The Pokemon Company has released an odd mini-game on the official Pokemon Legends Arceus website.
As shared on the Pokemon Twitter account, players can now visit a special page on the Pokemon Legends Arceus English and Japanese website, where they can play a mini-game where they try to pick up a bunch of Poke Balls that have been “dropped” on the page. The Tweet promises that “a surprise” will be shown if the player picks up all the balls.
Hey there! It’s your mate, the Ball Guy!
Trainers, since we are such good friends, I have a favor to ask.
I was so excited to tweet that I dropped all my Poké Balls! Would you please help me pick them up?
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) December 8, 2021
Interestingly, the game resets on the Japanese website after players click on a particular Poke Ball which explodes and clears the entire screen. This mechanic has led some to speculate that this could be a hint towards a Hisuian variant of the Generation 1 Pokemon Voltorb, which is known for mimicking Poke balls as well as exploding. This speculation is further fueled by a number of rumors claiming that a Hisuian Voltorb will be among the new Pokemon introduced in the game.
In addition, a follow-up Tweet from the Pokemon Company also seems to be pointing towards a Hisuian Voltorb, claiming that the surprise “looks like Poke Balls”.
Friends! Thank you for all your help!
We’ve found so many Poké Balls, but we still have more to go! https://t.co/3cFVylktdQ
Remember the surprise I promised? Well, here’s a hint: it looks like these very same Poke Balls, so it’s hard to find!
– Ball Guy pic.twitter.com/lSBVKvnqrL
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) December 9, 2021
Stay tuned for more information as it comes.
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[Update]: The Pokemon Company have now confirmed that this tease was indeed for Hisuian Voltorb. More details can be found here.