Amazing Oversight in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s DLC Allows Players To Break its Economy

An unwitting loophole in the first expansion of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, 'Teal Mask', allows players to massively profit through the in-game economy by selling simple items.

The first expansion of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, named 'Teal Mask', had an interesting start since its launch on September 13. It is the first installment of the two-part expansion, with 'Indigo Disk' planned for release in the winter of 2023.

The expansion packs for both Scarlet & Violet are notable for their extensive selection of Pokémon coming back from past games, alongside a host of new ones that players can fish out. The newest addition, 'Dipplin', can evolve from the critter 'Applin', introduced in Gen 8.

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Interestingly, the evolution item for Dipplin, available in Teal Mask, is causing an unusual economic disruption in the game. A player going by 'KDavies1327' accidentally discovered a method to infinitely amplify in-game cash in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's DLC.

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Secret to Infinite Money in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC

The trick is simple: you just need to head over to the vendor situated in the Orchard in the Mossfell Confluence zone, visible at the bottom right of the Kitakami map. The vendor sells Syrupy Apples, the items that are pivotal to the evolution of Applin into Dipplin. The intriguing part about these apples is that they can be traded out for significantly more money than their selling price.

The vendor offers an unlimited amount of Syrupy Apples, each at merely 500 Pokedollars, i.e., the in-game currency. The trick lies in their re-sale price – 550 Pokedollars, which means players can repetitively buy and sell Syrupy Apples to amass a fortune simply using a basic trading principle.

As per KDavies1327, theoretically, with adequate patience or a turbo controller, you could gain an extra 49,950 by selling 999 of these items repeatedly. Even if you don't have sufficient money to buy in bulk, this method lets you start slowly while steadily expanding your profits.

In the past, in-game cash in Pokémon wasn't a pressing concern as there was enough to buy essential items. However, the influx of new items to enhance your Pokémon for competitive play has led to a surge in demand for more money, thereby explaining the relevance of infinite money in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

So, using the aforementioned trick, now everyone can acquire infinite money in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's DLC. Imagine the look on the infamous Slowpoke Tail merchant from Gold & Silver if this could have been shown to him.

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Apart from this unique strategy, we also offer more hints and tips in our expansive list of guides for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet which can be quite helpful for new and existing players. They may not exactly get you infinite money, but they offer plenty of practical use!