While Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and Pokemon Legends Arceus have their differences, Pokemon fans have been eager to marry the two games together. Until this point, you could not have Hisuian Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. That changed with the introduction of the The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC. While the main DLC parts 1 and 2 release in Fall 2023 and Winter 2023, there are two things the DLC gives players now. One is a bunch of new outfits for the player. The other is a Hisuian Zoroark.
Claiming your Hisuian Zoroark
Unlike with the DLC outfits, the Hisuian Zoroark is specifically a pre-order bonus. Players will have a limited timeframe to get Zoroark. In order to get a Zoroark, you will need buy the DLC for either Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet before October 31, 2023. Once you have purchased the DLC, you will receive a Mystery Gift code right there in the Nintendo eShop. It doesn’t let you screenshot it, so either write it down, or pull it up on your email receipt.
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Now that you have the code, press X. Then go to Poké Portal and click on Mystery Gift. You will want to select Get with Code/Password. It should pop up saying Zoroark (Hisuian Form) Gift. Once you click that, Hisuian Zoroark will join your party if you have space. Otherwise, it will be put in the first box with free space in your PC.
It should be noted that players who have purchased the Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet DLC before October ends, but have not yet claimed their Zoroark, only have until February 29, 2024 to claim the code. After that date, the Mystery Gift code for Zoroark will no longer work.