After blasting onto the scene late last year, the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has arrived as The Teal Mask begins to expand the latest generation. In addition to new stories and other challenges, this also means that returning Pokémon are expanding what's available to players in Scarlet and Violet.
With a whole new Pokédex for players to complete in Kitakami, there are plenty of familiar faces on top of the few new arrivals. Here, we'll cover all returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
All Returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Much of the focus for players will be on the new Pokémon arriving in The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. However, the larger Kitakami Pokédex is full of fan favorite of the past that are now joining the game for the very first time.
While exact locations to catch them all are still being determined, we can confirm that between the Kitakami Pokédex arrivals and a chunk of HOME transfer exclusives there are more than 100 Pokémon joining Scarlet and Violet from past games. First, we'll go over all the ones you'll actually be able to catch within this first DLC.
Here are all returning Pokémon in The Teal Mask DLC:
As mentioned above, this group should all be obtainable within Pokémon Scarlet and Violet so long as players have purchased and have access to The Teal Mask DLC. The release date for The Indigo Disk DLC is not yet known, but it'll surely bring even more returning Pokémon when it arrives.
Can you get returning Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet without buying The Teal Mask DLC?
It's important to note for players who haven't yet purchased the DLC bundle for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that they still have access to all of the new and returning additions. Due to the way that Pokémon games interact with each other, the update file downloaded to prepare for the DLC launch is actually what contains the new and returning Pokémon.
While players who don't purchase the DLC will not be able to travel to Kitakami and catch Pokémon there throughout that story, the data to have any of them is already there. If you don't have the DLC, you can obtain them by trading with a friend who has caught them in the DLC, through Surprise Trade, or via Pokémon HOME transfers.
New HOME Transfer Only Pokémon in The Teal Mask DLC
In addition to the Pokémon outlined above, there's a group that are now usable in The Teal Mask DLC despite not being able to naturally be caught in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This group is primarily regional variants, a few legendaries, and the Sinnoh starters.
That last grouping is a bit of an exception here, as there is actually an egg you're gifted in The Teal Mask DLC which will randomly hatch into Turtwig, Piplup, or Chimchar. However, players who want all three or the starter they didn't hatch will need to turn to Pokémon HOME transfers.
Here are all the new Pokémon HOME transferable options:
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Sandslash
- Alolan Vulpix
- Alolan Ninetales
- Galarian Weezing
In order to get any of these into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you'll need to catch them in other games like Pokémon Legends: Arceus or Pokémon Sword and Shield. Once you've got them in those games, use Pokémon HOME to transfer them into your boxes and later into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.