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New ways to play and more exciting details announced for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk

11 December 2023

The Second Chapter of the DLC for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet Launches 14th December

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced more details about The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet video games.* The Indigo Disk launches exclusively on the Nintendo Switch family of systems on 14th December, 2023. A new cinematic trailer can be viewed below:


The Synchro Machine

Once players progress far enough in their adventure in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, they’ll be able to use a device called the Synchro Machine to see the world through the eyes of their Pokémon. While synchronised with one of their Pokémon, they can move around and battle wild Pokémon—a fresh new way to play the game. It appears that this device is still a prototype. Players can use it once they’ve helped a scientist in the Terarium with her research.


The Power of Flight

The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon or Miraidon will gain the power to fly for the first time when Trainers take on the Elite Trial set by Amarys of the BB League Elite Four. While this power is at first believed to be only temporarily imparted, it can apparently be made permanent, allowing Koraidon and Miraidon to fly at any time—but only once players have made it far enough in their adventure. Trainers will be able to fly wherever they please with their Legendary Pokémon and enjoy the sense of freedom that only an open world can provide.

Legendary Pokémon

After completing the main story of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, Trainers can meet a curious character named Snacksworth at Blueberry Academy. By completing Blueberry Quests (BBQs) in the Terarium, Trainers can earn snacks from Snacksworth that will allow them to encounter certain Legendary Pokémon from throughout the series back in the Paldea region. He’ll also share his extensive knowledge about these Pokémon with Trainers—as well as tall tales of his own heroic encounters with them.


A Yet-Undiscovered Place within Area Zero...?

During your adventure in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, you will return to Paldea and descend the Great Crater once more, visiting a yet-undiscovered place within Area Zero. What exactly is The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, and what is Terapagos’s hidden power? Discover the truth with your own eyes!


Challenge Dialga and Palkia in Tera Raid Battles and Receive Darkrai via Mystery Gift!

The Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia will appear in Tera Raid battles. Starting Friday, 8th December, Dialga will appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Palkia will appear in Pokémon Violet. You will be able to challenge Dialga and Palkia in 5-star Tera Raid Battles. Try taking them on!

Event Period: Friday, 8th December 2023, at 11:00 AEDT to Friday, 22nd December 2023, at 10:59 AEDT.


Add the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai to Your Team!

Now through Friday, 22nd December—a period that includes the last new moon of 2023—you’ll be able to receive the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai, which cannot normally be encountered in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.

You can receive this gift by selecting ‘Get with Code/Password’ from the ‘Mystery Gift’ menu in your game.

Password: NEWM00N1SC0M1NG
Event Period: Until Friday, 22nd December 2023, at 10:59 AEDT.


Get Festive with Mass Outbreaks of Pokémon

To celebrate the release of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, mass outbreak events featuring different Pokémon will occur around the Paldea region, the land of Kitakami, and the Terarium at Blueberry Academy. It seems Shiny Pokémon are more likely to appear in these mass outbreaks, so don’t miss your chance to find one!

Event Period: Begins after the release of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk on Thursday, 14th December 2023, and ends Friday, 22nd December 2023, at 10:59 AEDT.


Add a Shiny Lucario to Your Team and Bring It along on Your Adventures

You can now receive a powerful partner to accompany you on your adventures: a Shiny Lucario! This Lucario comes with a variety of useful moves that are sure to come in handy.

You can receive this gift by selecting ‘Get with Code/Password’ from the ‘Mystery Gift’ menu in your game.

Password: SH1NYBUDDY
Event Period: Until Thursday, 4th January 2024, at 10:59 AEDT.


Get a Master Ball and Catch a Legendary Pokémon!

To celebrate the appearance of Legendary Pokémon in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk, Trainers will be given the chance to claim a Master Ball—a type of Poké Ball that can catch a wild Pokémon without fail.

You can receive this gift by selecting ‘Get via Internet’ from the ‘Mystery Gift’ menu in your game.

Event Period: Begins after the release of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk on Thursday, 14th December 2023, and ends Friday, 22nd December 2023, at 10:59 AEDT.


Download Codes make the perfect gift!

Give the gift of exploration and adventure this holiday season with Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Download Codes available now from Big W, JB Hi-Fi and EB Games, or you can purchase an instant digital code from Amazon.com.au.


For more information about The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, please visit Pokemon.com.au/ScarletViolet.

*Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately, unless otherwise noted.