After months of leaving everybody guessing simply when precisely Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s two-part DLC would lastly hit the Nintendo Swap, the primary half of The Hidden Treasure of Space Zero lastly has a launch date.
Throughout at this time’s Pokémon Presents stream, The Pokémon Firm introduced that The Teal Masks, the primary half of Scarlet and Violet’s main DLC drop, is ready to debut on September 13th and can introduce a bunch of recent gameplay options in addition to a number of new pokémon. A brand new trailer for the DLC particulars how gamers will journey to the land of Kitakami as a part of a joint faculty journey that coincides with a neighborhood pageant celebrating the Loyal Three — Kitakami’s legendary trio — and Ogerpon, a brand new masked legendary monster.
The trailer additionally spotlights how The Teal Masks will introduce new characters like photographer Perrin, whose photo-focused facet quests will ship gamers out into Kitakami’s wilderness to snap pictures of untamed pokémon, and options like Roto-stick, which is able to enable gamers to take selfies from wider angles with the sport’s built-in cameraphones. Curiously, the trailer additionally explains how Kitakami is house to quite a lot of wild pokémon from older generations that may’t be present in Paldea in addition to solely new creatures like Dipplin, a brand new Applin evolution that resembles a sweet apple whereas (presumably) nonetheless being a dragon sort.
Whereas the trailer doesn’t go into element about how Dipplin could be obtained, it does clarify that the species is a favourite of recent coach Kieran — one of many many college students you’ll meet at Blueberry Academy, which is able to tackle a bigger function within the second half of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s DLC. The Indigo Disk will observe trainers as they develop into trade college students at Blueberry Academy, which is situated someplace out within the ocean, partially submerged beneath the water, and is house to a number of synthetic biomes full of totally different pokémon species. When gamers aren’t exploring, they’ll be capable to tackle Blueberry Academy’s BB League — the college’s battle rating system — and its distinctive quartet of Elite 4 trainers.
As attention-grabbing as it’s to see one of many Elite 4 members sending out a brand new advanced type of Duraludon and the looks of what appears to be Paradox types of Raikou and Cobalion, what’s much more promising is the trailer’s implication that a number of the Elite 4 trials will push your legendary trip pokémon to unlock “latent powers” like full-on flight. The characteristic might make Scarlet and Violet play very in another way if it had been labored into the remainder of the sport in a future replace, and that does appear to be a part of Nintendo’s aim with the DLC.
It’s not clear but whether or not all of those new adjustments will find yourself making Pokémon Scarlet and Violet really feel extra strong than they did at launch, nevertheless it’s apparent that The Pokémon Firm’s on the very least attempting to maintain the video games on folks’s radars. In contrast to The Teal Masks, The Indigo Disk doesn’t but have a launch date.