Pokemon Legends Arceus
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a brand new Pokémon game, kicking off a new open world-focused series. It’s set in the Hisui Region, in an age long ago. This area would eventually become the Sinnoh region, there the upcoming remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set, and as such features Pokémon predominantly from Generation 4. Pokémon Legends Arceus’ Pokédex also pulls from other Generations however, and even adds in some new Pokémon for good measure.

To help you keep track of every Pokémon you can encounter in the Hisui Region, we’ve put together this Legends Arceus Pokédex guide. It includes all of the new Pokémon that are being added, as well as the Pokémon we’ve seen so far in trailers and pre-release materials. As more are added and confirmed, we’ll be sure to update this guide. Let’s see what Pokémon are waiting in Pokémon Legends Arceus.

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New Pokémon Being Added in Pokémon Legends Arceus

There are four new Pokémon being introduced in Pokémon Legends Arceus.

Two of them are brand new evolutions for existing Pokémon, new forms influenced by the Hisui Region. The other two are Hisuian Forms of existing Pokémon. These have different appearances and types to their cousins in other games, with new designs that mirror the environments these Pokémon live in.

Let’s take a look at each of the new Pokémon, including their type and what we know about them so far.

Wyrdeer

Wyrdeer
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Wyrdeer is a brand new Pokémon being added to the Pokédex in Legends Arceus.

It’s an evolution of a Stantler, adapted to the colder region it lives in. It is revered amongst people, and garments made from its shedded fur are highly prized. In the second trailer released for the game the player is shown riding a Wyrdeer, using its horns as handles of a sort. It is a Normal/Psychic type, able to emit Psychic energy from its antlers.

Wyrdeer is said to search out safe paths using its antlers like antennae, leading young Stantler across the region.

Basculegion

Basculegion
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Next up we have Basculegion.

This new Pokémon is an evolution of a Basculin, occurring when it is said to have absorbed the souls of other Pokémon from its school, specifically ones that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream. It is empowered by these souls, and uses this power to swim with incredible force, and without ever tiring.

The player can ride Basulegion across rivers and lakes, powering across waves gracefully. Basculegion is a Water/Ghost Pokémon, which is very rare indeed.

Hisuian Growlithe

Growlithe
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You’ll no doubt recognise Growlithe, but not in this new form.

Hisuian Growlithe has grown thick fur over its head and face to keep its flame warm in the harsh winters. It also has a sharp horn on its head that’s made of rock. While sharp, this horn is brittle, breaking on impact. Because of this, Hisuian Growlithe only uses it when it’ll have the greatest effect.

While living in the wilds of Hisui, Growlithe have kept their distance from humans. Building trust with one will take time and patience. Once you have earned its trust, you’ll get to make use of its Fire/Rock type attacks.

Hisuian Braviary

Braviary
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Finally, we have Hisuian Braviary.

This is a new form of Braviary, evolved from Rufflets endemic to the Hisui Region. It tends to live alone rather than in a flock like its normal form, and is generally larger.

Hisuian Braviary imbues its screeches with Psychic energy, generating powerful shock waves. It also has razor-sharp talons that it uses to seize its prey. Some have reported that it can enter a sort of trance, boosting its Psychic abilities.

Pokémon Legends Arceus Confirmed Pokédex So Far

Pokedex
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We’ve been busy pouring through the two main trailers that have been released for Pokémon Legends Arceus so far, and putting together a list of which Pokémon are set to appear in the game. We found 88 Pokémon in the trailers and pre-release materials.

Click on the headers to sort alphabetically (or numerically) by Name, Generation or Type. You can also read their corresponding Pokédex entry (thanks, Bulbapedia).

We’ve left out evolutions for now, as we don’t know how they will be handled in the game yet, but it’s safe to assume that the Pokémon listed will also have their direct evolutions included in the Pokédex.

We’ll update the table below as more Pokémon are announced, and once we hear of any other Hisuian Forms or evolutions.

Name Generation Type Pokédex Entry
Abomasnow IV Grass/Snow This Pokémon is known to bring blizzards. A shake of its massive body is enough to cause whiteout conditions.
Abra I Psychic This Pokémon uses its psychic powers while it sleeps. The contents of Abra's dreams affect the powers that the Pokémon wields.
Aipom II Normal It searches for prey from the tops of trees. When it spots its favorite food, Bounsweet, Aipom gets excited and pounces.
Arceus IV Normal It is told in mythology that this Pokémon was born before the universe even existed.
Basculegion VIII Water/Ghost N/A
Basculin V Water Blue-striped Basculin used to be a common food source. They apparently have an inoffensive, light flavor.
Beautifly III Bug/Flying Beautifly has a long mouth like a coiled needle, which is very convenient for collecting pollen from flowers. This Pokémon rides the spring winds as it flits around gathering pollen.
Bidoof IV Normal It constantly gnaws on logs and rocks to whittle down its front teeth. It nests alongside water.
Bonsly IV Rock This Pokémon lives in dry, rocky areas. As its green spheres dry out, their dull luster increases.
Bronzong IV Steel/Psychic Many scientists suspect that this Pokémon originated outside the Galar region, based on the patterns on its body.
Bronzor IV Steel Psychic Polishing Bronzor to a shine makes its surface reflect the truth, according to common lore. Be that as it may, Bronzor hates being polished.
Budew IV Grass/Poison The pollen it releases contains poison. If this Pokémon is raised on clean water, the poison's toxicity is increased.
Buizel IV Water It inflates the flotation sac around its neck and pokes its head out of the water to see what is going on.
Buneary IV Normal If both of Buneary's ears are rolled up, something is wrong with its body or mind. It's a sure sign the Pokémon is in need of care.
Carnivine IV Grass It binds itself to trees in marshes. It attracts prey with its sweet-smelling drool and gulps them down.
Chatot IV Flying It can learn and speak human words. If they gather, they all learn the same saying.
Chimchar IV Fire The gas made in its belly burns from its rear end. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick.
Chimecho III Psychic In high winds, Chimecho cries as it hangs from a tree branch or the eaves of a building using a suction cup on its head. This Pokémon plucks berries with its long tail and eats them.
Chingling IV Psychic There is an orb inside its mouth. When it hops, the orb bounces all over and makes a ringing sound.
Clefairy I Fairy It is said that happiness will come to those who see a gathering of Clefairy dancing under a full moon.
Combee IV Bug/Flying The members of the trio spend all their time together. Each one has a slightly different taste in nectar.
Croagunk IV Poison/Fighting It makes frightening noises with its poison-filled cheek sacs. When opponents flinch, Croagunk hits them with a poison jab.
Crobat II Poison/Flying This Pokémon flaps its four wings skillfully. Crobat can fly through cramped caves without needing to slow down.
Cyndaquil II Fire Cyndaquil protects itself by flaring up the flames on its back. The flames are vigorous if the Pokémon is angry. However, if it is tired, the flames sputter fitfully with incomplete combustion.
Drapion IV Poison/Dark Its poison is potent, but it rarely sees use. This Pokémon prefers to use physical force instead, going on rampages with its car-crushing strength.
Eevee I Normal Thanks to its unstable genetic makeup, this special Pokémon conceals many different possible evolutions.
Floatzel IV Water Its flotation sac developed as a result of pursuing aquatic prey. It can double as a rubber raft.
Froslass IV Ice/Ghost After a woman met her end on a snowy mountain, her regrets lingered on. From them, this Pokémon was born. Its favorite food is frozen souls.
Gallade IV Psychic/Fighting True to its honorable-warrior image, it uses the blades on its elbows only in defense of something or someone.
Garchomp IV Dragon/Ground Garchomp makes its home in volcanic mountains. It flies through the sky as fast as a jet airplane, hunting down as much prey as it can.
Gastrodon IV Water/Ground Its search for food sometimes leads it onto land, where it leaves behind a sticky trail of slime as it passes through.
Geodude I Rock/Ground Commonly found near mountain trails and the like. If you step on one by accident, it gets angry.
Gible IV Dragon/Ground Gible prefers to stay in narrow holes in the sides of caves heated by geothermal energy. This way, Gible can stay warm even during a blizzard.
Glalie III Ice It has a body of ice that won't melt, even with fire. It can instantly freeze moisture in the atmosphere.
Gliscor IV Ground/Flying It observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops!
Graveler I Rock/Ground When it comes rolling down a mountain path, anything in its way gets zapped by electricity and sent flying.
Gyarados I Water/Flying It has an extremely aggressive nature. The Hyper Beam it shoots from its mouth totally incinerates all targets.
Heracross II Bug/Fighting Heracross loves sweet sap and will go looking through forests for it. The Pokémon uses its two antennae to pick up scents as it searches.
Hisuin Braviary VIII Psychic/Flying N/A
Hisuin Growlithe VIII Fire/Rock N/A
Honchkrow IV Dark/Flying Its goons take care of most of the fighting for it. The only time it dirties its own hands is in delivering a final blow to finish off an opponent.
Lucario IV Fighting/Steel It controls waves known as auras, which are powerful enough to pulverize huge rocks. It uses these waves to take down its prey.
Luxio IV Electric By joining its tail with that of another Luxio, this Pokémon can receive some of the other Luxio's electricity and power up its own electric blasts.
Luxray IV Electric Luxray can see through solid objects. It will instantly spot prey trying to hide behind walls, even if the walls are thick.
Machoke I Fighting Its muscular body is so powerful, it must wear a power-save belt to be able to regulate its motions.
Magikarp I Water It is virtually worthless in terms of both power and speed. It is the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world.
Magmortar IV Fire When Magmortar inhales deeply, the fire burning in its belly intensifies, rising in temperature to over 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Magneton I Electric/Steel This Pokémon is three Magnemite that have linked together. Magneton sends out powerful radio waves to study its surroundings.
Mantyke IV Water/Flying Mantyke living in Galar seem to be somewhat sluggish. The colder waters of the seas in this region may be the cause.
Mr. Mime I Psychic/Fairy The broadness of its hands may be no coincidence—many scientists believe its palms became enlarged specifically for pantomiming.
Munchlax IV Normal It stores food beneath its fur. It might share just one bite, but only if it really trusts you.
Oshawott V Water It fights using the scalchop on its stomach. In response to an attack, it retaliates immediately by slashing.
Pachirisu IV Electric A pair may be seen rubbing their cheek pouches together in an effort to share stored electricity.
Pikachu I Electric When Pikachu meet, they'll touch their tails together and exchange electricity through them as a form of greeting.
Piloswine II Ice/Ground It rubs its snout on the ground to find and dig up food. It sometimes discovers hot springs.
Piplup IV Water Because it is very proud, it hates accepting food from people. Its thick down guards it from the cold.
Ponyta I Fire It can't run properly when it's newly born. As it races around with others of its kind, its legs grow stronger.
Probopass IV Rock/Steel It uses three small units to catch prey and battle enemies. The main body mostly just gives orders.
Psyduck I Water Psyduck is constantly beset by headaches. If the Pokémon lets its strange power erupt, apparently the pain subsides for a while.
Purugly IV Normal To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails.
Ralts III Psychic/Fairy It is highly attuned to the emotions of people and Pokémon. It hides if it senses hostility.
Rhydon I Ground/Rock It begins walking on its hind legs after evolution. It can punch holes through boulders with its horn.
Rhyhorn I Ground/Rock Strong, but not too bright, this Pokémon can shatter even a skyscraper with its charging tackles.
Rowlet VII Grass/Flying During the day, it builds up energy via photosynthesis. At night, it flies silently through the sky, on the prowl for prey.
Rufflet V Normal/Flying If it spies a strong Pokémon, Rufflet can't resist challenging it to a battle. But if Rufflet loses, it starts bawling.
Sealeo III Ice/Water Sealeo live on top of drift ice. They go swimming when they're on the hunt, seeking out their prey by scent.
Shellos IV Water There's speculation that its appearance is determined by what it eats, but the truth remains elusive.
Shinx IV Electric This Pokémon generates electricity by contracting its muscles. Excited trembling is a sign that Shinx is generating a tremendous amount of electricity.
Skuntank IV Poison/Dark In its belly, it reserves stinky fluid that it shoots from its tail during battle. As this Pokémon's diet varies, so does the stench of its fluid.
Snorlax I Normal This Pokémon's stomach is so strong, even eating moldy or rotten food will not affect it.
Snorunt III Ice It's said that if they are seen at midnight, they'll cause heavy snow. They eat snow and ice to survive.
Snover IV Grass/Ice It lives on snowy mountains. It sinks its legs into the snow to absorb water and keep its own temperature down.
Spheal III Ice/Water This Pokémon's body is covered in blubber and impressively round. It's faster for Spheal to roll around than walk.
Stantler II Normal The curved antlers subtly change the flow of air to create a strange space where reality is distorted.
Staraptor IV Normal/Flying The muscles in its wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping a small Pokémon.
Staravia IV Normal/Flying It lives in forests and fields. Squabbles over territory occur when flocks collide.
Starly IV Normal/Flying They flock around mountains and fields, chasing after bug Pokémon. Their singing is noisy and annoying.
Stunky IV Poison/Dark If it lifts its tail and points its rear at you, beware. It's about to spray you with a fluid stinky enough to make you faint.
Swinub II Ice/Ground If it charges at an enemy, the hairs on its back stand up straight. It is very sensitive to sound.
Tangrowth IV Grass Tangrowth has two arms that it can extend as it pleases. Recent research has shown that these arms are, in fact, bundles of vines.
Teddiursa II Normal
Toxicroak IV Poison/Fighting It bounces toward opponents and gouges them with poisonous claws. No more than a scratch is needed to knock out its adversaries.
Turtwig IV Grass It undertakes photosynthesis with its body, making oxygen. The leaf on its head wilts if it is thirsty.
Ursaring II Normal Although it has a large body, it is quite skilled at climbing trees. It eats and sleeps in the treetops.
Wurmple III Bug It lives among the tall grass and in forests. It repels attacks by raising up the spikes on its rear.
Wyrdeer VIII Normal/Psychic N/A
Zubat I Poison/Flying It emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings. Even in tight caves, Zubat flies around with skill.

That’s every new and returning Pokémon we know about so far in Pokémon Arceus Legends. Are there any Pokémon you’re hoping to be revealed in the future? What Hisuan Forms would you like to see? Let us know below.