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Nintendo Japan has released 3 TV commercials and an Introductory Video for the Nintendo Switch game Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus, which will be released on January 28th, 2022. This title offers a different world from the previous Pokémon series. The game is almost ready for release, so let's review the information that's been annouced so far. Press release pictures have been added to the Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus Imageboard thread.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus TVCM1


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNI8Bdle_1g

YouTube Clip - Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus TVCM2


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUT6sgUfBZs

YouTube Clip - Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus TVCM3


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhcOtVbPEUw

YouTube Clip - Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus Introductory Video


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=430N__0EzI8

The stage for the adventure is the Jade Region

The stage for the adventure is the Jade Region (ヒスイ地方), with its harsh natural environment.

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The story takes place in a time long ago, when there was no such thing as a Pokémon Trainer, and the region is eventually called the Sinnoh Region, the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

The protagonist's goal is to create the first Pokémon Zukan for the region.

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In the Jade Region, where the ecology of Pokémon has yet to be revealed, the protagonist becomes a member of the Ginga Gang, which operates in Kotobukimura (コトブキムラ), and goes everywhere to investigate Pokémon.

Different from the previous Pokémon series! - Freedom in a large field

One of the features of this title is that it offers the most freedom to explore in any Pokémon game. As you run through the fields of nature, you will investigate the Pokémon living in the Jade Region.

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Also, by riding Pokémon, you can travel not only on land, but also on water and in the sky, expanding the scope of your adventures even farther.

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Aim to catch

In order to catch Pokémon, you need to aim well and hit it with the monster ball.

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Some Pokémon even run away when they see humans...

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It's noticed him...!

When you try to catch such a Pokémon, hide in the grass and approach it gently to make it easier to catch.

Start a battle by throwing a ball containing your Pokémon

You can also start a Pokémon battle by throwing a ball containing your Pokémon near a wild Pokémon.

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If you throw it... it will start a battle!

The key to getting the most out of battles is to make the best use of Quick Work (早業), which makes it easier for you to act quickly while being less powerful, and Hard Work (力業), which makes it easier for you to act slowly while being more powerful.

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Attacked by wild Pokémon!

In the Jade Region, there are Pokémon that will attack if they see a human. If you are attacked, the main character will also take damage, and if you continue to take damage, your eyes will go black and you will have to return to the Base Camp, the base of your investigation...

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It is one thing to try to capture them while making full use of actions and battles, but it is also important to run away from the area when it is dangerous to continue the investigation.

Newly Discovered Pokémon and Jade Form Pokémon

In the Jade Region, there are newly discovered Pokémon that you haven't seen yet, as well as Pokémon with a Jade form that is different from the forms seen in other regions.

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Newly Discovered Pokémon

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Jade Form Pokémon

Three groups active in the Jade Region

In addition to the Ginga Gang, to which the protagonist belongs, there are two other groups in the Jade Region: the Kongo Gang (コンゴウ団) and the Shinju Gang (シンジュ団). The Kongo Gang and the Shinju Gang are both groups that have been around for a long time, but they often clash due to their different ways of thinking, with the Ginga Gang taking a neutral position.

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In addition, Kotobukimura also has a group of merchants who support the investigation of the main character.

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How do these people get involved in the hero's adventures? Please look forward to the new story.

Source: https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/article/5b4add11-5bdd-446a-af42-0c2936a7f818