Press release

 Mythical Pokémon Discovered in Kitakami

Mysterious Shop Decoration Is Actually a Pokémon Tied to Kitakami’s Past
Epilogue for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero available to play now!

London, United Kingdom – 15 January 2024 – Today, the Pokémon Company International introduced Pecharunt, the Subjugation Pokémon. This newly discovered Mythical Pokémon can now be encountered in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet games.
Watch Pecharunt’s reveal video on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.
Claim a Mythical Pecha Berry and Head to the Land of Kitakami
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero epilogue is available to play now. To play it, you will first need to complete a certain postgame event in your Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, as well as complete the stories of Part 1: The Teal Mask and Part 2: The Indigo Disk. You will also need to claim a Mythical Pecha Berry via Mystery Gift* in your Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game. Once you’ve received your gift, head to Mossui Town in the land of Kitakami and drop by Peachy’s – the alluring aroma of your Mythical Pecha Berry might cause something special to happen...
What appeared to be a mere shop decoration was actually Pecharunt – dormant, but patiently waiting to be reawakened.

This Pokémon rolls up poison secreted from its shell to make Binding Mochi, which it serves to people and Pokémon. Pecharunt then uses chains to control those who eat its Binding Mochi, which is not only delicious but also appears to draw out the deepest desires and latent powers of those who eat it. Pecharunt can also be very sly. For example, it will feign weakness by weeping and acting like a baby to gain the sympathy of others.
There is a theory that long ago, Pecharunt travelled to the land of Kitakami together with the Loyal Three, each of whom it had subjugated using its Binding Mochi – all to obtain certain masks coveted by an elderly couple who cared for Pecharunt.
Pecharunt found itself embroiled in battle with Ogerpon over the masks – ultimately resulting in Pecharunt’s defeat. It withdrew into its shell and, over time, became known to the locals as the Never-Rotting Peach.
Category: Subjugation Pokémon
Type: Poison/Ghost
Height: 1' (0.3 m)​
Weight: 0.7 lbs. (0.3 kg)​Ability: Poison Puppeteer
Pecharunt’s Ability, Poison Puppeteer, is a new Ability introduced in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. This Ability causes Pokémon that are poisoned or badly poisoned by Pecharunt’s moves to also become confused.
Pecharunt’s signature move, Malignant Chain, is an attack which launches a chain made of poison that may also leave its target badly poisoned.
To learn more information about The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, please visit
*While those who have only purchased Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet will be able to receive the Mythical Pecha Berry, you will need to have purchased The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero in order to play the epilogue.​ You need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet to claim this gift.​ To connect to the internet, your user profile must be linked to a Nintendo Account. (This does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.)​
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