And like every other time this has happened with the Pokemon series, all the new Pokemon form and forms have been revealed too!
So as per usual, we’re gonna cover them all here at Gaming Reinvented. Hence if you don’t want any spoilers about now, stop reading.
Seriously, this is your last warning. Block any Pokemon or Pokemon Legends: Arceus hashtags on social media sites, and go somewhere else.
Because there are spoilers everywhere, and this article is no exception.
Regardless, if you’re ready, let’s go!
Starting with the bit I’m sure you’re all interested in. What are the new Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?
Are there any new interesting ones, like alt evolutions of the starters?
Well yes and no. On the one hand, there aren’t any new starter evolutions. Those just get forms, as we’ll show later.
But lots of other Pokemon get them regardless. Including Ursaring and Qwilfish!
This one is a weird one. Ursaring wasn’t ever expected to get an evo, but it got one anyway, and it’s bipedal in some animations and a quadruped in others. Stats wise it’s basically just ‘a more powerful bear’, though its design is admittedly pretty cool.
Regardless, it’s a Normal/Ground type with the following stats:
130 HP / 140 Atk / 105 Def / 45 SpA / 80 SpD / 50 Spe
Meanwhile here’s, Qwilfish’s evolution. It’s got a super weird design overall, though its existence is appreciated given its earlier forms lack of usefulness in most games. It’s a Dark/Poison type (like its earlier form’s regional variation), and has the following stats:
EVs: 85 HP / 115 Atk / 95 Def / 65 SpA / 65 SpD / 85 Spe
And they’re not the only ones. No, Sneasel gets an evo too. Here it is, pictured alongside its prevolution’s Hisuian form:
Yes, it’s called Sneasler, and looks even more humanoid than its predecessor. Like with Ursaluna, it’s basically Sneasel but better, but it’s a decent inclusion nonetheless, with an interesting Poison/Fighting typeset, plus base stats of the following:
80 HP / 130 Atk / 60 Def / 40 SpA / 80 SpD / 120 Spe
Finally, we have a new legendary. This guy is part of the Forces of Nature trio, and named Enamorus.
Either way, it’s an interesting one, with a Fairy/Flying typing, the following stats, and some potential usefulness in whatever metagame developers in future.
Normal Form Base Stats
74 HP / 115 Atk / 70 Def / 135 SpA / 80 SpD / 106 Spe
Therian Form Base Stats
74 HP / 115 Atk / 110 Def / 135 SpA / 100 SpD / 46 Spe
Regardless, those are the ones we haven’t already seen in trailers. For completeness sake though, here are the Pokemon we already knew about, plus their model and stats…
With Wyrdeer being the first. As expected it’s basically Stantler except sorta decent, and adds the Psychic typing to make it a Normal/Psychic Pokemon instead of a mere Normal type. Here are its stats:
103 HP / 105 Atk / 72 Def / 105 SpA / 75 SpD / 65 Spe
So onto Basculegion then. And this one… actually has some interesting form differences.
Since as it turns out, both the male and female version have (slightly) different designs and (more noticeably) different stats. Here are the stats for the male version:
120 HP / 112 Atk / 65 Def / 80 SpA / 75 SpD / 78 Spe
As you can see, it’s more Attack focused. Meanwhile its female versions’ stats…
120 HP / 92 Atk / 65 Def / 100 SpA / 75 SpD / 78 Spe
Are more Special Attack focused instead. They’re both decent upgrades for an otherwise fairly useless Pokemon, but your entire team building strategy is gonna need to change based on which gender you get.
Finally, here’s Kleavor, Scizor’s Hisuain equivalent. As we know it’s a Bug/Rock type, albeit with the following stats:
70 HP / 135 Atk / 95 Def / 45 SpA / 75 SpD / 85 Spe
That gives us higher attack and speed than Scizor, but lower defence, special attack and special defence stats in exchange. Going to be interesting to see how it stacks up.
Still, onto the new forms now. We all knew that Braviary, Growlithe, Zorua, Zoruark and Voltorb got new forms here…
So we’ll quickly get the already known about one stagers and families first.
Starting with Braviary’s regional form. It’s an odd choice thinking about it, given it’s a regional form of an American Eagle found in a Japanese area.
Either way, it’s a Psychic/Flying type with the following stats:
110 HP / 83 Atk / 70 Def / 112 SpA / 70 SpD / 65 Spe
Hisuian Zorua and Zoruark
There are also new forms for Zorua and Zoruark too. They’re dark as hell backstory wise (they were introduced to a region they couldn’t survive in, so died and had their souls return to haunt the living), but otherwise pretty decent stats and data wise. With Normal/Ghost typing and the following stats, they’re pretty scary looking to say the least:
Hisuian Zorua’s Stats
35 HP / 60 Atk / 40 Def / 85 SpA / 40 SpD / 70 Spe
Hisuian Zoruark’s Stats
55 HP / 100 Atk / 60 Def / 125 SpA / 60 SpD / 110 Spe
Before moving onto the rest. For example, Both Growlithe and Arcanine have new designs here.
Hisuian Growlithe and Arcanine
And they both look pretty damn cool, given how they were based on traditional statues. Either way, their Fire/Rock type, with the following stats:
Hisuian Growlithe’s Stats
60 HP / 75 Atk / 45 Def / 65 SpA / 50 SpD / 55 Spe
Hisuian Arcanine’s Stats
95 HP / 115 Atk / 80 Def / 95 SpA / 80 SpD / 90 Spe
As do Voltorb and Electrode, given how standard Poke Balls didn’t exist this early in history.
Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode
With both being Electric/Grass types with all the quirkiness you’d expect. Interestingly, the one difference stats wise is 10 extra points in speed, because we all know that Electrode wasn’t fast enough already…
Hisuian Voltorb’s Stats
40 HP / 30 Atk / 50 Def / 55 SpA / 55 SpD / 100 Spe
Hisuian Electrode’s Stats
60 HP / 50 Atk / 70 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 150 Spe
Basculin also gets a new form here…
With the exact same typing as its normal form. Same stats too, which makes you wonder why there’s another form here. Hmm.
Still, it’s not the only unexpected choice here. No, Liligant gets a new form too…
Which in its case, adds the Fighting type and flips its attack and special attack stats around. It’s basically a physical counterpart to the original version, which is neat enough.
Its stats are as follows:
70 HP / 105 Atk / 75 Def / 50 SpA / 75 SpD / 105 Spe
Continuing the weird redesigns trend, Avalugg also got a regional form too…
Which is basically the same as Avalugg as it already is, except slightly more brown in terms of colour scheme. It’s now a Rock type too (which is not great competitively), and its stats are even more physical orientated than than the existing version, so you have to wonder why exactly they changed anything here.
Its stats are as follows:
95 HP / 127 Atk / 184 Def / 34 SpA / 36 SpD / 38 Spe
Finally, we have two new regional forms of the Goomy family.
Hisuian Sliggoo and Goodra
And yes, we did say two, since Goomy is being ignored altogether. For whatever reason, while its evolutions get Hisuian forms, the original one doesn’t.
Regardless, they’re neat designs. They make the family look more like snails with shells, and add a neat Dragon/Steel typing to the mix too.
And that brings more defensively orientated stats too. Indeed, while the differences are very minor, it seems like their HP and speed has been slightly cut in favour of their defence, befitting the new typing.
Either way, you can find their stats here:
Hisuian Sliggoo’s Stats
58 HP / 75 Atk / 83 Def / 83 SpA / 113 SpD / 40 Spe
Hisuian Goodra’s Stats
80 HP / 100 Atk / 100 Def / 110 SpA / 150 SpD / 60 Spe
Still, onto some more ‘interesting’ forms now. Namely, the new forms of the starters from this game.
Hisuian Starter Evolutions
Since as you all figured, there was a reason they picked three random starter lines from three different generations. Namely, a form related reason.
Whether they’re worth that priviledge… well that’s another question. As you can see, they’re an ‘interesting’ bunch to say the least…
And their reception has been mediocre to say the least. Out of this batch, Samurott is at least the most well received, though the other two are seen as questionable revisions at best.
Regardless, their typings are slightly unique (Water and Dark for Samurott, Grass and Fighting for Decidueye and Fire/Ghost for Typhlosion) and their stats are that little bit different, so they certainly differentiate themselves from their original counterparts well.
Hisuian Samurott’s Stats
90 HP / 108 Atk / 80 Def / 100 SpA / 65 SpD / 85 Spe
Hisuian Decidueye’s Stats
88 HP / 112 Atk / 80 Def / 95 SpA / 95 SpD / 60 Spe
Hisuian Typhlosion’s Stats
73 HP / 84 Atk / 78 Def / 119 SpA / 85 SpD / 95 Spe
Dialga and Palkia’s Lord Forms
Finally, we’ve got new forms for Dialga and Palkia. Known as their ‘Lord’ forms, these ones make them look way more like Arceus, in all its equine glory.
Yeah, they’re interesting aren’t they? Certainly not the kind of designs people expected, but they certainly have that alien feel to them nonetheless. As for game data?
Eh, they’re mostly the same. Their types are identical to before, and their stats are… mostly the same, with a few minor tweaks here and there (Dialga now has higher special defence than attack, Palkia trades its attack for speed). So probably good competitively, but almost interchangable with their original versions.
Lord Dialga’s Stats
100 HP / 100 Atk / 120 Def / 150 SpA / 120 SpD / 90 Spe
Lord Palkia’s Stats
90 HP / 100 Atk / 100 Def / 150 SpA / 120 SpD / 120 Spe
So yeah, that’s every new Pokemon and form in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. It’s not the best set of new Pokemon or forms from what we’ve seen, but it’s more than we expected at least, and adds a nice bit of flavour to a somewhat lacking generation.
But what do you think? Do you like the new Pokemon and forms shown in the article? What do you think of Pokemon Legends: Arceus based on the leaks?
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