Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date – everything you need to know

Find out the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date as soon as it’s revealed

The legendary Arceus in front of a rainbow background

Game Freak revealed Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a brand new open-world RPG, during a recent Pokémon Presents stream celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary. This one takes place in the Sinnoh region, which many fans will remember from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but the new title is set many years prior to the setting you know and love.

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is not set in stone just yet, but you can expect it to launch on the Nintendo Switch in early 2022. The gameplay shown off during the presentation looks very different from what we’ve seen in past Pokémon games, but we’re excited to learn more.

We will update this page with any new information as soon as it’s revealed, so make sure you keep it bookmarked. If you can’t wait till next year to return to Sinnoh, the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date is set for late 2021.

Is there a Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer?

There sure is! You can check it out below.

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When is the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a concrete Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date just yet, but we’ll make sure this page is updated as soon as we know. It’s currently expected to launch in early 2022.

What’s the Pokémon Legends: Arceus gameplay like?

The short trailer shows trainers catching wild Pokémon in the overworld with the simple toss of a ball and taking on foes in some familiar turn-based combat. Not much else has been shown, but the game appears to be a Pokémon and Breath of the Wild hybrid.

What Pokémon will be included in the Pokédex?

Game Freak has not confirmed which Pokémon will be available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus as of yet. In the trailer, you can see Bidoof, Budew, Chimchar, Chingling, Cyndaquil, Gallade, Garchomp, Lucario, Oshawott, Pikachu, Piplup, Rhyhorn, Rowlet, Sealeo, Shinx, Spheal, Staraptor, Starly, Turtwig, and – of course – Arceus.

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What are the Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters?

For the first time in a mainline Pokémon game, the three starters are from three different generations. You can choose the grass/flying-type Rowlet, fire-type Cyndaquil, or water-type Oshawott.

If you’re looking for something to play in the meantime, head over to our list of the best Switch RPGs to keep yourself entertained.

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