Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Will Finally Have All Starters

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The Pokémon World Championship has been a great vehicle for GameFreak to unveil the many surprises contained within the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC.

During the event’s opening ceremony, GameFreak surprised OG Pokémon players with some exciting news; All the starters, from Gen 1 to 8, will finally be added in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet!

Here’s the official announcement made by the official Pokémon Twitter (or X) account:

When Does The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC Release?

The Hidden Treasures Of Area Zero DLC is split into two parts. The first part, The Teal Mask, will be released on September 13th, 2023. The second part, The Indigo Disk, will get released during winter 2023. 

All the Starters will be part of the second expansion of the DLC, which means you’ll have to wait until November or December to reunite with the starters we all know and love.

The New Pokémon

In case this is the first time you’ll be encountering the starters from older Generations, here’s a list of what you’ll find when playing The Indigo Disk:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Chikorita
  • Totodile
  • Cyndaquil
  • Treecko
  • Mudkip
  • Torchic
  • Turtwig
  • Piplup
  • Chimchar
  • Snivy
  • Oshawott
  • Tepig
  • Chespin
  • Froakie
  • Fennekin
  • Rowlet
  • Popplio
  • Litten
  • Grookey
  • Sobble
  • Scorbunny

Some of these Pokémon (in their last evolution stage) were already added to the game, like Fennekin, Charmander, Chespin, etc. But they were part of exclusive Tera Raid Battle events, which will likely not happen again anytime soon, so they aren’t easy to find. 

How To Get Them?

All the Starters can be obtained in what will be known as the Blueberry Academy’s Terrarium. The Blueberry Academy will be a vital part of the plot of The Indigo Disk, as you, the protagonist, will travel there as an exchange student.

This new academy will have a giant Terrarium with many biomes available to explore, and all the starters will be there as wild Pokémon. 

What Else Is On The Indigo Disk?

New Paradox Pokémon

The latest trailer of The Indigo Disk revealed that Raikou and Cobalion will get a Paradox version. 

Paradox Raikou is named Raging Bolt, which will be an Electric/Dragon-type. This Long-necked Pokémon will have Thunderclap, an Electric-type physical move which will always hit first.

As it’s a paradox from the past, Paradox Raikou will only be available on Pokémon Scarlet.

Paradox Cobalion, on the other hand, is named Iron Crown. It’ll be a Steel/Psychic-type Pokémon with a signature move named Tachyon Cutter, a Steel-type physical move that hits two times.

This one is a paradox Pokémon from the future, which means it’ll only be available on Pokémon Violet.

New Moves

The Trailer also revealed two new moves, Psychic Noice and Upper Hand. Psychic Noice is a Psychic-type, Special move that deals damage and blocks the opponent from healing in the next few turns, while Upper Hand is a Fighting-type, Physical move that will hit first and can make the opponent flinch, pretty much like a Fighting-type Fake Out.

Mew & Mewtwo

Lastly, the trailer revealed that Mew and Mewtwo will be up for grabs. Mew will be a gift available right now and until September 18th, 2023, at 14:59 (UTC).

You can claim it through the Mystery Gift section, but be aware that you’ll need to have at least one hour of playtime to claim it. The code is GETY0URMEW.

Mewtwo is available via Tera Raid Battles. Its event will kick off on September 1st, 2023, at 00:00 (UTC) and end on September 17, 2023, at 23:59 (UTC). 


We already know a lot about The Indigo Disk, and it already looks excellent, but there are still many things to discover, and we are sure we will know about them in the next few days. So, if you want to keep yourself up to date and not miss anything, stick with us here at PokUniverse!

Further Reading

We know waiting for the starters to arrive at Scarlet & Violet can be stressful, so, in the meantime, you can give a read to the following articles:


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