Pokémon fans can grab a never before seen ‘mon in a huge free upgrade


POKÉMON Scarlet & Violet received a huge upgrade with The Indigo Disk DLC, but the story was left unfinished.

That’s because a free epilogue was planned that ties up the story and brings players a never before seen Pokémon.


The gang is back together for the Scarlet & Violet prologue.Credit: The Pokémon Company

Coming out a month after The Indigo Disk launched, not only will it expand on the story, but it will also add additional boss fights for the Blueberry Academy post-game.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet epilogue.

When does the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet epilogue launch?

You can start playing the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet epilogue from Thursday, January 11, 2024.

It has a global launch time, meaning that the time will be different depending on your time zone.

Here are the times you can play the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet epilogue.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

  • 6am PT (Western US)
  • 9am ET (Eastern US)
  • 2pm GMT (UK time)
  • 3pm CET (Central Europe)

Friday, January 12, 2024

  • 1am AEDT (Eastern Australia)
  • 3am NZDT (New Zealand mainland)

What is Pecharunt?

Pecharunt is a new mythical Pokémon that will be first appearing in the epilogue for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

It has the Ghost/Poison typing and comes with the signature ability, Poison Puppeteer.

This ability is unique to Pecharunt, and will confuse any Pokémon that Pecharunt poisons.

It is a great fit for Pecharunt as it has a lot of moves that inflict poison, and even a special move dedicated to it.

Malignant Chain is Pecharunt’s signature move. It has 100 base power and a 50% chance to poison.

However, if you want to ensure the poison/confusion combo, you can use a “certain-to-poison” move like Toxic instead.

If you want to read more about the game, check out the latest Pokémon seven-star raid coming to Scarlet & Violet.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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