Pokemon has almost always followed the same structure and basic plotline for all of their mainline series games. With Pokemon Legends: Arceus, we are finally seeing The Pokemon Company switch up the way the game functions and progresses, letting players experience a fresh, brand-new adventure.
There are tons of new features, like an open-world, stealth mechanics, gathering and crafting—and the most anticipated feature—new Hisuian Pokemon and Regional Forms making their appearance in the game!
New Hisuian Pokemon
Scyther found in the Hisui region can evolve into a new Pokemon called Kleavor. This gigantic, threatening creature uses its arms like cleavers and thrashes through anything in its path.
Basculegion evolves from Basculin, which—according to Pokemon lore—only happens when it is “possessed by the souls of other Basculin from its school in Hisui that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream.” Basculegion is a Hisui-exclusive evolution of Basculin.
Wydeer, like Basculegion, is a Hisui-exclusive evolution; this time, of Stantler! Basculegion is admired and respected by the people of Hisui for its intellectual prowess and its ability to unleash psychic energy from the black orbs in its antlers.
New Hisuian Variants
The Hisuian variant of Voltorb possesses the Electric/Grass typing and mimics the appearance of ancient Hisuian PokeBalls, just like the original Voltorb mimics the modern PokeBall.
Hisuian Voltorbs are very friendly, but also quite excitable; when completely hyped up, Hisuian Voltorb may set off dangerous electrical charges that accidentally harm everything around it. The hole at the top of its body is used to shoot out deadly seeds to attack enemies with.
Hisuian Zorua & Hisuian Zoroark
The Hisuian variants of the Zorua line both possess white and gray fur with red tails. They have deep, amber-colored eyes and a haunting disposition.
Hisuian Zorua seems more adorable and calm in nature, while Hisuian Zoroark stands menacing and creepy. According to Pokemon lore, Zorua migrated to Hisui after humans drove it out of other lands, but due to being unable to withstand the harsh cold weather in Hisui, it turned into a ghost Pokemon.
Rufflet in the Hisui region evolves into this region-specific form of Braviary, which is part psychic. It has mastered its mental capabilities and attacks foes with strong psychic shock waves.
This regional variant of Growlithe is different in both nature and physicality as compared to the Kantonian Growlithe. Hisuian Growlithe possesses thicker fur and a rocky head that they use to their advantage in battle.
And those are all the new Hisuian Pokemon and variants revealed for Pokemon Legends: Arceus so far! Keep an eye out on this space for new updates!
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an upcoming action role-playing game set to release on January 26, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch.