Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes Trainers to a pre-Sinnoh region known as Hisui, and there are going to be several new evolutions and regional forms to catch on your journey!
While many Trainers are still enjoying the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes, hype is now rising for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, a totally new adventure that’s set in a time before people lived in harmony with their favorite pocket monsers.
While the Diamond and Pearl remakes are mostly faithful remakes of the Sinnoh region games, it’s been confirmed that Legends: Arceus will feature brand new Pokemon, including original evolutions, new Hisuian regional forms, and Nobles.
We’ll keep this list updated as new details get announced in the future, but for now, here’s every new Pokemon, evolution, and regional form that we know will appear in Pokemon Legends: Arceus so far.
- Hisuian Braviary
- Hisuian Growlithe
- Hisuian Voltorb
- Hisuian Zorua & Zoroark
- Rumored new Pokemon
Legends Arceus will feature a new category of Pokemon known as Nobles. These guardian-like creatures have been sent into a frenzy for some reason, and Trainers will have to defeat them in difficult boss fights.
The first Noble to be revealed is Kleavor, a strong Bug/Rock-type that’s actually a new evolution for Scyther. In a trailer shared on September 28, Kleavor was referred to as the ‘Lord of the Woods’.
Basculegion is an evolution of the Unova region’s Basculin with a very dark backstory: It only evolves after being possessed by the souls of other Basculin that have perished while making the journey upstream.
Trainers will be able to swim on Basculegion’s back to travel through the region’s lakes and rivers, thanks to this Pokemon’s powerful swimming abilities. It’s an unusual Water/Ghost-type.
Wyrdeer is an evolution of the Johto region’s deer Stantler that has strong ties to the local people of Hisui and has been respected in the land since ancient times. It’s confirmed to be a Normal/Psychic-type.
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The fur on this Pokemon’s beard, tail, and legs is often used to make clothing to keep the people of Hisui warm in the winter. Trainers can also ride on Wyrdeer’s back to travel quickly across the land.
The majestic Hisuian form of Braviary, a species originally from the Unova region, comes to Hisui in the winter and can use its screeches with Psychic power to generate shockwaves and attack other Pokemon.
As you may have guessed from this information, Hisuian Braviary will be a Psychic/Flying-type.
Kanto region’s favorite Growlithe will also get a Hisuian regional form in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This adorable Fire/Rock-type is described as a very wary Pokemon that’s overly protective of its territory.
Soft fur insulates its body so it can thrive in the chilly region of Hisui, while the horn on its head is made of easily broken rock, so it only uses it to attack enemies when absolutely necessary.
The iconic Poke Ball-inspired Voltorb is getting a Hisuian form in Legends Arceus, too. This regional form is a Grass/Electric-type, and more closely resembles the wood Poke Balls used in the Hisui region.
It’s pretty safe to assume that there will also be a Hisuian version of Voltorb’s evolution, Electrode, but nothing has been confirmed so far. We’ll update this page as soon as anything gets announced.
It was revealed in a ‘found footage’ style teaser that both Zorua and its evolution Zoroark will get Hisuian forms in Pokemon Legends Arceus. They have a white-and-red color scheme and live in the mountains.
The Unova-region Pokemon were pure Dark-types in their original forms, but these new regional variations will be Normal/Ghost-type.
As well as the confirmed Pokemon we’ve listed above, there have been a number of rumors and leaks that claim to have revealed more new forms and evolutions that will debut in Legends Arceus.
Warning: Look away now if you want to avoid potential spoilers.
These are the current rumored Hisuian forms and new evolutions set to appear in Pokemon Legends Arceus:
- Hisuian Typhlosion
- Hisuian Samurott
- Hisuian Decidueye
- Hisuian Sneasel & evolution
- Hisuian Qwilfish & evolution
- Hisuian Sliggoo & Goodra
- Hisuian Lilligant
- Hisuian Avalugg
- Ursaring evolution
Of course, it’s always best to take rumors like these with a pinch of salt and wait until they’re officially confirmed by The Pokemon Company before getting your hopes up, but they are exciting to think about.
That’s everything we know about the new and regional ‘mon appearing in Legends: Arceus! For the latest news and leaks, check out our dedicated Pokemon home page.