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How to Play The Indigo Disk DLC in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The DLC for the 9th generation is finally upon us. Learn how you can start exploring the Blueberry Academy and Unova’s newest expansion
  • How to buy The Indigo Disk expansion DLC
  • How to download The Indigo Disk
  • How to get in The Indigo Disk expansion DLC in-game

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is the name of the first DLC package announced for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and on the 13th of December the second half of this expansion, The Indigo Disk, has become available for players worldwide. Here is everything you need to know to start playing the DLC:

How to buy The Indigo Disk expansion DLC

To get into the DLC your first step will be buying the expansion. As of today, you can buy The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero through different methods such as the Nintendo eShop app on your Nintendo Switch, the official online store, gift cards, and many others, but we always recommend going through official sources to avoid any possible headaches.

Pricing can vary depending on your region but in the US the base price for the DLC is currently $34.99 USD and can also be purchased in a bundle with either Scarlet or Violet for $94.99 USD.

Before buying the DLC make sure to double-check if all your account information is correct as the account you bought will be the only one with access to the expansion

How to download The Indigo Disk expansion DLC

Some players have reported having trouble finding how to download the DLC. The process is supposed to be easy but Nintendo certainly created some unnecessary steps for their player base.

After buying the DLC you will have to go into your Nintendo Switch and update your Pokémon Scarlet or Violet game. To do this you must hover your game, press the “+” button to go into the “Options” menu, go to the “Software Update” tab, and select the “Via the Internet” option. There all you need to do is confirm the download and wait for the installation to be completed.

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If this option is not available to you make sure to restart both your Nintendo Switch as well as check for any system updates you might have missed as some players have complained that the DLC was not available to them.

How to get in The Indigo Disk expansion DLC in-game

Unlike the previous DLC for you to embark on your adventure within the Blueberry Academy you must finish both the base game’s main story, which includes all post-game content such as beating all the Gym leaders again and the Academy Ace Tournament, and also complete every quest within the Kitakami region.

As soon as you are done with both stories you will receive a call from Director Cavell who informs you Director Cyrano, the founder of Blueberry Academy, is awaiting you in Uva/Naranja for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Head towards your academy and a cutscene will start, after the dialogue finishes you will be transported to Unova and may begin your journey!