Two Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLCs are taking us beyond Paldea

With Pokémon Day rolling around once more, The Pokémon Company have given us a glimpse into the upcoming DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC: New Pokemon Ogerpon and Terapagos on teal and blue backgrounds.

Fans have been speculating about what was next for the newest Pokémon main series game for months, but now we have official confirmation that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC is coming this year. The Pokémon Company announced the two-part DLC in 2023’s Pokémon Presents livestream alongside various other updates and events for the franchise.

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. These legendaries aren’t the creatures that many theorists and data miners were expecting, but the paradox Pokémon versions of Suicune and Virizion are still coming to the game, so check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet tera raid battles guide to find out more.

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

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

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.

That’s everything you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC. Be sure to check out our other updates from Pokémon Day, including our list of paradox Pokémon and more on the Pokémon Sleep release date.