Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest title in the Pokémon franchise from Nintendo and GameFreak. This entry marks the start of a new generation of Pokémon games and boasts its own unique story and gameplay mechanics. Players may be wondering how old the protagonist is this time around, and the answer might be a surprise.

According to dialogue from the game, the protagonist in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is 15 years old. Lucas and Dawn return for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as the duo has aged several years from their Diamond and Pearl debuts. Given that the game takes place canonically after Diamond and Pearl, it makes sense that the protagonists have aged up.

Those questioning how a game set in the past is a sequel to the Diamond and Pearl games may be in for a shock when they play Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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While the protagonists may be familiar in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players are sure to encounter a handful of new characters in the Hisui region and several new evolutions for existing Pokémon. There’s plenty to see and do in what is shaping up to be the most surprising entry in the franchise yet with Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

For more on Pokémon Legends Arceus, be sure to check out some of our other articles here on Pro Game Guides, like the Best starter to choose in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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