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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC: Release Date Speculation, News, New Pokémon

Here's everything you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC!
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC: Release Date Speculation, News, New Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are introducing tons of new and exciting content. The Paldea region is already brimming with things to do, from playing Tera Raid battles with friends to challenging powerful Titan Pokémon. But if you plan on speedrunning everything these games have to offer on the first day, you'll be stuck wondering if and when any DLC is coming. 

Worry not; this article will cover everything we currently know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, including release date speculation, new Pokémon, new gameplay features, and more!

Update on 16 May 2023 We've updated this article with the latest 'Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC/Expansion' news and leaks.

Latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC News & Leaks

17 April 2023: New content for Scarlet and Violet DLC revealed?
27 February 2023: DLC Announced!

The brand-new DLC for Pokémon Scarlet has been announced as "The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero!" Part 1: The Teal Mask will be released in Fall 2023, and Part 2: The Indigo Disk will be released in Winter 2023. By purchasing these before October 2023, players will receive a free Hisuian Zoroark!

16 February 2023: Possible Battle Tower for the Paldea region?
11 January 2023 - Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC reveal in 2023?

We will likely see a DLC reveal for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, possibly via an Expansion Pass, before mid-2023. We suspect the DLC will take place in the Northeastern part of the Paldea region, but nothing has been confirmed just yet.

December 16 - New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC Leak Appears Online

Our first hint at new content coming to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Or could this be some content that was cut from the game?

8 December: Watch The Game Awards 2022 live!

We can't help but wonder if a Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC will show up at The Game Awards 2022. We aren't holding our breaths, as it is doubtful.

Tune in the watch The Game Awards 2022 via the YouTube stream embedded below. It kicks off on 8 December at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT and 9 December at 00:30 GMT.

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet DLC Release Date

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC will release in the Fall of 2023. Part 1 of the DLC, titled The Teal Mask, is confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch in Autumn this year. 

Additionally, part 2 of the DLC, titled The Indigo Disk, will be coming out in the Winter of 2023. 

New Pokemon
Tons of new Pokémon are coming to the Paldea region (Picture: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet DLC New Pokémon

Scarlet and Violet DLC
The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC will start in Fall of 2023. (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Here is a list of all new and returning Pokémon coming to the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC.

New Pokémon:

  • Ogerpon
  • Monkidori
  • Okidogi
  • Fezandipiti
  • Terapagos 

Returning Pokémon:

  • Chimecho
  • Milotic
  • Vikavolt
  • Yanma
  • Shiftry
  • Ninetales
  • Zebstrika
  • Whimsicott
  • Dewgong
  • Alcremie
  • Metagross
  • Espurr

We also have word of a third legendary Pokémon, as is the tradition in Pokémon games. This third legendary is said to be the cause of the Terastal mechanic across the Paldea region. You can see what it looks like below. 

3rd legendary
This Pokémon is responsible for the Terastal feature across Paldea (Picture: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company)

And that's all we have on the DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We will update this article as soon as new information comes out, so make sure to come back frequently!