Pokémon Legends Z-A: Everything we know

Pokémon Legends: ZA was announced at the Pokémon Day: Pokémon Presents event in 2024. It looks like we’ll be returning to a familiar but rejuvenated city from past Pokémon games in “a vision of beautiful coexistence between people and Pokémon.”

Our first look at the new title showed a shiny Pikachu jumping around a futuristic city. It all seems perfectly idyllic to us, but what do we really know about the new Pokémon Legends game?

We’ve gathered everything we know here in one place and will update the page as new details emerge.

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Pokémon Legends: ZA release date

Pokémon Legends: ZA is scheduled for simultaneous release in 2025. We’ll have to wait for a more precise date and see if Pokémon Legends ZA will release on the long-rumored Switch follow-up. The new console could arrive in March 2025.

Image credit: The Pokémon Company.

Pokémon Legends: ZA Trailer

Pokémon Legends ZA was announced during the Pokémon Presents reveal event on February 27, 2024 with this teaser video.

Cover image for YouTube video.Pokémon Legends: ZA will launch simultaneously worldwide in 2025!​

Our first look at Pokémon Legends ZA in the Pokémon Day reveal trailer.

Pokémon Legends: history and setting of ZA

The game is set in Lumiose City, in the Kalos region, which we first explored in Pokémon X and Y in 2013.

The first trailer for Pokémon Legends: ZA shows old architectural sketches transforming into a futuristic world of shiny wire-frame buildings and holographic Pokémon.

It looks like the city is getting a modern makeover, but as we can see from the Prism Tower, it retains its Parisian influences.

According to the trailer’s official description, “an urban redevelopment plan is underway to turn the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokémon.” There are few story details to go on at this time, but the icon shown at the 1:51 mark in the announcement trailer suggests that Mega Evolutions will return.

Fleet.

The title ZA may also be a reference to the mysterious and disturbing AZ from Pokémon X and Y. It is thousands of years old and harbors a serious guilt complex for creating the ultimate weapon. He created it to revive his beloved Pokémon, Floette, but it’s not yet known if it was a particularly smart decision. Although judging by how this weapon was powered by Pokémon life forces and all those Pokémon graves on Route 10 in the Kalos region, we’re inclined to consider it a “bad move.”

The design of the ‘Z’ and ‘A’ in this game’s logo is also very reminiscent of Zygarde, one of the legendary Pokémon coming from Generation 6. This suggests that, similar to how Arceus was the legendary holder of the previous Legends game, Zygarde will take on that role in this new installment.

Zygarde itself is a pretty interesting Pokémon due to its three forms: a 10% dog form, a 50% snake, and its 100% humanoid form. The design of these shapes could come from Norse mythology, and each was inspired by one of the three children of Loki and Angrboða: Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel.

Zygarde at 10% can easily connect with the Fenrir wolf. This is a connection that deepens if we consider that the leash attached to the dog Zygarde is a version of Gleipnir, the ribbon-like rope that bound Fenrir until Ragnarök. Meanwhile, 50% Zygarde could be a version of Jörmungandr, the serpent that encompassed the world. Finally, when it comes to 100% Zygarde, the creature resembles a mecha, but could also be inspired by Hel. She ruled over a part of the afterlife in Norse mythology called Hel. (It’s not my fault they have the same name.)

10% Zygarde and 50% Zygarde.

Interestingly, all three of Loki’s sons participated in Ragnarök; Jörmungandr would signal his arrival by tormenting the seas, Fenrir would devour Odin, and all the souls trapped in Hel would arrive for one of the final battles. Whether or not this inspiration will come into play during Pokémon Legends: ZA remains to be seen. At least no one is Kalos and has created some kind of demon that will end the world… wait a second…

That’s all we know for now, but we’re excited for the opportunity to explore another important entry in the series. In the meantime, there are always more Pokémon Go events to loot and an upcoming mobile card trading game that could end up eating up all of our free time, forever.

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