Pokemon Scarlet and Violet first DLC teases mysterious new Pokemon from animated series

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Pokemon Company has teased a mysterious new ‘mon coming with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s first DLC, “The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.”

The new Pokemon is making its first appearance in the new Pokemon Horizons animated series and the games’ new DLC, the new season of the show after longtime protagonists Ash Ketchum and Pikachu have finally retired.

Here’s a rundown on the new Pokemon, plus the new animated series:

Who’s That Pokémon?!

This unknown Pokémon is reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon Terapagos, but its name and true nature are shrouded in mystery. It is small in stature and not particularly strong, but when push comes to shove, it can crystallize the energy in its body to form a protective shield. Apparently, it can also assume a dormant state when it feels that its life is in danger by pulling its head, limbs, and tail into its shell and making itself look like a jewel.​

In The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, players will leave the Paldea region and be able to delve deeper into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

New Animated Series Offers Tease of Mysterious Pokémon

The recent premiere of “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” in Japan offered a sneak peek at the newly discovered Pokémon. In the animated series, Liko, one of the protagonists, carries a mysterious pendant that is seen transforming into this Pokémon. The Pokémon then reverts immediately after it protects Liko from danger.

Debuting outside Japan starting in 2023, “Pokémon Horizons: The Series” is a new Pokémon animated series that will follow a never-before-seen storyline and characters, including dual protagonists Liko and Roy, as they uncover various mysteries of the Pokémon world, such as the fascinating secrets surrounding this newly discovered Pokémon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available now on the Nintendo Switch. You can check out our review here! (Despite the bugs, we still recommend it!)

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