How Do You Initiate the Teal Mask DLC in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

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How Do You Initiate the Teal Mask DLC in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Surya Kumar
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The Teal Mask DLC introduces you to a new land called Kitakami along with new Pokemon such as Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti.
Similar to Sword and Shield, you will find two different versions of the expansion pass and you will have to pick the one corresponding to your game.
While the Teal Mask DLC is available now, the Indigo Disk DLC will arrive during Winter 2023.

Scarlet and Violet is a Roleplaying Pokemon title that came out for the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Although the game follows the traditional Pokemon route with the usual catching and trading mechanisms, it also contains a new feature that lets you choose your trainer battles. Scarlet and Violet have huge open worlds that let you seamlessly tread in both the wilderness and urban areas. Apart from providing over 30 hours of gameplay, you can also get access to two new DLCs such as The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk DLC. If you are wondering how to access the former, you have stumbled upon the right article. Let's take a look.

How Do You Start the Teal Mask DLC?

In order to start the Teal Mask DLC you must first purchase The  Hidden Treasure of Area Zero expansion pass. This will cost you USD $34.99 / ₹2,904(approx) / €32.84(approx). You can purchase this directly from the Nintendo e-shop and it will come with both the Teal Mask and the Indigo Disk DLC. There are two different versions of this expansion pass; one for Scarlet and one for Violet. Make sure you purchase the same version as your base game.

To play the Teal Mask DLC, you will have to complete the introduction of the main Scarlet and Violet campaigns. It also requires you to download the latest 2.0.1 update. Once these prerequisites are met, starting the DLC is a straightforward process.

Once you have started Treasure Hunt which is the main campaign of Scarlet and Violet, you will receive a call from Jacq, who will let you know that you have been selected to be a part of the special field trip organized by the academy. Once the call is over, you must head towards the academy and enter the lobby. You will find a woman named Briar who will fill in the rest of the details of the trip. Once that is done, you will be given a chance to explore other quests and come back later. However, if your immediate goal is to get into the DLC, you need to speak to her another time which will trigger the quest and take you to the charming little town of Mossui in the land of Kitakami.

Introduction of the Teal Mask DLC

Once you trigger the quest and make it to Kitakami, you will need to make your way to Mossui town’s community center. You will be approached by another trainer just before entering the building. Winning or losing this battle has the same outcome where your caretaker will appear and instruct you to head into the community center. You will come across a few more cutscenes after will you will be freely allowed to explore this location.

The introductory part of the Teal Mask DLC will end once you make your way to the back of the community center and get some rest. After waking up from your slumber, you will be partnered with a fellow trainer from Blueberry Academy and embark on various adventures around Kitakami. We recommend you to play through the main campaign of Scarlet and Violet as most Pokemon you will encounter in this new location will be level 50 and above.


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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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