Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk DLC Launch Date Introduced!

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Hiya Trainers!

We have now some thrilling information that was lately introduced concerning the following DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

The Indigo Disk Launch Date!

The Pokémon Firm has formally introduced that the following installment of Scarlet and Violet's DLC, the Indigo Disk, might be launching worldwide on December 14th, 2023!

There was a lot hypothesis surrounding the discharge date for the second DLC enlargement. There was a placeholder launch date within the Nintendo eShop for Spring of 2024, however surprisingly, the discharge might be coming a lot sooner!

The Indigo Disk will permit Trainers to go to the Blueberry Academy that has been talked about a number of instances all through the storyline. There they are going to have the ability to encounter a plethora of latest Pokémon and embark on a model new journey to find the Hidden Treasure of Space Zero!

With the official launch date being introduced, we thought it might be an excellent time to go over what data we all know concerning the Indigo Disk!

The Story So Far

Warning: this part will include spoilers for the story of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and the Teal Masks DLC

All through the story of Scarlet and Violet, you start to find the secrets and techniques and mysteries of Space Zero, the large crater within the heart of the Paldea area. Inside its depths, you found Professor Sada/Turo's work to convey Pokémon from the previous/future to the current by the use of a time machine. You additionally uncover the supply of the facility that fuels the Terastalization Phenomenon that's distinctive to Paldea, big Terastal Crystals that may be discovered within the decrease depths of Space Zero.

Professor Sada/Turo's work relies off of the Scarlet E book or Violet E book, respectively. These guides element the mysterious Paradox Pokémon found by the primary researchers to delve into Space Zero. Nevertheless, the copy of the e-book encountered within the story disappears with the Professor's robotic clone into the time machine, and the mysteries inside have been misplaced with it.

Following the preliminary occasions inside Space Zero got here new discoveries! Previous to the occasions of the Teal Masks DLC, you're invited on a joint college journey to the Kitakami area with representatives from the Blueberry Academy, the counterpart to the Naranja/Uva Academy you attend in Paldea. A instructor from Blueberry Academy, Briar, meets you within the foyer of the Academy. Briar reveals that she is the descendent of Heath, one of many authentic researchers of Space Zero and the writer of the Scarlet/Violet E book. As a result of fantastical nature of Heath's findings, his work has largely been discredited. Briar goals to reclaim her ancestor's honor by proving his findings true, but she has to date been unable to obtain permission to enter Space Zero.

She possesses an unaltered copy of his authentic manuscript of the e-book, which accommodates particulars not included within the copy of the e-book you encountered. One such element mentions a mysterious Pokémon that Heath claims to have encountered. He named this Pokémon Terapagos!

From right here you proceed on to your adventures within the Land of Kitakami. There you meet Carmine and Kieran, a pair of brother and sister college students from Blueberry Academy which can be initially from Mossui City within the Land of Kitakami. Carmine is a battle-loving, hotheaded Coach who initially has a robust distaste for you after dropping in your first battle. Kieran, however, is soft-spoken and timid, usually deferring to his sister to make the selections.

Throughout your time in Kitakami, you be taught of the story of the Loyal Three and the Ogre. The story states that in historical instances, a horrible Ogre attacked the village. The villagers have been defended by the Loyal Three, a trio of Pokémon that gave their lives to drive the Ogre away. The Ogre lives within the Dreaded Den deep inside Oni Mountain.

As you progress via the story, you kind a detailed bond with Kieran, who slowly begins to interrupt out of his shell. You be taught that Kieran is an enormous fan of the Ogre within the story, and that he doesn't imagine it to be the villain the story says.

Throughout a competition, you and Carmine are shocked to find the Ogre on the outskirts of city. It's really a Pokémon named Ogerpon, which turns into startled once you method it and flees, however not earlier than dropping its signature Teal Masks.

Carmine asks you to maintain your encounter with Ogerpon a secret. The 2 of you be taught that the story of the Loyal Three didn't precisely inform the story. The Loyal Three have been villains that sought to steal the beloved masks of Ogerpon and its Coach. They attacked the Coach and stole three of their masks. Ogerpon donned the ultimate masks and pursued its attackers in anger. Nevertheless, the villagers solely noticed Ogerpon's assault, and thus the false narrative was fashioned.

Amidst your analysis, you and Carmine are unknowingly adopted by Kieran. Believing you two lied to him with a purpose to tear him down, he lashes out. Throughout a confrontation with Kieran, his anger and adverse feelings awaken the Loyal Three from their resting place. The three Pokémon return to the village, the place they're welcomed as heroes. The masks they stole are returned to them by the villagers, granting them overwhelming power. From there, they assault Ogerpon, however you, Carmine, and Kieran efficiently chase away the assault.

You and Carmine work collectively to defeat the Loyal Three and retrieve the stolen masks. On the identical time, Kieran efficiently convinces the villagers of Ogerpon's innocence. From there, the masks are returned to Ogerpon. Ogerpon then expresses its curiosity in becoming a member of your staff. Earlier than this may occur, nonetheless, you're interrupted by Kieran. All through the story, Kieran has frequently challenged you to Pokémon Battles within the hopes of lastly having the ability to finest you. He has gained appreciable power, but has by no means been capable of overcome you. He challenges you to 1 closing battle for the best to catch Ogerpon. Upon his defeat, you efficiently battle and defeat Ogerpon earlier than including it to your staff.

On the conclusion of your journey, you bid farewell to Briar, Carmine, and Kieran, as they have to return to Blueberry Academy. Briar remains to be dedicated to reaccrediting her ancestor Heath's work. Carmine has warmed as much as you significantly and sees you a buddy and rival. Kieran has returned to being quiet, however he isn't the timid boy you met in the beginning of your journey. In a post-credits scene, he vows to get stronger to finally defeat you.

We're positive to see these three characters return within the story of the Indigo Disk DLC. Will Briar discover the solutions to her questions? The place will your rivalry with Carmine go subsequent? And what does Kieran have deliberate for you? Solely time will inform!

New and Returning Pokémon

There have been a couple of new Pokémon which have been revealed previous to the discharge of the DLC, in addition to a forged of returning Pokémon. Let's check out what has been revealed to date!


The beforehand talked about Pokémon found by Heath is the mascot of the Indigo Disk DLC. Not a lot is thought about Terapagos, nevertheless it has been revealed to have two totally different kinds. It's speculated that its alternate kind might be taken when Terapagos Terastalizes (say that 10 instances quick!).

Not even its typing has been revealed but. We are going to all have to attend till December 14th to find the secrets and techniques that Terapagos holds!


The subsequent newly revealed Pokémon from the DLC is Archaludon, an evolution of the Technology 8 Pokémon Duraludon!

Archaludon is a twin Metal / Dragon kind Pokémon. Whereas its unknown as to how highly effective it should really be, based mostly on the truth that its pre-evolution Duraludon was already a formidable Pokémon, Archaludon is certain to be a beast!

Duraludon may also now have the ability to make use of the Eviolite merchandise. We have now seen how highly effective this has made different Pokémon that acquired a later evolution comparable to Chansey and Dusclops, so Duraludon could also be simply as attention-grabbing as its new evolution!

Raging Bolt

Raging Bolt seems to be the Historical Paradox type of Raikou. It's a twin Electrical / Dragon kind.

Like the opposite Historical Paradox Pokémon, Raging Bolt will possible be a Scarlet unique. It's unknown as to the place we are going to encounter this Pokémon within the Indigo Disk DLC. Strolling Wake, the Historical Paradox type of Suicune, was solely capable of be encountered for a restricted time in Tera Raids. Hopefully we are going to see Raging Bolt be extra accessible than its counterpart. Aside from the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon, each different Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet have been capable of be caught by both copy of the sport. Let's hope the identical applies to this goofy wanting giraffe!

Iron Crown

Iron Crown seems to be a Future Paradox type of Cobalion. It's a twin Metal / Psychic kind.

It could actually safely be assumed that Iron Crown might be a Violet unique. It can possible be the counterpart to Raging Bolt, equally to how Iron Leaves, the Future Paradox type of Virizion, was to Strolling Wake. Once more, hopefully we will encounter this Paradox Pokémon in both sport, however solely time will inform.

Returning Pokémon

Simply as with each DLC since Sword and Protect, a forged of returning Pokémon will make their debut!

The Blueberry Academy encompasses a Terarium (not misspelled, seemingly one other Terastalization pun!) that options a number of synthetic habitats. These habitats are residence to Pokémon not discovered natively in Paldea!

Vital be aware: the total record of returning Pokémon within the Indigo Disk has been leaked.

I do my finest to keep away from spoilers of any form. I attempt to stick with formally launched data solely. Many returning Pokémon have already been revealed in trailers. It needs to be famous that a number of the newly revealed Pokémon have been out there within the base sport both via restricted time Tera Raid occasions or by transferring them from Pokémon HOME. They're listed under:

  • Charmander

  • Charmeleon

  • Charizard

  • Cyndaquil

  • Quilava

  • Typhlosion

  • Turtwig

  • Grotle

  • Torterra

  • Chimchar

  • Monferno

  • Infernape

  • Piplup

  • Prinplup

  • Empoleon

  • Oshawott

  • Dewott

  • Samurott

  • Chespin

  • Quilladin

  • Chesnaught

  • Fennekin

  • Braixen

  • Delphox

  • Froakie

  • Frogadier

  • Greninja

  • Rowlet

  • Dartrix

  • Decidueye

Whereas these Pokémon have been out there within the base sport, they are going to formally have the ability to be registered to the Pokédex within the DLC, equally to Ursaluna and Basculegion within the Teal Masks DLC.

Now let's transfer on to the Pokémon making their Scarlet and Violet debut! Listed below are those which have been formally confirmed to date:

  • Bulbasaur

  • Ivysaur

  • Venusaur

  • Squirtle

  • Wartortle

  • Blastoise

  • Oddish

  • Gloom

  • Vileplume

  • Bellossom

  • Doduo

  • Dodrio

  • Seel

  • Dewgong

  • Exeggcute

  • Exeggutor

  • Tyrogue

  • Hitmonlee

  • Hitmonchan

  • Hitmontop

  • Rhyhorn

  • Rhydon

  • Rhyperior

  • Magby

  • Magmar

  • Magmortar

  • Lapras

  • Chikorita

  • Bayleef

  • Meganium

  • Totodile

  • Croconaw

  • Feraligatr

  • Skarmory

  • Smeargle

  • Treecko

  • Grovyle

  • Sceptile

  • Torchic

  • Combusken

  • Blaziken

  • Mudkip

  • Marshtomp

  • Swampert

  • Trapinch

  • Vibrava

  • Flygon

  • Beldum

  • Metang

  • Metagross

  • Cranidos

  • Rampardos

  • Shieldon

  • Bastiodon

  • Snivy

  • Servine

  • Serperior

  • Tepig

  • Pignite

  • Emboar

  • Blitzle

  • Zebstrika

  • Cottonee

  • Whimsicott

  • Minccino

  • Cinccino

  • Solosis

  • Duosion

  • Reuniclus

  • Golett

  • Golurk

  • Espurr

  • Meowstic

  • Inkay

  • Malamar

  • Litten

  • Torracat

  • Incineroar

  • Popplio

  • Brionne

  • Primarina

  • Pikipek

  • Trumbeak

  • Toucannon

  • Milcery

  • Alcremie

  • Duraludon

There are a bunch of thrilling Pokémon which have been revealed in trailers, however essentially the most thrilling information by far is that each starter Pokémon will have the ability to be encountered within the DLC!

These Pokémon are all fan favorites (except you've confronted Incineroar in VGC), and they're all the time welcome additions to any sport. I together with many others are very excited on the prospect of shiny searching these Pokémon within the overworld!


There was a lot extra data revealed in regards to the DLC, from new strikes to new tournaments and even a brand new methodology of traversal together with your Legendary Journey Pokémon! Extra data might be discovered on the Pokémon Firm's YouTube channel, in addition to their official web site discovered here. I do know I'll be wanting ahead to December 14th. Who is aware of what else the Indigo Disk DLC has in retailer for us!

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