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Nintendo reveals more about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

During June's Nintendo Direct livestream, The Pokémon Company has given us a new trailer for the upcoming DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC: The female main character wearing traditional clothing in the Teal Mask trailer

Headlining June’s Nintendo Direct was a brand new trailer for the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC that is launching later this year. The trailer reveals more details about the Pokémon and people you can meet in each half of the DLC package. There are also new special Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastal Pokémon to discover.

The Scarlet and Violet DLC has the title The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, with part one set in the land of Kitakami and part two taking you on a foreign exchange trip to Blueberry Academy. Nintendo has used this two-part DLC model before with Pokémon Sword and Shield. Based on that DLC and what we know so far, it doesn’t look like owning Scarlet or Violet affects your experience of the DLC.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is set to introduce you to two new legendary Pokémon, one for each part of the DLC, and give you the opportunity to catch more Pokémon from outside of Paldea’s Pokédex. There’s also the Loyal Three, a band of Pokémon rumored to protect Kitakami from an evil ogre.

When is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC release date?

Part one, called The Teal Mask, is set to release in fall 2023. Part two, which is known as The Indigo Disk, will follow in winter 2023.

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What new Pokémon are coming in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC?

The Hidden Treasure of Paldea adds a range of existing Pokémon to the game, plus two new legendary Pokémon. These are:

The Teal Mask

  • Ogerpon
  • Chingling
  • Vikavolt
  • Ninetales
  • Yanma
  • Milotic
  • Shiftry
  • Sentret
  • Gligar
  • Corphish
  • Vulpix
  • Oricorio (Sensu Style)
  • Aipom
  • Poochyena
  • Wooper
  • Chimecho
  • Snorlax

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC: A graphic showing the Pokemon from previous generations coming to Scarlet and Violet in the DLC.

The Indigo Disk

  • Terapagos
  • Dewgong
  • Alcremie
  • Espurr
  • Whimsicott
  • Zebstrika
  • Metang
  • Exeggcute
  • Blitzle
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Duosion
  • Flygon

Where can I buy the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC?

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop now. Purchasing the DLC will immediately unlock a new set of uniforms for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and you’ll get access to a code for a Hisuian Zoroark to add to your team.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero logo with the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet logos above it.

The special Hisuian Zoroark knows the move Happy Hour, has a dark tera type, and has the charismatic mark. You must purchase the DLC before October 31 to claim it.

Who are the new characters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC?

You’ll meet lots of new friends (and rivals) in Kitakami and Blueberry Academy, but here are just a few from the new trailer:

  • Carmine – a confident trainer native to Kitakami
  • Kieran – Carmine’s shy younger brother
  • Cyrano – the head of Blueberry Academy
  • Lacey – one of the second-year students at Blueberry Academy

That’s everything you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC. Be sure to check out our other updates from the Nintendo Direct June 2023 including the Detective Pikachu Returns release date.