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

Find out all about the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date

The legendary Arceus in front of a rainbow background

May 26, 2021: We’ve added the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date!

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.

According to the official Pokémon Twitter, the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is January 28, 2022. The gameplay shown off during the Pokémon Presents 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.

When is the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date?

Thanks to the official Pokémon Twitter, we now know the Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is January 28, 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.


There sure is! You can check it out below.

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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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