Okay, so you probably would have been preordering Pokemon Legends Arceus for your Nintendo Switch long before its January 28 2022 release date if you have an ounce of interest in this BOTW style Pokemon spin-off, even if there were no preorder bonuses to be had. But the fact you will get a whole host of Pokemon goodies if you do jump in early makes it a bit of a no-brainer if you were going to pick it up anyway.
How to preorder Pokemon Legends Arceus
Preorder bonus items come with both digital and physical versions of the game so there is no need to worry about potentially missing out on anything although how you purchase the game can annoyingly affect what it is you get.
Anybody purchasing Pokemon Legends Arceus before launch day on any format will receive the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set – the costume set pictured above.
However, and this isn’t really a preorder as such but anybody who buys and downloads the game from the Nintendo eSho[p before May 9 2022 will also receive 30 in-game Heavy Balls which have a higher catch rate than your regular old Poke Ball (although they do have a shorter range, so factor that in.)
To redeem any of the above in-game you need to activate the Mystery Gift feature in Pokemon Legends Arceus.
If you are a gamer who likes to get limited-edition real-world merch – remember that, when we used to get physical stuff for our cash? – you have to preorder the game from The Pokemon Center, upon which time you will receive the Arceus Sitting Cuties Plush while stocks last.
If any other retailers add in pre-order bonuses nearer the time we will let you know right here on WePC.