Pokémon Legends Z-A coming to Nintendo Switch systems in 2025

By Sanjeev 3 Min Read

After a whole decade of waiting, fans are finally getting the Pokémon Z game. Except that the game would be called Pokémon Legends Z-A and that it would be another year before they can enjoy them.

Pokemon Legends: Z-A Official Trailer

Pokémon Presents 2024

The game was announced at today’s Pokémon Presents event hosted by Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company.

Also announced at the event was a new game for iOS and Android platforms called Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, which will arrive later this year.

Pokémon Legends Z-A Release Date

On the other hand, we still don’t have a definite launch date for the Pokémon Legends Z-A. So far, we’ve only been informed that it will be coming to “Nintendo Switch systems” sometime in 2025.

Pokémon Legends: Z-A, an ambitious new entry to the Pokémon video game series, will launch on Nintendo Switch systems in 2025

The timeline also makes us hopeful that the game will be available for the yet-unannounced Switch 2. The console was previously rumored to launch this year before the news of it being internally postponed till 2025.

Pokémon Legends Z-A Gameplay: What we know so far

A City Map of Lumiose Ciity - The Official Setting for Pokémon Legends Z-A Game

Coming to the game, it will take place entirely in Lumiose City. The city is based on Paris and is part of the wider Kalos region (based on France).

The Kalos region consists of a total of 16 cities. It was the setting for Pokémon X and Y games released in 2013.

These games introduced Zygarde, which we believe is what the Z in Z-A is for. Thus, we expect to see more of the legendary Pokémon in the upcoming game.

An image of legendary Zygarde Pokémon

In addition, the game will also continue the open-world experience and new in-game mechanics introduced in the last Legends game. 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus came out in 2022 and ended with Violet and Scarlet. The game took us to the ancient Hisui region that would later turn into Sinnoh.

However, Z-A is looking to be heading in the complete opposite direction. The trailer so far reveals a far-advanced city.

The official description also mentions some kind of renovation going on in Lumiose City. 

A new adventure awaits within Lumiose City, where an urban redevelopment plan is under way to shape the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokémon.

The trailer also teases Mega Evolutions, which looks to return after a decade.

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