In the newly released DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet entitled “The Teal Mask,” players have the opportunity to catch various returning Pokémon and complete an extended Pokédex. However, many fans were thrilled to discover a secret method to obtain a Kanto Pokémon without needing to catch it in the traditional sense.
Typically, when playing Scarlet and Violet, players are limited to the Pokémon found in the region of Paldea, unless they engage in Tera Raid Battles or receive Mystery Gifts. With the introduction of the new DLC and the exploration of the island of Kitakami, players can breed non-Paldean versions of their favorite Pokémon.
One noteworthy example is Tauros. By breeding a Paldean version of Tauros on the new island, players can obtain the original Kanto variant, which doesn't appear in the Kitakami Pokédex. This discovery spread quickly among fans, who shared it on platforms like Reddit and Serebii.net.
To obtain the Kanto variant of Tauros, players must breed one outside of Paldea on the DLC island of Kitakami. This presents a welcome solution for players who have experienced the challenges of obtaining the desired form of Tauros in Scarlet and Violet, which features three different Paldean variants.
Interestingly, this concept of cross-region breeding is not entirely new in the world of Pokémon. Avid fans will recall similar opportunities in previous games, such as Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, where players could visit other regions and acquire different regional variants. However, in Scarlet and Violet's DLC, players aren't technically moving between regions but rather utilizing the expansion pack to access new breeding possibilities.
This unique feature sets the Scarlet and Violet DLC apart, allowing clever players to collect a wider range of Pokémon. It offers an exciting twist for fans who are eager to complete their Pokédex and explore the different variations available.