Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms Featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms Featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC

Unveiling the First DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask

Streamers Visuals presents an exciting update from the world of Pokémon. Kieran and Carmine, two beloved characters, are captured in a screenshot standing in front of the welcome center, marking the launch of the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, The Teal Mask.

This latest expansion whisks the player and their collection of pocket monsters off to the magical land of Kitakami for an unforgettable exchange student program. This new world is filled with fresh Pokémon to capture, new friends to meet, and surprisingly, gender-neutral restrooms.

A New Discovery: Gender-Neutral Restrooms in Kitakami

Many players, including myself, stumbled upon this interesting development within the first few minutes of arrival in Kitakami. At the community center where my character was temporarily residing, I found three restrooms. The men's and women's restrooms were marked with the tails of Pikachu, with the male's restroom featuring the flat-edged tail and the female's restroom showing the rounded, heart-shaped tail. Intriguingly, the third restroom was labeled with only a silhouette of Pikachu’s head, and upon inspection, the text clarified that "This restroom can be used by anyone!"

Gender-Neutral Restrooms: A Step Forward in the Pokémon Universe

Although it may seem like a minor detail, this inclusion of gender-neutral restrooms is a significant nod to the existence of queer and non-binary characters within the Pokémon universe. The franchise has previously hinted at queer characters and references, but the presence of these restrooms is a more overt recognition. It's encouraging to see, and it opens up the possibility of future gender-neutral character creation options with diverse pronoun choices for players.

The Queer Fanbase of the Pokémon Franchise

Even though the Pokémon franchise has largely kept its acknowledgment of queer identities subtle, it has garnered a significant queer fanbase over the years, particularly around the Fairy type Pokémon.

The Teal Mask: First of Two DLCs for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Teal Mask is only the first installment of two DLCs planned for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The second DLC, The Indigo Disk, is scheduled for release later this year. Both these DLCs make up the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero expansion, which concludes the main game’s storyline.

Where to Purchase Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero is available for purchase online through Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.

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