The opening cutscene for Pokémon Legends: Arceus has leaked

pokemon legends arceus opening cutscene leak

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch on January 28, but some players have gotten their hands on it early. As is often the case, a few copies of the game were sold early, and once someone puts it out there in ROM form, all bets are off. Spoilers are likely to abound in the coming days, and The Pokémon Company has already started issuing copyright strikes on some Twitter accounts with leaks. Be careful out there! That said, if you’re the type who wants to see some spoilers ahead of time, that’s an option too. We’ve seen little of the story so far in official trailers, but the opening cutscene for Pokémon Legends: Arceus just surfaced online. Read on at your own risk!

Pokémon Legends: Arceus opening cutscene leaks

A new post on the PokeLeaks subreddit shows off the early moments of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The opening cutscene shows the protagonist dressed in seemingly modern clothes, which suggests we could be dealing with time travel. They awaken to find themselves falling through a seemingly endless void, and their cell phone floats out of reach. Just then, Arceus appears in a golden light and returns the phone to the player. The title screen flashes, and then the protagonist awakens, seemingly in Hisui.

You can watch the Pokémon Legends: Arceus opening cutscene leak by clicking here, but it may not survive for long if Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have anything to say about it.

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.