DLC Has Been Announced for Pokemon Scarlet/Violet!

DLC Has Been Announced for Pokemon Scarlet/Violet!

Earlier today, we got the first Pokemon Presents video of the year. In that video, we got updates for various Pokemon related games and products, including peaks at a new series from Netflix, a classic set for the trading card game, and extra content coming to mobile titles like Pokemon Unite, Pokemon Masters EX and Pokemon Cafe Remix.

More interestingly though, we also got info on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s DLC too! Yep, as the title suggests, two sets of the DLC have now been announced for the games, complete with new Pokemon, characters and locations. Here’s a video about it with more information:

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Named ‘The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero’, the DLC compromises two packs of content, labelled The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask and The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Indigo Disk respectively.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask

In the first one, players will be taken on a school trip to the land of Kitakami, another region based on part of Japan. This one is home to the ogre like legendary Pokemon Ogerpon, as well as three new hero esque Pokemon named Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. Based on the way they’re depicted in game, it seems like the story is based on the Japanese tale of Momotarō, where a young boy journeys to fight a clan of Oni (Japanese demons or ogres) and befriends a talking monkey, dog and pheasant along the way.

Here’s some artwork for that DLC pack:

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask Artwork

The main artwork for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask. Note the new Pokemon in the background

As well as pics of the legendary Ogerpon, and the three hero Pokemon presumably meant to defeat it:

Ogerpon Artwork

Ogerpon is the main legendary of the first part of the DLC, and seems to be based on a Japanese Oni (or ogre)

It’s an interesting setup for sure, though we do have to wonder how Momotarō came to mind for a DLC pack set in a Spanish Pokemon region.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Indigo Disk

However, that confusion doesn’t seem to be much of a thing with the second set of DLC.

Since this one has the player going to Blueberry Academy, which is apparently closely associated with the player’s own academy in Paldea. What’s more, it also has them encounter a legendary Pokemon called Terapagos, which seems to be the mysterious third legendary found underneath Area Zero and the source of the whole Terastalisation phenomenon.

So part 2 seems to connect more closely to the main game’s storyline, and provide an actual explanation for this mysterious sketch in the Scarlet and Violet books:

Mysterious Unknown Pokemon

Well presumably this relates to Terapagos, but we’ll have to wait for the DLC for a confirmation

Either way, here’s the artwork for this part of the DLC:

The Hidden Treasure of Area_Zero The Indigo Disk Artwork

The main visual provided for part 2 of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC

Along with the character art for Terapagos, which shows it as a far more turtle like being than the one in the sketches.

Terapagos Artwork

Terapagos, the main legendary for part 2 of the DLC

So yeah, that’s the DLC, and it’ll be released in two parts starting in Autumn this year. It’s a unique setup for sure, though one that still leaves a lot of questions open in terms of how it relates to the main game, and how the two parts are even remotely connected at all.

But what do you think? Are you looking forward to the DLC? What new Pokemon and locations are you most interested in, based on what you’ve seen above?

Leave your thoughts on the matter in the comments below, on social media, or on our Discord server today!


The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero ✨| Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet (YouTube)

(plus the official Pokemon press site)

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