When Nintendo first announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus back in early 2021 as part of the series' 25th Anniversary event, nobody knew quite what to expect. The idea of an open-world Pokemon game sounded intriguing enough on paper, but how exactly this would impact the series' tried and tested formula was anybody's guess. One year on from that announcement, however, and fans of the series now have a definitive answer to that question.

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Though certainly familiar in places, Pokemon Legends: Arceus offers a very different experience from a traditional Pokemon game. As a result, there's quite a big learning curve for new players, even those who have experience with one or more of the game's predecessors. This guide will serve as a one-stop shop for those players, providing tips and tricks, useful information about Pokemon and story missions, and much more.