The mystery is finally solved
What you need to know
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an open-world Pokémon game set in feudal Sinnoh.
The region, called Hisui, is home to special regional variants of Pokémon.
The newest Hisuian Pokémon to be revealed are Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark.
After a creepy video set in the Hisuian region of Pokémon Legends: Arceus showed grainy footage of Pokémon found in the region, the Pokémon community immediately set off trying to discern what kind of Pokémon the videographer could be describing.
⚠️ Calling all Trainers! ⚠️
A researcher has made a rare discovery in the Canalave Library: some mysterious footage that appears to document the landscape of the Hisui region…
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) October 19, 2021
The man behind the camera breathlessly remarks, “It’s adorable. The white fur on top of its head and around its neck is so fluffy… Its eyes are round and yellow…”
After much speculation, The Pokémon Company finally revealed the “restored” footage, showing the mysterious Pokémon found by the researcher.
⚠️ Research update! ⚠️
Thank you for your reports, Trainers.
A few days ago, a researcher uncovered some mysterious footage of the Hisui region. Professor Oak looked through all of your findings and was able to restore the video.
Please take a look. pic.twitter.com/hMHQiMP1wy
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) October 21, 2021
The new Pokémon are what seem to be new Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark. Originally stemming from the Unova region where Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 are set, these Pokémon are known for their ability to shapeshift, as well as their mischievous temperament.
While not officially stated on the Pokémon Legends: Arceus website, some media outlets like Serebii.net claim that these new Hisuian forms are Normal/Ghost types. This gives them immunity to Fighting, Normal, and Ghost types, which will be interesting to see in upcoming competitive circles. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to release on January 28, 2022, with more details to come in the coming months.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Create the first Pokédex
Choose from a medley of starters: Cyndaquil, Rowlet, or Oshawatt, and embark on a journey through feudal Sinnoh ad you strive to create the very first Pokédex. This open-world adventure is a whole new take on the Pokémon formula, with new mechanics and mysteries to uncover.