The first DLC for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, The Teal Mask, has finally been released, and we now know exactly how long it takes to complete it.

If you’re hoping for more Scarlet & Violet content, your prayers have been answered at long last. The Teal Mask is a new expansion that adds a whole new map, the Land of Kitakami, to Gen 9.

But with a new mini region to explore, just how long does it take to finish The Teal Mask?

How Long to Complete The Teal Mask DLC?

The story of The Teal Mask DLC will take Pokemon fans between 3.5 and 6 hours to complete on average.

However, there is more side content to complete, such as 102 returning Pokemon not present in Scarlet & Violet to capture, and 8 entirely new Pokemon making their debut.

Therefore, completionists will likely spend closer to 10-12 hours with The Teal Mask.

The Teal Mask tera form in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

On top of that, The Teal Mask also features a post-game mission that has players capture Bloodmoon Ursaluna – one that only the completionists will be able to unlock.

Is The Teal Mask Worth the Money?

The Teal Mask’s price tag of $34.99 may feel overly steep, particularly for such a short expansion, but it’s worth noting that this also gets you access to The Indigo Disk expansion for no extra cost.

Assuming The Indigo Disk has a similar content level, the story of the entire DLC ‘The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero’ will be between 7-12 hours long.

And on top of that, there will be all manner of side content to explore and Pokemon to catch.

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC in Pokemon Scarlet Violet

That means that yes, we’d say The Teal Mask is worth the money, or at least it will be when The Indigo Disk drops.

Right now though, $35 certainly feels a little too expensive for our taste.

How Long Did Sword & Shield DLC Take to Complete?

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass consisted of two DLC expansions, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, and retailed at $29.99.

Both The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra offered around 5-6 hours of main story content, and plenty of side adventures.

The Crown Tundra, in particular, gave players access to post-game challenges such as Dynamax Adventures and the Galarian Star Tournament.

Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC

So for now, it looks like Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC not only cost less, but offered players more for their money too.

Hopefully, this means that The Indigo Disk will blow the first Scarlet & Violet expansion out of the water when it releases in Winter 2023.

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