Can You Pre-Load Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

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With Pokémon Legends: Arceus just days away, many players might be wondering if it's possible to pre-load it. Here's what you need to know.

The next Pokémon adventure is nearly here. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is gearing up to reshape the classic RPG franchise as we know it. Players are eagerly anticipating Game Freak's latest development, as the adventure brings everything out into the open. Pokémon can be found wandering freely across this ancient Sinnoh region, and battles are set to work a little differently too.

Sadly, though, it seems certain elements of the game have been a victim of leaks, with some players already streaming the game on Twitch. Whether you've been curious or have managed to stay spoiler-free, you'll likely want to know how to jump into the game as soon as possible.

Can You Pre-Load Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

Yes, pre-loads for Pokémon Legends: Arceus are now live. Players can download the game now in time for its release on Jan. 28th. Of course, you won't be able to play it until it unlocks.

How Big is the Pokemon Legends: Arceus Pre-Load?

The file size for Pokémon Legends: Arceus is sitting at 6GB, according to Like most releases, it's possible that a Day One patch will be deployed so the final size could be bigger.

Players who download a digital copy of the game will also receive a bonus of 30 Heavy Balls, though this offer is only available until March.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches on Jan. 28th, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.