Pokemon Legends Arceus: All Hisuian forms & new Pokemon

Daniel Megarry
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In Pokemon Legends Arceus, players get to explore an ancient version of the Sinnoh region known as Hisui. Here, there are several new Pokemon you can find in the region, including some returning creatures who have taken on Hisuian forms.

While exploring the vast open world of Pokemon Legends Arceus, you’ll come across all manner of creatures that are roaming around, from Noble Pokemon who are Frenzied to the game’s new regional Hisuian forms.

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Whether you want to find out about Hisuian Braviary, Wyrdeer, Basculegion, or another Pokemon, here’s everything you need to know about the new creatures in Pokemon Legends Arceus.




Legends Arceus features 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 back on September 28, Kleavor was referred to as the ‘Lord of the Woods’.

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Hisuian Samurott, Decidueye, and Typhlosion

An image of Decidueye, Typhlosion, and Samurott's Hisuian forms in Pokemon Legends ArceusThe Pokemon Company / Game Freak
Each creature’s redesign stays relatively faithful to its usual form.

It was rumored for a long time that the three starters in Pokemon Legends Arceus (Oshawott, Rowlet, and Cyndaquil) would get Hisuain forms for their final evolutions, and now, we can finally get them on our teams.

Previously, only silhouettes of Hisuain Samurott, Hisuian Decidueye, and Hisuian Typhlosion had been revealed, but we can now see that their designs follow their original look relatively closely.

Hisuian Zorua and Hisuian Zoroark

Zorua and Zoroark

It was revealed in a ‘found footage’ style teaser that both Zorua and its evolution Zoroark were to get Hisuian forms in Pokemon Legends Arceus. They have a white-and-red color scheme and live in the mountains.

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The Unova-region Pokemon were pure Dark-types in their original forms, but these new regional variations are Normal/Ghost-type. Locating them in-game will take a fair bit of tracking, so make sure to utilize our guide to find them as quickly as possible.

Hisuian Lilligant

An image of Hisuian Lilligant in Pokemon Legends ArceusThe Pokemon Company / Game Freak / YouTube: Viz
Once Petilil has evolved in Legends Arceus, the Pokemon’s new Hisuian form is available.

An elegant-looking Grass-type Pokemon, Hisuian Lilligant’s initial form, Petilil, is available to catch early on in the game after you’ve defeated the first Frenzied Noble.

To evolve a Petilil into Hisuian Lilligant, you’ll need a Sun Stone. Our Petilil evolution guide has everything you need to know to add it to your team.

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Hisuian Voltorb & Electrode

Hisuian Voltorb appearing in Pokemon Legends Arceus

The iconic Poke Ball-inspired Voltorb also got its very own 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 region it roams.

As such, there’s also a Hisuian version of Voltorb’s evolution, Electrode, but it no longer evolves automatically upon reaching Level 30. This time, Trainers will need a Grass Stone.

Hisuian Avalugg

Hisuian Avalugg in Pokemon Legends ArceusThe Pokemon Company / Game Freak / YouTube: RuffledRowlit
The Hisuian form of Avalugg received a brand new look in Legends Arceus.

This dual Ice/Rock-type Pokemon has one of the highest overall defense stats in the game despite being rather slow, making it an absolute must if you’re looking for a creature that can stand up to all kinds of tough enemies throughout Hisui.

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Hisuian Braviary

Hisuian Braviary

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.

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Hisuian Sliggoo & Goodra

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Goomy evolves into Sliggoo at level 40.

In Pokemon Legends Arceus, Sliggoo and Goodra both have their own Hisuian forms. Rather than being pure Dragon-types, these two adorable ‘mon are instead dual Steel/Dragon-types, giving it more viability to add to your team with its wider move pool.

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Wyrdeer Pokemon

Wyrdeer is an evolution of the Johto region’s deer Stantler. It 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.

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.

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Hisuian Sneasel & Sneasler

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Sneasler is a brand new Pokemon.

One of the brand new Pokemon to arrive in Legends Arcus, Sneasler evolves from the new Hisuian form of Sneasel, which is a dual Fighting/Poison-type creature.

To be in with a chance of adding them to your team, though, you’ll need to defeat three Noble Pokemon before being able to locate it in the Coronet Highlands.


Basculegion Pokemon

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.

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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.

Hisuian Qwilfish & Overqwil

evolving overqwil in pokemon legends arceusGame Freak / The Pokemon Company
Once ready to evolve, Qwilfish’s Poke Ball will flash.

The Gen 2 Pokemon, Qwilfish, has received both a brand-new Hisuian look in Legends Arceus, along with a new evolution: Overqwil.

Evolving it will take some time, though, as you’ll need to use Qwilfish’s Barb Barrage 20 times in Strong Style before you can get your very own Overqwil.

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Hisuian Growlithe & Arcanine

Hisuian Growlithe

Kanto fan-favorite Growlithe also has 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. Arcanine sports its own new look, too, featuring dark grey fur that covers most of its body. Luckily, both are relatively easy to obtain, so you won’t struggle to add these cute creatures to your team.

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Ursaring may not have a Hisuian form, but it’s brand new evolution is Ursaluna!

Ursaring has also received a brand new evolution in Legends Arceus, and while it didn’t get a Hisuian form itself, this new Normal/Ground-type evolution is one you’ll surely want to add to your Pokedex.

It’ll take quite some time before you’re able to add it to your team. To do so, you’ll need to find a Peat Block and meet some specific conditions. Our guide has everything you need to know to help you out in a flash.

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So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about all of the new Pokemon and Hisuian Pokemon in Legends Arceus!

For the latest tips and tricks, be sure to check out our guides to help you on your journey throughout the Hisui Region:

Pokemon Legends Arceus Hisuian Pokedex | How to catch Darkrai in Pokemon Legends Arceus | How to catch Shaymin in Pokemon Legends Arceus | All Noble Pokemon in Legends Arceus | How to beat Frenzied Noble Pokemon | All Gift Pokemon in Legends Arceus | Agile & Strong Styles | Alpha Pokemon | How to get Garchomp | How to catch Lucario | All Unown locations | How to catch Eevee | Where to find Pikachu | Sylveon evolution guide

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.