SCARLET and VIOLET Get New Pokémon with Major Expansions

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have had a bit of a rocky road since their release. But now there’s plenty for fans to get excited about. The Pokémon Company has announced the games will receive a major two-part expansion that will offer fans a new area to explore and, of course, what every Pokémon fan wants most, new Scarlet and Violet Pokémon to catch.

New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Expansions and DLC Trailer

The trailer for Area Zero reveals more about what’s to come for trainers. It lets us know that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will receive two DLC expansions, which, of course, you’ll have to buy. Part 1, named The Teal Mask, will release in the fall of 2023. Part 2, named The Indigo Disk, will release in the winter of 2023. The two parts will come together to tell a linked story named “The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.” In addition to new gameplay, you’ll recieve “a New Uniform Set, made up of new apparel items that you can use at once” across your games.

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The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk

The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website reveals more about what we can expect from these new parts of the game. It notes:

Step out of the Paldea region as you take a school trip to the land of Kitakami. There, you’ll meet new people and Pokémon while unraveling the mysteries behind the area’s folk tales. The Teal Mask is slated for release in fall 2023.

The story continues as you become an exchange student and visit Blueberry Academy. Most of this unusual school is located under the ocean, and its curriculum emphasizes Pokémon battling. The Indigo Disk is slated for release in winter 2023.

New Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet Expansions and Base Game

Of course, these DLCs will also come with new Scarlet and Violet Pokémon. In all, five have been revealed, including two Legendary Pokémon. Part 1 of the Scarlet and Violet expansions will introduce Legendary Pokémon Ogerpon as well as Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. Part 2, meanwhile, will reveal the turtle-like Terapagos.

In addition, “these expansions bring with them over 230 familiar Pokémon that had not appeared in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.” It looks like that will include Ninetails, Metagross, Dewgong, and more.

For those who just can’t wait for the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC expansions, fear not. A new Tera Raid Battle is happening in the base games until March 12. And it will bring with it paradox Pokémon Walking Wake (Scarlet) and paradox Pokémon Iron Leaves (Violet).

Phew, that’s a lot for a Pokémon Master to take in. But we know you are up to the challenge.

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