Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC Announced: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

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The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero art showing Ogerpon and Terapagos

In today’s Pokémon Presents presentation, details about the upcoming DLC for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet have been announced. This year’s DLC as a whole will be called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero and will be released in two parts—Part 1: The Teal Mask, which releases in Fall 2023, and Part 2: The Indigo Disk, which releases in Winter 2023 (Northern Hemisphere seasons).

Part 1: The Teal Mask

Special artwork for The Teal Mask showing Ogerpon, Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti in the background in the main characters in the foreground

The Teal Mask takes you on a school trip to the distant land of Kitakami. It appears to be very Japanese-themed and also features its own storyline, but it also apparently ties into Part 2’s storyline later on.

According to the Press Release:

In Part 1: The Teal Mask, players will be chosen to take part in a school trip that is held each year in collaboration with another school. They’ll be taken to the land of Kitakami, where a great mountain towers over the land and the people live at its base. It is a place of tranquil natural expanses, featuring rice paddies and apple orchards. The trip seems to coincide with a festival regularly held in the village in Kitakami during this season, so the village is bustling with various street vendors and stalls. Players will meet new friends and Pokémon as they unravel the mysteries behind the folktales that have been passed down in this land.​

Official Press Release

New Pokémon in The Teal Mask

Several new Pokémon have been revealed for The Teal Mask. One of which is a Legendary Pokémon known as Ogerpon, while there are also three other new Pokémon that will appear in The Teal Mask: Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti.

Returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask

Additionally, an infographic showcases some of the previously available Pokémon that will be made available once The Teal Mask is released, and you can obtain them either in the Kitakami area, via HOME, or via trades.

Chingling, Shiftry, Milotic, Yanma, Vikavolt, and Ninetales

Part 2: The Indigo Disk

Special artwork for The Indigo Disk featuring the fully evolved starter Pokémon and several strong Trainers

The Indigo Disk takes players to the Blueberry Academy as exchange students and appears to feature some very fierce looking Trainers and characters. Not a lot of information beyond that is available at the moment, though, but it apparently ties together with Part 1.

According to the Press Release:

In Part 2: The Indigo Disk, players will be traveling to Blueberry Academy, a sister school of their own academy, as exchange students.

Official Press Release

New Pokémon in The Indigo Disk

One new Pokémon has currently been revealed for The Indigo Disk: the Legendary Pokémon Terapagos.

Official artwork of Terapagos

Returning Pokémon in The Indigo Disk

After the release of The Indigo Disk, more previously available Pokémon will be made available in Scarlet & Violet, either through exploring, through HOME, or through trades (the latter two options do not require the DLC). Altogether, there are over 230 returning Pokémon, although a complete list is not yet available. Instead, here is an infographic showing some of the returning Pokémon for when The Indigo Disk launches:

Alcremie, Zebstrika, Metagross, Whimsicott, Dewgong, and Espurr

New Clothes

By purchasing The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC (whether pre-order or after its release), you’ll unlock some new outfits to wear while playing the game.

Additionally, more outfits will be available while playing Part 1 and Part 2 of the DLC when they are released.

Hisuian Zoroark Preorder Bonus

Dark Tera Type Hisuian Zoroark

By purchasing The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC before October 31, 2023, you’ll receive a special Mystery Gift code for a Hisuian Zoroark. This Hisuian Zoroark knows the special move Happy Hour, which is not normally available (as well as Tera Blast, Bitter Malice, and Nasty Plot); it has the special Charismatic Mark, and it also has a Dark Tera Type.

You can obtain this Hisuian Zoroark immediately and don’t need to wait for the DLC to be released. Additionally, once Pokémon HOME compatibility is added for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet later in the year (exact date not provided as of this post), you’ll be able to transfer Hisuian Zorua or Hisuian Zoroark from HOME as well, but they won’t have the Mark or the special move Happy Hour.

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