Hisuian Pokémon

Continuing the trend of adding new Pokémon variants depending upon the region, as started with Pokémon Sun & Moon, Pokémon Legends Arceus introduces new variants, Hisuians. These variants are unique to the game at time of release. This page is to detail all of these Pokémon

Unreleased Pokémon

Hisuian Growlithe

English Name: Growlithe
Jp. Name: Guardie

Type: Fire/Rock-type
Classification: Scout Pokémon
Height: 2'07"
Weight: 50lbs

Growlithe was revealed during the Pokémon Presents
Soft fur, stony horn This is Growlithe as it appears in the Hisui region. Its Hisuian form has longer, more voluminous fur than the previously discovered form of Growlithe. This soft, heat-retaining fur helps the Pokémon thrive even in the frigid Hisui region. The sharp horn on its head is made of rock, but it breaks easily, so Hisuian Growlithe uses it only when it'll have the greatest effect. A wary Pokémon that guards its territory with a partner Hisuian Growlithe are highly vigilant and tend to be seen watching over their territory in pairs. Apparently, they have lived apart from humans for a long time and are unused to being around people. Building trust with a Hisuian Growlithe takes time.

Hisuian Growlithe Artwork

Hisuian Voltorb

English Name: Voltorb
Jp. Name: Biriridama

Type: Electric/Grass-type
Classification: Sphere Pokémon
Height: 1'08"
Weight: 28.7lbs

Voltorb was revealed in December 2021 after a small promotion showing Poké Balls on the official site
This enigmatic Pokémon has a glossy, spherical body. It looks very similar to the Poké Balls of the Hisui region, what with the wood-grain-like makeup of its body's surface and the hole on the top of its head.? There seem to be countless seeds packed inside Hisuian Voltorb. Occasionally, it spouts these seeds out of the hole in its head. However, no one knows exactly what it’s like inside the Pokémon’s body, because inside the hole, it’s pitch-dark. It’s impossible to see anything even if one peers into the hole.?

This Pokémon is always in high spirits and has a friendly personality. However, it discharges its stored electricity all at once from the hole in its head when it gets excited, so it frequently shocks humans and Pokémon in its vicinity. Even the slightest provocation can set off such a discharge, so in human settlements, Hisuian Voltorb is considered a nuisance. Tales of people temporarily plugging the hole on Hisuian Voltorb’s head and kicking it out of settlements are not entirely uncommon.?

Hisuian Voltorb Artwork

Hisuian Zorua

English Name: Zorua
Jp. Name: Zorua

Type: Normal/Ghost-type
Classification: Spiteful Fox Pokémon
Height: 2'04"
Weight: 27.6lbs

Hiusian Zorua was revealed in special found footage from the Hisui region 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.

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 Zorua Artwork

Hisuian Zoroark

English Name: Zoroark
Jp. Name: Zoroark

Type: Normal/Ghost-type
Classification: Baneful Fox Pokémon
Height: 5'07"
Weight: 160.9lbs

Hiusian Zoroark was revealed in special found footage from the Hisui region

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.

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.

Hisuian Zoroark Artwork

Hisuian Braviary

English Name: Braviary
Jp. Name: Wargle

Type: Psychic/Flying-type
Classification: Battle Cry Pokémon
Height: 5'07"
Weight: 97.5lbs

Braviary was revealed during the Pokémon Presents
A solitary bird Pokémon that flies in from the north in winter When Rufflet in the Hisui region evolve, they become Hisuian Braviary. In the winter, this Pokémon flies in from somewhere farther north. It's larger than the previously discovered form of Braviary and tends to live alone rather than in flocks. Shock waves of psychic power Hisuian Braviary can imbue its eerie screeches with psychic power to generate powerful shock waves. It then uses its sharp talons to tear at and seize prey weakened by these shock waves. Apparently, it can also use its psychic power to sharpen its sixth sense and enter a trance that boosts its physical abilities.

Hisuian Growlithe Artwork