It looks like there’s a ‘Mochi Mayhem’ epilogue for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero coming to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and it brings with it a new Mythical Pokemon.
If you were wondering why Gen 9 was lacking in Mythical Pokemon, it appears that Game Freak saved it for the grand finale.
Dataminers have discovered that there’s a brand-new epilogue coming to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and it introduces Pecharunt, a Mythical Pokemon that will appear in Kitakami.
New Mochi Mayhem Epilogue Details
According to the in-game files, Mochi Mayhem is a short epilogue that takes place after the conclusion of the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC.
The Pokemon Scarlet & Violet epilogue releases on January 11, 2024.
This epilogue has now been confirmed officially, with its own trailer, which can be seen below:
The DLC will only be available to those who own and have completed the main story of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero – both The Teal Mask, and The Indigo Disk.
The Pokemon Company also reveals that you’ll have to have completed a ‘certain postgame event’ in the base game to take part.
The story takes place in Kitakami, and features characters such as Penny, Nemona, and Kieran making a comeback. In the short epilogue, it appears that several familiar faces will fall under the spell of some strange new mochi being passed around.
According to leakers, the epilogue is only around 1 hour long in terms of actual gameplay, but it does feature a brand-new Mythical Pokemon.
Players will receive a Mythical Pecha Berry Key Item, which they’ll be able to use in at Peachy’s store in Mossui Town to activate the in-game event and summon Pecharunt.
New Mythical Pokemon – Pecharunt
Pecharunt is our long-awaited Gen 9 Mythical for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and will be the focus of the Mochi Mayhem epilogue.
The new Mythical is a Poison/Ghost-Type Pokemon, with a Poison Tera-Type.
Pecharunt has the ability Poison Puppeteer, which causes Pokemon that are poisoned by the creature’s moves to also become confused.
Some additional in-game images of Pecharunt (you would not believe how hard it was to get that first picture). pic.twitter.com/dxANhNvsvd— Matt (@mattyoukhana_) December 14, 2023
In addition, the Pokemon comes with a brand-new signature move: Malignant Chain.
It looks likely that this Mythical Pokemon was responsible for the Loyal Three’s corruption, as each of The Teal Mask’s Legendaries are wearing a similar purple chain.
We’ll have to wait for an official announcement to see when Mochi Mayhem will arrive for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
However, seeing as dataminers have managed to play though the entire epilogue already, it seems extremely likely that it’ll arrive sooner rather than later.