Massive leak reveals every new Pokemon in Legends: Arceus

By Steven Rondina


Jan 19, 2022

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A Pokemon Legends: Arceus leak has purportedly revealed all the new evolutions and Hisuian variants in the upcoming release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

While The Pokemon Company has been teasing fans with reveals of the new regional variants and evolutions that will be coming in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, leakers have spilled the beans on all of them. This follows a number of individuals on Twitter claiming to have acquired physical copies of the game more than a week before its official release.

This led to a massive leak of assets related to new Pokemon from Legends: Arceus. The lineup includes rumored new evolutions for the three starting Pokemon, as well as new forms of Dialga and Palkia, a new Unovan “force of nature” legendary, new evolutions for Sneasel and Ursaring, and more.

Hisuian Goodra, Lilligant, and Avalugg leaked

A variety of new Hisuian Pokemon were uncovered in the leak, some of which have new evolutions. Among them are Hisuian Goodra, Lilligant, and Avalugg.

Lilligant and Goodra are set to receive a thorough redesign with the Goodra line resembling snails while Lilligant is seeing a new pink and green look that hearkens to Fomantis. Unfortunately, Avalugg looks to be more of a reskin of the original that reflects a new rock-ice typing.

Though these are all evolved Pokemon, the lower forms haven’t been revealed yet. No Hisuian Petilil, or Bergmite have been shown.

New evolutions come to Hisuian Sneasel, Qwilfish, Ursaring

Alongside these are Hisuian versions of Sneasel and Qwilfish that will be receiving alternative evolutions. In the same way Galarian Meowth evolved into Perrserker instead of Persian, Sneasel and Qwilfish will allegedly evolve into completely new Pokemon.

The Hisuian equivalent to Weavile is oddly lanky, but fits the appearance of different Pokemon that were shown by Nintendo itself in the game’s official trailers. The Pokemon was shown climbing a mountain, which means that it could end up being another Pokemon used to traverse the environment.

At present, it doesn’t seem as though Ursaring will be receiving a Hisuian form but will instead be receiving a new evolution. This new evolution looks to be a radical departure from the original, which was one of the most realistic-looking Pokemon of all.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus leaks include new Dialga, Palkia forms

Also among the Pokemon Legends: Arceus leaks were new forms of Dialga and Palkia, as well as an all-new legendary.

Dialga and Palkia are receiving new forms that seem to have a similar motif to Kyurem or Necrozma. Kyurem and Necrozma were capable of merging with other legendary Pokemon from their generation, and Dialga and Palkia will seemingly be able to do the same with Arceus.

The new forms were heavily panned by fans, regardless of origin. This new look for Dialga seemingly has a cannon stuck in its throat. Meanwhile, the new Palkia’s distinct shoulder patterns moved up to become enormous earrings on what is now a quadrapedal Pokemon.

A new legendary Pokemon also took some heat from fans for its alleged design.

A new force of nature was discovered among the Pokemon Legends: Arceus leaks, with a fairy-flying typing. The Pokemon is a part of the trio previously made up Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus. As with those three, it has a normal and a Therian form that looks more animalistic.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set to arrive on January 28. Expect official assets for these leaked Pokemon to be revealed ahead of the game’s launch.


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