Pokémon Conquest can teach us these aspects of Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Legends: Arceus promises to bring many emotions and deepen the history of the saga. And it is that the game takes fans to the past , although it is not the first Pokémon video game to do so. As collected by our Game Rant colleagues, Pokémon Conquest already took us back in time and, therefore, has a few things to teach us about of what Pokémon Legends would bring: Arceus.
Both titles focus on medieval Japanese aesthetics but , especially, in what represents a Pokémon like Arceus . The plot of the spin-off starts when a legend claims that whoever conquers and unifies the Ransei region will have the opportunity to meet Arceus, who supposedly created Ransei. As soon as this legend emerged, Ransei plunged into war, with each of Ransei’s 17 kingdoms vying for control. The way people clamor to control the power of Arceus, even when described as a divine creator, gives a good indication of where the story of Pokémon Legends: Arceus could go. . Wars in Ransei to control a mythical Pokémon are not a new idea, but Pokémon Conquest sends an important message: no Pokémon is too big to be claimed in the eyes of humans. On the contrary, some humans will always want to control Pokémon, rather than treating them as equals.
Pokémon Conquest can so influence the true personality of Arceus as in a scary, fake version of this creature. In Pokémon Conquest, Arceus is depicted as a kind and benevolent being with faith in humanity. When he sees how much Nobunaga and the protagonist care for the Ransei region, he leaves it, entrusting the region to his care. In other words, Pokémon Conquest showed Arceus as a kind being who wants to cooperate with humans. Pokémon Legends: Arceus could perfectly give Arceus the same role, making his relationship with the protagonist essential to integrate Pokémon into the lives of humans and vice versa.
Another aspect that differentiated Pokémon Conquest with respect to the rest of the titles in the saga, is that Arceus, a Pokémon , pass final judgment on humans and their accompanying creatures, rather than a trainer or other human with responsibility. Pokémon Legends: Arceus could aspire to do the same. Arceus will undoubtedly play an important role in the plot, so ideally, players will interact with him extensively.
As you can see, there is a good handful of ideas of Pokémon Conquest that could be seen reflected in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. What do you think?