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What is Pokemon Legends: Z-A?

By Olivia Richman


Feb 27, 2024

Reading time: 1 min

Pokemon Presents celebrated Pokemon Day with a handful of new game and event announcements. The most exciting was a reveal at the end for a game called Pokemon Legends: Z-A. Here’s everything we know so far.

What is Pokemon Legends: Z-A?

Pokemon Legends: Z-A is a new Legends-style game that will bring trainers to Lumiose City. This big city was first introduced in Pokemon X & Y and it will now be the entirety of where Z-A takes place.

Within Lumioise City, it appears that there’s a massive redevelopment plan underway. It’s unclear what this entails but it seems like the city is being rebuilt to allow Pokemon and humans to co-exist.

Pokemon players are guessing they might be helping with constructing and designing the city and its buildings. But we don’t actually know what’s going on.

When is Pokemon Legends: Z-A coming out?

During the Pokemon Presents, we were given the year 2025 as the release date. There was no specific date, however, so stay tuned.

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Will Pokemon Legends: Z-A be on the Nintendo Switch 2?

Z-A is set to be released on “Nintendo Switch systems,” but the exact console wasn’t mentioned.

Pokemon fans were quick to discuss the Nintendo Switch 2, however. The Pokemon Company has followed a pretty strict release timeline that has trainers speculating. Despite saying they may slow down their releases, Game Freak usually has a pretty predictable schedule.

For this reason, some believed that Pokemon Legends: Z-A is skipping 2024 to purposefully align with the release of the Nintendo Switch 2.