Like Sword & Shield, you will not necessarily need to buy the DLC to maintain your updated Pokédex.
2023 will be a great year for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

While some of you could argue that there are problems that should be solved before Game Freak focuses on what follows, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero was announced last month.
DLC that will present many new Pokémon, and it turns out that they can be exchanged with people who have not bought the DLC.
That’s right, even if you do not buy the DLC, whose first part this fall will be launched, it will be technically possible to keep its growing Pokédex.


Confirmed by Joe Merrick of Serebiicomo will work the DLC of Scarlet & Violet when playing with others will follow the steps of Sword & Shield.
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Not only can you exchange Pokémon with players who have not bought the DLC, but you can also attack and fight with them.
Coaches who do not have DLC can also join you in Union Circle, but that’s where your privileges end.
If you do not have the DLC, you will not be able to visit specific areas in Union Circle, even if you are with a coach who bought the additional content.
As for what Pokémon will be added…