Revealed at the Pokemon Presents presentation
We got more info on Pokemon Legends today during the “Presents” stream, and it’s looking more exciting than….the last several generations of the series.
The self-described fusion of “action and RPG” will take place in the Hisui region (which will become Sinnoh). We got a beautiful new look at the Pokemon Legends regional map during the presentation, capped off by Mt. Coronet as the focal point.
Your job is to serve as a “Survey Corp” member, to observe Pokemon. It takes a Monster Hunter approach, with players camping out before a mission and messing about with food. If you take too much damage you can actually black out as a trainer, but you can also catch them in real-time with a Pokeball. Some creatures will run away, so you need to use stealth. Others will be more aggressive and confront you head-on.
Or, you can opt to battle with your own creatures in Pokemon Legends, which swaps to the RPG side of the coin. Now there’s “strong and agile style,” with increased power and lower speed for the former: with decreased power and increased speed for the latter.
Oh, and new Pokemon (two brand new, two new forms):
- Hisuian Braviary
- Hisuian Growlithe
Here’s a gallery of the new ‘mons, alongside of the Hisui map.