A new variant of a fan-favorite Pokémon recently appeared in Pokémon Go: Hisuian Voltorb. Based on the form of the explosive critter that appears in the newly released Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The character first appeared in-game earlier today upon the conclusion of a Team GO Rocket event.
Serebii Update: As the Team GO Rocket event ends in Pokémon GO at 10:00 local time on January 30th 2022, Hisuian Voltorb will start to spawn in the game.
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) January 29, 2022
In addition to a cool new Voltorb form, Niantic is also debuting some brand new avatar items that take after the outfits worn by the main characters in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Take a look at the new gear in the tweet below. The new items are available to all Pokémon Go players.
New Avatar Item alert!
To celebrate the launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, new avatar items inspired by the main characters’ outfits will be available to all Trainers! pic.twitter.com/0jAk7RCDW6
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) January 27, 2022
With the rollout of a new Voltorb form, Pokémon Go is celebrating the launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a game that marks an exciting change of pace for the series. Early signs such as solid launch sales suggest that fans are appreciative of the game’s unique direction within the series.
Have you encountered any Hisuian Voltorb in Pokémon Go? If you picked up a launch copy, what about in Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Are you still playing Pokémon Go with any regularity? Will we ever be closer to world peace than we were in that glorious first month of Pokémon Go? Share your perspective in the comment section below.