Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch

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About this item

At a glance

Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible

Highlights

  • Action meets RPG in this new take on the PokémonTM series
  • Study Pokémon behaviors, sneak up on them, and toss a well-aimed Poké Ball to catch them
  • Unleash moves in the speedy agile style or the powerful strong style in battles
  • Travel to the Hisui region—the Sinnoh of old—and build the region’s first Pokédex
  • Learn about the Mythical Pokémon Arceus, the key to this mysterious tale
  • Meet the ancestors of characters from the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games

Specifications

Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

ESRB Content Description: No descriptors

Electronics Condition: New

Video Game Genre: RPG

Software Format: Physical

ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone

Multiplayer: Single Player Only

Battery: No Battery Used

Street Date: January 28, 2022
TCIN: 83617997
UPC: 045496598044
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-2389
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

Action meets RPG as the Pokémon series reaches a new frontier

Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus, a brand-new game from Game Freak that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Embark on survey missions in the ancient Hisui region. Explore natural expanses to catch wild Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up, and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle. Travel across land, sea, and sky on the backs of Pokémon to explore every corner of the Hisui region.

Travel to the Hisui region—the Sinnoh of old—and build the region’s first Pokédex

Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. Mount Coronet rises from the center, surrounded on all sides by areas with distinct environments. In this era—long before the events of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games—you can find newly discovered Pokémon like Wyrdeer, an evolution of Stantler, and new regional forms like Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Zorua, and Hisuian Zoroark! Along the way, uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus.

A free software update brings special mass outbreaks and new challenges

In the free Daybreak update, you will begin investigating mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokémon that are popping up all over the Hisui region. You’ll also have a chance to battle powerful opponents like Legendary Pokémon in Eternal Battle Reverie and wardens at the Jubilife Village training grounds. Daybreak content will be available after viewing the game’s end credits. The Eternal Battle Reverie will become available after completing all missions.


Bleacher Report - "Pokemon Legends: Arceus is such a blast to play and a step in the right direction..." – N/A

Game Informer - "Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a beautiful adventure thanks mainly to its colorful art style…" – 8.75/10

Polygon - "There’s always a new type of Pokémon around every corner, and it makes the world feel alive." – N/A

The Verge - "... gives off the feeling of a real place full of danger and secrets and all of the joy and excitement those things can bring." – N/A

IGN - “…reimagines how you go about capturing and battling Pokémon…” – 7/10


As the protagonist of this game, you'll meet Professor Laventon, who studies the ecology of Pokémon as a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team. Before long, you'll join the Galaxy Team yourself and get to work as a member of the Survey Corps. Your goal will be to meet every species of Pokémon in the region!

After receiving an assignment or a request and preparing for your next excursion, you'll set out from Jubilife Village to study one of the various areas of the Hisui region. There may be certain Pokémon behaviors—or even entire species—that you witness only under the right conditions, such as during a particular time of day or in certain kinds of weather. Word has it that some Pokémon even act in ways that are unique to their species! Keep an eye on your health while out adventuring—take too much damage from wild Pokémon attacks or falling from high places and you’ll be unable to go on!

Battles in the Hisui region also have some unique properties. For the first time in the series, your Pokémon unleash moves with the speedy agile style or the powerful strong style. These styles might also affect how many turns Pokémon can take in a row!

Encounter noble Pokémon, special Pokémon in the Hisui region that have received a mysterious blessing. These nobles are particularly powerful and are revered by the people of the region. But some strange phenomenon is now causing them to suddenly fly into a frenzy. To quell them, you will have to hit them with balms made from these noble Pokémon’s favorite foods.

Jubilife Village is the main base of your adventures in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, this village has grown to be the bustling Jubilife City. There are also characters in Pokémon Legends: Arceus who are ancestors of some familiar faces you may know.

© 2022 Pokémon. ©1995–2022Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. Pokémon and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo. © Nintendo.
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4 inches length x 6.7 inches width x 0.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.1102 pounds

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Q: Hello. Is Lucario in the game?

submitted by Da Prince - 10 months ago
  • A: Hello! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: The official list has not yet been released, though Lucario is featured in their leaked videos so likely! If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byPatrick - 10 months ago
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  • A: Lucario is on the cover art for the game so I would imagine he is.

    submitted by - 8 months ago

Q: On the official Pokémon site it says if you order through target, you will receive Arceus stationary. Does this pre-order come with said stationary that is advertised?

submitted by COLEYWHEEZ - 8 months ago
  • A: Hi, COLEYWHEEZ! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: Good news, according to this week's Weekly Ad, a free art portfolio is included with purchase. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byRobert - 8 months ago
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Q: Hi! Does the physical copy of the game come with the Arceus promo card? Thank you!

submitted by rachel - 8 months ago
  • A: Hi, rachel! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: This listing is for the physical copy of the game. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byPatrick - 8 months ago
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Q: What exactly is the preorder bonus? Is it money?

submitted by Max - 10 months ago
  • A: Hi, Max! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: The preorder for this game includes a special in-game costume and download the digital version for Heavy Balls. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 10 months ago
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Q: Does the game have a Greninja inside the game?

submitted by Joseph - 10 months ago
  • A: Hi, Joseph! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: I didn't see Greninja under the list of confirmed Pokemon. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byOrlando - 10 months ago
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Q: If I pre order this game will it come physical copy and will I receive the pre order bonuses when purchased in physical copy?

submitted by Physical Copy - 11 months ago
  • A: Hello! Regarding your question about the Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Nintendo Switch: This is the physical preorder of the game. Preorder bonuses are available through the in-game shop until May 9th, 2022. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byPatrick - 11 months ago
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 325 reviews
94% would recommend
37 recommendations
graphics: 4 out of 5
gameplay: 4.71 out of 5
sound quality: 4.68 out of 5
lasting appeal: 4.62 out of 5

Breath of the Wild: Pokemon edition

5 out of 5 stars
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Leah - 4 days ago
Open world with Pokemon that actually attack you, not just your Pokemon. This is how I had imagined the perfect Safari Zone! This is like Zelda: Breath of the Wild but with Pokemon. Fantastic game!
gameplay: 5 out of 5
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So much different than the other Pokémon games!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Angelynna - 12 days ago
When Nintendo said that this was going to be one of their most ‘innovative game’ but there were no gym leaders or anything like that, I just had to give it a try. But honestly it was really great, from start to finish to the real ending of the game. There are still so many things to do after the main story has ended, and that’s one of the things that sucks about the regular Pokémon games. If you had to get a Pokémon game, I would definitely recommend this one.
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sound quality: 5 out of 5
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AMAZING!!

5 out of 5 stars
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lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Legends Arceus is nice

5 out of 5 stars
Isabel - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This an amazing game good graphics and game play
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Broke my switch

1 out of 5 stars
Ryan - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
A few days after starting the game it stopped working so I restarted my switch and the screen is no longer working
sound quality: 1 out of 5
gameplay: 1 out of 5
graphics: 1 out of 5
lasting appeal: 1 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
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Great game

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sony - 3 months ago
Great open world Pokémon game
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5
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sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Always my go to game

5 out of 5 stars
Charming1a - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
As always a great game with different degrees of difficulty
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Sad game

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Great job - 3 months ago
The game is not fun to play can't hear there voice . The Pokemon are not the real ones
gameplay: 1 out of 5
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So fun

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Hey - 5 months ago
5 stars! It’s so fun and addicting I even got my dream Pokémon I recommend this game Pokémon lovers and it’s calming
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5 out of 5 stars
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Syd - 6 months ago
Whole new play style// you’ll have too much fun!
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Great!

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Brie - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Really like it. As someone who has played many of the Pokémon installments, this is a little bit different but in a good way. Pacing is different, I like that it’s not so battle based. I’m pretty partial to the OG region pokemon but these are so cute too.
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definitely meets hype.

5 out of 5 stars
daeus - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
After not having such a good time on Pokemon Shield I was very hesitant to purchase Arceus. However, after friends raving about it and seeing constant praise on Youtube and Twitter I decided to give it a shot. Here's my breakdown: - Finished the main story line and there's still so much more to do (the side missions add so much). - Not chibi art style (thank god), although graphics aren't amazing they are still satisfying. - A new, refreshing and enjoyable experience to the Pokemon series. - The intro is quite lengthy but definitely needed to learn the new mechanics. - If your favorite aspect of Pokemon is to battle with trainers and gym leaders, this may not be what you're looking for, but the fights with the Alphas are definitely challenging. - Going from Arceus to Brilliant Diamond is definitely a downgrade. All in all, I definitely recommend this game as it's great and I hope it will prepare us for what may be coming with Scarlet/Violet.
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sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SW - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This game is amazing so far! I love it. In the beginning you go to jubilife city from the past, and you complete tasks. You can still battle with Pokémon, and you can purchase outfits too. It’s really cool to see how everything looked like in the beginning of Sinnoh. It looks a lot like traditional Japan. Check it out!
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sound quality: 5 out of 5
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gameplay: 5 out of 5
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Enjoyable mix of BoW, animal crossing, and Pokemon.

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
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Awesome game! Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Joe - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
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5 out of 5 stars
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