Leakers have discovered the full list of returning Pokemon that will be added in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, and there are some surprises.
Game Freak and The Pokemon Company are keeping their cards close to their vest when it comes to which Pokemon will be added in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC. But as is becoming tradition, data miners have given fans a sneak peak at what’s to come.
The gen-nine titles will not have over 1,000 Pokemon to catch, but they are set to add over 300 Pokemon from previous generations. Alongside this will be a number of regional variants for Pokemon that were already included in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Though a handful have already been confirmed by The Pokemon Company, many more have been coded into the game and will be unlocked once the DLC officially ships.
What are the new Pokemon coming in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero?
Six new Pokemon including new legendaries Terapagos and Ogerpon are set to be added to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC. Alongside these legendaries are three other Pokemon in Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti.
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC is set to be split into two parts, staggering the release of these new Pokemon. Concept artwork included for Part 1: The Teal Mask shows Ogerpon alongside Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. None of them are shown in the concept artwork for Part 2: The Indigo Disk, but it seems likely that Terapagos will take center stage given its appearance. Another turtle-like Pokemon was revealed in the Pokemon Horizons anime, and will likely be the unevolved form of Terapagos.
It is unknown whether other new Pokemon will be included in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC. Walking Wake and Iron Leaves are also set to receive proper Pokedex entries in the DLC after being handled like transfer-only Pokemon in the base game.
Every returning Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC
Data miners revealed that over 200 Pokemon including Venusaur, Incineroar, and Smeargle are set to return with the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC. It is unknown whether these Pokemon will be included as part of the DLC or if they will be available via Pokemon Home transfer, but precedent suggests the former.
Surrounding the reveal of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, Game Freak noted that over 230 Pokemon were set to be added to the game through the DLC. According to data miners, the total number of Pokemon that will be available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be over 700.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have 400 Pokemon in the Paldean Pokedex. A number of others can be obtained through NPC trades and events but aren’t included in the Pokedex, such as Charizard and Quagsire. The following Pokemon will have Pokedex entries added Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex through the DLC:
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Johto region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Unova region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Kalos region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Alola region
|Pokemon originally discovered in the Galar or Hisui regions
This does not include many of the Pokemon that were made available in the game via transfer through Pokemon HOME. A number of legendary and mythical Pokemon were added to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but will not have Pokedex entries. A similar phenomenon was seen in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
This suggests that both parts of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC will each add a number of new Pokemon similar to what was seen in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Pokemon Sword and Shield added many past-generation legendaries in its Crown Tundra DLC without adding any in the Isle of Armor, so it’s possible that these legendaries will all be contained in the Indigo Disk DLC.
How many Pokemon will there be in Scarlet and Violet after the DLC release?
There are set to be over 700 different Pokemon species available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet after the release of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. The basic version of the game contains 400 Pokemon, while others can be added via events and Pokemon HOME transfer. The returning Pokemon in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC will bring that total above 700.
The exact number of Pokemon that will be available is unknown due to uncertainty surrounding the number of new Pokemon that will be added through the DLC. While data miners uncovered a long list of Pokemon from previous generations that were programmed into the game but left uncatchable, the likes of Walking Wake and Iron Leaves were still a relative surprise.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldean Pokedex originally had just 400 Pokemon that could be captured. Alongside this was a handful of other Pokemon that were obtainable in the game but were not registered to the Pokedex. This included cross-generational evolutions Perrserker and Quagsire, and event Pokemon such as the Charizard and Greninja evolutionary lines.
Will all Pokemon be available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet after The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero?
Not all discovered Pokemon will be available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, even after the DLC’s release. Though many fans want to have access to every Pokemon from every generation, Scarlet and Violet will fall well short of having all 1,015 species that are currently available.
Almost all of the most popular and powerful Pokemon from the first eight generations are accounted for, but there are some notable exceptions. Pokemon Red and Blue classics such as Beedrill and Pidgeot are potentially set to be left out in the cold. There are some other unsurprising omissions like Shedinja, whose unique Wonder Guard ability could have combined with Terastalization to make it almost unkillable.
Still, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players are set to be spoiled for choice when it comes to team-building options once the DLC is released.