Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero has added new Pokemon to the games alongside the many different returning Pokemon with the release of The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk.
Modern Pokemon games have DLC with new areas, new adventures, and new Pokemon to collect. While some lament the days of Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Yellow, releasing DLC instead of a third game is now rigidly the norm for mainline Pokemon games. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are now likely in their final forms with the release of both The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLCs.
The full Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC added a total of 15 new Pokemon to the game, as well as a new form for an established one. Here are all of them, and what makes them special.
All the new Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask DLC
There are a total of seven new Pokemon in the first part of the DLC, including some that became immediately popular after fans saw the trailers in promotional events. This includes the game’s de facto legendary trio, a new convergent species, and more.
This monkey Pokemon is a poison and psychic type. It’s one of the Loyal Three, boasting the Toxic Chain ability. This ability gives the Pokemon a chance of badly poisoning an opponent with any move. Munkidori, Fezandipiti, and Okidogi all have a separate hidden ability that can be unlocked using an Ability Patch. For Munkidori, players can swap out Toxic Chain in favor of Frisk.
Okidogi is a muscular dog-looking Pokemon that seems to be the leader of the Loyal Three, a group of new legendary Pokemon that players can catch in the Teal Mask DLC. It is a poison and fighting-type Pokemon with either the Toxic Chain or Guard Dog ability, originally seen on Mabosstiff. Its high attack stat and respectable bulk made it the early standout of the three, but it fell out of favor over time.
Fezandipiti is the third and final Pokemon of the Loyal Three group. As with its cohorts, it possesses the Toxic Chain ability and is a poison and fairy-type Pokemon. Its hidden ability is Technician and it has a lot of potential as a support Pokemon with access to Tailwind, Icy Wind, and various other support moves.
Convergent species were only just introduced and Poltchageist bucks whatever norms were established. This new Pokemon from the Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask DLC is technically a matcha-themed version of Sword and Shield’s Sinistea despite sharing a similar name to Polteageist. Like its Galarian relatives, it has two separate forms; the Counterfeit Form and Artisan form.
Poltchageist evolves into Sinistcha after using either the Unremarkable Teacup or Masterpiece Teacup, depending on the form of Poltchageist. This grass-ghost Pokemon has the unique Hospitality ability and Matcha Gotcha move, giving it a variety of ways to heal both itself and allies in double battles. That made it one of the best new Pokemon in The Teal Mask DLC and made it very powerful in the single-player experience thanks to The Indigo Disk’s emphasis on double battles.
Dipplin is the Candy Apple Pokemon that evolves from Applin. Dipplin is a grass-dragon Pokemon that evolves from Applin by using the new Syrupy Apple item. While the other evolutions of Appletun and Flapple were already in the base game, Dipplin was introduced as a third possible evolutionary path. This establishes Applin as just the third Pokemon with three possible evolutions, after Eevee and Tyrogue.
Ogerpon is an adorable Pokemon that wears a held item mask to change its ability and typing. The standard version of Ogerpon is grass-type but it can add secondary fire, rock, or water typing depending on which mask it’s wearing. It also has a new mechanic where it gets a special power-up when it Terastalizes, with its Tera Type also being decided by the mask it’s wearing. The new legendary Pokemon is central to the plot of The Teal Mask DLC, with its battles against the Loyal Three driving both the narrative and the characters.
This isn’t technically a new Pokemon, since it’s officially a new form of an existing Pokemon. Still, Bloodmoon Ursaluna is completely different from the Hisuian original that is also available in Pokemon GO. It has a terrifying new look, moveset, and stat spread, making it a bruising special attacker. This works well with its unique Blood Moon move and Mind’s Eye ability that lets it blast down ghost Pokemon, even with normal-type moves.
All the new Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk DLC
While Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask added seven Pokemon, the Indigo Disk part of the DLC added eight. Each one is a powerful, high-impact Pokemon with unique mechanics or moves.
Some are version-exclusive, while others are surprising evolutions for established Pokemon. Here’s the full lineup of new Pokemon that can be encountered at Blueberry Academy.
Archaludon is the Alloy Pokemon, a steel-dragon-type Pokemon that evolves from Sword and Shield’s Duraludon. Its abilities include Stamina and Sturdy and it will have the new move Electro Shot. This new move gets priority when it’s rainy in battle, a powerful tool that will make it shine in double battles.
Iron Crown is the paradox version of Cobalion, with its reveal following the paradox version of Virizion, Iron Leaves. This Pokemon is a steel-psychic type and has a design that looks comparatively straightforward relative to other Paradox Pokemon, basically just looking like a mechanical version of the original.
This DLC features many new dragon-type Pokemon and Raging Bolt is yet another one. It’s also yet another high-profile electric-dragon Pokemon following the likes of Zekrom and Miraidon. Like Walking Wake, this gen-two legendary is transformed into a dinosaur with Raikou being reimagined as a brontosaurus. The Pokemon was heavily memed after its initial reveal.
The paradox version of Terrakion is Iron Boulder and it might go down as the single most powerful Pokemon of the ninth generation. While its rock-psychic typing isn’t ideal and its base stat distribution isn’t particularly great, its unique Mighty Cleave move cuts through Protect and Detect. Few Pokemon and moves have the potential to do this, with Urshifu dominating two generations thanks to this.
The ancient legendary trio is rounded out by Gouging Fire, the paradox form of Entei. As with its brethren, it maintains its original typing but adds dragon on top of it. Its typing is uniquely powerful for multiple reasons.
The fire and dragon types cover each others’ weaknesses against common threats like Urshifu’s Surging Strikes and Flutter Mane’s Dazzling Gleam. It also gets double resistances against grass and fire moves, which checks Ogerpon brilliantly. Most importantly, Gouging Fire is the only ancient Paradox Pokemon that is naturally a fire type. This is doubly beneficial under harsh sunlight, as it procs the Protosynthesis ability and ups the power of its fire-type moves.
All this on its own would make Gouging Fire an interesting Pokemon, but that’s not all. It also has the Blazing Bulwark signature move that protects it and applies burn to physical contact attackers. All this makes it an interesting option for players.
Applin was the most surprising Pokemon to get featured prominently in The Teal Mask. Things got pushed a step further in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk, though. Applin became the third Pokemon to have an evolutionary path that went in three different directions when The Teal Mask added Dipplin. The Indigo Disk introduced a new move that allows Dipplin to evolve into Hydrapple.
Hydrapple wasn’t a surprise, though. Pokemon players noticed that the Eviolite item, which boosts the defenses of Pokemon that could evolve further, worked on Dipplin. What fans weren’t expecting was that the Pokemon is actually quite powerful, and somewhat scary.
Terapagos is a central figure in the Pokemon Horizons anime, joining the main character and her Sprigatito. It’s also the most interesting new Pokemon in the Indigo Disk DLC, with the ability to transform twice through Terastalization.
The Pokemon can Terastalize from its cute, small form to the cover legendary. From there, it grows even further to become the new Rayquaza, shutting down all weather and terrain effects. Terapagos is also the key behind a new Pokemon type that is exclusive to Pokemon who are Terastalized.
Pecharunt is a new mythical Pokemon that is not currently available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, even with The Indigo Disk DLC. As with most mythical Pokemon, it will be available via event.
The Pokemon is a modern equivalent to Keldeo in some ways. Legendary trios typically have a “boss” of the group that is separate or introduced later, like Lugia controlling Kanto’s legendary birds or the “Regi” Pokemon of gen-three being created by gen-four’s Regigigas. Keldeo broke that mold by being a mythical Pokemon in charge of a legendary trio. That’s likely the case here with Pecharunt, who seems to have a connection to the Loyal Three of The Teal Mask DLC. It shares the same poison typing and has a unique status effect mechanic.