New Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer introduces players to some of the new faces they’ll meet on their new adventure.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is fast approaching and ready to introduce players to a new style of Pokémon gaming. Trainers will now explore a vast Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. This environment is rich in nature with Mount Coronet towering at its heart. This is a Sinnoh and Pokémon unlike anything Trainers have experienced before as they journey to create the region’s first Pokédex.

As in many Pokémon games, there are several human characters you will meet and interact with along the way. Some friends, some foes, others for trades and conversation. Check out some of the new faces you’ll encounter in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus New Faces Trailer

The Hisui Region in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is home to two clans, the Diamond Clan and the Pearl Clan, each with its own leaders, in addition to being home to the Galaxy Expedition Team. The people of the Diamond Clan value the importance of the present and living in the moment with those you hold dear. The Pearl Clan cherishes the vast and open land to share with all its inhabitants. Though the clans may disagree on many beliefs, they do share a lot of similarities. Both don garb to resemble certain Pokémon and both pay respects to special Pokémon they call lords and ladies—or collectively, noble Pokémon.​

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Both clans have wardens that serve the noble Pokémon. Adaman serves as the leader of the Diamond Clan and has Leafeon as his partner Pokémon.​ This daring young man hates to see time go to waste and likes to rush forward without worrying too much about particulars. Irida serves as the leader of the Pearl Clan, and her partner Pokémon is Glaceon.​ As a leader, she feels it is important to have the courage to face the vast Hisui region. Though she is suspicious when first meeting people, she will slowly come to trust the player thanks to the help they provide in quelling the noble Pokémon.​

Aside from the Diamond and Pearl Clans, players are also introduced to a group of merchants known as the Ginkgo Guild. They are not native to Hisui, as members of the Ginkgo Guild travel around the various locations of the region, selling the items they have gathered. The artwork of Adaman, Irida, and some Ginko Guild members is above.

Lastly, though not in the trailer, players with play records from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games will be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that will lead to an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai. Plus they will be able to clean the Modern Team Galactic Set.

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus releases exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022, and is available to Pre-Order now. Those who Pre-Order the game get the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and the Baneful Fox Mask before Monday, May 9, 2022. Early purchasers of the digital version of Pokémon Legends: Arceus will receive 30 Heavy Balls.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

About Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus, a brand-new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Embark on survey missions in the ancient Hisui region. Explore natural expanses to catch wild Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up, and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball™. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle.

Release date: January 28, 2022
Players: up to 2 players
Genre: Action, Role-Playing
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Game Freak

Are you excited for Pokémon Legends: Arceus? What are you looking forward to most in this new style of Pokémon game? Who are you choosing as your starter? Let us know what you think in the comments below and be sure to share all your Pokémon adventures with us on Twitter @the_illuminerdi.

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