In the lead-up to the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus early on in 2022, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been sharing new bits of information to remind Pokémon fans it's still on the way.

The latest update via social media has now detailed what players will receive if they have existing Pokémon game saves on their Nintendo Switch. If you have Pokémon Sword and Shield save data, you'll be given the chance to catch the mythical Shaymin and also claim the Shaymin Kimon Set when the game launches on 28th January next year.

Hey Trainers, have play data from #PokemonSwordShield? If so, you’ll get a chance to catch the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin in #PokemonLegendsArceus! Plus, you’ll be able to claim the Shaymin Kimono Set when the game releases on 1/28!

So, what about anyone with an existing Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee! save? They'll receive special Pikachu and Eevee-themed masks. Here's a look:

More good news Trainers! By having play data from either version of #PokemonLetsGo on your #NintendoSwitch, you’ll be able to claim both a Pikachu Mask and an Eevee Mask in #PokemonLegendsArceus. Wear these cute Pikachu- and Eevee-themed masks while you explore the Hisui region!


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