Hisuian Voltorb revealed in explosive way for Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Hisuian Voltorb

Yesterday, visitors to the Pokémon Legends: Arceus webpage were treated to an unusual event, in which the entire page would fill up with Poké Balls from the Hisui region. Clicking these objects would make them go away, but you had to be careful which ones you eliminated because some of them exploded! This, of course, got the theories rolling about a possible Hisuian Voltorb reveal. Thankfully, The Pokémon Company didn’t keep us waiting long, and has officially revealed this new regional form.

Much as with the Kantonia Voltorb, the Hisuian variant is designed to mimic the region’s Poké Balls. Of course, since Poké Balls in Hisui are made of wood, the Hisuian Voltorb’s lower half has a glossy, wooden finish to it. Consequently, this form of Voltorb is a combination Electric/Grass type, which is another fairly rare typing, only being found elsewhere in Rotom’s lawnmower form.

Another feature of Hisuian Voltorb’s design is the small hole in its head. This hole allows the creature to discharge its stored electricity at even the slightest provocation. Unfortunately for the region’s residents, Hisuian Voltorb is very friendly and remains in high spirits, so it’s seen as more of a nuisance than anything.

There’s still around a month and a half until Pokémon Legends: Arceus‘ launch on January 28, 2022, so there’s plenty more time to see if any new Hisuian forms get revealed. The Pokémon Company has definitely stepped up their reveal game from the infamous 24-hour Glimwood Tangle stream where Galarian Ponyta was revealed, so whatever else they have in store for us should hopefully be just as exciting as this one!


Steven Rollins
Steven has been involved in video game reporting for over five years now. In his spare time, he can be found speedrunning, writing fanfiction, or watching as much anime as he possibly can.