Pokémon Legends: Arceus will not have “online battles”

Once again we have an interesting detail regarding one of the most anticipated games in the Nintendo Switch catalogue, which has recently been confirmed. This time it’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

In the text below, it’s confirmed that this title will only allow you to trade Pokémon with other games through the Jubilee Village booth, but not battle online as such. The information comes from a press release shared by The Pokémon Company.

It reads as follows:

Online battles will not be available in this game. To trade Pokémon with other players, you will need to use the communication features of the Nintendo Switch system. A paid Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required to use certain features.