On August 18, The Pokémon Company showcased another “Pokémon Presents,” a nearly half-hour long video that previewed upcoming Pokémon games and features. Two games were the highlight this time: Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus was the highlight for most fans, as many were clamoring for more info about the game. We got what we wanted as this Pokémon Presents video explored a lot about the game, including the story and setting, wild Pokémon battles, and more!
But of course, the most exciting thing to learn about was new Pokémon. The Hisui region is a very mystical place, and we’ve barely scratched the surface, it seems. The Pokémon Presents video showcased two brand-new evolutions and two new regional forms.
The first new Pokémon is Wyrdeer, a new evolution of Stantler. Wyrdeer is a dual-type normal and psychic Pokémon. It mainly lives near the cold mountains of the Hisui region, and its fur is sought after for its warmth and protection against the cold. The two black orbs in its antlers emit strong psychic waves, allowing Wyrdeer to map out its surrounding area and any potential threats.
The second Pokémon is Basculegion, a rather intimidating large fish Pokémon. Basculegion is a dual-type water and ghost Pokémon, and is the new evolved form of Basculin. Basculin of the Hisui region travel upstream as the seasons change, but unfortunately not all of them make it. When a Basculin is possessed by a fallen member of its school, it will evolve into Basculegion.
The new regional forms include Hisuian Braviary and Hisuian Growlithe. Hisuian Braviary is a dual-type psychic and flying Pokémon that are evolved from Rufflets that have flown into the Hisui region. They’re much larger than normal Braviaries, and they prefer to fly alone rather than in flocks.
Hisuian Growlithes are dual-type fire and rock variants of the regular Growlithe. To adapt to the harsh colds of the Hisui region, they’ve grown longer and thicker fur around their head and chest. They’re also sporting a sharp rock horn, but they’ll only use it when seriously provoked, as it breaks very easily.
These four Pokémon were revealed in the August 18 presentation, but we’re absolutely positive that there are going to be more Pokémon revealed at a later date. Stay tuned for more updates on Pokémon Legends: Arceus!