'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Full Pokédex: All Nintendo Switch Game's Characters Confirmed

Pokémon Legends: Arceus has an enormous Pokédex for you to fill out, although it's not quite the largest one in the franchise's history.

Essentially a prequel, the open-world game is set in a bygone era before Pokémon and humans had learned to live in peaceful harmony. You play as an intrepid adventurer who has been sent on an expedition to study the hitherto uncharted region of Hisui (which will one day be known as "Sinnoh") and uncover its hidden secrets.

Completing this endeavor will require you to become familiar with the diverse flora and fauna of Hisui. You will need to research the area's plant life, survey its wild terrain, learn to craft materials and invent new gear by harvesting its resources.

Of course, your main task will be to compile an exhaustive Pokédex that lists every living creature that can be found roaming this newly-discovered land. Think of it like you're cataloguing the wilderness.

As seasoned veterans of Nintendo's franchise will know, the only way to add entries into your bestiary is to capture the relevant Pokémon. In the case of Legends: Arceus, your method for doing this will be slightly different, as you won't be solely reliant on defeating pocket monsters in combat. Instead, you'll need to use your wits to sneak up on them, lure them into traps and even tame them with an offering of their favorite foods.

How Long Is 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' and How Many Pokémon Are There?

According to estimates from those who have managed to play the game early (via leaked files), it takes roughly 20 hours to blast through the main story here. If you truly want to "catch 'em all" and fill out the entire Pokédex, then it could take you upwards of 35 hours.

This is because Pokémon Legends: Arceus has a roster of 242 individual creatures for you to discover. That might not be as many as are featured in titles like Pokémon GO or Ultra Sun and Moon, but it's undeniably a lot to get through.

If it follows in the footsteps of Pokémon Unite, then you can also expect to see those ranks swell as more and more characters are added to the Legends: Arceus roster over time.

'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Full Pokédex

Scyther in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Image shows Scyther in "Pokémon Legends: Arceus". This is just one of 242 creatures that you can catch in the new game. Nintendo of America

Although Pokémon Legends: Arceus is not out yet in North America, many details about the game have already started to filter through online.

Once people got their hands on early leaked copies (in the week commencing January 17), it was only a matter of time before the full Pokédex became public knowledge. Data miners quickly scoured through the game's code and began to share lists of all 242 creatures that can be captured in Hisui on Reddit.

These reports have now been corroborated by other players who have managed to produce detailed video walkthroughs on where to find each of the new beasts.

With that said, here are all 242 Pokémon that are included in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at launch. The numbers correlate to their respective Pokédex entries.

You can consult this list throughout your journey to see if you're missing any particularly elusive critters.

  1. Rowlet
  2. Dartrix
  3. Decidueye
  4. Cyndaquil
  5. Quilava
  6. Typhlosion
  7. Oshawott
  8. Dewott
  9. Samurott
  10. Bidoof
  11. Bibarel
  12. Starly
  13. Staravia
  14. Staraptor
  15. Shinx
  16. Luxio
  17. Luxray
  18. Wurmple
  19. Silcoon
  20. Beautifly
  21. Cascoon
  22. Dustox
  23. Ponyta
  24. Rapidash
  25. Eevee
  26. Vaporeon
  27. Jolteon
  28. Flareon
  29. Espeon
  30. Umbreon
  31. Leafeon
  32. Glaceon
  33. Sylveon
  34. Zubat
  35. Golbat
  36. Crobat
  37. Drifloon
  38. Drifblim
  39. Kricketot
  40. Kricketune
  41. Buizel
  42. Floatzel
  43. Burmy
  44. Wormadam
  45. Mothim
  46. Geodude
  47. Graveler
  48. Golem
  49. Stantler
  50. Wyredeer
  51. Munchlax
  52. Snorlax
  53. Paras
  54. Parasect
  55. Pichu
  56. Pikachu
  57. Raichu
  58. Abra
  59. Kadabra
  60. Alakazam
  61. Chimchar
  62. Monferno
  63. Infernape
  64. Buneary
  65. Lopunny
  66. Cherubi
  67. Cherrim
  68. Psyduck
  69. Golduck
  70. Combee
  71. Vespiquen
  72. Scyther
  73. Kleavor
  74. Scizor
  75. Heracross
  76. Mime Jr.
  77. Mr. Mime
  78. Aipom
  79. Ambipom
  80. Magikarp
  81. Gyarados
  82. Shellos
  83. Gastrodon
  84. Qwilfish
  85. Overqwil
  86. Happiny
  87. Chansey
  88. Blissey
  89. Budew
  90. Roselia
  91. Roserade
  92. Carnivine
  93. Petilil
  94. Lilligant
  95. Tangela
  96. Tangrowth
  97. Barboach
  98. Whiscash
  99. Croagunk
  100. Toxicroak
  101. Ralts
  102. Kirlia
  103. Gardevoir
  104. Gallade
  105. Yanma
  106. Yanmega
  107. Hippopotas
  108. Hippowdon
  109. Pachirisu
  110. Stunky
  111. Skuntank
  112. Teddiursa
  113. Ursaring
  114. Ursaluna
  115. Goomy
  116. Sliggoo
  117. Goodra
  118. Onix
  119. Steelix
  120. Rhyhorn
  121. Rhydon
  122. Rhyperior
  123. Bonsly
  124. Sudowoodo
  125. Lickitung
  126. Lickilicky
  127. Togepi
  128. Togetic
  129. Togekiss
  130. Turtwig
  131. Grotle
  132. Torterra
  133. Porygon
  134. Porygon2
  135. Porygon-Z
  136. Gastly
  137. Haunter
  138. Gengar
  139. Spiritomb
  140. Murkrow
  141. Honchkrow
  142. Unown
  143. Spheal
  144. Sealeo
  145. Walrein
  146. Remoraid
  147. Octillery
  148. Skorupi
  149. Drapion
  150. Growlithe
  151. Arcanine
  152. Glameow
  153. Purugly
  154. Machop
  155. Machoke
  156. Machamp
  157. Chatot
  158. Duskull
  159. Dusclops
  160. Dusknoir
  161. Piplup
  162. Prinplup
  163. Empoleon
  164. Mantyke
  165. Mantine
  166. Basculin
  167. Basculegion
  168. Vulpix
  169. Ninetails
  170. Tentacool
  171. Tentacruel
  172. Finneon
  173. Lumineon
  174. Magby
  175. Magmar
  176. Magmortar
  177. Magnemite
  178. Magneton
  179. Magnezone
  180. Bronzor
  181. Bronzong
  182. Elekid
  183. Electabuzz
  184. Electivire
  185. Gligar
  186. Gliscor
  187. Gible
  188. Gabite
  189. Garchomp
  190. Nosepass
  191. Probopass
  192. Voltorb
  193. Electrode
  194. Rotom
  195. Chingling
  196. Chimecho
  197. Misdreavus
  198. Mismagius
  199. Cleffa
  200. Clefairy
  201. Clefable
  202. Sneasel
  203. Sneasler
  204. Weavile
  205. Snorunt
  206. Glalie
  207. Froslass
  208. Cranidos
  209. Rampardos
  210. Shieldon
  211. Bastiodon
  212. Swinub
  213. Piloswine
  214. Mamoswine
  215. Bergmite
  216. Avalugg
  217. Snover
  218. Abomasnow
  219. Zorua
  220. Zoroark
  221. Rufflet
  222. Braviary
  223. Riolu
  224. Lucario
  225. Uxie
  226. Mesprit
  227. Azelf
  228. Heatran
  229. Regigigas
  230. Cresselia
  231. Tornadus
  232. Thundurus
  233. Landorus
  234. Enamorus
  235. Dialga
  236. Palkia
  237. Giratina
  238. Arceus
  239. Phione
  240. Manaphy
  241. Shaymin
  242. Darkrai
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Keyart
Image shows the keyart for "Pokémon Legends: Arceus". This image shows just a handful of the Pokémon that you will be able to collect in the game, as the full list is well over 200. Nintendo of America