Pokémon Legends: Arceus Will be Launched in Switch on January 28, 2022

Announced last February, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has now a confirmed launch date.


The Pokémon Company announced that it will be released in Switch on January 28, 2022. Here is an overview of the game from the official site of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.



“The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay while infusing new action and RPG elements. You’ll need to catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon in a long-gone era of the Sinnoh region to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex. To catch Pokémon in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, you can observe them to learn their behavior, then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball™, and let fly!

You can also have your ally Pokémon battle wild Pokémon that you hope to catch. Just throw the Poké Ball holding your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, and you’ll seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by choosing from moves it knows.

You’ll be brought to the Sinnoh region, the setting for the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas such as being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed. All around, you’ll find Pokémon living wild in harsh environments that make for a Sinnoh unlike the region you may remember from the days of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games.”

As you start your adventure in the game, you’ll have to choose from three different starter Pokémon namely Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott.

Meet Your First Partner Pokémon​
As you start off on your adventure to create the region’s first Pokédex, you’ll be able to choose Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott as a partner. These three Pokémon arrived with a Pokémon Professor, who encountered them on research excursions to various regions.


Rowlet is a Pokémon from the Alola region. It uses photosynthesis to store up energy during the day, while becoming active at night. Silently it glides, drawing near its targets. Before they even notice it, it begins to pelt them with vicious kicks.
Category: Grass Quill Pokémon
Type: Grass/Flying
Height: 1'
Weight: 3.3 lbs.


Cyndaquil is a Pokémon from the Johto region. It is timid and always curls itself up in a ball. When it’s surprised, the flames on its back flare up stronger. When it is attacked, it uses its flames to protect itself.
Category: Fire Mouse Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 17.4 lbs.


Oshawott is a Pokémon from the Unova region. With the scalchop on its stomach, it blocks opponents’ attacks, then retaliates immediately by slashing. Its scalchop can be used to break open hard Berries as well.
Category: Sea Otter Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 13 lbs.


Holding the key to this tale is the Pokémon known as Arceus. Arceus is said to have shaped all there is in this world. Just how is this mighty Pokémon connected to your journey?
Category: Alpha Pokémon
Type: Normal
Height: 10'6"
Weight: 705.5 lbs.