Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue Release Date and Start Time – details and countdown

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Need to know the release date for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the official epilogue of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Scarlet and Violet have been some of the most popular Pokémon games, and an epilogue lets fans play even more of the game.

With The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have never been so expansive. There are Pokédexes to fill, an Elite Four to battle, and plenty more. An extra surprise has been revealed by the team, an epilogue for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. Make sure you know how to purchase the DLC. When can you dive into this new adventure and complete your DLC journey? We’re here to tell you.

Release Date and Start Time for Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

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The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released on Thursday, January 11, 2024. This epilogue will reunite trainers with friends from along their journey across Paldea for a new adventure in the land of Kitakami.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue will be available at 6am PST/9am EST/2pm UTC. This the exact time trainers will be able to jump into the new story, as confirmed by the official Pokémon team in the reveal trailer.

The epilogue will be available for players with the The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC Pass, which gives players access to The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLC stories. You must complete the main storyline of both The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk to play the epilogue. Along with this, players must also complete a certain postgame event in Pokémon Scarlet or Violet. Once all these have been completed, you can enjoy The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue.

Epilogue for Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero countdown

Here is our official countdown for the epilogue of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC if you just can’t wait to get started in the latest Pokémon adventure:

Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue plot

Not much is currently known about the plot of the Epilogue, but we do know that you’ll be teaming up with friends from Scarlet and Violet like Pepper, Nemona, and Penny. You’ll be able to enjoy a whole new adventure in the land of Kitakami from The Teal Mask DLC.

Pokemon trainers staring up at the sky in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue
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The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero has followed your trainer to the land of Kitakami and Blueberry Academy in the DLC’s Part 1 and Part 2. The epilogue is expected to allow for a satisfying conclusion to the DLC, bringing together the characters from Scarlet and Violet and all the friends trainers made during the DLC.

Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue gameplay

Unfortunately, not much is known about the gameplay for the epilogue, either. Since players will be returning to the land of Kitakami, we can expect that there will be new quests to follow. Catching and battling Pokémon has always been the bread and butter of the franchise, so there should be plenty of that.

Whether or not new Pokémon will also be included is yet to be seen. We’ll update this article as more information is released.

Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue trailer

Here is the official trailer for the epilogue of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero:

That’s everything you need to know about the release date and start time for the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue. Be sure to check out how to start The Teal Mask and how to start the Indigo Disk if you need help getting started on the other parts of the DLC.

Pokémon The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue FAQs

When does The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Epilogue release?

The epilogue will be available starting Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 6am PST/9am EST/2pm UTC.

Do you have to beat Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and the DLC to play the epilogue?

Yes, to start the epilogue, it’s required that players complete a certain postgame event in Scarlet or Violet and that they’ve completed the main storyline of both The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk.

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