Somehow, Hisuian Voltorb still looks like a poke ball

Another regional form of Pokémon Legends: Arceus has announced that this time it is a new version of Voltorb.

Usually pure electric type, Hisuian Voltorb is grass and electric. Join Rotom Mow to become the only two Pokémon sharing these two elements. Just like its gen-1 predecessor, Hisuian Voltorb still resembles a Pokéball, but now, the sphere no longer looks metallic and grumpy, but has angular, happy eyes and wood grain on its lower part. The design is closer to the pokeball you will find or make when you play “Legend: Arceus”. There is a mysterious opening on the top of its head, Pokémon website Seed said, “Even if someone looks into the hole, nothing can be seen.” When this Voltorb is excited or feels in danger, the same hole is the power source for the discharge.

With the release of Hisuian Voltorb, the Pokémon Company released a lovely stop-motion animation short film with two-toned spheres that happily angered Pikachu, Spheal and Buneary. The video ends with “to be continued”, so I hope we can learn more about Voltorb or its potential seawater electrode evolution in the next video. There are so many types of Pokéballs in various designs and colors. I would love to see a bunch of Voltorb changes to match the appearance of Quick Ball or Nest Ball.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a semi-open world adventure game where players can go back in time and explore the Hisui area. We now call it Sinnoh of Diamond and Pearl. Trainers play a more active role in fighting and capturing wild Pokémon, keeping the concept of franchising away from its pure turn-based roots. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will land on Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022.