Pokémon Legends: Arceus has a Shaymin event and kimono set

Pokemon Legends Arceus Shaymin event

We’re just a week away from the launch of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but there’s already another Pokémon adventure to look forward to. Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches on Switch early next year, taking us to an older version of the Sinnoh Region known as Hisui. Well ahead of its launch, Game Freak has just revealed a Mythical Pokémon event. If you’ve played Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, you’ll be able to acquire Shaymin, as well as a special kimono set.

Shaymin in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Unlocking Shaymin in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is no quick task. The research request you need to accept only becomes available after you’ve beaten the game and viewed the ending credits. Then, if the game detects save data from Sword or Shield, you can return to Jubilife Village to take on the quest. Complete the tasks laid out for you (which are currently unknown) and you’ll be able to acquire a Land Forme version of Shaymin.

Shaymin kimono set

legends arceus shaymin kimono set

You don’t have to wait until the end credits for all of the Shaymin content. Around an hour into the game, you’ll join the Galaxy Expedition Team. After doing so, simply speak to the clothier, and you can claim a Shaymin Kimono set. Like the Shaymin event, Legends: Arceus will need to detect save data from Sword or Shield.

Pikachu and Eevee masks

In addition to the Shaymin event and kimono set, Legends: Arceus is also getting Pikachu and Eevee-themed masks. These are unlocked in the exact same way as the Shaymin kimono set, but the game checks for save data from Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee instead.

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