All character ancestors in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

There are plenty of surprising faces!

As the first spin-off of its kind, Pokémon Legends: Arceus tells the story of the world hundreds of years before the mainline games. Arceus, in particular, focuses on ancient Sinnoh—known as the Hisui region in the game.

Recommended Videos

However, it isn’t just Sinnoh that will have its history revealed, but the people who live in it as well. Notable Sinnoh characters such as Cynthia, Lucas, and Dawn, whose families have lived in Sinnoh forever, have roots that can be traced back to Hisui. If you’re interested to know more about them, below are all character ancestors we know about in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Rei and Akari

Image via The Pokémon Company

Rei and Akari are Lucas and Dawn’s ancestors, and it’s hard not to see the resemblances. Both sport the same hairstyle, eye color, and even fashion choice.


Image via The Pokémon Company

If Champion Cynthia had an older brother, he would most definitely look like Volo. Volo shares much of Cynthia’s traits, from his penchant for traveling to his never-ending curiosity. Volo is one of the Ginkgo Guild’s merchants, so you’ll see him often in-game.

Commander Kamado

Image via The Pokémon Company

Commander Kamado is no doubt Professor Rowan if he were a little younger. The mustache and stern demeanor checks out, after all. Moreover, not only is Kamado the well-respected leader of the Galaxy Expedition Team, but he’s also locally known for his research on Pokémon evolution. Sound familiar?

Captain Cyllene

Image via The Pokémon Company

The Galaxy Expedition Team is divided into three teams: the Survey Corps, Security Corps, and Medical Corps. Captain Cyllene heads the Survey Corps, which is in charge of discovering new Pokémon in hopes of creating a complete Pokédex.

Related: All New Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

But most importantly, the hairstyle, face, and eye design strongly resembles Team Galactic leader Cyrus. And you’d be right—she’s his ancestor!

Warden Arezu

Image via The Pokémon Company

If you’ve ever played any of the Diamond and Pearl games, then Commander Mars’ appearance should be a familiar one—and so should Arezu’s. They look alike, after all! Arezu is a Warden or a special Pokémon Trainer tasked with monitoring Noble Pokémon.

Warden Mai

Image via The Pokémon Company

Throughout the Diamond and Pearl games, five different trainers offer to join you in five different maps. Marley, who you encounter in Victory Road after completing the National Pokédex, is one of them. She very closely resembles Warden Mai. In fact, Marley’s Japanese name is blatantly “Mai,” further proving her ancestral relationship with the Warden.

For more help with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, we at Pro Game Guides have you covered.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

Bianca Versoza is Pro Game Guides' Weekend Editor. With over three years of experience in gaming journalism, she specializes in anything remotely turn-based and strategic, like Pokémon, Valkyria, and Honkai: Star Rail. Bianca is a huge fan of Square Enix, RPGs, party games, and visual novels, but will play anything with a banger OST. She's a proud early bird.
Find Bianca Versoza On: Twitter

1 Comment

All character ancestors in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.