The Pokémon Company teases final evolutions of the starters in Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends Arceus Starters
Pokemon Legends Arceus Starters (Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a spin-off title set in ancient Sinnoh.
  • The starter Pokémon available to the player are Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott, from the Alola, Johto, and Unova regions.
  • The final evolutions of these starter Pokémon was teased in a new trailer for the game today.

It's time to don your spectacles, Pokémon trainers: The Pokémon Company released a new trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus today. In the newest spin-off title in the Pokémon series, players can choose from Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott. Despite being set in an ancient version of the Sinnoh region, the normal Sinnoh starters, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, will be catchable in the wild.

This isn't the first instance of things being remixed for the new game, as the Hisui starters seem to have final evolutions different from the ones seen in Alola, Johto, or Unova. The title for the new trailer suggests that the final evolutions are being shown in an official capacity for the first time. You can watch the trailer below to see for yourself.

We'll admit, it was pretty different to make out anything, if at all. However, with just a few more days to go, we'll be able to see the Hisui starters in their full glory when Pokémon Legends: Arceus arrives on the Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.