The new DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, The Teal Mask, is a whole new experience, so it’s understandable that players may be wondering what level their Pokemon should be for it.

Whether you’re starting an entirely new save file or have already beaten the base game, you want the best experience out of this new DLC. Getting the levels of your Pokemon perfect so you get a good challenge is important.

Fortunately, below, we’ve suggested the recommended level for your Pokemon when starting The Teal Mask DLC.

What Level Should You Be For The Teal Mask DLC?

If you are starting The Teal Mask immediately after beginning the Treasure Hunt in the base game, your Pokemon should be between levels 10 and 20.

If you have already beaten Pokemon Scarlet or Violet before starting The Teal Mask DLC, your Pokemon should be between levels 50 and 60.

Progress In-GameRecommended Level
After Starting the Treasure HuntLevels 10 – 20
After Beating the GameLevels 50 – 60
Hariyama fighting Poochyena in Pokemon Scarlet

The Pokemon in this DLC do not scale, and those found in the starting area will have set levels depending on what point in the base game you travel to Kitakami rather than matching your current levels.

For example, if you have level 70 Pokemon after beating Scarlet or Violet, you’ll still come up against level 57 Poochyenas in the starting area before Mossui Town.

It is recommended that you start a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet save to play the first DLC, as if you’ve already beaten the base game, your Pokemons’ levels will likely be too high.

The start of this DLC might be too easy for some players if they already have Pokemon level 60 or above.

However, before doing this, we suggest you either transfer your Pokemon to Pokemon HOME or create a new user on your Switch and start again using that account.

Of course, if you’re looking to complete Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s first DLC quickly, then bringing level 70 or above Pokemon will be a blast.

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