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London, United Kingdom—December 10, 2021—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo introduced a newly discovered Pokémon, the Hisuian form of Voltorb, in an all-new trailer on the official Pokémon YouTube channel today.
Hisuian Voltorb
A Striking Resemblance to Poké Balls in Hisui
This enigmatic Pokémon has a glossy, spherical body. With the wood-grain-like makeup of its body's surface and the hole on the top of its head, it looks very similar to the Poké Balls of the Hisui region. There seem to be countless seeds packed inside Hisuian Voltorb. Occasionally, it spouts these seeds out of the hole in its head. However, no one knows exactly what it’s like inside the Pokémon’s body, because inside the hole, it’s pitch-dark.
Category: Sphere Pokémon
Type: Electric/Grass
Height: 1'8" (0.5 m)
Weight: 28.7 lbs. (13 kg)
Instant Electrical Discharges
This Pokémon is always in high spirits and has a friendly personality. However, it can discharge stored electricity all at once and it frequently shocks humans and Pokémon in its vicinity. Even the slightest provocation can set this Pokémon off, so in human settlements, Hisuian Voltorb is considered a nuisance. Tales of people temporarily plugging the hole on Hisuian Voltorb’s head and kicking it out of settlements are not entirely uncommon.
 Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released on Friday, January 28, 2022. It is currently available for preorder.[1]

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[1] The Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and the Baneful Fox Mask will be gifted to early purchasers of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players can receive them by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gifts feature in their game, up until Monday, May 9, 2022 at 4:59 p.m. PDT. Players will need to connect their Nintendo Switch system to the internet to claim Mystery Gifts. The user profile on the system will need to be linked to a Nintendo Account in order to connect to the internet. (This does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.) It takes approximately two hours of play time before the Mystery Gifts feature is unlocked.