Players who decide to pick up a copy of Pokémon Legends: Arceus early will be treated to a special gift, The Pokémon Company has confirmed.
Just like the special Manaphy egg that will be gifted to early Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl buyers, a Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set has been revealed as an early purchase bonus for Legends: Arceus. You'll need to have bought and played through enough of the game by 9th May to get your hands on it (the game launches on 28th January):
The Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set will be gifted to those who preorder Pokémon Legends: Arceus. You can receive it by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gifts feature in your game, up until May 9, 2022. Then you can dress yourself up in this fashionable getup as you enjoy your adventures in the Hisui region!
It takes approximately two hours of play time before the Mystery Gifts feature is unlocked. You will need an internet connection to claim this preorder bonus, but you will not need a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.
As you've probably guessed, the outfit has been inspired by the newly revealed Hisuian Growlithe – one of several new Pokémon shown off during yesterday's Pokémon Presents broadcast. If you missed it, make sure to check out the game's latest trailer, which gives us our best instruction yet to the Hisui region.
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