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:
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:
As well as pics of the legendary Ogerpon, and the three hero Pokemon presumably meant to defeat it:
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:
Either way, here’s the artwork for this part of the DLC:
Along with the character art for Terapagos, which shows it as a far more turtle like being than the one in the sketches.
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?
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