Catch, survey, and research wild Pokemon to create and complete the Sinnoh region's first Pokedex in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, coming to Nintendo Switch on 28th January 2022. Pokemon Legends: Arceus honors past Pokemon games core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements.
You'll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokemon Trainer or having a Pokemon League even existed. All around, you'll find Pokemon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh, unlike the region you may remember from the days of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
To catch Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, you can observe them learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poke Ball, and let fly! You can also have your ally Pokemon battle wild Pokemon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poke Ball holding your ally Pokemon near a wild Pokemon, and You'll seamlessly enter a battle and command your Pokemon by choosing from moves it knows.
As you start off on your adventure to create the region's first Pokedex, You'll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner. These three Pokemon arrived with a Pokemon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions.