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Pokemon Legends Arceus LEAKS: Release Date, Trailer, Starters, Region, Pre-Order, New Pokemon, Pokedex And Everything We Know

As part of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary celebrations, The Pokemon Company revealed a brand-new open-world title arriving to Nintendo Switch.

Alongside unveiling the first details on the full remakes of Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon Legends Arceus features an all-new storyline set in the Sinnoh region.

While it may sound redundant, having two games set in the same region, Pokemon Legends Arceus is set in the past!

Here’s absolutely everything we know about Pokemon Legends Arceus.

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Release Date Confirmed - 26th May

Pokemon fans only have to wait until January to get their hands on Arceus - it launches on January 28, 2022.


Why Are Cyndaquil, Rowlet And Oshawott Starters In Pokemon Legends Arceus? - 26th February

Confused as to why these Pokemon were chosen? It may be easier to explain than you think...

Click here to find out why they're the starter Pokemon.

Release Date

Pokemon Legends Arceus will be releasing on January 28, 2022.

Confirmed Platforms

Pokemon Legends Arceus will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch.


Check out the launch trailer for the game below!


Based on previous Pokemon releases on Switch, Pokemon Legends Arceus will likely cost £49.99/$59.99.



Pokemon Legends Arceus takes place in the Sinnoh region, the same as Diamond and Pearl.

The game is set "in a long-gone era" prior to the time period in which Diamond and Pearl is set.

It will be interesting to play Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the remake of the original Sinnoh games, then play a new game set in the same region from the past.

Starter Pokemon

It wouldn't be a Pokemon game if there weren't three Pokemon to choose between at the start of the adventure!

Players can select between:

  • Rowlet
  • Cyndaquil
  • Oshawott
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