Pokémon Legends Z-A
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A new Pokémon Legends game is on the way for 2025

Z-A? Like pizza?

The Pokémon Company aired its official 2024 Pokémon Presents presentation today, and it closed it out with some good news. Another Pokémon Legends is on the way, dubbed Pokémon Legends Z-A, and it’s currently scheduled for 2025.

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Today’s teaser trailer shows Pikachu running through a blueprinted city, where many different Pokémon are hanging out. Eventually, the text reveals the “Urban Redevelopment Plan” for Lumiose City – a central location in the Kalos region, the home of Pokémon X and Y.

Pokemon Legends Z-A, as it appears to be called, is a new entry in the Legends series and could be an interesting look at the origins of another beloved locale.

Legends among us

Legends started off with Pokémon Legends Arceus in 2022, as an interesting side-branch of the mainline series. Transporting its protagonist back in time to the early days of the Diamond and Pearl region, it was much more focused on catching, collecting, and exploring.

And to its credit, Pokémon Legends Arceus was pretty well-received. Now, especially after the troubles that Scarlet and Violet went through, a Legends game might be a good stop-gap for franchise woes.

Importantly, Z-A is not launching until 2025. While it could be an early launch for that year—Arceus was a January game—that still means we’re now looking at a year without a new Pokémon entry, as S/V has wrapped its DLC. Hopefully the gap is a good thing. But it does make me curious about what the Switch’s holiday lineup will look like for 2024.


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