September 24, 2023

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC Teal Mask – Shiny Locked Pokémon, Legendary Surprises, and More!

Shiny Locked Pokémon

Let’s dive into and explore shiny locked Pokémon, legendary surprises, and More! Pokémon fans, get ready for some exciting new features and details about the highly-anticipated Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, Teal Mask. In this article, we’ll discuss the recent updates, shiny locked Pokémon, and other intriguing elements that have been uncovered.

Performance Improvements and Box Fixes

One of the most significant improvements in this DLC is the fix for the previously frustrating box system. Players can now scroll through their Pokémon boxes at a much faster and smoother pace. This change follows the Pokémon Home update, which made box management slightly more manageable. Overall, players can expect a more enjoyable experience when organizing their Pokémon collection.

Pokedex and Evolution Methods

The Pokedex for this DLC contains a total of 200 Pokémon, with 100 of them being from the Paldea region. As soon as you open your Pokedex, you’ll find that 100 entries are already filled in. However, there are some unique evolutionary requirements for several Pokémon in this region, including the need for special items, and stones, trading while holding an item, evolving based on friendship at specific times of the day, and leveling up while knowing specific moves.

Shiny Locked Pokémon

There are some secrets in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC. Shiny hunters, take note! Some Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC are shiny-locked, meaning they cannot be encountered in their shiny forms. Here’s a list of some of the notable shiny locked Pokémon:

Sinnoh Starters

When you begin your adventure, you’ll receive an egg that hatches into one of the three Sinnoh starters, all of which are shiny locked.

Pisuyun Growlithe

Acquired through a side quest, this Growlithe is shiny locked but comes with three max IVs, making it a valuable addition to your team.

Shiny Munchlax

Completing the balloon-popping mini-game will reward you with a shiny Munchlax with the Crafty Mark.

Melodic and Ariados

These Pokémon are part of the story and can be caught, but they are shiny-locked.

Blood Moon Ursa Luna

A unique Ursa Luna form introduced in the DLC, it’s also shiny locked, and you cannot evolve any Ursa Ring into Blood Moon or Soluna.

Legendary Pokémon

All four legendary Pokémon introduced in the DLC, including Karateon, Meridon, the Loyal 3, and Ogrepon, are shiny locked.

Wild Pokémon Levels

When exploring the Teal Mask DLC, you’ll encounter wild Pokémon with levels ranging from 60 to 85. This diverse range adds an exciting challenge to battles and exploration.

New Clothing and Accessories

The DLC also offers various customization options for your character. You can obtain new uniforms and accessories, including gloves and hairstyles. Notably, there’s a haircut that resembles Hisuian Zorark, which is sure to be a fan favorite.

Selfie Feature

In a fun addition, players can now take selfies with NPCs in the game. Many NPCs will react positively when you take selfies with them, making for memorable in-game moments.

New Items and Technical Machines (TMs)

The DLC introduces new items, including Mochi, which can increase or decrease a Pokémon’s stats. There are various types of Mochi, such as Health Mochi, which boosts HP stats, and Fresh Start Mochi, which resets a Pokémon’s effort values (EVs).

Additionally, a feature has been added to the Technical Machine (TM) machines called “Filter Learnable Moves.” This feature allows you to easily see which TMs a Pokémon can learn based on its moveset.

Picnic Setup Customization

To make your picnics in the game even more enjoyable, you can customize your picnic setup with new chairs that match your tablecloth. This attention to detail adds to the immersion of the game.

Isolated Encounter Method

For those interested in shiny hunting, you’ll be pleased to know that the isolated encounter method can now be applied to a wider variety of Pokémon, making it easier to find specific species.

In summary, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC, Teal Mask, brings several exciting new features, performance improvements, and unique challenges. While some Pokémon are shiny-locked, there are plenty of customization options and ways to enhance your gameplay experience. Have you started playing the Teal Mask DLC? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

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