The Indigo Disk DLC release date revealed, here’s what’s new

pokemon scarlet and violet indigo disk release date revealed

Part 2 of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Indigo Disk, finally has an official release date and fans can look forward to loads of new content.

The Teal Mask had a relatively light content offering, adding the new Kitakami area and a straightforward story quest. Though players could ultimately get four new legendary Pokemon in Ogerpon, Fezandipiti, Okidogi, and Munkidori, the list of returning Pokemon mostly garnered shrugs outside of a few exceptions and sidequests were limited in what they offered outside a free shiny Munchlax.

That’s not surprising necessarily, as the first Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC was largely the same with the Isle of Armor expansion getting panned by fans. The second part, The Crown Tundra, delivered in a big way and fans are expecting the same in this generation.

What is the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk DLC release date?

The Indigo Disk will launch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on December 14, 2023. The news was confirmed on the official Pokemon Twitter account.

The release date has long been vague has finally been narrowed down. While it was originally slated for a winter release, this was specifically narrowed down to winter 2023. Now fans can mark their calendar and get ready for the DLC.

The DLC has a long list of confirmed features including a slew of returning Pokemon and more story content. Precedent suggests that there will be even more new content on offer that will keep fans playing the game for a long while yet.

Here’s the new content Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: Indigo Disk DLC adds to the game

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk will let players catch all starters from previous generations, will add a new Pokemon type, and continues the story of The Teal Mask.

Just in terms of what’s been confirmed, lots of content has been added that is sure to delight longtime Pokemon fans. Several new Pokemon have been revealed including more Paradox Pokemon based on legendaries, an evolution of Duraludon, and new legendary Pokemon Terapagos. Data mines and reveals in the Teal Mask suggest that several more will be available.

Precedent also suggests there are plenty of other features that haven’t been revealed yet. Previous Pokemon games let players catch a variety of legendaries from previous generations, and in Pokemon Sword and Shield that came in the Crown Tundra DLC with Dynamax Adventures. Having the ability to catch and breed regional variants would also make sense as an addition.

Dynamax Adventures
A Dynamax Adventure in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Trailers also hint that a greater emphasis will be placed on double battles in the new DLC. With Blueberry Academy focused on serious battling and doubles competition being the go-to battle system for real-life Pokemon tournaments, this would be a logical area of emphasis for the DLC. A unique battle mechanic that adds a new type for Terastalized Pokemon is also coming with

And finally, the stories of Kieran and Carmine are set to continue with both characters confirmed to be returning in official artwork. The release date for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk isn’t too far off, so players can get excited about what’s to come.

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Written by Steven Rondina

Steven Rondina has been playing video games since he was a toddler and appreciates every genre out there. He has earned the platinum trophy in every Soulsborne game, is regularly Master Ball-ranked on the competitive Pokemon ladder, and has spent thousands of hours missing shots on Dust 2. His work has previously been featured by Bleacher Report and The Washington Post, and he was an Assistant Editor at You can follow him on Twitter / X at @srondina.

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