While most people are still munching on hours of adventure in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, if you’re nearing the end of the main story, you might be wondering if DLC is coming to the table. While there’s no official word yet, fortunately Legends: Arceus leaves quite a bit of room for where a potential DLC could go.
Warning: Minor spoilers to the story and location in Pokemon Legends: Arceus (or rather the location Not in Legends: Arceus) followed.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus does a pretty good job of exploring the breadth of “Wide Hisui”, but there are some important locations appearing in the game. Diamonds and pearls that we never actually get to visit Hisui its past may well be ripe for some sort of DLC area down the line, big or small.
On the main continent, two springs are immediately remembered as the Forest of Eterna and the City of Canalave. While it looked like we were visiting the forest in the Obsidian Fieldlands, the Forest of Eterna was north of Jubilife in Diamond and Pearl, while Heartwood was further south in an area we didn’t actually visit in Diamond and Pearl. Canalave is actually in a similar boat, as it is west of Jubilife in an area that appears to be covered by ocean on the Hisui map. However, both are relatively minor points, so they are less exciting DLC fodder than the other possibilities.
A slightly more interesting possibility is Iron Island, an area you visit in Diamond and Pearl and traverse along the Riley. This can be seen as a small new area in Legends: Arceus, and even opens up the possibility of including the Regi trio in an update, as Platinum includes Iron Ruins and Registeel within. That also means adding Regice and Regirock to their respective locations in Mount Coronet and (presumably) a cave in the Cobalt Coastlands.
But these are small potatoes. Think big. What about the subway? In Diamond and Pearl, the Underground is an extensive cave system used for secret bases and gem mining, but in more recent remakes, there are huge caves of all kinds. Various Pokemon are waiting to be captured, many of which extend the Sinnoh Dex over what. it was in the original. The Hisuian version of this cave system can be a hugely fun place to explore and could open up exciting possibilities as to what Pokemon might be out there… as well as the possibility of online play. appropriate line.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus NPC looks like diamond and pearl character
And finally, what if we were even bigger? Legendary Pokemon Giratina appeared in Legends: Arceus, so what if we travel to its Distorted World? This seems like a slightly longer paragraph. It’s hard to say what kind of Pokemon might appear there or what we might even do there since Giratina is already available in the main game. In addition, the World is distorted not in recent times Shining Diamonds and Shining Pearls redo at all. But it’s still an interesting possibility to puzzle over.
A final possibility is the appearance of other regions in Legends: Arceus. This seems unlikely, as Game Freak will most likely save these for other Legends games in the future. But many characters refer to other regions, including Alola, Kanto, Johto, and Galar. So we know it’s possible to travel to them from Hisui, and even if it’s just a minor occurrence, it would be nice to see a historical version of any of these familiar places.
In addition to the location, Legends: Arceus certainly has a lot of story themes that it could still end up with the DLC. The ending of the game opens up a lot of possibilities for the future of Jubilife, other towns that could be built one day, various mysteries scattered around the world like Old Verses, unreal characters convincing endings, etc. Hopefully Game Freak will add more works to the world of Hisui to wrap up at least some of these works.
Fortunately, there’s still a lot of work to be done in Legends: Arceus at the moment. To help you, we have tons of tutorials for anything you might want to know about Pokemon, its story or mechanics, as well as rate the whole game.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
https://www.ign.com/articles/pokemon-legends-arceus-leaves-room-dlc Pokemon Legends: Arceus leaves plenty of room for DLC