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Meet the Diamond and Pearl Clans in the Hisui Region!

Meet several new faces from Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

Today a new trailer dropped for Pokémon Legends: Arceus revealing several new characters and important parties that the player will meet as they explore the Hisui region!

The Hisui Region’s Two Clans: The Diamond Clan and the Pearl Clan

In addition to being home to the Galaxy Expedition Team, two other groups reside in the Hisui region: the Diamond Clan and the Pearl Clan.

The people of the Diamond Clan often speak of the importance of cherishing the present and living in the moment with one’s allies. On the other hand, members of the Pearl Clan frequently advocate the importance of valuing the vast, spacious land shared with others.​

Although the Diamond Clan and Pearl Clan disagree on many of their beliefs, they seem to nevertheless share many similarities. Both clans don clothing designed to resemble certain Pokémon, and both pay respects to special Pokémon they call lords and ladies—or collectively, noble Pokémon.​ Moreover, both clans have wardens who serve these special Pokémon. For example, the warden Arezu, who serves a certain lady Pokémon, is a member of the Diamond Clan. But Warden Lian, the warden serving Kleavor, the lord presiding over the Obsidian Fieldlands, is a member of the Pearl Clan.

The Young Leaders in Charge of the Diamond and Pearl Clans​

Adaman serves as the leader of the Diamond Clan and has Leafeon as his partner Pokémon.​ This daring young man hates to see time go to waste and likes to rush forward without worrying too much about particulars. This way of thinking puts him at odds with Irida, who leads the Pearl Clan, so the two are frequently seen fighting.

Irida serves as the leader of the Pearl Clan, and her partner Pokémon is Glaceon.​ As a leader, she feels it is important to have the courage to face the vast Hisui region. Though she is suspicious when first meeting people, she will slowly come to trust the player thanks to the help they provide in quelling the noble Pokémon.​

Introducing the Ginkgo Guild Merchants

A group of merchants known as the Ginkgo Guild also operates in the Hisui region. Not native to Hisui, members of the Ginkgo Guild travel around the various locations of the region, selling the wares they have gathered.​

Ginter is the head of the Ginkgo Guild. He might not look all that enthusiastic, but it’s his strong leadership that keeps the guild together. He’ll sell you rare items and special finds that he gets from various places. He also seems to bear a shocking resemblance to a certain Electric-type Gym Leader from the Sinnoh region.

Volo, one of the Ginkgo Guild’s merchants, is often to be found wandering the Hisui region. He has a tendency to cross paths with you no matter where you travel. He’s got a boundless sense of curiosity and is always interested in unusual finds and unusual people. His face and interest in the unknown remind us of a certain powerful Pokémon Champion as well.

Add the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai to Your Team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Players with play records from the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games will be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that will lead to an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai. They will also be able to claim the Modern Team Galactic Set.

Final Thoughts

This new cast of characters has really expanded on details we already suspected. Many fans theorized about the presence of two clans based on the different outfits of the wardens. Up to this point, most of the wardens we have seen were from the Diamond clan, so it will be interesting to see if there is an even balance between the two clans in terms of how many wardens there are, or if one clan actually has more wardens than the other.

While it is somewhat obvious that our two merchant characters are undoubtedly the ancestors of Volkner and Cynthia, there are also already theories running about that Adaman and Irida are actually ancestors as well. The current theories have them as the ancestors of Professor Sycamore and May/Serena respectively. Personally, while I can see the resemblance between Irida and May, the other connections don’t seem as strong to me, but only time will tell.

I also found it interesting that the Noble Pokémon are referred to as Lords and Ladies. Previously, I had theorized that Arezu serving “a certain lady Pokémon” was a reference to what Pokémon she was the warden of, like a Purugly, Lilligant, or Jynx. However, knowing now that this terminology is used in reference to all the Noble Pokémon, it really opens up the possibilities for what she could be the warden of. That said, it also doesn’t entirely rule out the possibility that the title is unrelated either. Once again, only time will tell, and I will be eagerly awaiting more information on these games.

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