Pokémon Legends Arceus: Hit or Miss?

By: Sean Collins, Jounalist

The latest Pokémon installment arriving in early 2022 could potentially be a success, but there may be some downsides to the game.

The old region, new storyline. The Sinnoh region returns in the feudalistic era when it was known as Hisui. Hisui is a Chinese-themed world. Galar was in Great Britain, Alola in Hawai’i, Unova in the United States, and Kalos in France. All of the others are based in different parts of Japan.


  1. Mix-matched starter Pokémon. Cyndaquil, Oshawott, and Rowlet are all from different regions, let alone Sinnoh. So what are they doing there? Which one is the best? Well, people are already picking Cyndaquil, the fire-type. But we can’t quite choose quite yet. Starting in Alola, Pokémon have been taking on different forms based on the region, even acquiring different types! There may be new Hisuite forms. The starters may change types, which could alter the winner of people’s attention and the battles.
  2. Speaking of battles, the battle mechanics have been changed. In the footage provided, you don’t have to battle a Pokémon to catch it, and the battle graphics appear to be nice. The game has plenty of time to come out, so I think the graphics will improve.
  3. The ‘main Pokémon’ is Arceus, the god of the Pokémon. It could be on the teams of many, given it has very good stats.  Though it may be late-game and difficult to catch, also its type is normal, it is a true powerhouse.


  1. The game is not fully open-world like its predecessors, Sword and Shield were. What does this mean for the game? If you can’t do all sorts of things in between going from challenger to challenger, where’s the fun?
  2. There aren’t gyms like the previous Pokémon games, just challenger bosses that will be difficult.
  3. We don’t know much about the game yet! Since there are a couple more months in the development, there is more yet to come!