Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teasing New Pokemon Reveal

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teasing New Pokemon Reveal

Some elaborate Pokemon Scarlet and Violet teasers appear to hint at a new Pokemon reveal that’s scheduled to take place in late August.

Highlights

  • The upcoming DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is teasing the introduction of a new tea-themed pocket monster, with its reveal rumored to be happening on August 22.
  • Game Freak and The Pokemon Company confirmed that the DLC will add new Pokemon to Scarlet and Violet, with some already revealed and at least one remaining under wraps.
  • The tea-themed Pokemon could either complete Sinistea’s evolution chain or serve as an alternative first evolution of the Ghost-type Pokemon, and there may be seven new species in total in the DLC.

Some recently emerged teasers suggest that the upcoming DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will introduce another tea-themed pocket monster. The first part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero expansion is scheduled for a September 13 release, while the mysterious creature’s reveal is rumored to be happening on August 22.

Game Freak and The Pokemon Company previously confirmed that the two-part DLC will add some new Pokemon to Scarlet and Violet. While some of those creatures like Fezandipiti and Dipplin have already been revealed in recent months, it would appear that at least one other upcoming Pokemon remains under wraps.

The first indication that Pokemon fans should keep an eye on August 22 emerged during the 2023 Pokemon World Championships, when some press members received a tea set with that date, which led many to believe that a reveal of a new tea-themed pocket monster is on the horizon. Since then, the official Pokemon site added what appears to be green tea powder to its background, with that pattern also appearing on its Facebook and Twitter account banners, as first spotted by Serebii’s Joe Merrick.

Given that state of affairs, it seems plausible that the Teal Mask DLC will add a new tea-themed Pokemon to Scarlet and Violet. While such a creature could introduce an entirely new evolution chain to the series, the niche nature of the tea theme made many fans believe it will most likely be related to Sinistea and Polteageist from Pokemon Sword and Shield. The upcoming pocket monster could hence either complete Sinistea’s evolutionary chain or serve as an alternative first evolution of the Ghost-type Pokemon.

The latter possibility is already backed by some precedent, as it was only a few weeks ago that Scarlet and Violet revealed 4 new DLC Pokemon, including Dipplin, an alternative evolution of Applin. Much like Sinistea, the apple-like Pokemon was first introduced in Sword and Shield. Another Generation 8 creature that will receive a new evolution in Scarlet and Violet is Duraludon, although its evolved form, Archaludon, isn’t set to debut in The Teal Mask but The Indigo Disk, the second part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero which has yet to be treated to a concrete release date.

The mysterious tea-themed Pokemon might not be the final new creature arriving in The Teal Mask, with one previous leak suggesting the first part of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet expansion will introduce seven such species. However, The Pokemon Company has so far only revealed five of them: Dipplin, Fezandipiti, Munkidori, Ogerpon, and Okidogi.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available now on Nintendo Switch.

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