Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the new spin-off game that will hit the Nintendo Switch early next year, will take place in the Hisui region. This is the name given to Snouh, the region of diamonds, pearls and platinum and reshaped in antiquity. To put it more simply, the game takes place in the Snouh region.
So it’s not unreasonable that the events of that game are related to things you encounter in 4th generation games. But amazingly, it already appears to be true the other way around.
In the Kanalaf Library, Gym Sixth City, you can find books on Pokémon history. They’ve been in the news before because they mentioned that Pokémon and humans may have a common ancestor and because the Japanese version has been hinted at that they even shared a bed with each other. However, in a remake of Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, a new book can be found indicating that Manaphy may play a major role in Legends.
The book is called “Legends of the Sea” and gives the following knowledge: “Once upon a time in the Baltic Sea there was a Pokémon known as the Prince. A brave person from the Pokémon alive in the sea asked to show him the Prince. Mantyke, Buizel and Qwilfish with giant thorns recognized the man’s courage and accompanied him. Together they set out on A boat across a sea marked by the setting sun, sailing through the ocean gate, stretched over the waves. This news reached the ears of the Prince, who went to meet the brave little group at Seaside Hollow.”
At first glance the story resembles a fairy tale told by parents to their sons in Sinoh. But there are some elements that make you think there is more. Specifically “Prince”. The ninth Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, was called Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea in Japan. This was referring to Manaphy, a legendary Pokémon that in the original fourth generation could only be obtained through the occasional Pokémon Ranger game. However, you can now easily get it via Mystery Gift if you purchased the game soon after release. So having a big event doesn’t seem to make sense.
With that in mind, the link to Arceus seems more plausible, and there are three other factors that support this theory. First of all, there is the fact that the new releases do not contain any new content and this addition should have some significance, such as increasing the hype for the next game. In addition, you can read that the book is very old and was only recently deciphered, which would also make sense if it happened in the time of legends. After all, hundreds of years went by in the timeline. However, the biggest tip is the Qwilfish. Hisui introduces many variants and new regional developments and the chances are that Qwilfish is one of the two.
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