To say that Pokemon has struggled to adapt to changes in the RPG genre is probably the coldest take. But one area where this is especially true is character customization. It always seems like a step forward, a step back. X & Y introduced some fun options, but they didn’t carry over to Omega Ruby & Alpha Saphire. Likewise, we had great choices in Sword & Shield, but only a few outfits in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Thankfully, the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus will correct that wrong.
As seen in the latest trailer, Legends: Arceus will feature a bunch of customization options for our former Gen 4 trainers. Most excitingly, this includes a variety of hairstyles, with different lengths, colors, and textures.
Yesterday’s trailer takes a quick break from the action towards the end to show off the customization options, which is obviously the best. Here we have a look at some of the hairstyle options, but it looks like there’s more to unlock. Basic styles include short, long, pixie cut, curl, braids, and survey body style – giving you a faction-based hair accessory. While it’s not far short of Sword & Shield offerings, it’s still a promising start, especially when the spinoff has kept the options incredibly limited.
Full customization options are explained at 10:20 in the trailer, so check them out for yourself below.
Although the sneakers are pretty much the same, Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl don’t let you change the hair on your own. Some of the outfits you can buy in Veilstone City will change your hair, but they are part of a set. Oh, and you can’t dye your hair like you can in Legends: Arceus, so I hope you like what you picked out at the start – because I don’t.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set to launch in just two weeks, on January 28. It will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
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