Solving the Mochi Mayhem Quest in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC

A gathering, a hex, and...mochi? A guide to Mochi Mayhem, the Epilogue to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet's DLC.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet The Indigo Disk – Mochi Mayhem Walkthrough

The thrilling story of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet reaches an epic conclusion in the Epilogue to the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC. After making new friends and battling powerful Pokemon, there’s one final mystery to unravel.

In the Epilogue, you return to Kitakami as the residents of Mossui Town start behaving strangely and creepily. It’s up to you to figure out the cause of their peculiar behavior. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the Mochi Mayhem quest.

How To Start The Mochi Mayhem Quest

Your character looks at Peachy’s stall in Kitakami.

Once you’ve completed all the main story events in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet and its DLC, you can access the Epilogue and start the Mochi Mayhem quest. First, bring a special Mythical Pecha Berry that you receive as a Mystery Gift to Peachy’s stall in Mossui Town. The quest kicks off with a call from your old pal, Arven.

After returning to your house in Cabo Poco, you’ll meet up with Arven, Nemona, and Penny. While spending time together, you receive a letter from Kieran inviting you and your friends back to Kitakami.

Return To Kitakami With All Your Friends

Arven, Nemona, and Penny talk to you in front of your house in Paldea.

When you’re ready, head to Mesagoza’s south gate and travel to Kitakami. The caretaker of the community center will greet you and provide rooms for your group. Go see Kieran, and your friend groups will meet. But then, out of nowhere, Carmine appears with glowing purple eyes, singing and dancing about mochi.

The townspeople suspect it’s a curse, so you and your friends decide to solve the problem. But first, you need to have a party and get a good night’s sleep. Once inside the community center, your group searches for the remote to control the TV. You can find the remote in a tree planter pot on the right side of the room, down a short hallway.

While searching, Nemona mysteriously disappears. You have to go outside to find her, and that’s when things take a creepy turn.

Battle To Solve The Mochi Mystery

Two villagers with glowing purple auras challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

After heading outside, approach two town residents and ask if they’ve seen Nemona. They exhibit the same strange behavior as Carmine and challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

Battle Trainer Shige And Aya

Here are the Pokemon of the town’s residents that you’ll face in this double battle, alongside Kieran:

Trainer Pokemon Type Level Weaknesses
Shige Ariados Bug / Poison 79 Fire, Flying, Psychic, Rock
Shige Noctowl Normal / Flying 79 Electric, Ice, Rock
Aya Salazzle Poison / Fire 79 Ground, Psychic, Rock, Water
Aya Victreebel Grass / Poison 79 Fire, Flying, Ice, Psychic

Keep an eye out for Nemona during the battle. After the battle, she’ll be spotted running out of town to the east. Follow Reveler’s Path up to Kitakami Hall to search for her.

On your way, you’ll encounter Kieran’s Grandpa. Unfortunately, Grandma is also present, and she is possessed. Grandma insists that Grandpa eat some suspicious purple mochi, and he obliges.

Battle Grandma Hideko And Grandpa Yukito

Kieran’s Grandma forces Grandpa to eat some suspicious mochi.

Engage in a Pokemon battle against Grandma and Grandpa to calm them down.

Trainer Pokemon Type Level Weaknesses
Grandma Chandelure Fire / Ghost 82 Dark, Ghost, Ground
Grandma Mamoswine Ice / Ground 82 Grass, Fighting, Fire
Grandpa Arbok Poison 80 Ground, Psychic
Grandpa Weezing Poison 80 Ground, Psychic

After defeating Grandma and Grandpa, you receive a call from Arven. Return to Mossui Town and go to Peachy’s stall.

There, a floating purple Pokemon appears above Peachy’s stall and throws mochi at your group. Arven and Penny eat it, but you and Kieran manage to avoid it.

Battle Arven And Penny

A possessed Arven and Penny challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

Now, you have to find a way to calm Arven and Penny down, but it turns into another intense Pokemon battle.

You won’t have to fight their full teams. They will each send out three Pokemon.

Trainer Pokemon Type Level Weaknesses
Arven Greedent Normal 82 Fighting
Arven Cloyster Water / Ice 82 Electric, Fighting, Grass, Rock
Arven Mabosstif Dark 83 Bug, Fairy, Fighting
Penny Umbreon Dark 84 Bug, Fairy, Fighting
Penny Leafeon Grass 84 Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison
Penny Sylveon Fairy 85 Poison, Steel

Defeat Arven and Penny, and the mysterious Pokemon will try to flee. Kieran goes after it, and you need to make your way to Loyalty Plaza, where you first encountered the Loyal Three.

Nemona Challenges You…Again!

A possessed Nemona challenges you to a Pokemon battle.

Upon reaching Loyalty Plaza, you discover that Nemona has arrived before you. The purple mochi-tossing Pokemon, Pecharunt, is with her. The possessed population of Mossui Town has followed you to Loyalty Plaza as well. Kieran holds them back while you focus on battling Nemona one-on-one.

Nemona has a full team of six Pokemon, so consider saving your game before the battle. Here are the Pokemon you’ll face:

Pokemon Type Level Weaknesses
Lycanroc Rock 86 Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water
Kommo-o Dragon / Fighting 86 Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, Psychic
Goodra Dragon 86 Dragon, Fairy, Ice
Pawmot Electric / Fighting 86 Fairy, Ground, Psychic
Partner 1 Varied (Based on your choice of starter)
Partner 2 Varied (Based on your choice of starter)

If you chose Sprigatito, you’ll face Ribombee and Quaquaval. If you chose Fuecoco, you’ll face Milotic and Meowscarada. And if you chose Quaxly, you’ll face Dusknoir and Skeledirge.

Nemona’s Partner Pokemon will undergo a transformation during the battle called Terastallize. Its Tera Type will be its secondary typing, which determines its weaknesses.

Defeat Pecharunt To Lift The Curse

A purple Pokemon known as Pecharunt glowers angrily at you.

After defeating Nemona, your final task is to defeat the Mythical Pokemon, Pecharunt, to lift the curse.

Pokemon Type Level Weaknesses
Pecharunt Poison / Ghost 88 Dark, Ghost, Ground, Psychic

Pecharunt has a unique Ability called Poison Puppeteer. Pokemon poisoned by Pecharunt’s moves will also become confused. Be prepared for its moves:

  • Toxic: Badly poisons the target.
  • Nasty Plot: Sharply raises the user’s Special Attack stat.
  • Shadow Ball: Deals damage and may lower the target’s Special Defense.
  • MalGameTopicant Chain: Deals damage and may leave the target badly poisoned.

If you have Ogerpon or any of the Loyal Three Pokemon in your team, you’ll witness a special interaction between them and Pecharunt.

Keep attacking Pecharunt until its health runs out. Once defeated, you’ll have the opportunity to catch Pecharunt. The curse on everyone will be lifted.

The next day, bid farewell to your Kitakami friends as you head out of the community center. This completes the Mochi Mayhem Epilogue for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.

With the Epilogue complete, you can invite Nemona, Arven, and Penny to the BB League Clubroom.

Additional Questions and Answers

Q: Is the Mochi Mayhem quest available after completing the main story in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

A: Yes, the Mochi Mayhem quest is part of the Epilogue to the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, which is accessible after completing the main story.

Q: Can I catch Pecharunt during the Mochi Mayhem quest?

A: Yes, after defeating Pecharunt, you’ll have the opportunity to catch it and add it to your Pokemon team.

Q: Are there any special rewards or items obtained during the Mochi Mayhem quest?

A: While playing the Mochi Mayhem quest, you’ll encounter unique Pokemon battles and uncover the mystery behind the strange behavior in Mossui Town. The completion of the quest provides closure to the story and unlocks the ability to invite certain characters to the BB League Clubroom.


The Mochi Mayhem quest in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s DLC Epilogue takes you on a thrilling adventure to solve the mystery plaguing Mossui Town. Through battles, exploration, and teamwork, you’ll uncover the truth and restore peace to the town. Are you ready to embark on this exciting quest?

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