The Indigo Disk will feature BBQs and playing as your Pokémon

Move over, Bill, now we can all become a Pokémon! Wait, that sounds weird…

The trailer announced yesterday for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Indigo Disk, has just dropped, showing us some more cinematics and details. The official website also updated.


Battle Points are back, and there’s a new system for earning them – and use them.

Life at Blueberry Academy includes extracurricular activities called Blueberry Quests—or BBQs for short. BBQs are assigned out to students by the school, and completing them will earn you Blueberry Points, or BP—a currency used at the academy. You can use BP in places such as the school store or cafeteria, but that’s not all. After joining the League Club, you’ll be able to use BP to do things like add features to the clubroom or invite other Trainers you know to the academy. What’s more, you’ll be able to take on group quests with your friends, which may task you with things like searching for Ditto that have transformed into blocks and hidden themselves around the Terarium! Have fun with your friends as you overcome challenging missions together.

You can also use BP on the Blueberry Academy Baseball Club (who plays baseball when you have Pokémon?) to unlock new throwing styles. For throwing your Poké Balls. You can also trade Pokémon with characters such as Gym Leaders.

I feel like a purple pik-er, Snorlax

At some point you can unlock the Synchro Machine. This allows you to synchronise with one of your Pokémon, and control them to beat up wild Pokémon. The official website does note that it “appears that this device is still a prototype”, and so far we only saw it used for Pikachu and similarly sized Electric-type rodents, so how extensive this feature is remains to be seen. But you can use it with friends, at least?

No hat required.

Area Zero

You’ll explore it further! If you didn’t figure that out from The Teal Mask DLC, were you paying attention?

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Legendary Pokémon

A person with the fantastically dumb name of Snacksworth will appear at the Blueberry Academy. By earning BP from BBQs, and beating the story for the DLC, you can obtain snacks from Snacksworth that will let you fight Legendary Pokémon in Paldea.

I want snacks now.

I believe I can fly

…with Miraidon and Koraidon! Once you progress through the DLC story, that is.

The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon or Miraidon will gain the power to fly for the first time when you take on the Elite Trial set by Amarys of the BB League Elite Four. While at first this power is believed to be just temporarily imparted, it can apparently be made permanent, allowing Koraidon and Miraidon to fly at any time—but only once you’ve made it far enough in your adventure.

Other bonuses

There’s a Shiny Lucario up for grabs!

Password: SH1NYBUDDY

Available until: Wednesday, 3 January 2024, at 23:59 UTC

And a Darkrai!

Password: NEWM00N1SC0M1NG

Available until: Thursday, 21 December 2023, at 23:59 UTC

You can also claim a Master Ball from Mystery Gift – here are the full instructions.

You can also fight Dialga (Scarlet) and Palkia (Violet) in Tera Raid battles starting tomorrow until the 21st. Special Mass Outbreaks are also happening, with a reported Shiny chance boost…

What did you think of the trailer?