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Pokémon Arceus: Everything you need to know before its release

2022 will be the year of renewal for fans of Pokemon games. The franchise marks a huge step forward with the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a semi-open-ended exploration and battlefield that takes us back to the past of its Snowy Lands.

[Mis à jour le 07 janvier 2022 à 16h01] It’s impossible not to respond to the mention of the name “Pokemon” when you’re a bit of a video game fan. This franchise, which has become a behemoth of popular culture, produces new content for us every year, whether it’s in series, movies, or video games. Only, in the aspect of this last field, one cannot really say that the term “innovation” was the keyword of the recent editions. Between numbers entering the franchise and remakings of all kinds, Pokémon has gone through a somewhat sterile period since the spark of Pokémon Go’s release nearly five years ago.

Only, with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Game Freak brings us a drastic change of direction. This new version is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Introducing a new way to play Pokémon, it offers us a semi-open world and a third-person adventure, combining real-time combat and turn-based combat. A director arrives in a few weeks and it will be necessary to prepare well, by reading all the basic information in this article for example.

A new trailer and new information on Pokémon Arceus has been revealed on September 28, 2021, this semi-open world that will allow us to live our adventure as one of the first trainers in the Sinnoh region, by providing us with areas to explore and Pokémon to capture. But that’s not all, Snow’s world is full of mystery and also includes its share of challenges. Among them are noble Pokémon, which are mythical versions of specific Pokémon, which must be tamed by putting balms made from their favorite food into real-time battles. A big challenge for our junior coaches!

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Pokémon Arceus takes place in the Sinnoh region, which is called here by its ancient name Hisui, where many adventurous players will be able to advance by capturing increasingly rare Pokémon. The story takes place long before the events of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, in a world where the concepts of Pokémon Federations and Trainers do not exist. You play as a member of Galaxy Expedition, which is based in Jubili Village. There you will meet the three members of the expedition corps and various characters, and you will merge the Study Corps, in order to develop your first Pokédex.

Your character will participate in creating the first Pokédex by surveying the wild landscapes of Sinnoh inhabited by many wild Pokémon. The player will need a camp from which to plan his expeditions by purchasing or crafting items. During your excursions, you will be able to discover many different biomes, inhabited by Pokemon with certain characteristics, with which it will be possible to interact. We’ve also been able to see some Pokémon that will act as a means of locomotion, on land, in the air, and on the waves, and aggressive Pokémon that must be avoided or battled during fights that go from direct to turn-based when firing a pokeball. A great novelty, the ability to modify your Pokemon’s attack modes during combat, by switching from strength mode to agility mode, and affecting in real time its stats and skills.

In addition, the game, which at first was a bit disappointing with the graphic quality of its first trailer, also benefited from improved textures, at least that’s what this new trailer suggests, which offers us a rich and colorful world. No need to be ashamed of a possible comparison to Breath of the Wild. Mountains, deserts, plains, monuments…everything is there to create a special atmosphere and enhance the rich stages of exploration. What convinces the latter reluctant to embark on the adventure.

Despite everything, we’ll have to wait a little longer before we get our hands on Pokémon Legends Arceus, as its official release has been set. January 28, 2022. Meanwhile, if you want to immerse yourself in the world of Sinnoh and its mysteries, you still have two releases for November 2021, the new Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, to wait a few more days and get back in the game. Bath before the great adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus . And for even more patience, Pokémon Legends Arceus is already available for pre-order, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.