Pokémon Scarlet And Violet DLC Reveals Exciting Surprises in Area Zero!

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet the hidden treasus of Area zero

New content for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has been revealed! You can check out the newly released trailer revealing the many treasures of Area Zero below:


Part two of the DLC, The Indigo Disk, confirmed that every starter Pokémon up to this point will be returning. Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble, along with their evolutions, will all be made available within the game.

Seeing that certain starters who had unique regional power-ups (eg. Blaziken’s Mega Evolution and Primarina’s Z-Move) were specifically showcased using Terastalization, it indicates that they may have new strategic opportunities in battle.

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The Indigo Disk also introduces two brand-new moves that can potentially turn the tables in battle. Psychic Noise is a damage-dealing variant of Heal Block, a move that has been rendered unusable since Pokémon Sword and Shield. Heal Block was a move that restricted the target from certain healing methods for 5 turns, including moves, abilities, and items.

Additionally, Psychic Noise is a sound-based move, so it bypasses Substitute, gets disabled by the move Throat Chop, and is useless against Pokémon with the ability Soundproof. Trainers that use recovery and stall tactics may want to watch out for this new move.

Another move, Upper Hand, is an attack that strikes before the target’s priority move. Not only does it inflict damage, but it also causes the target to flinch before they could use their priority move. However, Upper Hand will fail if the opponent was not readying a priority move. Pokémon such as Scizor and Golisopod tend to have priority moves to overcome their low Speed, making their power and bulk more apparent.

Since Pokémon Sun and Moon, the series has introduced checks and counters to priority moves to prevent such priority from running rampant in competitive play. Tsareena’s Queenly Majesty, Bruxish’s Dazzling, and the move Psychic Terrain prevented priority moves, but since Upper Hand is also a damaging move, it provides a more active means of doing so.

Shocking, Cutting-Edge Paradoxes!

The Paradox revealed in the August 8 trailer during Pokémon Presents have their Types, as well as signature moves, revealed. Raging Bolt, the primordial counterpart of Raikou, is an Electric/Dragon Type, sharing a combination with Zekrom, Mega Ampharos, and Miraidon. Raging Bolt’s signature move is Thunderclap, which strikes before the target’s attack.

Iron Crown, the robotic counterpart of Cobalion, is Steel/Psychic, the same Type combination as Metagross, Jirachi, and Bronzong. The future Paradox’s signature move is Tachyon Cutter, which is a damaging move guaranteed to hit twice.

The trailer depicts it as another counter to Mimikyu, whose Disguise was nerfed in Pokémon Sword and Shield to take a small amount of damage when its disguise is broken instead of completely nullifying it. The fact that Tachyon Cutter is a multi-strike attack also means that the Focus Sash (a held Item that leaves the user at 1 HP when they would otherwise be knocked out in one hit) will not save the target.

At the end of the trailer, a surprise 19th option for Terastalization Types is confirmed. It appears to represent all 18 other Types, all arranged into an elaborate crown. Since this is part of k, it may be connected to its central Pokémon Terapagos, though further information is to be announced.

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DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, is available for purchase. Part 1, The Teal Mask, will be released on September 13, 2023. Part 2, The Indigo Disk, will be released sometime in winter 2023.

Are you looking forward to Pokemon: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero? What do you think of the starters’ return? How will you plan your battle strategies? Let us know in the comments!

SOURCE: Nintendo, The Official Pokemon YouTube Channel

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