The recent Pokemon Presents stream was a rather unremarkable, as many had predicted it would be, but The Pokemon Company did close it with an extended look at the ucoming two-part expansion for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, The Hidden Area of Treasure Zero.
Part 1: The Teal Mask will take players to a region outside of Paldeo, the land of Kitakami, which is protected by three Pokemon who are considered to be heroes by the local population. Players will meet new characters and learn more about Kitakami’s history and culture. Meanwhile, Part 2: The Indigo Disk will take you to the Blueberry Academy as an exchange student on its headmaster’s invitation. The academy, which is almost entirely underwater, will also feature a new open world area known as the Terrarium, which will consist of four artificially made unique biomes.
Plenty of new activities have also been unveiled, including an Elite Four in Blueberry Academy, a new minigame called Ogre Ousting that will task you with riding through and popping Ogre balloons for rewards (which you can use to strengthen your Pokemon and their different stats), a quest that’ll see you tracking down and photographing several different Pokemon, and more. A couple of new Pokemon, several new locations, and of course, plenty of battles are also shown. Check out the trailer below for more details.
The Pokemon Company has also confirmed that Part 1: The Teal Mask will launch on September 13. A specific release date for Part 2: The Indigo Disk still hasn’t been revealed, but as confirmed previously, it will launch sometime during Winter.