The Mystery of Breeding in the New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

The Mystery of Breeding in the New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

In the newly released DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet titled “The Teal Mask,” players have the opportunity to catch various returning Pokémon and complete an expanded Pokédex. However, many fans were delighted to discover a secret method of obtaining Kanto Pokémon without having to capture them in the traditional way.

Usually, when playing Scarlet and Violet, players are limited to the Pokémon found in the Paldea region unless they participate in Tera Raid Battles or receive Mystery Gifts. With the introduction of the new DLC and the discovery of Kitakami Island, players can breed alternate versions of their favorite Pokémon.

One notable example is Tauros. By breeding the Paldean version of Tauros on the new island, players can obtain the original Kanto version that does not appear in the Kitakami Pokédex. This discovery quickly spread among fans, who shared it on platforms such as Reddit and

To obtain the Kanto variant of Tauros, players must breed it outside of Paldea on the Kitakami Island DLC. This is a welcome solution for players who have encountered challenges in obtaining the desired Tauros form in Scarlet and Violet, where three different Paldean variants exist.

Interestingly, the concept of cross-breeding between regions is not entirely new in the Pokémon world. Enthusiastic fans will recall similar possibilities in previous games, such as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where players could visit other regions and acquire various regional variants. However, in the Scarlet and Violet DLC, players technically do not move between regions but instead utilize the expansion pack to access new breeding opportunities.

This unique feature sets the Scarlet and Violet DLC apart, allowing savvy players to gather a wider range of Pokémon. It is an exciting solution for fans who want to complete their Pokédex and discover the different available variants.