Why is Arceus just a mythical Pokemon

Pokémon Legends Arceus looks like the open-ended Pokémon RPG we've been waiting for

Pokémon Legends Arceus has been announced, a new open-ended Pokémon RPG that looks inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Unveiled during the franchise's 25th Anniversary Pokémon Presents Showcase, Pokémon Legends Arceus changes perspective behind your trainer's shoulder as you roam a wide open world to free-catch Pokémon and battle Trainers.

The game acts as the origin story for the Sinnoh region, the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl where you must create the first Pokedex by exploring the region.

The starter Pokémon in Arceus (Image: Nintendo)

The starter Pokémon are also a strange mix: Trainers choose from Rowlet from Alola, Cyndaquil from Johto or Oshawott from Unova before embarking on the adventure.

The trailer indicates that you can catch Pokémon without fighting them. The trainer hides behind the grounds before throwing pokeballs. There is also fighting, although it is unclear if this is restricted to other coaches only.

A new mythical Pokémon is also featured in the trailer called Arceus, which isn't all that different from the horse Calyrex featured in Sword and Shields The Crown Tundra DLC.

While it certainly looks inspired by Zelda: Breath of the Wild's open world, it also looks like a natural extension of the Wild Areas in Sword and Shield that were developed in the DLC expansions.

This is Arceus (Image: Nintendo)

It's interesting how this appears to start a new branch of Pokémon video games instead of being a sequel to Sword and Shield. While there has been little information about mechanics, it is certainly an exciting vision of Pokémon's future.

Pokémon Legends Arceus will be released worldwide on Nintendo Switch in early 2022.