A new trailer for Pokemon Legends Arceus has revealed the new Pokemon Kleavor, character customization, and more.
The new gameplay trailer shows once again that players can ride Pokemon such as Wyrdeer, Basculegion, and Braviary. This seemingly happens after using a flute to attract a wild Pokemon (playing the same jingle in Diamond and Pearl‘s opening). Players are even able to throw Pokeballs in a “drive-by catching.”
Wardens were also introduced; people who protect the special Pokemon of the Hisui region. The official website also confirms that, while it is rare for Pokemon and People to work alongside one another, players can battle these Wardens.
As with other NPCs, these Wardens resemble characters from Diamond and Pearl, such as Mai (Marley), and Arezu (Mars). Lian has some features that somewhat resemble Black and White Gym Leader Clay. Iscan may be an ancestor of Black and White Elite Four member Marshal.
Jubilife Village is also discussed, showing how players can craft items, use the pastures akin to the Box system of older games, and customize their trailer. Players can even take photos with their Pokemon in a studio.
Thee red-eyed frenzied Pokemon in prior trailers are called Alphas, and beating them can earn you rare items. Catching them can net you a powerful ally however. Stronger still are the Pokemon Nobles. Based on the arm-bands of the Wardens, these could include Wyrdeer and Basculegion.
According to the official website, Nobles glow and grow giant when frenzied, and must be calmed by throwing balms made of its favorite food at it. Players must dodge their attacks in the meanwhile, but can enter a Pokemon Battle to temporarily stun it- should they defeat it.
One of these Nobles include the brand new Pokemon Kleavor. Scyther evolves into Scizor by trading when holding a Metal Coat. As neither of these technologies exist, it seems the Bug and Rock type Kleavor was once Scyther’s evolution. It should be noted some trade evolution Pokemon have been seen previously, and Electivire in this one (who evolves holding an Electirizer- a decidedly modern piece of technology).
Special minerals caused Scyther to evolve into Kleavor, causing parts of its body to harden into stone. As it battles, its body becomes chipped, only making its stone sharper. These chipped pieces of stones were used to make tools by the people of the Hisui region. It’s axe-like arms are used to mark trees with symbols, or outright fell them. The trailer shows it using a move called Stone Axe.
Finally, the official website reveals that- in the ancient past of Sinnoh- players will get a smartphone. The Arc Phone resembles Arceus, and is obtained early in the player’s adventure. It seems to have a mapping function (showing locations of berries and powerful Pokemon), and promises other mysterious powers.
You can find the Noble Pokemon trailer below.
Pokemon Legends Arceus launches January 28th, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.