Pokémon Legends: Arceus game mechanics presented in a new trailer

A brand new pokémon game!

Will be released in two weeks Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but already now we get a deep insight into how the game’s system and mechanics differ from traditional games in the beloved series. Not only do we get to see how the user interface conveys information, but also how the mechanics of capturing the little monsters differ.

Details we get confirmed are also that players will be able to exchange Pokémon between each other via a special service at Trading Post. Where you exchange Merit Points (a denomination in the game) to exchange items or Pokémon. So you will still be able to share the gaming experience with your friends. However, it seems Pokémon Legends: Arceus does not have version-exclusive Pokémon and can capture all the game’s monsters entirely on its own.

We also see that the game is based on a mission structure familiar in other major role-playing games, where the player completes main missions to advance the story. Pokémon Legends: Arceus also has a suite of side quests called Tasks, which can provide additional rewards and experience points in the form of Exp. Candy. How much variety these side quests have remains to be seen, but keep your expectations low.

There is a lot to dissect from the trailer and if you want to get all the juicy knowledge, I recommend that you take a look Austin John Plays analysis (he also has incredibly useful guides and tips for everything to do with Pokémon and Nintendo). Then there is official website a fantastic source for great looking pictures and facts about special Pokémon – for example, everyone’s darling Hisuian Growlithe!

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released on January 28 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.