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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC Sends You to New Area, Brings Back Classic Pokemon

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero are expected to roll out in fall and winter.

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Pokemon and their trainers clash in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Indigo Disk art

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Indigo Disk DLC looks like it's focused on battling. 

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's expansion was revealed during Monday's Pokemon Presents livestream, with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero downloadable content coming to the Nintendo Switch game later this year. 

Divided into two parts, the $35 DLC lets you leave the Paldea region to explore new areas in the land of Kitakami and encounter previously unseen Pokemon, as well as some returning classics.

Part 1: The Teal Mask will launch in fall 2023, while Part 2: The Indigo Disk is scheduled to arrive in winter 2023. They'll bring new legendary Pokemon, as well as over 230 older Pokemon that weren't previously available in Scarlet and Violet.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is available to purchase on the Nintendo eShop, and gives you immediate access to new in-game uniforms. If you buy it by Oct. 31, you'll get a Mystery Gift code to download a Hisuian Zoroark (previously seen in Pokemon Legends: Arceus).

Outside the DLC pack, you can also encounter two new Paradox Pokemon -- which look like time-displaced versions of Suicine and Virizion -- in Tera Raids running until Sunday, March 12, the company said. Walking Wake will show up in Scarlet, while Iron Leaves will appear in Violet. You can encounter version exclusives by using internet or local multiplayer to join another player's Tera Raid.

The Pokemon Presents livestream came on the game series' 27th anniversary and also brought details about sleep-analyzing Android and iOS game Pokemon Sleep, as well as Netflix series Pokemon Concierge.

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