Players can get their hands on the starter Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl, Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar, in The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The Teal Mask introduces a whole new range of Pokemon from across the Generations for players to collect. Three of those new Pokemon are the Sinnoh starter Pokemon!
Fortunately, getting your hands on them in this DLC is relatively quick and easy, although it comes with a catch.
How to Get Sinnoh Starter Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
To get one of the Sinnoh starter Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, you must talk to Professor Jacq on Reveler’s Road, east of Mossui Town, in the Teal Mask DLC (see map below).
He appears in this area once you start the quest to find the three billboards with Kirean. Speak to Jacq, and you will share a picnic, after which he will give you a Pokemon Egg.
Once you have gotten the egg, you will need to run around with it in your party in order to get it to hatch. It hatched for us after around 5 minutes of running around.
If you have a full party, the egg will be in your Boxes, so make sure to switch it for one of your Pokemon!
Inside this egg is one of the Sinnoh starter Pokemon, although which one you get is completely random.
There is an equal chance to get either Piplup (Water-type), Turtwig (Grass-type), or Chimchar (Fire-type). It’s important to note that your edition of Pokemon Scarlet or Violet does not affect which starter you get.
If you want to guarantee getting one of the three starters, make sure to save just before talking to Jacq. Then, if you get the wrong one, reset to that previous save and do the whole process again.
Of course, keep in mind that all 3 of these starter Pokemon will be added in the Indigo Disk DLC without the need for an egg.