Pokémon Violet + The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

Pokémon Violet + The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

(CERO - Standard, Revision 003)

Nov 3, 2023
  • Role-playing (RPG)
  • Turn-based strategy (TBS)
  • Adventure
  • The Pokémon Company
  • Nintendo
  • Game Freak
Offline play
Download required

Version 3.0.0 on cart.

Both DLC are included on the cartridge without any necessary download.

A complete on cart revision is available (Revision 004), but some people might prefer this revision (003) because the dupe glitch can be performed only with this revision.

Played 120 hours, without updating, entirely offline.
No local coop.

Completed the base game, post game content and both DLCs.
Attempted to catch 'em all.
From testers personal experience, these are the maximum number of different Pokémon you can catch in the game without connecting to the internet or using local multiplayer.

- Paldean Pokédex : 369/400.
- Kitakami Pokédex : 195/200.
- Blueberry Pokédex : 232/240.
- Not listed in the Pokédex : 14 Legendaries/Mythical, 2 regular Pokémon.
- Pokémon exclusive to the other version cannot be obtained.
- Pecharunt cannot be obtained.
- Starters you didn't choose at the start of the game are unobtainable (Fuecoco, Sprigatito and Quaxly).
- Pokémon that evolve through trading are unobtainable in the base game (except Gangar), but some of them are obtainable through rare Tera raid in Kitakami and the Terrarium.
- Three (3) legendaries/mythicals are locked behind Union Circle (Local or online multiplayer)
- Two (2) legendaries/mythicals are locked behind online special events.
- Eight (legendaries/mythicals are locked behind Pokémon Home connectivity.

- Performance is mediocre, but you get used to it. A stable 20-25 fps with slowdown on water and stutters when flying. It never caused any mishaps.
- When battling in an area with slowdown, the battle slows down as well, which can make exploring on water tedious.
- The game has a lot of pop-in issues. Grass and Pokémon only appear at the last minute, shadows mysteriously appear and disappear, some weird geometry flickers in and out of existence for a fraction of a second.
- The limited draw distance makes the ominous stakes and Snacksworth legendaries much harder to find if you aren't using a guide
- In busier areas, standard animations are sometimes replaced with a 2 frame animation.
- Sometimes, the game freezes for 1-2 seconds when it loads.
- No crashes encountered during the test.

Other issues.
- The epilogue is included on the cartridge, but it cannot be accessed without connecting to the internet or hacking because it is triggered by a mystery gift. The mythical Pokémon Pecharunt is only obtainable in this epilogue.
- Some Tera raids are really hard to beat alone because your computer allies don't have good Pokémon. This issue isn't as bad as in Pokémon Sword/Shield.

Tested by Nintendo Revised on Base Switch