Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a fresh Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch capturing the eyes of Pokémon fans across the world. This new addition explores the Hisui region, an ancient predecessor of Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh, and while many of the critters in this region may be familiar to you, there’s also a variety of new Pokémon joining the ranks that have never been seen before.

From regional forms to new evolutions, all these Pokémon Legends: Arceus new Pokémon come with unique abilities and characteristics that play into the new region they have come from. Whilst these are the new Pokémon we know about so far, we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear more.

Before we get into the thick of it, if you’re interested in finding out even more about this exciting Pokémon game, then check out our Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date and Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters guides. For now, let’s take a look at the Pokémon we can get to know in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. You gotta catch them all, right?

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POKÉMON evolutions

First up, there are three new evolutions joining the Pokédex that belong to the Hisui region and each with their own distinctive mannerisms.


Category: big horn Pokémon
Type: normal/psychic

Wyrdeer is an evolution of Stantler’s in the Hisui region. Upon evolution to Wyrdeer, this Pokémon grows in stature and emits powerful psychic energy from its impressive antlers.


Category: big fish Pokémon
Type: water/ghost

In the Hisui region, Basculin can evolve into Basculegion. This evolution occurs when a Basculin is possessed by the souls of other Basculin that did not survive the treacherous journey upstream, gaining power from these souls and utilising their presence in battle. Players will have to withstand Basculegion’s relentless attacks.


Category: axe Pokémon
Type: bug/rock

Kleavor is an evolution of Scyther when found in the Hisui region and is classed as a new kind of Pokémon, a Noble. Kleavor’s unique characteristics include parts of its body being hardened with stone, axe-like arms, and sharp, slicing chips, which have occurred during battle.

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Alongside the new evolutions of the Hisui region, there are also currently five new Hisuian regional forms that have been announced so far for Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Hisuian Voltorb

Category: sphere Pokémon
Type: electric/grass

In keeping with the style of the Hisui region, the Hisuian Voltorb appears with wood grain, a hole on top of its head, and is full of seeds that it spouts from said hole. When excited, Hisuian Voltorb expels electricity from its head which shocks nearby Pokémon and people.

Hisuian Zorua

Category: spiteful fox…


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