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Will Pokémon Legends: Arceus have multiplayer?

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be available soon for Nintendo Switch, and for fans who are wondering about the inclusion of multiplayer mode, here's your answer.
Will Pokémon Legends: Arceus have multiplayer?

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is all set to release on 28th January on Nintendo Switch, developed to give an open-world experience different from all the Pokémon games released in the past. The game is available to pre-load, and players who pre-order the game will receive Hisuian Growlithe Kimono via the Mystery Gifts feature.

With the open-world concept that it brings to the game, many players are wondering whether Pokémon Legends: Arceus will feature multiplayer. Well, here's the answer to your question.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus multiplayer

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Multiplayer might be limited in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. (Picture: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company)

As per the gameplay that Pokémon Legends: Arceus is intended to offer, developers may implement multiplayer but in a limited way. As per various leaks available, it is unlikely that you will be able to battle with or against other players. 

However, as per the official story details, you will be able to trade your Pokémon with other players at the trading posts in Jubilife Village.

“Along with the headquarters of the Galaxy Team and your own lodgings, Jubilife Village boasts a range of useful institutions and services - such as the trading post, where you can trade Pokémon with other players,” the official statement read.

will pokemon legends arceus have multiplayer
You will have to spend money on Nintendo Switch Online membership in order to access the multiplayer feature. (Picture: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company.)

However, the catch is that this feature will not be available for every player and in order to be able to trade Pokémon, you will need to have a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership that costs 3.99 USD for one month, 7.99 USD for three months and 19.99 USD for twelve months.   


However, we will get to know about the complete details when the game releases officially, and who knows Nintendo might introduce more multiplayer features in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Be sure to check out and follow our dedicated Pokémon section to stay updated with the latest news, guides, leaks, updates, announcements, and more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Featured image courtesy of Nintendo / The Pokémon Company.