- In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the DLC epilogue Mochi Mayhem reveals the motives and origins of the Mythical Pokemon, Pecharunt, shedding light on its sad backstory.
- Pecharunt’s actions were always driven by the desire to be loved. This leads it to make friends with Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti.
- Pecharunt’s story is tragic, as it embarks on a journey to find masks for its owners out of fear of not being loved. However, it loses its friends and will never be able to reunite with its owners, making its actions relatable and human-like.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet recently wrapped up the story told in the base games as well as that told in The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk DLCs through an epilogue called Mochi Mayhem, pitting players against all sorts of trainers in Kitakami and then Gen 9’s own Mythical Pokemon, Pecharunt. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Pecharunt had been rumored a long time ago, with leaks pointing out it would be the master of the Loyal Three as well as a callback to the Legend of Momotaro – a folk tale from Japan. Initially, The Teal Mask’s story makes it seem like the Loyal Three were the heroes and Ogerpon the villain, but soon tables are turned as players discover the truth. However, in a new official video from The Pokemon Company, the situation seems much more complex – and quite tragic for Pecharunt.
Despite an overall upbeat tone throughout the game, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have many dark Pokedex entries and stories to tell, at times revolving around death. For example, the Loyal Three were apparently felled by Ogerpon when it attacked them, only to be resurrected during the events of the DLC. Pecharunt remained a missing piece of the puzzle until the Mochi Mayhem epilogue dropped, but now the overall story has become even murkier than before, revealing the peach Pokemon’s motives and origins.
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While it’s sad that Pokemon fans will only be able to experience this new reveal in the lore of Kitakami through external sources, the recent video does shed light on Pecharunt’s sad backstory and what led to the confrontation against Ogerpon. In the video, Pecharunt is depicted as an old couple’s Pokemon, and though it loved them, it feared they would stop loving it or love it less under various circumstances. So, Pecharunt made them its signature poisonous mochi seen in the Mochi Mayhem epilogue to try and control the couple as well as other Pokemon so they would get gifts and love the peach critter more.
But the old couple started wanting more and more, and at some point, they demanded Pecharunt go to the land of Kitakami to find glimmering masks they had heard of, and so the creature did. Because the journey was long and dangerous, Pecharunt needed friends and companions to bring along, eventually enlisting the help of Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. The four traveled to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s Kitakami, and there they found Ogerpon and its human companion wearing the most beautiful masks.
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The Loyal Three and Pecharunt tried to steal the masks so that the peach Pokemon could bring them to its owners and make them happy, possibly loving it more. However, Ogerpon’s human companion found them out and attacked them, eventually losing his life. The Pokemon fled with the masks, but were eventually found by Ogerpon, who went on a rampage and killed them all, save for Pecharunt, who stayed in its dormant state for a long time. As much as Ogerpon’s story in The Teal Mask is heartbreaking, Pecharunt’s is not too dissimilar – if not even sadder.
Pecharunt lost its friends on a journey away from home just to make sure it would be loved, and with so much time having passed, it will never be able to meet the old couple again. Initially seen just as an evil creature, Pecharunt’s manipulative nature is probably due to its fear of not being loved, with love (or the desire of which) always playing a part in its actions. This is one of the most natural human desires, making Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s story all the more relatable.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are the upcoming main series Pokemon games. These two versions will be the arrival of Generation IX.
- November 18, 2022
- E For Everyone Due To Mild Fantasy Violence
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- 31½ Hours