Pokémon Legends Arceus - New Gameplay Mechanics, Explained

On August 18, the Pokémon Present showcase was held. During this live stream, The Pokémon Company presented a lot of information about upcoming games. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl mostly try to impress players with new graphics, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus presented some new gameplay mechanics. That is the most interesting part, as Pokémon fans were asking for a game with different gameplay. This article will tell you about the new gameplay mechanics of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

New Gameplay Mechanics in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus seems to be an interesting game. The other two games, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl showed off something typical for Pokémon games. It includes a big, but simple world map with chibi-style characters, and more detailed models during battles. But, Pokémon Legends: Arceus appears to be different. It shows off an open world inspired a little by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can see it with graphic style, colors, and a crafting system where you can use different ingredients you found in the world. During your journey in the Hisui region, you will be able to ride different mounts and catch new presented Pokémon.

The next part we will talk about is the details of the new battle system. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus you will have to fight an untamed Pokémon you found in the world instead of walking around and waiting for a random encounter. The battle system base looks common for most JPRG games. Opposing teams are facing each other and use their attacks and special skills. The Pokémon’s stats will be compared with the enemy’s. It will decide the turn order for you.

The new interesting thing is battle styles. You will be able to choose between “strong style” that improves your power but decreases speed and “agile style” that does the opposite. It gives you some space for tactics as you will be able to choose the temp and damage of your attacks.

The new upcoming Pokémon game seems to be interesting with all these mechanics, and we will be looking forward to the next news from The Pokémon Company.

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