Ride Pokémon (Hisui)

In Hisui, Ride Pokémon are a select group of Pokémon that are dedicated to assisting humans that they have deemed worthy. Ride Pokémon are descendants of five of the ten companions of the Ancient Hero of legend, who have received their blessing from Arceus.

Riding a Basculegion

History

There are five Ride Pokémon who, along with the five noble Pokémon, are watched over and cared for by wardens of the Diamond and Pearl Clans. Ride Pokémon are often noticeably larger than average Pokémon of the same species, and cannot be caught.

After opening their heart by playing the Celestica Flute, a Ride Pokémon will give the player character a plate of its corresponding type. Once unlocked, the Ride Pokémon can be summoned at any time by replaying the Celestica or Azure Flute.

Gameplay

 
Playing the Celestica Flute

After being unlocked, the player can summon a Ride Pokémon at any time by pressing the + button. If multiple Ride Pokémon are accessible, the player can toggle between them at any time pressing the left and right buttons on the directional buttons or D-Pad. When harmed by a wild Pokémon's poison, paralysis, or drowsiness, the Ride Pokémon—except Basculegion and Braviary—will disappear and cannot be summoned again until the player recovers from the status condition. Like the Ride Pokémon from the Alola region, many Ride Pokémon are seen as alternatives for specific Key Items and HMs.

Ride Pokémon are used to help complete certain requests, like balloon races, which require quick land, sea, or air travel to pop balloons within a time limit.

Wyrdeer

Wyrdeer can be seen as a replacement for the game's bike function from other games, allowing the player to travel faster than on foot. By holding the B button, Wyrdeer will be able to sprint faster than his standard run speed, this may cause the camera to automatically adjust to a better angle, however, the camera can still be moved manually during this action. Pressing the Y button allows Wyrdeer to jump over obstacles. During these jumps, if unlocked, pressing the A button will allow the player to switch to the Braviary mount. Wyrdeer can be summoned automatically by riding onto land with Basculegion or Braviary if the player previously used Wyrdeer, he is also the default Ride Pokémon if no previous Ride Pokémon was chosen before Basculegion or Braviary.

Ursaluna

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Ursaluna can be seen as a replacement for the game's Dowsing Machine from other games, allowing players to find items hidden underground by having Ursaluna sniff out their location.[1] The player rides on Ursaluna's back at a slightly faster pace than their standard run speed. A radar appears in front of Ursaluna's face while mounted. The color of radar starts off as a small green semi-circle. Once Ursaluna picks up the scent of an item, the radar will grow larger, turn yellow, and Ursaluna will start running at a faster speed. When close to a hidden item, the radar will turn red, until a red "!" appears over a digging spot for an item, allowing the player to press the Y button and dig up the item. When over a spot without any sort of buried item underneath, Ursaluna will shake telling the player that he is unable to dig if the player attempts to dig. Ursaluna can be summoned automatically by riding onto land with Basculegion or Braviary if the player previously used Ursaluna.

Basculegion

Basculegion is seen as an alternative to Surf, allowing the player to traverse across water. He can be summoned by either pressing the + button or A button while in the water. Diving into the water with another Ride Pokémon will also automatically swap to Basculegion. While riding Basculegion, the player can still do many actions that are achievable on land, including catching and battling wild Pokémon by using the ZR button and locking onto them by holding the ZL button. Like Wyrdeer, holding the B button will allow Basculegion to dash at a faster speed, this may cause the camera to automatically adjust to a better angle, however, the camera can still be moved manually during this action. By pressing the Y button, Basculegion is able to jump, Basculegion can then jump again by pressing the Y button a second time. While midair, holding the ZR button will cause the screen to blur and the game to slow down, allowing for more accurate throws against wild Pokémon and objects. Like Wyrdeer, being midair in either of these jumps can allow the player to swap over to Braviary by pressing the A button.

Sneasler

Sneasler is seen as an alternative to Rock Climb, allowing the player to climb over most terrain and obstacles. Sneasler moves slightly faster than what the player can normally walk, but she is unable to run while carrying the player. The player is unable to throw items or Poké Balls while being carried. Getting close to a wall and pressing the A button will allow Sneasler to grab onto the wall, while getting close to an edge or cliff and pressing the Y button will allow Sneasler to descend. Pressing the B button on a cliff will cause Sneasler to jump. Like Wyrdeer, being midair can allow the player to swap over to Braviary by pressing the A button. Sneasler is only able to latch onto certain terrains, such as rocky cliffs and trees, she cannot climb up icy surfaces. Sneasler can be summoned automatically by riding onto land with Basculegion or Braviary if the player previously used Sneasler.

Braviary

Braviary acts similarly to a hang glider. Once summoned, Braviary will take off with the player high in the air in the spot they are currently in. Braviary can be used to travel long distances across the map, however, he slowly descends, regardless if he is moving or standing in place in the air. Like Wyrdeer and Basculegion, holding the B button in the air will allow Braviary to dash, moving faster, but descends at a quicker pace. Holding the Y button allows for Braviary to dive instead. This dive goes at the same speed as his dash, but is pointed towards the ground for easier landing. Unlike Wyrdeer and Basculegion's dashes, the player is locked into a single camera angle while dashing. Braviary can also be summoned any time in the air by pressing the A button, either by walking off a cliff, or jumps caused by Wyrdeer and Basculegion.

List of Ride Pokémon

Pokémon Image Purpose Plate Warden Unlock requirement
 
Wyrdeer
  Allows the player to move quickly, dash, and jump on land.  
Mind Plate
 
Mai
Receive the Celestica Flute from Adaman.
 
Ursaluna
  Allows the player to find items hidden underground.  
Earth Plate
 
Calaba
Defeat Ursaluna at the Sludge Mound.
 
Basculegion
  Allows the player to move, dash, and jump on water.  
Splash Plate
 
Iscan
Catch a Dusclops and bring it back to Iscan.
 
Sneasler
  Allows the player to scale or descend steep, rocky surfaces.  
Toxic Plate
 
Ingo
Defeat Ingo at the Coronet Highlands in battle.
 
Braviary
  Allows the player to glide through air.  
Sky Plate
 
Sabi
Climb through Snowpoint Temple and defeat Braviary in battle.

Battles

The player battles against two of the Ride Pokémon before obtaining them, being Ursaluna and Braviary. The player battles against Ursaluna in order to quell his rage, and against Braviary to prove themselves.

Ursaluna
 
Types:
Ground Normal
Ursaluna Lv.26
Slash
Normal Physical
Bulldoze
Ground Physical
Baby-Doll Eyes
Fairy Status
Play Rough
Fairy Physical
Braviary
 
Types:
Psychic Flying
Braviary Lv.54
Brave Bird
Flying Physical
Double-Edge
Normal Physical
Roost
Flying Status
Hurricane
Flying Special

Gallery

 
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Concept art

Trivia

  • Statues of the Ride Pokémon, along with the noble Pokémon, were built at the Temple of Sinnoh by the original Hisuian inhabitants. These are destroyed at the climax of Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  • The concept of Ride Pokémon is noted by Professor Laventon to be similar to the Ride Pokémon of Alola.
  • Sneasler is the only female Ride Pokémon.
  • Hisuian Braviary is the only Ride Pokémon to be a regional form. The others are new evolutions of preexisting Pokémon.
    • Interestingly, the Ride Pokémon of Hisui consist of four evolutions of preexisting Pokémon and one Pokémon with a regional form, while the noble Pokémon consist of four Pokémon with regional forms and one evolution of a preexisting Pokémon.

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