- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk DLC introduces new features and Pokemon, but some are locked for players without both game versions and the DLC pass.
- Players can catch all past starters and shiny hunt them by unlocking upgrades in the League Club Room with BP earned in The Indigo Disk.
- The Item Printer in the DLC can be upgraded multiple times, unlocking more rewards and reducing costs, with the Master Ball version being highly valuable due to increased item output.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Indigo Disk DLC introduces several new features for players to engage with as they explore what the Blueberry Academy has to offer, especially after they finish the story of the expansion and encounter the Legendary Pokemon Terapagos. Not everything in the DLC is available from the get-go, to the point that even some of the new Indigo Disk Pokemon are currently locked for players who don’t own both versions of Gen 9 games and also the DLC pass for both. Some features become available when the story is finished, such as the ability to collect treats to find and catch Legendary Pokemon from Snacksworth. However, there is another feature that players shouldn’t sleep on when they finish the DLC’s narrative.
One of the more commonly praised aspects of the latest expansion for Gen 9 is that players can catch all the starters from past games and even shiny hunt them when they unlock their various upgrades from the League Club Room. These upgrades all cost BP, obtained by completing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s BBQs in The Indigo Disk, including cosmetic upgrades to the Club Room itself, the way players throw their Poke Balls, or unlocking new features – such as the Item Printer.
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The Item Printer’s Versions and Unique Effects Explained
The Item Printer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Indigo Disk starts out as a very unrewarding process where players are to spend materials and BP to get some items. However, players can upgrade the Item Printer multiple times, with each upgrade unlocking more gimmicks and rewards as well as reducing the overall cost of printing items. Although it may not seem like this is the case at first, there are a total of three upgrades for players to purchase, with the third unlocking only when they complete the main storyline of the expansion.
The Item Printer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has various possible upgrades, functions, and costs. The various versions of this device are as follows:
- Base Item Printer (Poke Ball version – obtained by donating 200 BP to the Science Club)
- First Upgrade (Great Ball version – obtained after printing 30 items and donating 200 BP)
- Second Upgrade (Ultra Ball version – obtained after printing 80 items and donating 500 BP)
- Third Upgrade (Master Ball version – obtained after printing 100 items and donating 1000 BP)
Cost per 10 Prints
Double Item chance
Poke Ball Lotto chance
Stellar Shard chance, prints more items per print
Why Indigo Disk Players Should Upgrade to Master Ball Tier Immediately
While the upgrade curve from Great Ball to Ultra Ball and later to Master Ball may seem steep, these are all great upgrades that players should unlock as soon as possible. The Double Item chance is a good upgrade, especially if players hit a gold reward or two. The Poke Ball Lotto is amazing for those who want to collect every Poke Ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, including rare ones like the Sport Ball, Safari Ball, Beast Ball, and even the Master Ball.
However, what truly stands out as the best possible upgrade is the Master Ball version of the Item Printer. While Stellar Tera Shards may be enticing, the true boon of this upgrade is that players get more items per print. This is not a measly upgrade, but rather something that greatly increases the value of each print. For example, silver reward Tera Shards go from a single unit each to over 20. Players can get multiple Ability Patches or Gold Bottle Caps with a single print, which is incredibly valuable. Essentially, although the cost is high, the Master Ball upgrade for the Item Printer is one of the best ways to spend BP in The Indigo Disk, and players shouldn’t sleep on it only to unlock it later.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are the upcoming main series Pokemon games. These two versions will be the arrival of Generation IX.
- November 18, 2022
- E For Everyone Due To Mild Fantasy Violence
- How Long To Beat
- 31½ Hours