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Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date, trailers, and more

Find out all about the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date, trailers, and much more

Two Pokemon trainers and several Pokemon stand on a cliff edge, looking at Mt Coronet in the Hisui region

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is finally here! As of January 28, 2022, you can grab yourself a copy and dive into the action. The gameplay shown off during the Pokémon Presents presentation looked very different from what we’ve seen in past Pokémon games.

You can also check out our guides to the Pokémon Legends: Arceus noble PokémonPokémon Legends: Arceus new Pokémon, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus battle styles for more.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is finally here! As of January 28, 2022, you can grab the game right now.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus gameplay

The first trailer showed trainers catching wild Pokémon in the overworld with the simple toss of a ball while also taking on foes in some familiar turn-based combat.

From the second trailer, it seemed that completing the Hisui Pokedex would be your aim, and each Pokémon you encounter reacts differently. Timid Pokémon may immediately try to flee, while more aggressive Pokémon will need to be battled to be caught.

A pokemon trainer is using a Lucario to fight a wild Gastrodon, while the words "Agile Style" appear over a selected move

Throw a Pokéball near wild Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus to start a Pokémon battle. Unlike previous games, Pokémon may be able to attack multiple times in a row. When choosing moves, you can use them in either strong or agile style. Using strong style will increase power, but decrease movement speed. Using the agile style will decrease the move’s power, but the Pokémon’s action speed will be raised.

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer

The trailer from the August 18 Pokémon Presents can be watched right here.

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For even more footage, check out our article covering the latest Pokemon Legends: Arceus new trailers.

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.