Catch the latest Pokémon news, including DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

Catch the latest Pokémon news, including DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Hero Banner

27th February was Pokémon Day! The original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games debuted in Japan 27 years ago on that day. Wait, 27 years ago and the 27th February?! That’s a whole lotta 27s!

As a part of the festivities, we have some Titan-sized news updates about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet DLC announced

Yep, it’s true—new adventures are coming to the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games later this year. This paid DLC* content will be called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero and is split into two parts:

  • Part 1: The Teal Mask (coming spring 2023)—Visit the Land of Kitakami as part of a school trip.

  • Part 2: The Indigo Disk (coming summer 2023)—Study as an exchange student at Blueberry Academy as your adventures expand beyond the Paldea region. (Wait, beyond the Paldea region?!)

The Legendary Pokémon that newly appear in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero include Ogerpon and Terapagos. Please look forward to a new story as you discover how these Pokémon fit into your adventures. And, of course, you’ll also encounter familiar Pokémon that you didn’t meet in Paldea.

Part 1 will be playable starting later this year, but if you’re eager to get ready, you can purchase the DLC today using the link below. There are also special purchase bonuses so click the link to learn more.

Important note: If you already own either Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, just make sure you choose the right option after clicking that link. The DLC you buy needs to match the version of the game you have.

Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO Plus +

First announced in May 2019, Pokémon Sleep aims to offer a fun and enriching experience to Trainers by having a player’s time spent sleeping—and the time they wake up—affect the gameplay. Pokémon Sleep is slated to launch in winter 2023 for iOS and Android devices.

Pokemon Go Plus Plus

The Pokémon GO Plus + accessory uses Bluetooth® Low Energy technology to link with smartphone apps for use in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sleep gameplay. For Pokémon GO, the Pokémon GO Plus + enables players to throw Poké Balls automatically. Pokémon Sleep players can use the device to track their sleep in conjunction with their smartphones. The Pokémon GO Plus + will be available on 14th July, 2023.

More information about Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO Plus + can be found here.

Pokémon GO Plus + is available to pre-purchase from My Nintendo Store and select retailers.

Alrighty, that’s it for now. We hope you continue to enjoy your adventures in Paldea and beyond!

*Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.