The trailer mainly includes a montage of gameplay, but at one point near the end it also shows the starter Pokémon evolving into their third and final forms, although it only shows them in sihouette.
At the start of the game players will get to choose between Rowlet, Cyndaquil and Oshawott as their starter, who over time will evolve to Dartrix, Quilava and Dewott respectively.
However, it’s their third forms – Decidueye, Typhlosion and Samurott – which are being teased with new looks in the trailer, which can be seen here:
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“You may have met Dartrix, Quilava, and Dewott in your other adventures,” the video’s description reads. “But you’ve never encountered their Hisui region Evolutions.”
Ahead of the game’s release next week, a number of Japanese video game websites have been posting their first impressions of Pokémon Legends: Arceus following a recent hands-on event.
Famitsu praised the game for moving the Pokémon series in a new direction, saying: “It’s safe to say that this game is completely different from previous titles.
“The first thing that impressed me when I started playing was the exhilarating feeling of moving around freely in the vast field.”
Blending action and exploration with Pokémon’s RPG roots, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has one of the most unique settings in the history of the series.
Rather than the regular challenge of defeating gym leaders and the Elite Four to become a Pokémon master, Legends focuses on discovery, with players challenged with studying Pokémon in a bid to complete the Hisui region’s first Pokédex.