Pokemon Legends Adventure on the Horizon: Release Date and Details for Z-A

Two years after Pokemon Legends Arceus, Game Freak has revealed exciting details about the next entry in the series: Pokemon Legends Z-A. Let’s delve into everything we know so far!

About Pokemon Legends: Z-A

Pokémon Legends: Z-A is an upcoming open-world RPG set to be released for the Nintendo Switch. It’s the next installment in the Pokémon Legends spin-off series, following Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Unlike its predecessor, Legends: Z-A takes place entirely within a futuristic version of Lumiose City, the central hub from Pokémon X and Y. The game has sparked excitement with the return of the Mega Evolution mechanic, allowing trainers to temporarily supercharge their Pokémon. With a new region to explore and classic features making a comeback, Pokémon Legends: Z-A is shaping up to be a big adventure for Pokémon fans.

Pokemon Legends Z-A Release Date

While a specific release date hasn’t been announced, Pokemon Legends Z-A is confirmed to launch sometime in 2025. This follows the release pattern of Pokemon Legends Arceus, which surprised fans by arriving in January 2022 instead of the usual holiday release window. So, we might see Pokemon Legends Z-A hitting shelves in the earlier part of 2025.

Confirmed Pokemon

Get a sneak peek at some familiar faces! Based on the first trailer, these Pokemon are confirmed to appear in Pokemon Legends Z-A:

Pokemon Legends Z-A Release Date

  • Absol
  • Aegislash
  • Arbok
  • Bellsprout
  • Dragonair
  • Eevee
  • Emolga
  • Flabebe
  • Fletchling
  • Furfrou (multiple forms)
  • Gyarados
  • Hawlucha
  • Heracross
  • Hippopotas
  • Klefki
  • Krookodile
  • Litleo
  • Magikarp
  • Noibat
  • Onix
  • Pikachu
  • Pinsir
  • Pyroar
  • Sandile
  • Staryu
  • Sylveon
  • Talonflame


According to the official Pokemon Twitter account, Pokemon Legends Z-A takes place on Nintendo Switch consoles. The wording hints at the potential for a cross-generation release, similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launching on both Wii U and Switch simultaneously.

While details on a potential second platform remain under wraps, rumors of a new Nintendo Switch sequel might hold the key. This doesn’t necessarily confirm a simultaneous launch across both platforms, but the possibility of experiencing Legends Z-A on both consoles exists.