Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask is Out Now

The first part of the paid DLC expansion features a new area in Kitakami, new and returning Pokemon and mysteries to solve.

Posted By | On 13th, Sep. 2023

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero - The Teal Mask

The first paid DLC for Game Freak’s Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask, is out now. It adds several new Pokemon, primarily from older generations like Snivy, Squirtle, Mudkip, Totodile and Treecko. Check out the overview trailer below to catch up on the story and learn more about the DLC’s plot.

Players will venture to Kitakami on a school trip, with a festival underway. However, various folktales exist, and it’s not long before players encounter a new Legendary Pokemon, Ogerpon. There’s also The Loyal Three – Okidogi, Munkidori and Fezandipiti. You can play the new quest alongside the base game’s Treasure Hunt.

The story continues in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, which launches this Winter and sees players becoming exchange students at Blueberry Academy. You explore the Terrarium and its four artificial biomes, eventually challenging the Elite Four of the Blueberry League.

Stay tuned for more details on The Indigo Disk, and in the meantime, check out patch notes for The Teal Mask below.

Ver. 2.0.1 (Released September 12, 2023)

Release of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet

  • Trainers who have purchased The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will now be able to enjoy adventures in Part 1: The Teal Mask. Please click here for more details on Part 1: The Teal Mask.

Additional Pokémon

  • For Trainers who have not purchased The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, additional Pokémon may appear via local or online communication modes.

Newly Added Features

  • You will now be able lock the mini map that appears while you are out in the field so that up is always north. You can do this by pressing the Right Stick twice while you have the map app open to select the App and mini maps locked setting.
  • Camera settings have been added to the Options menu. These settings will let you adjust how the camera works while you are out in the field.
  • We have added a feature that allows you to signal a Pokémon accompanying you in the field to stop and wait where it is. To give this signal, press the Left Stick.
  • You can now take pictures by pressing the A Button in the camera app.
  • You can now play music by pressing the ZL Button or ZR Button while the camera app is open. You may find that Pokémon accompanying you in the field and people around you will react to the music.
  • While using the Union Circle, Trainers can now share photos they have taken with the camera app during that Union Circle session with the friends they are playing with.
  • We have added a feature to TM Machines that allows you to filter for moves your Pokémon can learn.
  • By interacting with a TM Machine and selecting the option to filter for learnable moves, you will be able to display only TMs containing moves that a specific Pokémon can learn.

Bug Fixes and Feature Adjustments

  • Incorrect descriptive text for the moves Ceaseless Edge, Dire Claw, and Stone Axe has been corrected. The descriptions for these moves previously included the words “aiming to land a critical hit,” but these moves do not increase the critical-hit ratio in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. This wording has been removed from these descriptions.
  • We have fixed a bug where the Itemfinder Mark would not be applied to a Pokémon even if the conditions were met.
  • Wild Pokémon that have the Titan Mark will now reappear in the field after a certain amount of time if they have been defeated.
  • We have made adjustments to the way Pokémon icons are displayed in the Boxes.
  • Other select bug fixes have been implemented.


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