The newly announced Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime sits at the intersection of the Pokémon video games and the anime series. Pokémon Legends Arceus video game was released in January 2022 and recently announced the release of a web animated series.
For all who grew up through the late 90s and 2000s, Pokémon was a household name. The animated series for the franchise aired from 1998 to 1999 before coming to Cartoon Network in 2001 successfully popularised the franchise further. The 2019 release Pokémon Journeys is rated 7.2/10 on My Anime List!
What is the Pokémon Franshise Currently Looking Like?
The Pokémon franchise has a series of TV anime, movies and game releases. The latest addition in the Pokémon games was Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl which was released in 2021. A surprise announcement came in last week with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet being scheduled for a 2022 release. Earlier this year, Pokémon Legends Arceus was launched.
The Pokémon Journeys TV anime was released in 2019 followed by Pokémon Master Journeys which began in 2020 and currently has 51 episodes. The most recent Pokémon movie was titled Secrets of the Jungle in 2020 preceded by Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution which was released in 2019. In recent years, the Pokémon franchise has been very consistent with its releases in terms of video games, movies and anime series.
About Pokémon Legends Arceus Video Game
Pokémon Legends Arceus was launched as a Nintendo Switch Game in January 2022. The game is set in the Hisui region and allows players to play as the characters in the Galaxy Expedition Team’s Survey Corps in Jubilife Village to go on expeditions and research Pokémon.
The allows crafting, capturing Pokémon with Pokéballs and also ridings Pokémons! The world of the game is an open 3D exploration and is reminiscent of Pokémon Shields! The gameplay introduces a combat system that lets the player engage in appropriate combat styles that they would like to use including agile or strength-based fighting. The name of the game also refers to the legendary Pokémon Arceus.
The game has introduced a number of evolutions for the existing Pokémon in the game Stantler, Basculin and Scyther. Trainer customization and photography are additional features along with a new Pokémon!
Pokémon Legends Arceus Trailer
Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime – What is on the Way?
Pokémon Day announced the upcoming Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime that is going to be released in 2022. The Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime will be released sometime in the Summer 2022 anime calendar and is suspected to release sometime in July or August. The anime will be set in the Hisui region just like the game. Hopefully, the playable characters in the game will also be introduced as the fleshed-out characters in the series.
Details about the number of episodes, specific release dates and official trailers will be revealed later by the Pokémon Company. It is officially confirmed that Wit Studio will be animating the Pokémon Legends Arceus series.
FAQs – Pokémon Legends Arceus Edition
Q. Where Can I Watch Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime Episodes?
A. The Pokémon Legends Arceus Anime has been announced for a Summer 2022 release. Pokémon Company has announced that further details on the release will be out subsequently. It has been termed as a Web Anime Release and will possibly follow suit as its previous franchise releases. The series may get a platform release like on Netflix as Pokémon Master Journeys did in the US.
Q. Is Arceus the first Pokémon?
A. Arceus is said to be the first Pokémon in existence and one of the oldest known Pokémons in the given universe. Arceus is said to have created Dialga, Palkia and Giratina as well as the lake guardians. Arceus first appeared in the 2009 movie Arceus and the Jewel of Life.
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