Everyone's excited to play Game Freak's new Pokemon game and it's shaping up to be a groundbreaking innovation that could change the formula of Pokemon games forever - if everything plays out the way it looks like it should on paper, anyway.
One thing that's going to be staying in Pokemon Legends Arceus is the starter Pokemon. Choosing these starters is an important part of any Pokemon adventure and this Pokemon adventure is bringing back three classic Pokemon. Here's who you can pick from in Pokemon Legends Arceus and why it's all a little different this time around.
Pokemon Legends Arceus' Starter Pokemon
The new Pokemon game is bringing back some fan-favourite Pokemon for you to choose from - the three starters that will be available in Pokemon Legends Arceus are... Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott.
Traditionally, these titles feature new Pokemon from the new region's Pokedex - the Pokemon that account for #1, #4, and #7. To clarify this with an example, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y let you choose from Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. All three of these Pokemon are native to the Kalos region.
Game Freak's newest Pokemon game is a little different, though. In Pokemon Legends Arceus is all about putting together the Hisui Region's first Pokedex. There's a lot more emphasis on exploration and discovery this time around. That's why Pokemon Legends Arceus features three different Pokemon from three different regions in the Pokemon world - these have been brought to the Hisui Region by the Galaxy Expedition Team as opposed to being found in the region by a Pokemon Professor.
Rowlet is an Alolan Region Grass-Flying type, Cyndaquil is a Jhoto Region Fire-type, and Oshawott is a Water-type from the Unova Region.
If you're looking for more information, here's a quick summary from Nintendo...
" Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. Mount Coronet rises from the center, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments. In this era—long before the events of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games—you can find newly discovered Pokémon like Wyrdeer, an evolution of Stantler, and new regional forms like Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Zorua, and Hisuian Zoroark! Along the way, uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus."
Pokemon Legends Arceus is coming to the Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022.
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