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Shaymin Available in Pokemon Legends: Arceus with Sword and Shield Save Data

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Shaymin

Pokemon Legends: Arceus will feature the Mythical Pokemon Shaymin and other bonuses for those who have save data from other games.

As stated in the press release (via email) and on the official website, those with save data from Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield will unlock a special research request after beating the main game. This in turn gives them the chance to add Shaymin (in it’s Land Forme) to their team.

They can also claim a special Shaymin Kimono Set to wear, which can be obtained after about an hour of play. In addition, those with save data on Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee will gain both a Pikachu and Eevee Mask to wear.

 

You can find the full rundown (via the press release) below.

Special In-Game Bonus Revealed for Pokémon Legends: Arceus Shaymin (Land Forme) BonusTrainers who have played Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which they’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to their team. They’ll also be able to claim a Shaymin Kimono Set designed after this Mythical Pokémon. [1] The request that allows players to meet Shaymin (Lande Forme) will be available to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits. Players can claim the Shaymin Kimono Set by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. [2] Shaymin (Land Forme)It’s said the blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon this Pokémon and that feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers. Category: Gratitude PokémonType: GrassHeight: 8” (0.2 m)Weight: 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg) Pikachu and Eevee Masks BonusTrainers who have played Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be able to claim a Pikachu Mask and an Eevee Mask in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players can claim both the Pikachu Mask and the Eevee Mask by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. [3]

 

[1] Players will be able to claim these bonuses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus if they’ve launched the game as a user with play records from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on their Nintendo Switch system.

[2] It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where claiming bonus outfit items is available.

[3] Players will be able to claim these bonuses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus if they’ve launched the game as a user with play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system. It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where claiming bonus outfit items is available.

 

This is not the only time Pokemon are featuring perks from other save data. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will feature Mew and Jirachi if user’s have save data from Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eeveeand Pokemon Sword or Shield respectively.

Pokemon Legends Arceus launches January 28th, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

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