Pokémon Legends: Arceus leak shows how Pokémon’s evolution has changed

Pokémon Leakers have begun to reveal secrets from the upcoming Switch title Pokémon Legend: Arceus and the latest of these suggests a major change to the way Pokémon evolution works.

Normally, when your Pokémon reaches a certain level, it will evolve into a new form if it has the ability to do so. This usually takes place directly after the battle is over and can only be canceled by the trainer during the evolution screen.

According to a Leaked screenshots are from Pokémon Legend: Arceus, you’ll now need to go into your pouch and manually evolve a Pokémon once you’ve met its requirements.

While this shouldn’t be a big deal for most Pokémon, the wording might suggest that special evolutions due to items, friendships, and other causes have returned. This should also complement the game’s new crafting system quite well. However, keep in mind that none of this has been confirmed yet.

As we’ve only seen leaks around the current game, we haven’t seen players use this evolution function in-game yet, so its requirements remain unknown.

Pokémon Legend: Arceus will be released on Friday, January 28, which is just over a week from now. Now that the leakers have gotten their hands on the game, chances are there’ll be a steady stream of new content popping up in the coming days.

If you’re determined to avoid spoilers then we recommend staying away from Pokémon social media communities until the final game is available for players to enjoy later this month.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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