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Pokémon Legends Z-A release date speculation

Check out what we know about a potential Pokémon Legends Z-A release date, after the game’s announcement during 2024’s Pokémon Presents.

Pokemon Legends Z-A release date - the Kalos starters over a futuristic drawing of Lumiose City

We’ve finally got a hint as to the next Pokémon game, so here’s what we know about the Pokémon Legends Z-A release date, what the game might feature, and everything else we know. Taking place in the Kalos region, the new game falls in the Legends series, following on from Legends Arceus.

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Here’s everything we know about a Pokémon Legends Z-A release date.

Pokémon Legends Z-A release date speculation

For now, Game Freak has revealed a 2025 release window for Pokémon Legends Z-A. Whether it comes early in the year, or as a holiday release, we don’t know just yet.

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What is Pokémon Legends Z-A?

Specific details about what Legends Z-A will feature are thin on the ground for now, but we know that it’s set in Lumiose City, in the Kalos region.

The trailer doesn’t show actual gameplay, but reveals an ‘urban redevelopment plan’ complete with architectural sketches and holograms of streets and cafés, with a Pikachu running through it. In the quick trailer, we see Furfrou, Flabebe, the Litleo evolution line, Klefki, and other gen 6 Pokémon. We see people throwing items – presumably Pokéballs – at Pokémon, and wild critters engaging in battles with each other.

Given the futuristic design of the trailer, it could mean that we’ll be in the future of Lumoise City, in a parallel to the ancient Hisui region featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Something we’re excited about is the prospect that this carries on from Pokémon X and Y, where players expected a third installment like previous generations, but that never happened – instead, Zygarde the legendary Pokémon appeared in Sun and Moon… even though its name is clearly meant to be a continuation of X and Y. There’s also the character AZ, who appears in X and Y, who could make an appearance, given that the new Pokémon game’s title is Z-A.

Will Pokémon Legends Z-A be on the Switch 2?

It seems very likely that Pokémon Legends Z-A will release on the Switch and Switch 2 at the same time, as the announcement ended by stating the game releases “simultaneously” worldwide. However, this could also easily mean that all regions will receive the game at the same time, so we can’t say for sure.

Now, there’s no confirmation from Nintendo that the Switch 2 is real, so there’s every chance that this could also mean two versions of the game, perhaps Z and A, akin to the mainline titles. We’re holding out hope for a new console, though.

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