The Pokémon Company has updated the Pokémon Legends: Arceus website with information about save data bonuses from other Pokémon games. If players have save data present for Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on their Nintendo Switch when playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they can unlock a special research request to catch the Legendary Pokémon Shaymin (Land forme) upon viewing the game’s credits. You can also obtain a Shaymin themed kimono for your character.
Catch the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme)
If you have play records from the Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, you’ll be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which you’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to your team.
This research request will be available for you to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits.
Shaymin Kimono Set:
You’ll also be able to claim the Shaymin Kimono Set. You can claim this in-game outfit by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)
That’s not all though because if you have save data for Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu or Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee, you can obtain Pikachu and Eevee themed masks (depending on which version you own) masks for your character to wear as well.
Get Pikachu- and Eevee-Themed Masks:
If you have play records from either the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! game, you’ll be able to claim both the Pikachu Mask and the Eevee Mask in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
You can claim these masks by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team. (It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where this option is available.)
What do you think of these bonuses? Do you think they are nice little save data bonuses for the game or do you wish there was something a bit more rewarding? Let us know in the comments!