Ogerpon (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ogerpon (disambiguation).
Ogerpon
Mask Pokémon
オーガポン
Ogerpon
#1017
Teal Mask
Teal Mask
Wellspring Mask
Wellspring Mask
Hearthflame Mask
Hearthflame Mask
Cornerstone Mask
Cornerstone Mask
Cornerstone Mask
Cornerstone Mask


Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Grass Unknown
Teal Mask
Grass Water
Wellspring Mask
Grass Fire
Hearthflame Mask
Grass Rock
Cornerstone Mask
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Defiant (Teal Mask)
Water Absorb (Wellspring Mask)
Mold Breaker (Hearthflame Mask)
Sturdy (Cornerstone Mask)
Cacophony
Wellspring Mask
Cacophony
Hearthflame Mask
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Wellspring Mask
Cacophony
Hearthflame Mask
Embody Aspect
Terastallized
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
5 (2.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
10 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
Teal Mask
0'0" 0 m
Wellspring Mask
0'0" 0 m
Hearthflame Mask
0'0" 0 m
Cornerstone Mask
Weight
87.7 lbs. 39.8 kg
Teal Mask
0 lbs. 0 kg
Wellspring Mask
0 lbs. 0 kg
Hearthflame Mask
0 lbs. 0 kg
Cornerstone Mask
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
275
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Teal Mask
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Wellspring Mask
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hearthflame Mask
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Cornerstone Mask
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F1017.png F000.png
Wellspring Mask
Pokédex color
Green
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
50
External Links

Ogerpon (Japanese: オーガポン Ogerpon) is a Grass-type Legendary Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Teal Mask expansion.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Ogerpon has four forms, determined by the mask it is wearing, which also changes its type, each with their own unique Terastallized state.

  • While Ogerpon is wearing the Teal Mask by default, it is in its Teal Mask form, and is a pure Grass-type (regardless of whether it is in the Terastallized state or not).
  • While Ogerpon is wearing the Wellspring Mask, it is in its Wellspring Mask form, and is dual-type Grass/Water normally, becoming pure Water-type in its Terastallized state.
  • While Ogerpon is wearing the Hearthflame Mask, it is in its Hearthflame Mask form, and is dual-type Grass/Fire normally, becoming pure Fire-type in its Terastallized state.
  • While Ogerpon is wearing the Cornerstone Mask, it is in its Cornerstone Mask form, and is dual-type Grass/Rock normally, becoming pure Rock-type in its Terastallized state.

Teal Mask Ogerpon is the game mascot of The Teal Mask, appearing in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.

It is associated with the Loyal Three and their leader Pecharunt.

Biology

Ogerpon is a predominantly green, humanoid Pokémon. Its green torso is spotted with white flowers and yellow dots, and it is capable of extending green and black vines of ivy. Its long legs are black in the front and white in the back, and its two-toed feet each have two green leaves sprouting between the toes. Its torso is mostly covered by a large, green, multicolored cloak-like structure that extends from a stem on top of its head. This cloak frames its face with a large, black, thorny vine, the two uppermost thorns resembling horns. While the cloak's sleeves move as if Ogerpon has arms beneath them, it actually has no arms or even shoulders; the cloak itself is prehensile and serves as its arms, with the "sleeves" able to grasp and manipulate objects. Ogerpon can also extend a prehensile branch and vine from its torso. Ogerpon has an orange face, yellow eyes with white, star-shaped pupils and small green leaves at the edges that loosely resemble eyelashes, a three-pointed leaf that serves as hair, small black markings on its eyebrows and cheeks, and two pointed fangs in its upper jaw. Its face is usually hidden behind one of its masks, and in battle, it wields a large, spiky cudgel wrapped in ivy; these tools are stored under its cloak when not in use. Ogerpon is a female-only species with no male counterpart.

Ogerpon is a very intelligent Pokémon with a playful mischief-loving side. It’s full of curiosity about the lives of people and other Pokémon, usually spending time with humans while wearing a mask to blend in with them in Kitakami's Festival of Masks. Usually causing trouble, such as by stealing snacks from the village’s food supply or making off with items that caught its eye.[1] It fights by confusing its opponents with its nimble movements and kicks, and it draws type-based energy from its masks, imbuing its cudgel with different elements. Ogerpon becomes weaker if its masks are taken away, and its full power can be restored to it by returning its masks. By using any of its masks, Ogerpon is capable of Terastallizing itself without the need of a Tera Orb, supposedly due to the masks being made of Tera crystals, just like Tera Orbs. This species is known to have a very long lifespan; one specimen is confirmed to have been alive for hundreds of years. Ogerpon is mortal enemies with the Loyal Three and their leader Pecharunt, mainly due to the group's actions towards it in the past. In Kitakami myths, it is described as "the ogre".

Ogerpon is the only known Pokémon capable of using the move Ivy Cudgel. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Embody Aspect as an Ability, albeit it is only acquired through the Terastal phenomenon.

Forms

Ogerpon has four different forms, corresponding to each of its four masks, which accordingly change the color of its cloak, its vines, and the aura of its cudgel. Additionally, the way that Ogerpon attacks from both close-quarters, as well as at a long-distance range with its vines, differs depending on the forms. Each standard form also has a unique Terastallized state that causes the mask to transform, gain ogresque crystal horns, float in front of Ogerpon, and grow to such an immense size that it hides all but Ogerpon's legs when viewed from the front. Ogerpon's unique Terastallization comes from the intense emotions it feels, filling its heart and boosting its own body. Because Ogerpon's Tera Type is wholly determined by the energy in its mask, it cannot be changed at the Treasure Eatery, unlike other Pokémon.

Teal Mask
 
 
 
Attacking
 
Attacking with vines
 
 
The Teal Mask is primarily teal and green in color, and sports a mischievous expression that is sometimes described as fearsome.[2] The grinning mouth is tan, with two extensions beneath it that resemble pincers. On each side of the mouth is a group of three green leaves, each one larger than the leaf beneath. The top of the mask features five teal leaves that form a crown of sorts, with the four outer leaves each having a hole cut towards the center. The mask contains nine Tera crystals: two that resemble squinting eyes, six as the "veins" of the green leaves, and one large, four-pointed crystal set in the central teal leaf as the crown jewel.

When Terastallized, numerous green leaves and vines grow out from behind the sides of the mask, the Terastal symbol appears in the crown jewel, two branching crystal horns protrude from the crown, and the mouth opens up wider in a terrifying grin.

The Teal Mask draws upon the power of grass; while wearing it, Ogerpon's Tera Type is always Grass. It is said to have the power to restore life to withered plants. Teal Mask Ogerpon will toy with its opponents with swift movements and kicking attacks.

Wellspring Mask
 
   
 
Attacking
 
Attacking with vines
 
 
The Wellspring Mask is predominantly blue and white in color, and sports a somber expression. The entire mask is framed by blue hair that forms a heart shape, with a streak of lighter blue hair on each side. The face is white with circular, light blue eyebrows, simple black lines for a closed mouth and eyes, and two large tears made of Tera crystals beneath the eyes.

When Terastallized, the mask's hair flares out to the sides, water flows out from behind the sides of the mask, the Terastal symbol appears in the left tear, and two flat crystal horns protrude from its hair.

The Wellspring Mask draws upon the power of water; while wearing it, Ogerpon's Tera Type is always Water. With this mask, Ogerpon excels in both offense and defense, its unrelenting kicks and ivy strikes resembling the ceaseless gushes of spring water. It is said to be able to stop the flow of a river.

Hearthflame Mask
 
   
 
Attacking
 
Attacking with vines
 
 
The Hearthflame Mask is mainly red and orange in color, and sports an angry expression. Its whole shape and profile is flame-like, with a protruding brow of swirling flames and a bright orange mane bordering most of the mask. Its mouth and nose are bright blue, and it has two sharply pointed fangs jutting from its lower jaw. It has a Tera crystal on its forehead that is vaguely shaped like a four-pointed star, and its eyes are also Tera crystals, with simple black pupils and a small amount of black coloration between the eyes and nose.

When Terastallized, bright-orange flames erupt from behind the edges of the mask, the Terastal symbol appears in its forehead crystal, its eyes are surrounded by more black coloration, two sharp crystal horns protrude from its forehead, and its mouth opens up wide as if bellowing in rage.

The Hearthflame Mask draws upon the power of fire; while wearing it, Ogerpon's Tera Type is always Fire. True to the mask's expression, Ogerpon becomes more aggressive while wearing it, mercilessly spearing its enemies with thorny ivy and bombarding them with the intensity of a hearth's fire. It is said to be capable of rousing a candle's flame into a raging inferno.

Cornerstone Mask
 
   
 
Attacking
 
Attacking with vines
 
 
The Cornerstone Mask is mostly gray in color, and sports a joyful expression. It has a craggy profile, with uneven extensions towards the top of the mask. Its mouth prominently juts out, and it has three flat Tera crystal teeth between two large, black, blunt-tipped fangs that curve upward. Its eyes are yellow with Tera crystals for pupils, it has a small, flat nose just over its mouth, and it has a bright-blue feature that begins behind its nose and curves upward beneath its eyes, forming a strange sort of moustache.

When Terastallized, strands of diamond-shaped black hair extend from the sides of the mask, the Terastal symbol appears in its right pupil, two craggy crystal horns protrude from its forehead, and its mouth opens up even more.

The Cornerstone Mask draws upon the power of stone; while wearing it, Ogerpon's Tera Type is always Rock. Ogerpon's defense brims with the solidarity of the cornerstones that support houses; its body becomes rock-solid and easily absorbs impacts, protecting it from all manner of attacks. It is said to be able to break even the hardest stone in two.

Game data

NPC appearances

Main article: Ogerpon (game)

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#200
Blueberry
#—
Teal Mask
Scarlet This Pokémon's type changes based on which mask it's wearing. It confounds its enemies with nimble movements and kicks.
Violet This mischief-loving Pokémon is full of curiosity. It battles by drawing out the type-based energy contained within its masks.
Wellspring Mask
Scarlet This form excels in both attack and defense. It ceaselessly unleashes moves like a spring gushes water.
Violet In this form, it draws on the power of water. It attacks unrelentingly with kicks and ivy strikes.
Hearthflame Mask
Scarlet This form is the most aggressive, bombarding enemies with the intensity of flames blazing within a hearth.
Violet In this form, it draws on the power of fire. It spears its enemies with thorn-covered ivy.
Cornerstone Mask
Scarlet This form has excellent defenses, absorbing impacts solidly like the cornerstones that support houses.
Violet In this form, it draws on the power of stone. Its body is rock-solid, protecting it from all manner of attacks.


 
Ogerpon in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Dreaded Den (only one) (Teal Mask)


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
84
80 - 149 155 - 293
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
550
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Teal Mask

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Wellspring Mask

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Hearthflame Mask

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None

Cornerstone Mask

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Vine Whip Grass Physical 04545 100100% 25
011 Leech Seed Grass Status 0000 09090% 10
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Follow Me Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
Rem.Rem. Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
Rem.Rem. Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
Rem.Rem. Horn Leech Grass Physical 07575 100100% 10
066 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1212 Growth Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1818 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
2424 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100100% 20
3030 Ivy Cudgel Grass Physical 100100 100100% 10
3636 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4242 Synthesis Grass Status 0000 00——% 5
4848 Spiky Shield Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
5454 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 08585% 10
6060 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
6666 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ogerpon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ogerpon

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002  TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM060  TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM122  TM122 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM190  TM190 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ogerpon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Ogerpon

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ogerpon
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ogerpon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ogerpon

Side game data

Form data

Ogerpon has four forms, corresponding to each of its four masks: the Teal Mask, Wellspring Mask, Hearthflame Mask, and Cornerstone Mask.

When Terastallized, each form changes into a unique Terastallized state that causes the mask to transform, gain ogresque crystal horns, float in front of Ogerpon, and grow in size.

(Refer to the Forms section for images of Ogerpon's unique Terastallized states.)

When not holding an item, Ogerpon is always in its standard Teal Mask form. Ogerpon can change into the Wellspring Mask, Hearthflame Mask, and Cornerstone Mask forms when holding the respective masks of the same names. Each of Ogerpon's other three mask forms has a different secondary type; Ogerpon's signature move Ivy Cudgel changes type to match this secondary type.

 
Default form
 
Teal Mask
Ogerpon
 Grass 


 
Wellspring Mask
 
Wellspring Mask
Ogerpon
 Grass  Water 


 
Hearthflame Mask
 
Hearthflame Mask
Ogerpon
 Grass  Fire 


 
Cornerstone Mask
 
Cornerstone Mask
Ogerpon
 Grass  Rock 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Ogerpon
 Grass 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Ogerpon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the TCG

Main article: Ogerpon (TCG)

Trivia

  • Ogerpon and all of its forms were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.[3]
  • Ogerpon cannot have its Tera Type be changed under normal circumstances in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Even if the game is modified to force Ogerpon to have a different Tera Type, the game will softlock upon trying to Terastallize, forcing the player to restart the console. It shares this distinction with Terapagos.
  • All moves learned by Ogerpon via leveling up are learned at levels which are multiples of 6 (excluding level 1).
  • Ogerpon in its Wellspring Mask form is the first Water-type Pokémon with a 100% female ratio. The same is true for its Cornerstone Mask form and the Rock type.
  • If Ogerpon is sent out during the battle against Pecharunt at the end of the Mochi Mayhem epilogue, Ogerpon will recognize it and react with distress and anger, yelling out "GRAH! Pon PON!!!" at it.
  • The typings of all three non-default masked forms of Ogerpon were unique typings prior to their introduction.
    • The Wellspring mask's Grass/Water typing was previously unique to Lotad and its evolutionary family.
    • The Hearthflame mask's Grass/Fire typing was previously unique to Scovillain.
    • The Cornerstone mask's Grass/Rock typing was previously unique to Lileep and its evolutionary family.

Origin

Ogerpon is based on 鬼 oni, creatures from Japanese folklore that often are referred to as demons or ogres in English. In particular, it may be based on the oni who live on Onigashima from the story of Momotarō. Given that the Land of Kitakami is inspired by Northeast Japan, it may also be based on Akuro-ō, the Oni in the local legends of Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. Its cudgel appears to be based on a kanabō, a type of club often wielded by oni in myths.

The overall design of Ogerpon may draw inspiration from local festivals and folktales about oni in Northeast Japan. It may also be inspired by Onikenbai, or Devil's Sword Dance, a traditional Buddhist ritual dance and festival from the real-life city named Kitakami in Iwate Prefecture. Another inspiration may be Namahage from Akita Prefecture, where performers in oni masks and mino received Mochi from households in the 20th century but nowadays give away Mochi. This also ties to the Ogre Oustin' minigame and the Mochi which can be gotten there. The Terastallized states of Ogerpon may be inspired by Nebuta floats of the Aomori Nebuta Festival from Aomori Prefecture, which feature large papier-mâché half statues of mythical or historical figures with exaggerated facial expression. The four masks may also have local inspiration from the Tōhoku region. The leaves on the Teal Mask may be inspired by the 丸に笹竜胆 maru-ni sasarindō mon on the attire of Kitakami Onikenbai. The Wellspring Mask may draw inspiration from the folktale of Lake Tazawa and Tatsuko, where a maiden longing for eternal beauty is turned into a dragon and dives into the lake with much regret after parting with her mother and fellow villager. The item in the plot of The Teal Mask was brought by Munkidori to Wisteria Pond, Pokémon world's equivalent of Lake Tazawa. The association of oni and the hearth may be inspired by a local legend of Watanabe no Tsuna in Ubagafutokoro, Miyagi Prefecture, where the demon of Ichijō Modorihashi retrieved its severed limb from the residence of the hero and escaped along the pothook (jizaikagi) of the irori. The Cornerstone Mask could be based on Onigawara, roof ornamentations with the face of an Oni. Early examples of Onigawara with Oni face have been excavated from the Isawa Castle site in Iwate.

The four masks worn by Ogerpon appear to be based on masks used in the Nōgaku theatre, including Noh and Kyōgen, with strong ties to Buddhist and Shinto rituals. Together they may represent joy, anger, sorrow, and happiness (fulfilment) - the four moods of East Asian theatre from the Confucian Book of Rites; known as 喜怒哀楽 kidoairaku in Japanese. Specifically, the Teal Mask resembles the 翁面 okina-men, a genre of masks that represents old men with a smiling or grinning face commonly used in Shiki-sanba performances at temples and shrines. The Wellspring Mask resembles the 女面 onna-men, masks of female characters that usually depict a sorrowful or weeping face; and in its Terastallized state, the 生成 namanari mask, oni masks with short horns and a painful face, but less fierce than the more iconic hannya mask. Ogerpon's Terastallization in this state may be inspired by the transformation of sorrowful, vengful, or envious women into onryō, a common trope of the Noh theatre. The Hearthflame Mask resembles several genres of furious 鬼面 oni-men, such as the 顰 shikami ("lion's frowning gaze") or the 獅子口 shishi-guchi ("lion's maw"). This is further evidenced by the mane-like flames around the mask in its Terastallized state. The Cornerstone Mask resembles the now-rare 仏面 butsu-men genre of Noh masks, including 天神 Tenshin and 不動 Fudō, used to depict resolute and powerful deities who facilitate unworldly achievements or bring forth Vipāka. The fact that it has four masks could be inspired by the four Oni summoned by Fujiwara no Chikata, a feudal lord who plotted high treason with the help of demons in a legend passed down in Mie Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture.

Ogerpon's plant-based body and orange fruit-like face may be based on a citrus shrub, like its name suggests. Its face specifically resembles dekopon, a hybrid between ponkan and kiyomi. It also appears to be based on ivy, although its thorny appearance is more similar to plants like bramble bushes. Its thorns may be also a visual pun on Ibaraki-dōji, a mountain-dwelling oni whose name includes 茨 ibara (briar, thorn) and who is synonymous to the aforementioned demon of Ichijō Modorihashi. Its green face in its shiny coloration makes it resemble that of an unripe orange or dekopon, which are typically a shade of green rather than the usual orange color. It may also draw inspiration from the yuzu, which has a larger variant called oni yuzu. Its vines and the Ivy Cudgel could also be based on grapevines, the japanese name of the move includes the name of a few kinds of grapevine. The inspiration from citrus fruits and grapes may be a reference to Naranja and Uva Academy.

Ogerpon also seems to draw inspiration from ヤマンバ yamanba or マンバ manba, styles that originated from ganguro, a fashion style that derivates from gyaru subculture. The makeup worn in these fashion styles resembles Ogerpon's orange face. Sparkly eyes are also commonly associated with the gyaru subculture, just like the use of the suffix -pon, presented in Ogerpon's name and cries during The Teal Mask dialogues. 山姥 Yamanba (mountain hag) is also a yōkai that, just like Ogerpon, dwells in a mountain.

Name origin

Ogerpon may be derived from ogre and ponkan or dekopon (varieties of orange), as well as ~ぽん -pon, a cutesy suffix applied to names as a form of endearment.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese オーガポン Ogerpon From ogre and ponkan or ~ぽん -pon
  French Ogerpon Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Ogerpon Same as English/Japanese name
  German Ogerpon Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Ogerpon Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 오거폰 Ogeopon Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 厄鬼椪 / 厄诡椪 Èguǐpèng From the transcription of the Japanese name, guǐ, and 椪柑 pènggān
  Cantonese Chinese 厄鬼椪 Ākgwáipung From the transcription of the Japanese name, gwái, and 椪柑 punggām


Teal Mask

Language Title
  Japanese みどりのめん Midori no Men
Chinese Cantonese 碧草面具 Bīkchóu Mihngeuih
Mandarin 碧草面具 Bìcǎo Miànjù
  French Masque Turquoise
  German Türkisgrüne Maske
  Italian Maschera Turchese
  Korean 벽록의가면 Byeongnog-ui Gamyeon
  Brazilian Portuguese Máscara Turquesa
  Spanish Máscara Turquesa

Wellspring Mask

Language Title
  Japanese いどのめん Ido no Men
Chinese Cantonese 水井面具 Séuijéng Mihngeuih
Mandarin 水井面具 Shuǐjǐng Miànjù
  French Masque du Puits
  German Brunnenmaske
  Italian Maschera Pozzo
  Korean 우물의 가면 Umur-ui Gamyeon
  Brazilian Portuguese Máscara Nascente
  Spanish Máscara Fuente

Hearthflame Mask

Language Title
  Japanese かまどのめん Kamado no Men
Chinese Cantonese 火灶面具 Fójou Mihngeuih
Mandarin 火灶面具 Huǒzào Miànjù
  French Masque du Fourneau
  German Ofenmaske
  Italian Maschera Focolare
  Korean 화덕의 가면 Hwadeog-ui Gamyeon
  Brazilian Portuguese Máscara Fornalha
  Spanish Máscara Horno

Cornerstone Mask

Language Title
  Japanese いしずえのめん Ishizue no Men
Chinese Cantonese 礎石面具 Chósehk Mihngeuih
Mandarin 礎石面具 / 础石面具 Chǔshí Miànjù
  French Masque de la Pierre
  German Fundamentmaske
  Italian Maschera Fondamenta
  Korean 주춧돌의 가면 Juchutdor-ui Gamyeon
  Brazilian Portuguese Máscara Alicerce
  Spanish Máscara Cimiento


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