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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pokédex: How to Complete

Pokémon Legends: Arceus, The Pokémon Company and Game Freak's first open-world action RPG for the series, is set to release Jan. 28, 2022.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus, The Pokémon Company and Game Freak's first open-world action RPG for the series, is set to release Jan. 28, 2022. / Photo courtesy of The Pokémon Company

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, completing the Pokédex is the central mission of the game.

As first announced by The Pokémon Company during a Pokémon Presents livestream in February, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to be the first open-world action RPG for the iconic franchise, while also inviting players to catch, survey and research wild Pokémon in order to create and complete the Sinnoh region’s first-ever Pokédex.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pokédex: How to Complete

The setting in question this installment around is known as the Hisui region, the original name of the Sinnoh region long before Pokémon Diamond and Pearl take place, which are both getting Switch remakes on Nov. 19.

After trainers rejog their memories after playing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in the months leading up to the launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they will be in great shape to start getting down to business.

As a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team, a group full of people who have come from various regions to study how Pokémon live in Hisui, trainers will be routinely setting off on excursions from the Jubilife Village base.

Pokédex Research Tasks for Shinx
Pokédex Research Tasks for Shinx / Photo courtesy of The Pokémon Company

In the open-world RPG, it won't be enough to simply catch Pokémon in order to gain significant progress towards finishing the Pokédex. Instead, players will need to study each one more in-depth by completing research tasks to flesh out their Pokédex entries.

Completing research tasks will also contribute to trainers' work with the Galaxy Expedition Team and raise their rank as a team member, granting them access to new areas.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to release for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 28, 2022.