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Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date and pre-order bonus guide

Which bonus outfit sets come with each edition of the game?

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the godlike Pokémon Arceus on a rainbow background in Pokémon Legends: Arceus Image: The Pokémon Company

In this Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-order guide, we’ll show you when and where you can purchase the latest creature capturing game. This guide will show you each retailer that is accepting pre-orders, and we’ll show you the minor differences in bonuses between each store. This buying guide will also explain what you get if you pre-order the physical or digital version of the game.


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Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date on Nintendo Switch

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus release date is Jan. 28, 2022. The latest game in the long-running franchise is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

If you want to learn more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, check out the game’s latest overview trailer.


Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-order bonus downloads

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-order bonus is fairly straightforward and similar across all major retailers with one small difference.

Those who pre-order physical copies of Pokémon Legends: Arceus before the game’s release date will receive two in-game items after the game’s launch:

  • Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set
  • Baneful Fox Mask
Pokémon Legends Arceus release date pre-order bonus for Amazon
Amazon’s outfit set is different than other retailers
Image: Nintendo/Amazon

Every retailer is offering this same bonus, except for Amazon which has a slightly tweaked pre-order bonus with a Garchomp Kimono Set instead of one mimicking Hisuian Growlithe.

Those who pre-order digital versions of Pokémon Legends: Arceus will receive the same outfit bonuses, but they will also be able to redeem a code to receive 30 Heavy Balls.

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