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Pokemon Legends: Arceus arrives on Nintendo Switch next month, and it’s a markedly different kind of experience than previous Pokemon games. Set long before Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, when the Sinnoh region was still known as Hisui and the concept of Pokemon trainers didn’t yet exist, the upcoming adventure tasks players with traveling around the vast land and cataloging its first Pokedex.

Although many familiar Pokemon can be found in Hisui, the region is also home to a handful of brand-new monsters, including new evolutions and regional forms like Hisuian Voltorb. Here’s every new Pokemon that has been revealed for the game so far.

New Pokemon


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  • Category: Big Horn Pokemon
  • Type: Normal/psychic

Wyrdeer is a brand-new evolved form of Stantler exclusive to the Hisui region. It is able to unleash psychic energy from the black orbs in its antlers, and it’s highly revered among the people of Hisui. Players can summon and ride Wyrdeer by playing the Celestica Flute.


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  • Category: Big Fish Pokemon
  • Type: Water/ghost

Basculegion is a Hisui-exclusive evolution of Basculin. According to Pokemon lore, Basculin evolves when it’s “possessed by the souls of other Basculin from its school that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream.” Similar to Wyrdeer, players can summon Basculegion with the Celestica Flute and ride it across bodies of water.


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  • Category: Axe Pokemon
  • Type: Bug/rock

Scyther in the Hisui region are able to evolve into a brand-new Pokemon called Kleavor. This monster is part-rock and attacks using its axe-like arms. As part of their expedition, players will need to battle and quell a frenzied Kleavor.

New regional forms

Hisuian Growlithe

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  • Category: Scout Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/rock

Growlithe native to Hisui have different characteristics from those in other regions of the Pokemon world. Hisuian Growlithe are fire/rock types, and they have longer fur to insulate them from the frigid climes of the region. Hisuian Growlithe are typically found in pairs.

Hisuian Braviary

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  • Category: Battle Cry Pokemon
  • Type: Psychic/flying

Rufflet in the Hisui region evolve into a different form of Braviary. This variant is part-psychic, and it can unleash psychic shock wave attacks and even send itself into a trance, sharpening its senses and abilities. By playing the Celestica Flute, players can summon a Hisuian Braviary and soar through the air.

Hisuian Zorua

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  • Category: Spiteful Fox Pokemon
  • Type: Normal/ghost

We got our first glimpse of Hisuian Zorua in a “found footage”-style video for Pokemon Legends: Arceus. According to Pokemon lore, Zorua migrated to the Hisui region after humans drove it out of other lands, but it was unable to survive the harsh…


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