Pokemon Legends: Arceus Is Pokemon’s Most Tragic Story Ever
Every good JRPG usually ends with the player killing God. But no game has made me want to defeat an omnipotent deity more than Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This is because the main character of Pokemon Legends: Arceus, aka the God of Pokemon himself, is far from being a benevolent, kind creature who cares about his creation. Instead, Arceus is a huge, evil jerk who doesn’t give a damn about the world and provokes the most tragic story a Pokémon game has ever told.
Warning: This article and embedded video contain major spoilers for the entire Pokemon: Legends Arceus storyline, including the post-game. Watch only if you don’t care about spoilers or you’ve completed the entire main story quest.
In this ending game video, I talk about how Arceus proves that in Pokemon Legends he is not just chaotic neutral, but also completely evil. His crimes include kidnapping children, inflicting permanent amnesia on train conductors, trapping benevolent demigods in horrific inverted dimensions, ignoring the plight of the people they are meant to protect, shifting all of their responsibilities onto others who are less equipped to deal with them. , and forgo their pious duties to play collectible games and travel around the country. You know, for jokes.
And unlike the major tragedies of other Pokemon games, Pokemon Legends: Arceus doesn’t have a happy ending for those most affected. Unless, of course, DLC comes out, in which case we will have to pay extra money for a satisfying end to these divine tragedies.
After all, Pokemon Legends: Arceus doesn’t let us kill God, but the Pokemon God proves for sure that they would deserve it if it happened.
For the full details, watch the video above and be sure to check out our Pokemon Legends: Arceus review and our in-depth wiki guides throughout the game, including how to finally defeat Arceus.
Rebecca Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.