Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC: How to open secret room in Area Zero

Joaquín Frere
Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Indigo Disk DLC of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has a special mission that takes players back to Area Zero. There, after completing a few objectives, you can reach a secret room with tons of rewards, but it will be blocked, so here’s how to open the path to it.

The Indigo Disk DLC hides a special episode in Paldea’s Area Zero that serves as closure to the DLC after beating the BB Elite Four. Players will explore the deepest parts of the Paldean crater in this mission that features the new Legendary Pokemon Terapagos.

When you reach that point in the story, while exploring the depths of Area Zero you might stumble upon a blocked room full of items. If you want to know how to unlock this secret room in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC, we’ve got you covered.

How to open Area Zero’s secret room in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC

To open the secret room of Area Zero in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC, players must defeat a hidden Stellar-type Garchomp found in the depths of the Paldean crater. You will find this blocked room on top of the last room you visit before heading into Terapagos’s lair.

Area Zero's secret room in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Area Zero’s secret room is packed with many Tera Shard rewards.

When exploring the new Indigo Disk DLC map in Area Zero, players will find crystal blockades that can only be broken by defeating certain Stellar Tera-type Pokemon. When you defeat them in battle, the block in the road will break.

To unlock Area Zero’s secret cave, go to the room with the spiral ramp. You need to turn right to find a small gap and enter into a room with two big crystal platforms. Fly up to the one on the opposite side, and you will find another small cave with the Stellar Garchomp you need to defeat.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC: Area Zero’s secret room rewards

Area Zero’s secret room in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC is packed with hundreds of Tera Shards of every type and a handful of TMs, including the Meteor Beam move.

Here are all the rewards you can find inside The Indigo Disk DLC’s secret room:

  • 20 to 30 Tera Shards of every type.
  • x1 Meteor Beam TM
  • x1 Tera Blast TM

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About The Author

Joaquín is a new Senior Writer for Charlie Intel with years of experience on games journalism. Focusing on all things JRPGs and a videogame developer at heart. Graduated from Game-Dev School and Public Relations, his current work is Charlie Intel and Infobae for LATAM. You can contact Joaquín at [email protected]