The Evolutions of the Starter Pokémon in Legends: Arceus Are a Poké-Masterpiece

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will feature new evolutions for classic Pokémon upon the release for the Nintendo Switch on January 28.

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What will these evolutions look like in-game? | © The Pokémon Company

Who else is excited for the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Thankfully we don't have to wait much longer, because the game will hit the Nintendo shop quite soon and you'll be able to explore the Pokémon world on the Nintendo Switch.

Now, so close to release, we find out some huge news in regards to the hyped Pokémon game. The starter Pokémon Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet will have unique new evolutions!

We continue to have high expectations for this open-world Pokémon game even if there have been some indications that it might not be as hyped as we make it out to believe. But we're being pushed by nostalgia and we know that this game is going to be full of it!

Pokémon Legends: Arceus – New Trailer Shows Finals Evolutions

We've known that Pokémon Legends: Arceus will take place in the region Hisui for a while. We also know that the Hisui region is the Sinnoh_Region but at an earlier point in time before the continent was found and wild Pokémon still lived freely.

Rumors that starter Pokémon could get special evolutions for this special region have been floating around for a while. One trailer that was uploaded to the official YouTube channel has now confirmed these suspicions.

In the trailer we see the silhouettes of three unknown Pokémon – most likely the final evolutions of the three starter Pokémon Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet.

Does this mean each Pokémon is getting a Hisui-upgrade? Can someone please lend me around 55 bucks so I can confirm this? It's for journalism! Or send my boss a request for a raise so I can find out!

Okay, so let's summarize everything: In Pokémon Legends: Arceus there will be Hisui-forms of Samurott, Typhlosion and Decidueye. Even though we only see little silhouettes of them we can only expect these new evolutions to look as good as the originals... maybe even better.

When Will Pokémon Legends: Arceus Officially Release?

The release date for Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set for February 28, 2022. That's the official date that Nintendo has already confirmed and it's going to be an open-world adventure in the same style as Breath of the Wild. So get excited to explore Hisui.