There are rumors that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet might get some significant DLC very soon. Sword and Shield’s DLC could have helped to set the stage.
Despite some technical issues, Pokemon Scarlett is a bold new step in the Pokemon franchise. From an abundance of brand-new Pokemon designs to an open-world environment to a break from linear progression, Pokemon Scarlet and Vivid bring much to the table.
The mainline Pokemon series follows essentially the same formula over the last 27 years. There have been two iterations, and sometimes a complete iteration a year later. Sometimes, there have been two sequels. Generation 8’s games Pokemon Sword and Shield introduced a new step in the franchise’s history: DLC. Fans hope that Pokemon Scarlett or Violet will be the next set of DLC expansions.
Shield and Pokemon Sword were first announced on January 9, 2020, a few months after their initial launch. Shield and Pokémon Sword were released in two waves. Shield’s DLC Packs were called The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Each DLC pack created a new area in the game and built upon the existing land mass of the Galar region. Each DLC pack had its own story and featured its unique characters as well as a set of new legendaries.
If Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC have been approved, fans can expect to enjoy a similar experience as those in The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Many areas of Pokemon Scarlet’s maps are still grayed after the credits roll. Some areas, such as Area Zero’s elevators, are also inaccessible. Fans believe future DLC will unlock these locations, as well as new story quests or new Pokemon. Fans are also hoping to see the game’s third legendary Pokemon. This is something that was only briefly mentioned by an in-game guide.
With Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC announcements coming in January, there is every reason to expect a DLC update for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet soon. This is similar to how the Gen 8 games launched within a similar window. Many people expect to see a Pokemon Scarlet DLC announcement on Pokemon Day. February 27th is the anniversary of Pokemon‘s first launch. This would make sense considering Pokémon was absent from the Nintendo Direct.
Another important part of the speculation is to determine when Pokemon scarlet and Violet will launch their rumored DLC. Shield’s first DLC was released on June 17, 2020. This was five months after the announcement. The second DLC, however, launched on October 23rd, 2020, nine months after it had been announced. The same timeframe could be applied to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s hypothetical downloadable content. It was first announced in February and launched on October 23, 2020, nine months after it was announced.
However, fans need to remember that there is not yet any official confirmation, not even that DLC will be coming to the game. Pokemon Scavenger and Violet were both huge successes for the franchise and it only makes sense that they continue to create content.