Pokemon Scarlet & Violet ‘The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero’ DLC Revealed

    Two adventures, an interconnected story.

    The Pokémon Company announced The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, new DLC coming later this year to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet for Nintendo Switch. This upcoming DLC will be divided into two parts. 

    Players may use their current save data to set out on two new adventures outside of the Paldea region. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask DLC brings players to the land of Kitakami for a school trip. During this school trip, players uncover mysteries surrounding folktales of the land. In The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, the story continues in Blueberry Academy, a sister school of the academy in the Paldea Region. Although the DLC takes place in two different lands, the story is interconnected.

    The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask launches first in fall 2023, while The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk launches in winter 2023. Players who purchase the new Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC by October 31, 2023, will be given a serial code for a unique Hisuian Zoroark.​ This Pokémon 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 it has Dark as its Tera Type. The serial code is valid until Thursday, February 29, 2024.

    “We are so grateful that millions of Trainers around the world have chosen to explore the expansive Paldea region,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. “In The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, fans will take a trip to the land of Kitakami, where they will meet new Pokémon and interesting characters. I sincerely hope that Trainers who embark on this new journey find the same excitement and joy they experienced when they encountered their first Pokémon.”

    Here’s an overview of the new DLC via The Pokémon Company:

    The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

    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.​
    ​In Part 1: The Teal Mask and Part 2: The Indigo Disk, players will be able to encounter over 230 familiar Pokémon that have been found living in other regions but had not appeared in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. This includes Pokémon that players will be able to bring to their games via Pokémon HOME or those received in trades.​ Players will also encounter new Legendary Pokémon—Ogerpon in Part 1: The Teal Mask and Terapagos in Part 2: The Indigo Disk. In Part 1: The Teal Mask, three Pokémon named Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti also appear. They are beloved by the people of the village as heroes that protected the land of Kitakami in the past, and stone statues were made in their likeness to express the people’s gratitude.

    Announcement Trailer

    Lastly, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is available now for Nintendo Switch.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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