Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set to spice up the Pokemon experience in a lot of different ways. Not only have the exploration mechanics been completely revamped with an open-world setting, but combat will also feel much different from what fans are used to, providing more tactical choices that will make the experience considerably deeper.
Among the new combat mechanics that will be featured in Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be the Strong and Agile Style attacks. Here’s everything we currently know about them.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus: Strong and Agile Style Attacks Explained
The Strong and Agile Style attacks will make their debut in the series with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and they will go hand in hand with some other tweaks introduced to the combat system.
While Pokemon Legends: Arceus’s combat system will still be turn-based, players will have a more active role in determining how it will play out. The combat interface will feature a new bar on the right that will inform players when their Pokemon or their opponent will act. Depending on the character’s agility, they may be able to act consecutively for more than one turn.
This is where Strong and Agile Style attacks come in. These Styles are available for all attacks that a Pokemon can unleash in battle, and they determine their strength and speed. A Strong Style attack has higher strength but lower speed, while an Agile Style attack has higher speed but lower strength. So, depending on the situation, it may make more sense to use Agile Style attacks to act repeatedly or to use Strong Style attacks to defeat an enemy in a single attack and end the battle.
The Strong and Agile Style attack mechanics in Pokemon Legends: Arceus are an extremely welcome addition to a combat system that hasn’t changed a lot since the days of Pokemon Red and Blue. These mechanics, combined with the visual and exploration overhaul, are sure to make Pokemon Legends: Arceus a game to remember.