Set largely within the Unova area initially launched in Pokémon’s fifth-generation video games, The Indigo Disk will comply with gamers to Blueberry Academy, the place they are going to be reunited with change college students Carmine and Kieran, who first debuted in The Teal Masks. Together with bringing again each earlier era’s starter pokémon and a big number of legendary monsters that weren’t beforehand obtainable in Scarlet and Violet, The Indigo Disk will even introduce a brand new “Elite 4” based mostly out of an enormous underwater terrarium that’s constructed for exploration.
The brand new trailer options loads of new appears at Blueberry Academy and all the Paldean health club leaders who will make visitor appearances as you spend extra time there as an change scholar. Curiously, it doesn’t introduce any solely brand-new pokémon to gather, however it does put an emphasis on two new options — the Synchro Machine and new powers in your legendary experience pokémon — that appear poised to make these video games really feel contemporary.
After gamers have progressed far sufficient into The Indigo Disk’s story, the Synchro Machine will enable them “to see the world via the eyes of their pokémon” by basically possessing them and taking up their our bodies. As your synchronized pokémon, you’ll be able to battle wild monsters and discover the world round you whereas your human character stays stationary. Judging from the trailer, synchronization has a considerably restricted vary to it, and it’s not solely clear how catching wild ’mons would possibly work.
By comparability, The Indigo Disk’s flying mechanic — which allows your Koraidon or Miraidon to correctly fly relatively than simply glide for a brief interval — seems to be geared towards bigger exploration, and its introduction will add a brand new dimension to Scarlet and Violet as an entire. To get everybody hyped for The Indigo Disk’s launch, Nintendo’s working a few thriller present giveaways and raid occasions that may allow you to add a Dialga, Palkia, Darkrai, and glossy Lucario to your roster. And there’s a free Grasp Ball up for grabs as properly, which is able to in all probability come in useful when The Indigo Masks is on the market for obtain subsequent week on December 14th.