The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launches this December

Let's head to Blueberry Academy!

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Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet may have had an iffy launch, but there’s no denying that people are playing the game. Its first DLC, The Hidden Treasures of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask, was released in September. Part 2: The Indigo Disk was always set to launch before the end of the year, and it’s now confirmed for a mid-December release date. Despite this announcement, not too much is known about it past a vague description.

I’m going to recap what was included with The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1. This DLC brings players to the land of Kitakami, a tranquil place with quaint rice fields and apple orchards. You’re visiting as part of your academy’s school trip, joining students from another academy for an outdoor study program. Travel the land in search of signboards depicting an old folktale.

To get started with the DLC, players must have begun their Treasure Hunt in the base game. Here is a recent video catching everyone up on what happened in the base game and giving an overview of the DLC:

Discover new Pokémon in Kitakami, including Poltchageist the Matcha Pokémon, Dipplin the Candy Apple Pokémon, and a trio of protector Pokémon with Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. There are also new people to befriend, like brother and sister Carmine; they attend Blueberry Academy but Kitakami is their home. There’s also Perrin, a camera-loving traveler, and Ms. Briar, the teacher in’s charge of the trip who has a keen interest in Terastal Pokémon.

In The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, players travel to sister school Blueberry Academy as an exchange student. There, meet new Pokémon and people beyond the borders of the Paldea region.

Developed by GameFreak, and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are available now for Nintendo Switch.

Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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