Nintendo Switch Review: Pokémon Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero – Part 2: The Indigo Disk

Does The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC end on a high?

– You need to have completed the ending of Pokémon Scarlet and Part 1: The Teal Mask to access the main story of Part 2: The Indigo Disk.

In this adventure, you’ll be transferred from Naranja Academy to its sister school, Blueberry Academy. Unlike Naranja Academy, with its long and rich history, this school was only recently established and has a focus on teaching Pokémon battles. What’s unique about Blueberry Academy is that a large part of it is actually in the sea! Attend lessons, mingle with the local students and experience a new school life that’s anything but ordinary.

I reviewed Part 1: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask back in October and found it to be a welcome addition to the overall game and while the overall game still faces performance issues, it was still a nice bit of DLC that expanded the experience while also giving us Part 2: The Indigo Disk to look forward to. But can this final DLC instalment deliver more than the first part?

The Indigo Disk takes place after The Teal Mask and you must have finished it to carry on to Part 2 so you can’t skip ahead. The new Blueberry Academy takes place in the open sea and you’ll have plenty of new Legendary Pokémon to capture. The story is told well and brings the overall story arc of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero to a satisfying conclusion. It definitely feels like the stronger of the two parts with its content and seems more polished overall.

The Verdict

If you are looking to expand your Pokémon Violet/Scarlet adventure then the overall package of both DLC parts is well worth your time. I was disappointed with the overall performance of the game itself but the DLC does still provide a great time for fans of the series. Hopefully Game Freak’s next Pokémon title will be more optimised, but for now the DLC definitely improves the overall package.

Score: 8.0