An adventure in the Sinnoh of days gone by
Catch, survey, and research wild Pokémon to create and complete the Sinnoh region’s first
Pokédex in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This game honors past Pokémon games’ core gameplay
while infusing new game mechanics and role-playing elements.
You’ll be brought to the Sinnoh region. But this story unfolds in a long-gone era, before ideas of
being a Pokémon Trainer or having a Pokémon League even existed. All around, you’ll find
Pokémon living wild, in harsh environments that make this Sinnoh different from the familiar one
you may remember from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.
To catch Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you can observe them to learn their behaviour,
then carefully sneak up, aim your Poké Ball and let fly! You can also have your ally Pokémon battle
wild ones that you hope to catch. Seamlessly enter battle and command your Pokémon by
choosing from moves it knows.
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.