Pokemon Scarlet & Violet was one of the fastest selling games from the franchise in recent memory. It was also one of the first in the segment to have an open-world. Released in mid-November, there are already rumours surfacing about a potential DLC for the game. Whether you have just started the game or are close to beating it, the prospect of DLC will excite you either way. If you’re one of those trainers who is curious to know the truth behind the rumors, then you’re at the right place. Here is everything you need to know about a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC release date.
Are Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC Rumors True?
Well, the good news is that the leaks about the Pokemon SV DLC are actually true. There are a lot of aspects of the game which hint towards a DLC. Firstly, many inaccessible locations have created curiosity amongst the trainers. If you’re not already aware, the maps in Pokemon games are based on real-world locations. Paldea in Pokemon SV represents Spain and Portugal. Kalos, the Gen 6 region, is based on France.
The reason we mentioned Kalos is because the northeast corner of Paldea is marked as an inaccessible mountain area. It would make sense for Kalos to be introduced to Pokemon SV DLC as it is situated right next to Paldea, just like France and Spain.
Another clue that has got fans inquisitive is the mystery behind the Paradox Pokemon. There are some books in Scarlet & Violet’s libraries that contain sketches of Paradox Pokemon such as Suicune and Virizion. They are not to be found in the game but the description says that they are available.
When is the Pokemon SV DLC Expected To Release?
Going by the pattern of the release of Pokemon games, we could expect a DLC announcement by Game Freak in January 2023. The only instalment to receive a DLC was Pokemon Sword and Shield which was launched in November 2019. Thereafter, the first DLC was announced in January 2020. In all, a total of 2 DLC’s were made available, one in June 2020 while the other in October 2020.
If our estimates are correct, the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC could be slated for a potential June 2023 release. However, none of this is confirmed nor the announcement date. This information should be taken into consideration with a pinch of salt. The Pokemon SV faithful have no choice but to wait until something concrete comes out.
That is everything answered on Pokemon Scarlet & Violet (SV) DLC Release Date 2023 & other info. For more details on the game, head over to our Pokemon SV guides’ page.