The Pokémon Company International and Game Freak have shared a new trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, introducing the Diamond Clan, the Pearl Clan and Ginkgo Guild Merchants.
The Hisui Region’s Two Clans: The Diamond Clan and the Pearl Clan
In addition to being home to the Galaxy Expedition Team, two other groups reside in the Hisui region: the Diamond Clan and the Pearl Clan.
The people of the Diamond Clan often speak of the importance of cherishing the present and living in the moment with one’s allies. On the other hand, members of the Pearl Clan frequently advocate the importance of valuing the vast, spacious land shared with others.
Although the Diamond Clan and Pearl Clan disagree on many of their beliefs, they seem to nevertheless share many similarities. Both clans don clothing designed to resemble certain Pokémon, and both pay respects to special Pokémon they call lords and ladies -or collectively, noble Pokémon. Moreover, both clans have wardens who serve these special Pokémon.
The Young Leaders in Charge of the Diamond and Pearl Clans
- Adaman: Adaman serves as the leader of the Diamond Clan and has Leafeon as his partner Pokémon. This daring young man hates to see time go to waste and likes to rush forward without worrying too much about particulars.
- Irida: Irida serves as the leader of the Pearl Clan, and her partner Pokémon is Glaceon. As a leader, she feels it is important to have the courage to face the vast Hisui region. Though she is suspicious when first meeting people, she will slowly come to trust the player thanks to the help they provide in quelling the noble Pokémon.
Ginkgo Guild Merchants
A group of merchants known as the Ginkgo Guild also operates in the Hisui region. Not native to Hisui, members of the Ginkgo Guild travel around the various locations of the region, selling the wares they have gathered.
With Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the developer has looked to “deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far, while honouring the core gameplay of past Pokémon titles.”
As part of the Galaxy Expedition Team, you will set out on an adventure through the Hisui region – the land that eventually came to be known as the Sinnoh region. With the bustling Jubilife Village serving as your base of operations, you will leave the settlement to complete assignments and requests that will challenge you to study areas of the Hisui region.
Your first stop will be one of the base camps that will serve as an outpost for your work, and a place where you can rest during an excursion to let your Pokémon recover their health or craft items using the base camp’s workbench.
As you work towards completing the Hisui region’s first Pokédex, your rank as a member of the Galaxy Team will increase and you will have the chance to meet interesting characters and unique Pokémon that call the region home.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 28th January 2022.