Today the Pokémon Company International released a new trailer for the upcoming game Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This trailer revealed several new features along with some new characters as well as a brand-new Pokémon.
This trailer establishes that the boss encounters of this game will be in the form of “Frenzied Nobel Pokémon”. Nobel Pokémon have been blessed with a mysterious power that makes them powerful and normally the serve as lords protecting their various territories. However, a strange force is driving the Nobel Pokémon into a frenzied state, and it is the player’s job to calm the Frenzied Nobel Pokémon by battling them to stun them so they can be hit with balms made from their favorite foods. Throwing the balms has the same mechanic as throwing Poké Balls, so aiming is key.
New Pokémon: Kleavor
This Rock/Bug Nobel Pokémon is the lord of the Obsidian Fieldlands. This Pokémon is an evolution of Scyther that has huge axes on its forearms rather than scythes. It uses fast and powerful slashing attacks that the player must carefully avoid in order to subdue it. At this time it is unknown how Scyther evolves into Kleavor.
The Wardens are humans whose job it is to protect the territory of a Nobel Pokémon and to bring them offerings of food and water to look out for them. The Wardens introduced in the trailer are Mai, an ancestor of Marley from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Iscan, Lian who appears to be an ancestor of Clay from Pokémon Black and White versions, and Arezu, who is an ancestor of Mars from the Diamond and Pearl versions.
Mai is the Warden responsible for looking after a special Wyrdeer, this Wyrdeer will become a ride Pokémon for the player to use.
Iscan as a Warden that lives near the sea and is responsible for looking after a special Basculegion that will eventually become a ride Pokémon for the player. Iscan is somewhat timid and easy to frighten by nature and is not fond of ghosts.
Lian is a young prodigy that has earned the role of Warden. He is responsible for looking out for Kleavor, the Nobel Pokémon that is the lord of the Obsidian Fieldlands.
Arezu is a Warden that feels a great deal of responsibility in the role, which leads her to try and resolve all problems on her own. At this time it hasn’t been revealed what Pokémon she is responsible for looking after, the website gives the hint that she is responsible for “a certain lady Pokémon”.
The trailer showed off more of the things players can do in Jubilife Village. There is a studio where players can take photos with their Pokémon. In the city there are shops where players can buy and craft various items, There is also an outfit shop where players can customize their trainer’s outfit, hair, skin, and eyes.
There is also a Pasture where players can keep their Pokémon. This will serve as the replacement for the Pokémon PC were players usually store their Pokémon in the games.
During their journey the player will receive the Celestica Flute, an item that summons the ride Pokémon the player can use throughout their adventure; Wyrdeer, Basculegion, and Hisuian Braviary.
The player will also receive an item called the Arc Phone. This item has a mysterious power and a strong resemblance to the god Pokémon Arceus. It will guide the player by showing maps, locations and waypoints, and quest-markers.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will release on January 28th, 2022, people that preorder the game will recieve an Hisuian Growlithe kimono outfit for their in-game character.