During today’s Nintendo Direct, more details were shared for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the upcoming DLC for Scarlet & Violet.
Explore Mossui Town in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask
In Part 1: The Teal Mask, players will head to Mossui Town in the land of Kitakami. The community center in the middle of Mossui Town is a public gathering place where the locals can get together and chat, but it will also serve as the players’ base of operations for the duration of the school trip. There’s a shop nearby with toys and magazines on display, and just outside town, you’ll be treated to a view of picturesque fields and rice paddies.
It’s also been revealed Toxic Chain is the new Ability for Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. The Ability can cause the opponent to be Poisoned when the user hits them with a move.
Investigate Four Unique Biomes in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk
Blueberry Academy, where players will go to study abroad in Part 2: The Indigo Disk, is home to a facility called the Terarium Dome, which maintains a variety of ecosystems that provide a livable environment for Pokémon. This world-renowned park beneath the sea was constructed to bolster the learning environment for strong Trainers. The Terarium Dome is made up of four areas, each of which features a unique climate and ecosystem. The artificial sky projected onto the ceiling and walls changes to reflect the time of day and weather. The temperature of each area is also carefully regulated, and Trainers will find completely different Pokémon in each area.
New Characters Revealed
Players will meet plenty of new people while studying abroad at Blueberry Academy. Among them are Cyrano—the founder and director of the academy—and Lacey, a student there.
Having heard rumors about the player and their adventures, Cyrano visits Paldea to invite them to his institution as an exchange student. It seems that he is a longtime acquaintance of Director Clavell.
Lacey is a second-year student at Blueberry Academy. She’s a reliable person who shows the player around the academy when they first arrive. Her Pokémon battling skills are apparently nothing to scoff at.
Discover Different Pokémon Depending on the Version of the Game Being Played
The Pokémon players will meet in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will differ depending on which game the downloadable content is for. For example, in Pokémon Scarlet, players will be able to encounter Gligar, while in Pokémon Violet, players will be able to encounter Aipom.