Pokemon Starters in Scarlet Violet DLC
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All Pokemon Starters Will Be Returning for Scarlet and Violet DLC

Every past starter Pokemon will be appearing the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC. In a trailer revealed at the Pokemon World Championships 2023, more details about Part 2: The Indigo Disk were revealed. Peeks at the characters appeared.

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All 24 starter Pokemon from previous mainline titles will be returning for the DLC as wild Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokemon. This means that everyone from the original trio of Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle up to Sword and Shield starters Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble will all be available. The trailer shows off pairings such as Cyndaquil and Torchi, Oshawott and Piplup, and Snivy and Rowlet. This marks the first time in the series that all previous starter Pokemon have been freely available without the need for trading.

The trailer revealing the starter Pokemon also had plenty of other new additions to show off. A bunch of new moves will be coming to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, including Psychic Noise, which causes damage and blocks healing, and Upper Hand, which strikes before a target’s priority move. The new Raikou and Cobalion variants will each gain a new move, with Raging Bolt (Raikou) gaining Thunderclap and Iron Crown (Cobalion) gaining Tachyon Cutter, which attacks twice in a row.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are out now for Nintendo Switch. The second part of the DLC expansion, The Indigo Disk, will be releasing sometime in Winter 2023.

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Leigh is a staff writer and content creator from the UK. He has been playing games since falling in love with Tomb Raider on the PS1, and now plays a bit of everything, from AAA blockbusters to indie weirdness. He has also written for Game Rant and Geeky Brummie. He can also be found making YouTube video essays as Bob the Pet Ferret, discussing such topics as why Final Fantasy X-2’s story is better than people like to think.