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If you're looking forward to Pokémon Legends: Arceus and want to avoid any spoilers, you might want to stay away from social media for the next week.

It appears some trainers may have already got their hands on the anticipated release - with screenshots and information about the new title now emerging via social media platforms like Twitter.

While we won't go into specific details or share the sources of this information (for now), it seems details about the game's story and protagonist have been revealed.

According to one of the sources, certain distributors have already shipped out copies as well - so there could be some early deliveries next week. Listings have appeared on sites like eBay, too.

Again, all we can advise is you stay off social media if you don't want to find out, and be mindful of other players who may also want to go into the new entry spoiler-free.

If we hear any other developments, we'll let you know.