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10 Unsolved Questions about Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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The recent announcement of Pokémon Legends: Arceus has, unsurprisingly, caused an earthquake on the interwebs. The long-awaited open-world twist on the series is already on the horizon and fans are – we are – already theorizing based on what little Nintendo has shown so far. But as Falinks said, let’s take it one step at a time:

  1. What if it didn’t really take place in feudal Japan?
    On the one hand, we have old-fashioned character costumes and classic Japanese buildings. On the other, a new Poké Ball with a design reminiscent of steampunk style. What are we left with? Reddit user McManGuy’s theory points to a historical location much closer to the present day, more specifically the Meiji period that took place in Japan from 1868 to 1912.
  2. Why is Sinnoh so changed from the original games?
    Three main theories could explain why Sinnoh in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is such a wild and sparsely populated land in general. The first would point to Arceus himself. As a Pokémon god, this being would obviously have the power to change the world at will. The second would lead us to Regigigas, another legendary Pokémon capable of modifying its environment and geographical terrain. The third theory brings us to ourselves: the human being. Whether by action or omission, it doesn’t look like this Sinnoh is exactly overpopulated.
  3. What if there are no gyms?
    No, we’re not referring to the great social drama during confinement. We’re talking about Pokémon Gyms, which don’t seem to show any signs of life in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, at least for the time being. Everything points to a much more organic relationship between the main character and the world around us. With no medals or “higher-ups”, it’s likely that exploration and the Pokédex will play an almost unheard-of role in the series, at least from the early stages of the series.
  4. Will it be the first of many jumps into the past?
    If part of the above question holds true, it would be logical to think that we could travel to new regions, perhaps set in a different time in history, in future Pokémon Legends. In the world of Reddit, there is already some speculation as to where this might beheaded. It’s not the first time this has happened: in Pokémon Sword and Shield, we already had a Galar that was clearly inspired by the British Industrial Revolution. And, in fact, this aesthetic was one of the best things to come out of those games. So why not repeat the formula?
  5. Will we learn more about Giratina?
    It doesn’t seem a particularly likely theory, but it’s a very interesting one. KorbenL14 developed the theory that in Pokémon Legends: Arceus we will see a battle between Arceus and Giratina. The outcome of this confrontation would result in the victory of Arceus and the defeat of Giratina, which would result in his banishment to the Distortion World.
  6. Will we have time to travel?
    Dialga, one of the franchise’s most recognizable legendaries, is known to be the representation of time in the Pokémon world, so what if somehow the ancient Sinnoh shown in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is part of a much more convoluted plot with time travel as the main ingredient? This Reddit thread has some of the craziest theories about this possibility. Whatever the case, time will tell. Right Dialga?
  7. Are we at the start of a trilogy?
    If there’s one thing we geeks are, it’s that we’re extremely observant. In the trailer shown on 26 February, something caught the attention of Reddit user Abertemmer. And that is that, indeed, underneath the book that opens before showing images of the game there is another pair of strategically placed tomes. It could be a coincidence, of course, but the possibility that Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the first in an ambitious trilogy has us salivating. Another option is that these two volumes are two expansions to the game in the style of Armour Island and Snows of the Crown. The third option is that these two books are there as props. But nobody wants that to happen, do they?
  8. Will the Unown return?
    According to the game’s official website, the ancient city of Solaceon will play an important role in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These ruins, which were featured in the original Pokémon Pearl and Diamond, are characterized as the only area in the game where Unown can appear and be captured. So why not expect a return of these charismatic, alphabetical critters?
  9. Will the colonization of Sinnoh be key to the plot?
    This question could be a “cheesy” one. The yellow kind, to be precise. The Sinnoh region is inspired by the province of Hokkaido, which was colonized by Japan in the late 19th century. Based on this, Reddit user SternMon suggests that the game will contain references to this historical fact in its plot and that the appearance of non-Sinnoh starter Pokémon such as Cyndaquil, Rowlet, and Oshawott would only disprove this theory.
  10. Pokémon: Breath of the Wild?
    We’ll leave the big question until last. The million-dollar question. The elephant in the room. How similar will Pokémon Legends: Arceus be to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The inspiration is clear and the path seems the most appropriate for the future of Pokémon, but will we see these changes reflected so quickly in the series? Opinions are more than divided. For now, the trailer points to major changes in gameplay, at least in terms of Pokémon capture: will the world be as vast as Breath of The Wild’s Hyrule, and will it be as graphically pleasing? And, above all, how many Pokémon just like Pikachu are there in the Pokédex?

We have no choice but to wait for the official answer to all these questions. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released in early 2022.

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