Pokemon Legends: Arceus will let Sword & Shield players obtain Shaymin

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have revealed more bonus content for Pokemon Legends: Arceus. The game will be able to check the Switch system for records of playing the earlier Pokemon games released on the same console. Once found, it will let the player access exclusive content.

The earlier games in question are 2018's Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu & Eevee and 2019's Pokemon Sword & Shield. Having a record from either of the 1st-generation remakes will let players obtain special masks modeled after both Pikachu and Eevee, while records from the 8th-generation mainline titles will unlock a special research request that ultimately rewards Shaymin in its default Land Forme.


Find the official press release and screenshots right below. Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be available simultaneously worldwide for Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022.

Special In-Game Bonus Revealed for Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Shaymin (Land Forme) Bonus

Trainers who have played Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which they’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to their team. They’ll also be able to claim a Shaymin Kimono Set designed after this Mythical Pokémon.

The request that allows players to meet Shaymin (Land Forme) will be available to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits. Players can claim the Shaymin Kimono Set by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.

Shaymin (Land Forme)

It’s said the blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon this Pokémon and that feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

Category: Gratitude Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 8” (0.2 m)
Weight: 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg)

Pikachu and Eevee Masks Bonus

Trainers who have played Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be able to claim a Pikachu Mask and an Eevee Mask in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players can claim both the Pikachu Mask and the Eevee Mask by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.