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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC details, new and returning Pokémon

Everything we know about the DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC has been announced, grouped together as The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, which contains two adventures - The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk.

Each part of the Scarlet and Violet DLC will not only take you on new Pokémon adventures, but will also introduce you to new Pokémon and see the return of over 230 Pokémon from previous generations.

Here you'll be able to find everything we currently know about both Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLCs, including release dates, locations, story details, and lists of confirmed new and returning Pokémon.

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Hidden Treasure of Area Zero release date for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC Part Two: The Indigo Disk will be released on Thursday 14th December 2023.

This includes both The Indigo Disk storyline set in Blueberry Academy and the conclusion to the overall Hidden Treasure of Area Zero storyline, which sees you explore the depths of Paldea's mysterious Area Zero.

Part One: The Teal Mask was released earlier in the year on Wednesday 13th September.

indigo disk key art for pokemon scarlet and violet with its release date of 14th decemeber displayed on the bottom right
Image credit: Nintendo/The Pokemon Company

Everything we know about The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC consists of two different adventures: The Teal Mask, and The Indigo Disk. Since we're currently awaiting the release of The Indigo Disk, let's begin there...

The second Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Indigo Disk, is set to release Thursday 14th December 2023 and includes:

  • Travelling to new school Blueberry Academy, which most of is located under the ocean, and its curriculum emphasises Pokémon battling. Here the storyline from The Teal Mask will continue as your reunited with Carmine and Kieron who has undergone an attitude change. Eventually, you'll find yourself exploring the depths of Area Zero, finding a crystal tree and tunnel at some point, as you investigate the mystery surrounding Terapagos and, hopefully, discover the true motives of Briar.
  • Explore the four biomes of Blueberry Academy - savannah, coastal, canyon and polar.
  • There will be new classes to take at Blueberry Academy.
  • Battle the BB League, which is a new league of student trainers you can battle. They even have their own Elite Four made up of Lacey, Crispin, Amarys and Drayton. You need to complete Elite Trails before you can face these trainers though, with one granting your Miraidon/Koraidon the ability to fly!
Image credit: The Pokémon Company
  • More returning Pokémon from past generations that were not included in the base game (230 in total over the two DLCs). This includes starter Pokémon and legendaries - venture further into this guide to find a full list of every returning Pokémon we've spotted so far.
  • New Legendary Pokémon Terapagos.
  • New Paradox Pokémon, Raging Bolt and Iron Crown.
  • It also includes the new Pokémon Archaludon, which evolves from Duraludon.
  • After completing the overall storyline for the DLC, you'll be able to meet Snacksworth at Blueberry Academy and, by finishing Blueberry Quests in the Terarium, you'll earn snacks which will allow you to encounter legendary Pokémon from past generations across Paldea.
Image credit: The Pokémon Company
  • New outfit.
  • New characters (including Trainer Lacey and Blueberry Academy director Cyrano).
  • The League Club - a room within Blueberry Academy which you can customise and can change your Poké Ball throwing style.
  • Ability to invite trainers, such Gym Leaders, from the main campaign to be your special instructor and learn more about their backstories. They may even want to trade with you.
  • After assisting a scientist with her experinment in the Terarium, you'll be able to use the Synchro Machine. This will let you control a Pokémon, exploring at least the Blueberry Academy biomes and battling Pokémon.
  • You'll be able to unlock Koraidon or Miraidon's (Pokémon dependant on version) ability to fly at some point after completing Amarys' Elite Trail.
  • The trailer released on Thursday 7th December 2023 included footage of a player group hunting down and finding Ditto Bricks. At the time of writing, it's unknown whether this is exclusive to co-op play.
Another new outfit and Trainer Kieron.

During The Indigo Disk you'll be invited to visit Blueberry Academy as an exchange student. Once at the school, you'll be able to explore the four biomes where you can catch Pokémon and battle against the BB League. Before you can fight the Elite Four of the BB League, however, you'll need to complete their Elite Trails.

You'll also reunite with Carmine and Kieron from The Teal Mask DLC. Kieron, however, seems to be quite changed from when you first met him and determined to face you in battle. We also know that Briar - a teacher who wishes to explore Area Zero - will also take a more prominent role in this storyline, but exactly how is still a mystery.

Near the end of the trailer released on Thursday 7th December, we also saw a shot of the player encountering a mysterious red-haired character in the Paldea Academy too.

Eventually, the DLCs will return you to Area Zero where you'll uncover the true hidden treasure of this mysterious location and face new Paradox Pokémon. Maybe there are already some hints in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet...

Image credit: The Pokémon Company

The first Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Teal Mask, released on Wednesday 13th September 2023 and includes:

  • New Kitakami region, described as a land where 'a great mountain towers over the land and the people live at its base'.
  • Returning Pokémon from past generations that were not included in the base game (230 in total over the two DLCs).
  • New Pokémon Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipiti and Legendary Pokémon Ogerpon. Dipplin, a new evolution of Applin, and Poltchageist will also be released during this part of the DLC.
  • New characters (including Trainers Carmine and Kieron as seen in official artwork, along with Briar).
  • New outfit.
  • New story involving joining an outdoors study program held between your academy and another school, and unraveling mysteries behind the folktales that have been passed down in Kitakami.
  • A photography mini-game where Perrin, a travelling photographer, tasks you with taking pictures of different Pokémon.
  • Ogre Oustin' mini-game where you ride Miraidon/Koraidon and pop ogre balloons to earn Mochi.
  • Mochi - a new item which can increase of base points of a Pokémon's stats or reset them completely.
  • The Roto-Stick which, as the name suggests, is a selfie stick for taking in-game screenshots.
New outfits and Trainer Carmine.

During The Teal Mask, you'll take part in the yearly joint school trip to Blueberry Academy to the land of Kitakami. Here you'll meet Carmine and Kieron, her younger brother, who are both students at Blueberry Academy and start investigating a local folktale.

The new Pokémon Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipiti and Ogerpon are beloved by the people of a village as heroes that protected the land of Kitakami in the past, with stone statues made in their likeness to express the people's gratitude

There will also be a festival to experience, as one is regularly held in the village in Kitakami during the season The Teal Mask is set in, so the village will be bustling with various street vendors and stalls to experience.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC cost and how each version works explained

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero costs £31.49, and includes both The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk DLC expansions.

You need to have begun the Treasure Hunt in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet to experience The Teal Mask DLC, which takes a few hours if playing from the beginning.

The Indigo Disk DLC has more requirements, so you need to reach the ending of Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, and complete the main story of The Teal Mask before you can start it.

It doesn't matter whether you've got the Scarlet or Violet version of the game, as you'll be able to play both of expansions no matter what one you have - but you do need to make sure that you're buying the correct version of the DLC that is compatible with the game, Scarlet or Violet, that you originally brought.

This is because each DLC has a set of Pokémon which are exclusive to the version, be it Scarlet or Violet, that they're compatible with.

If you buy the wrong expansion version, then you won't be able to play it! So be careful when you purchase the DLC.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero pre-order rewards

Additionally, if you buy The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC before Tuesday, 31st October, 2023, you will get a Mystery Gift code that will give you a Hisuian Zoroark. It knows the move Happy Hour, which it cannot learn through normal gameplay, along with Tera Blast, Bitter Malice, and Nasty Plot. It has the Charismatic Mark and a Dark Tera Type. The code will only be valid until Thursday, 29th February, 2024.

A more immediate reward is the new uniform set you can use in Scarlet or Violet as soon as you pre-order the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC pack. The colour of the new clothes are different, depending on what version of the game you own. If you'd like to change into this snazzy new outfit, you have to press the 'X' button and select 'Downloadable Content' located in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

New Pokémon in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero listed

Update: we now have a Teal Mask Pokédex page detailing every Pokémon in this first DLC.

We only know of seven new Pokémon included in the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC so far:

  • Dipplin
  • Archaludon
  • Okidogi
  • Munkidori
  • Fezandipiti
  • Legendary Pokémon Ogerpon
  • Legendary Pokémon Terapagos

Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipiti, and Legendary Ogerpon are included in the first part of the DLC, The Teal Mask, with the Legendary Terapagos debuting in the second part, The Indigo Disk.

The five new Pokémon: Munkidori, Okidogi, Fezandipiti, and the two Legendaries, Ogerpon and Terapagos.

Dipplin, meanwhile, is a new evolution of Applin from Gen 8 arrives in The Teal Mask. Applin is a Grass and Dragon-type Pokémon who can already evolve into Flapple or Appletun depending on the type of apple you give it.

The Indigo Disk DLC will bring Archaludon to the Pokémon universe. This Pokémon also evolves from a member of Gen 8 - the Steel and Dragon-type, Duraludon.

Image credit: The Pokémon Company

The Teal Mask will also include the release of Poltchageist. A Grass and Ghost-type, this Pokémon takes the form of a haunted tea caddy and, in keeping with Ghost Pokémon tradition, enjoy taking away the life force of humans.

Image credit: The Pokémon Company

Two new Paradox Pokémon will also be arriving as part of The Indigo Disk DLC - Iron Crown and Raging Bolt. Considering these Pokémon's designs, there's a good chance Iron Crown will be exclusive to Violet (where Paradox Pokémon have a science-fiction inspired look), while Raging Bolt will be exclusive to Scarlet due to its prehistoric appearance.

Image credit: The Pokémon Company

Finally, there is an eighth new Pokémon arriving as part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC. At the time of writing, we don't know this new Pokémon's name nor its typing, but it does look rather similar to Terapagos.

Image credit: The Pokémon Company

There might be new Pokémon not announced coming in either part of Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, but we'll have to wait for an official announcement about them if there is more to come.

Returning Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC listed

Both parts of Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will give you the opportunity to add old Pokémon to your Paldean Pokédex.

You'll also be able to bring Pokémon across using Pokémon Home, or those received in trades.

As well as an official picture from the first Pokémon Presents DLC reveal, we now have a trailer for more returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk!

Below, we've also included the pre and post-evolutions for the officially revealed Pokémon, even though they haven't been directly confirmed.

With that in mind, here's what we know so far:

Returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask DLC for Scarlet and Violet listed

Update: we now have a Teal Mask Pokédex page detailing every Pokémon in this first DLC.

Here's every returning Pokémon we know so far included in The Teal Mask:

  • Vulpix (Directly confirmed)
  • Ninetails (Directly confirmed)
  • Yanma (Directly confirmed)
  • Yanmega (Directly confirmed)
  • Feebas
  • Milotic (Directly confirmed)
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Ninetails.
  • Shiftry (Directly confirmed)
  • Chingling (Directly confirmed)
  • Chimecho (Directly confirmed)
  • Grubbin
  • Charjabug
  • Vikavolt (Directly confirmed)
  • Sentret (Directly confirmed)
  • Furret (Directly confirmed)
  • Hoothoot (Directly confirmed)
  • Noctowl
  • Gligar (Directly confirmed) - Scarlet exclusive
  • Gliscor
  • Corphish (Directly confirmed)
  • Crawdaunt
  • Aipom (Directly confirmed) - Violet exclusive
  • Ambipom
  • Poochyena (Directly confirmed)
  • Mightyena
  • Munchlax (Directly confirmed)
  • Snorlax (Directly confirmed)
  • Cleffa
  • Clefairy (Directly confirmed)
  • Clefable (Directly confirmed)
  • Timburr
  • Gurdurr (Directly confirmed)
  • Conkeldurr
  • Poliwag (Directly confirmed)
  • Poliwhirl (Directly confirmed)
  • Poliwrath
  • Politoed (Directly confirmed)
  • Phantump (Directly confirmed)
  • Trevenant (Directly confirmed)
  • Swinub (Directly confirmed)
  • Piloswine (Directly confirmed)
  • Mamoswine
  • Duskull (Directly confirmed)
  • Dusclops
  • Dusknoir (Directly confirmed)
  • Cramorant (Directly confirmed)
  • Ekans (Directly confirmed)
  • Arbok
  • Litwick
  • Lampent
  • Chandelure (Directly confirmed)
  • Jangmo-o
  • Hakamo-o
  • Kommo-o (Directly confirmed)

Returning Pokémon in The Indigo Disk DLC for Scarlet and Violet listed

Here's every returning Pokémon we know so far included in The Indigo Disk:

  • Beldum (Directly confirmed)
  • Metang (Directly confirmed)
  • Metagross (Directly confirmed)
  • Seel (Directly confirmed)
  • Dewgong (Directly confirmed)
  • Espurr (Directly confirmed)
  • Meowstic
  • Cottonee
  • Espurr.
  • Whimsicott (Directly confirmed)
  • Blitzle (Directly confirmed)
  • Zebstrika (Directly confirmed)
  • Milcery
  • Alcremie (Directly confirmed)
  • Exeggcute (Directly confirmed)
  • Exeggutor (Directly confirmed)
  • Minccino (Directly confirmed)
  • Cinccino
  • Golett (Directly confirmed)
  • Golurk (Directly confirmed)
  • Litleo (Directly confirmed)
  • Pyroar (Directly confirmed)
  • Solosis
  • Duosion
  • Reuniclus (Directly confirmed)
  • Feebas
  • Milotic (Directly confirmed)
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon (Directly confirmed)
  • Oddish (Directly confirmed)
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Bellossom (Directly confirmed)
  • Magby
  • Magmar (Directly confirmed)
  • Magmortar (Directly confirmed)
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio (Directly confirmed)
  • Pikipek (Directly confirmed)
  • Trumbeak
  • Toucannon (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Geodude
  • Alolan Graveler (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Golem
  • Duraludon
  • Tyrogue (Directly confirmed)
  • Hitmonlee (Directly confirmed)
  • Hitmonchan (Directly confirmed)
  • Hitmontop (Directly confirmed)
  • Inkay (Directly confirmed)
  • Malamar
  • Lapras (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Sandshrew (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Rhyhorn (Directly confirmed)
  • Rhydon
  • Rhyperior (Directly confirmed)
  • Skarmory (Directly confirmed)
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon (Directly confirmed)
  • Vullaby
  • Mandibuzz (Directly confirmed)
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos (Directly confirmed)
  • Bulbasaur (Directly confirmed)
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur (Directly confirmed)
  • Charmander (Directly confirmed)
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle (Directly confirmed)
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Chikorita (Directly confirmed)
  • Bayleef
  • Meganium
  • Cyndaquil (Directly confirmed)
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Totodile (Directly confirmed)
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Treecko (Directly confirmed)
  • Grovyle
  • Sceptile
  • Torchic (Directly confirmed)
  • Combusken
  • Blaziken (Directly confirmed)
  • Mudkip (Directly confirmed)
  • Marshtomp
  • Swampert
  • Turtwig (Directly confirmed)
  • Grotle
  • Torterra
  • Chimchar (Directly confirmed)
  • Monferno
  • Infernape
  • Piplup (Directly confirmed)
  • Prinplup
  • Empoleon
  • Snivy (Directly confirmed)
  • Servine
  • Serperior
  • Tepig (Directly confirmed)
  • Pignite
  • Emboar
  • Oshawott (Directly confirmed)
  • Dewott
  • Samurott
  • Chespin (Directly confirmed)
  • Quiladin
  • Chesnaught
  • Fennekin (Directly confirmed)
  • Braixen
  • Delphox
  • Froakie (Directly confirmed)
  • Frogadier
  • Greninja
  • Rowlet (Directly confirmed)
  • Dartrix
  • Decidueye
  • Litten (Directly confirmed)
  • Torracat
  • Incineroar
  • Popplio (Directly confirmed)
  • Brionne
  • Primarina (Directly confirmed)
  • Grookey (Directly confirmed)
  • Thwackey
  • Rillaboom
  • Scorbunny (Directly confirmed)
  • Raboot
  • Cinderace
  • Sobble (Directly confirmed)
  • Drizzile
  • Inteleon
  • Smeargle (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Vulpix (Directly confirmed)
  • Alolan Ninetales (Directly confirmed)
  • Joltik (Directly confirmed)
  • Galvantula (Directly confirmed)
  • Galarian Slowpoke (Directly confirmed)
  • Galarian Slowbro
  • Galarian Slowking
  • Articuno (Directly confirmed)
  • Zapdos (Directly confirmed)
  • Moltres (Directly confirmed)
  • Raikou (Directly confirmed)
  • Entei (Directly confirmed)
  • Suicune (Directly confirmed)
  • Lugia (Directly confirmed)
  • Ho-oh (Directly confirmed)
  • Kyogre (Directly confirmed)
  • Groudon (Directly confirmed)
  • Rayquaza (Directly confirmed)
  • Latias (Directly confirmed)
  • Latios (Directly confirmed)
  • Cobalion (Directly confirmed)
  • Terrakion (Directly confirmed)
  • Virizion (Directly confirmed)
  • Reshiram (Directly confirmed)
  • Zekrom (Directly confirmed)
  • Kyurem (Directly confirmed)
  • Solgaleo (Directly confirmed)
  • Lunala (Directly confirmed)
  • Necrozma (Directly confirmed)
  • Kubfu (Directly confirmed)
  • Glastrier (Directly confirmed)
  • Spectrier (Directly confirmed)
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem (Directly confirmed)

Good luck filling that expanded Pokédex when the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLCs release!

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