Here’s what we know about Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC plans

By Steven Rondina


Feb 15, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is almost certainly going to receive DLC, but what exactly does that entail? What are Nintendo’s plans for Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC.

There have been various rumblings about the future of the Pokemon Legends franchise after its debut with Arceus. Nintendo has yet to give official and definitive word about whether the game will be a one-and-done spin-off like Pokemon Conquest or the start of a brand new series in the vein of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. But the one thing that’s fairly certain is fans will be getting more of Pokemon Legends: Arceus in the future via DLC.

From leaked hidden content to credible rumors, there’s been quite a bit of smoke when it comes to more Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC. Here’s what’s known and what’s been said about the future of the game.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has had multiple DLC leaks

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has had multiple leaks that strongly suggest that DLC is coming.

The first came from multiple leakers ahead of the game’s release, including CentroLeaks on Twitter. As far back as October, CentroLeaks stated that new evolutions for the starters and new forms for Dialga and Palkia were coming. Alongside that was “DLC 2022.” They also went on to shoot down other rumors that were brought up in response with a high degree of accuracy.

Given how much of this has proven true, it’s hard to ignore the final component of the unannounced Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC. Alongside that are multiple hidden files discovered by data miners ElChicoEevee and DeepGameRes. ElChicoEevee is known for having spoiled the release of a slew of Pokemon Unite content.

The duo discovered a fully modeled and modern-looking room as part of a hidden map in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Outside the room is what seems to be a half-completed map. The map is missing some key components, but there is enough there that ElChicoEevee theorizes that it may be finished at a later time and used for DLC. If not, it was likely cut from the game due to time constraints.

Though there isn’t any official word from Nintendo, it’s very likely that there is something big behind this reveal.

What is the Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC release date?

It’s very likely that Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC will be coming later in 2022. But when exactly?

More specific than the 2022 time range is still uncertain. With Pokemon Sword and Shield, two DLC packs were released with the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra. Isle of Armor came out seven months after the game’s initial release, while Crown Tundra came out 11 months later. Depending on what Game Freak and Nintendo are planning, that would translate to Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ DLC coming out in the fall season of 2022.

As for what’s in store for the Pokemon Legends: Arceus DLC, CentroLeaks suggested that more than 100 more Pokemon would be added to the game. It’s unclear which would be added and whether more new variants would come, but there are many of notable omissions that could come back to a warm reception.