hisuian zorua zoroark pokemon legends arceus trailer

Last week, Game Freak teased us with a creepily found footage trailer hinting at new Pokémon in the Hisui region. Two days later, we got an updated version of the trailer that officially revealed Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark. These new forms of old favorites are Ghost/Normal-type, which is a first for the series. Game Freak put out another new trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus today, and they also updated the official website with new info.

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer

Hisuian Zorua

Reborn as a Ghost-Type Using the Power of Spite
These Zorua migrated to the Hisui region after being driven from other lands by humans, who shunned the Pokémon for manifesting uncanny illusions. But the Zorua perished, unable to survive the harsh Hisuian environment and strife with other Pokémon. Their lingering souls were reborn in this Ghost-type form through the power of their malice toward humans and Pokémon.

Disguising Themselves and Feeding on Targets’ Terror
If Hisuian Zorua spot a lone person or Pokémon, the Zorua may appear before them in a guise mimicking the target’s appearance. Unlike the illusions of the previously discovered form of Zorua, these ghostly mimicries are created using spiteful power emitted from the long fur on Hisuian Zorua’s head, around its neck, and on its tail. It appears that Hisuian Zorua absorb and draw strength from the terror of those who witness their illusions.

Hisuian Zoroark

Cursed Illusions Erupt Forth from Its Voluminous Coat
The spiteful power emitted from Hisuian Zoroark’s long, writhing fur projects terrifying illusions—and it can also inflict physical harm upon foes, damaging their bodies from both inside and out. And the illusions that Baneful Fox Pokémon projects have expressions of such utter malice toward every last thing upon this world that those who see them are said to be driven mad by the terror.

A Pokémon with an Unexpected Soft Side
Hisuian Zoroark is ferociously hostile and aggressive toward people and other Pokémon. But it appears to have a compassionate streak for those it considers close or like family. It has been seen to protect Hisuian Zorua, for example. Anyone able to establish trust with a Hisuian Zoroark would likely find it an invaluable ally.

Baneful Fox Mask

The new Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer ended with the reveal of the Baneful Fox Mask. You can look like a Hisuian Zorark yourself (sorry, Zorua) with this pre-order bonus. It’s available until May 9, 2022, via Mystery Gift. It’s unclear at this time if there will be any way to unlock it without pre-ordering.

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Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.

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