Fans have finally got the fully open world Pokémon game they’ve been craving, thanks to Pokémon Legends Arceus. Announced alongside remakes for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Arceus Legends is also set in the Sinnoh region, but hundreds of years prior.
Despite this, many of the Pokémon we’ve come to love in both Sinnoh and further afield will still feature in Arceus Legends – including the Alpha Pokémon itself. In its original trailer, we saw plenty of Pokémon roaming around the vast landscapes of Sinnoh, so we’ve decided to bring them all together into one handy place as we’re not sure if it will feature a full Sinnoh Pokedex, a limited one, or have hundreds of Pokémon from different regions. As more information and footage is released between now and its early 2022 release date, we’ll update this guide.
But for now, here’s every Pokémon in Pokémon Arceus Legends we know of so far.
Pokémon Arceus Legends starter Pokémon
The starter Pokémon for Pokémon Arceus Legends will be Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott. This marks the first time a main series game has featured starter Pokémon from different regions, and the usual Sinnoh starters of Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar will not be available at the very start of this game.
Confirmed Pokémon in Pokémon Arceus Legends
These are the Pokémon that appeared in the first trailer for Pokémon Arceus Legends. Some are part of the Sinnoh Pokédex from the Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum games, while some appear to be new additions to the region.
It’s worth noting that all of these Pokémon are part of the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum Pokédexes.
Potential Pokémon in Legends Arceus Pokémon
While these Pokemon didn’t appear in gameplay footage, they did appear in art featured in the trailer. Until we see them appear in gameplay footage, we’re not going to list them as confirmed just yet.
As the game’s mascot, it’s 99% likely Arceus will be a playable, catchable Pokémon. However, it only appeared in a cinematic ending to the trailer, and hasn’t appeared in in-game footage.
Spheal and Sealeo, which never featured in a Generation Four game, were depicted in artwork at the start of the trailer. If they are indeed catchable in the game, this means Legends Arceus will include Pokémon from outside previous Sinnoh Pokédexes.
That’s all the Pokémon we know are coming to Pokémon Legends Arceus so far. The game is still some way off, but as more info is released and more Pokémon revealed, we’ll update this guide.