Earlier this year, Nintendo announced Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – The Hidden Area of Zero, a two-part DLC pack for the open-world RPG that will be released this year. The DLC adds a lot of new content to the base experience, including more than 230 Pokemon.
How many of those will be familiar species that were not included in Scarlet and Violet and how many will be completely new additions remains to be seen, but at least one of the new additions has already been partially revealed.
The Pokemon Company has shared an image of a new Pokemon that will be introduced in the DLC. It is described as a Pokemon with a “beautiful aura” that is “reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon Terapagos,” but whose “name and true nature are shrouded in mystery.” Check out the image below.
According to The Pokemon Company, the Pokemon is “small in stature and not particularly strong,” but can “crystallize the energy in its body to form a protective shield” when it senses danger. It can also “assume an inactive state when it senses its life is in danger by pulling its head, limbs and tail into its shield and making itself look like a jewel.”
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch. The Hidden Area of Treasure Zero: Part 1 – The Teal Mask will be released this fall and The Hidden Area of Treasure Zero: Part 2 – The Indigo Disk will be released this winter.