Pokémon fans were surprised by the announcement of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It’s a great prospect for gameplay, being a truly open world.
There have been many concerns about the Switch’s ability to run this game, as the trailer also showed some speed drops in the screenshots, but the game still holds a lot of promise.
The trailer shows that Poké Balls can be aimed and thrown outside of battle, something usually reserved for a battle menu option.
This game seems to be giving players more control over the character, introducing some new ideas for the Pokémon series that fans have been asking for for years. This includes a new way to catch and engage in battles with wild Pokémon.
Players can sneak up on a Pokémon, observe it and then throw Poké Balls in its direction to catch it. From the looks of it, it won’t be necessary to go into battle to catch a wild Pokémon, but stronger enemies will probably need to take damage before they can be caught.
As you already know, this game will not take place in a modern world, but in a bygone era in the Sinnoh region. The character is actually shown walking through a small village, and even the Poké Balls are shown as somewhat primitive.
Although they are easily recognisable by their colours, and seem to be mainly made of wood and steam came out of the top when Pokémon were caught, instead of the mythical green button.
In fact, there is no button at all on the wooden Poké Balls. It looks like the system will be a mechanical latch, but with some really impressive technology. Although Pokémon will still be dragged into the Poké Ball, so they will still have the same functionality, but in a more retro design.
This game is going to allow a glimpse into a unique time period and allow players to catch Pokémon in a different and new way.