and research pokemon and figure out how to coexist with them. It takes place in the Hisui region, which is an ancient version of the Sinnoh region island full of various climates and geography centered around a volcanic mountain. You can see a peek of the region and its monsters just below.

Part of your research in Pokemon Legends Arceus means filling out a new Pokedex. Many familiar monsters return including Bidoof, Gyarados, Ursaring, Pontya, and more. However, there are going to be some pokemon in Hisui that players have never seen before. That includes variations like Hisuian Growlithe and Braviary and completely new pokemon like Wyrdeer and Basculegion. Discovering all the unique and familiar pokemon will be key to filling out the Pokedex and helping your village better understand the pokemon.

Pokemon Legends Arceus is slated for a release in January 2022. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl also got a showcase of new features like player customization, so be sure to stay tuned here at Shacknews for all the latest on the Pokemon franchise.

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