Pokemon Legends: Arceus is only a few short months away and it’s set to add a bunch of new Hisuian Pokemon forms into the game.
The likes of Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark, Hisuian Growlithe and Hisuian Braviary have already been revealed, with other Pokemon such as Stantler and Scyther getting new evolutions.
Ahead of the game’s launch, I imagined 10 Pokemon that would really benefit from getting a Hisuian Form. Let’s take a look.
It’s no secret that Voltorb and its evolution Electrode are based on Pokeballs. Their spherical shape and red and white colour scheme is what we’ve become accustomed to when trying to catch the wild creatures.
The problem with its original design is that it’s based on the newer Pokeballs and not those found in the Hisui Region. This presents The Pokemon Company and Game Freak with a perfect opportunity for a Hisuian Voltorb/Electrode.
Below is our highly accurate mock-up of what one might look like. It could join Mow Rotom as one of the only Electric/Grass-type Pokemon in the game.
Magnemite, Magneton and Magnezone are another set of Pokemon that feel too advanced for the Hisui Region.
I’d love to see an “origin story” version of the series stalwarts that debuted back in 1996.
Snorlax was a big part of Pokemon lore back in the first games, blocking off multiple routes for players until they could wake it up. Sadly, since then, the beast has faded more and more into obscurity – which is no surprise given there are now over 900 different Pokemon.
I understand that it got a Gigantimax form but giving Snorlax a Hisuian form and featuring it more in Legends Arceus would be very welcome.
Onix is another Pokemon that seems to have been mostly forgotten about. That, and more so its evolution Steelix, were two of the most popular Pokemon from the first couple of generations, but they’ve not had much love since.
Steelix did get a Mega Evolution but giving the duo a new type combination would be great.
Dragon-type Pokemon are generally left alone. A few got Mega Evolutions but since then, none have got their own regional form.
It would be awesome to see the OG Dragon-type family get some love in Legends Arceus.
While not quite as much of a favourite as Snorlax, Sudowoodo played a similar role as the sleeping giant in Gold and Silver, blocking players’ paths until they found a special item.
Given that Legends Arceus harkens back to a time gone by and Sudowoodo is a tree, I think this could be an interesting one.
I may be a bit biased as Heracross is in my top five, maybe even three Pokemon, but give the beetle some love.
Giving it a unique Bug/Dragon or Bug/Dark-typing would be really interesting and I’d be a happy man.
Lucario is another fan-favourite Pokemon that got the Mega treatment but for me, the most exciting thing about regional Pokemon is the fact they take on another type.
I think Lucario is the perfect candidate to take up the unused Fighting/Fairy-typing and offer something really different.
Bronzor and Bronzong aren’t great, truth be told. However, if the Hisuian Pokemon we’ve seen so far are anything to go by, there is great potential.
If you look at the likes of Wyrdeer and Basculegion, The Pokemon Company has given fairly boring Pokemon a major improvement. Bronzor and Bronzong could be good candidates to get the Pokemon Legends: Arceus Hisuian Form treatment.
There’s something a little different about Sneasel and Weavile. Weavile is pretty strong, they look good and have a good type combination.
Mixing them up with a new Hisuian form could be a lot of fun!
There are many Pokemon with messed up backstories and Phantump is certainly one of them. It is effectively the spirit of dead children.
While highly unlikely, it would be interesting to see what Phantump and Trevenant were like before they became possessed.
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