Game Freak's next Pokemon title - Pokemon Legends Arceus - is going to do things a little differently. This is going to be a wider open-world experience with action-RPG mechanics that aims to revolutionise the mainline Pokemon games we know and love. It's still a Pokemon game, though, so there's a lot to look forward to if you're a die-hard fan.
If you're wondering which starter Pokemon to pick and take on your adventures with you, we've got everything you need to know about the starter Pokemon coming to Pokemon Legends Arceus. There are even rumours that we're getting Hisui Region variant evolutions! Here's what we know so far...
Pokemon Legends Arceus Starter Pokemon
In Pokemon Legends Arceus, Game Freak is drawing from several existing regions to bring the Hisui Region to life. There's three fan-favourite starter Pokemon on offer this time around, not new entries to the national Pokedex, but that makes the choice so much harder. You're going to need to choose from Oshawott, Rowlet, or Cyndaquil.
Here are the currently-known evolution trees for these Pokemon, based on their appearances in previous Pokemon games.
- Cyndaquil - Fire Type
- Cyndaquil > Lv 14 > Quilava > Lv 36 > Typhlosion
- Rowlett - Flying / Grass Type
- Rowlet > Lv 17 > Dartrix > Lv 34 > Decidueye
- Oshawott - Water Type
- Oshawott > Lv 17 > Dewott > Lv 36 > Samurott
If you want to evolve these Pokemon, you should be able to by simply levelling them up - just like Starter Pokemon in other Pokemon games.
Rumours - Hisuian variants of Starter Pokemon?
At the moment, we know that there's going to be a Hisuian variant of Growlithe and Zoroark, but what about the Starter Pokemon?
Well... Rumours are circulating to suggest that these will indeed have new "final forms" in their evolution trees. Centro Leaks, a notorious leaker for Pokemon content, has suggested that Typhlosion, Decidueye, and Samurott will all feature slightly new Hisuian variant forms. That's not all, though.
These variant forms will blend different types with the original types of these Pokemon and they will all reportedly feature new signature moves to reflect this. We don't know a lot, but Centro Leaks has shared the following...
We're still waiting for more information regarding these Hisuian variants of the Starter Pokemon's final evolutions, but it all sounds promising. Take everything above with a pinch of salt until we see more from an official source.