Ogerpon (game)

Ogerpon
オーガポン Ogerpon
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Artwork of Ogerpon for The Teal Mask
Debuts in The Teal Mask
Caught at Dreaded Den
Gender Female[a]
Ability Defiant (Teal Mask)
Water Absorb (Wellspring Mask)
Mold Breaker (Hearthflame Mask)
Sturdy (Cornerstone Mask)
Embody Aspect (Terastallized states)
Nature Lonely
Current location With the player/
At Oni Mountain
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This Pokémon is fully evolved.

Ogerpon (Japanese: オーガポン Ogerpon), referred by the Kitakami people as the ogre, is a Legendary Pokémon and a major character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask expansion.

In the core series

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Character profile

Main article: Ogerpon (Pokémon)
 
Ogerpon expressing joy

Ogerpon has a curious and mischievous personality. It appears to long for partnership, as evidenced by it tentatively approaching the ongoing Kitakami Festival, attempting to blend in with the villagers while wearing a mask. When its face is initially seen by the player and their friend, it's understandably shy due to being shunned by humans. After being saved by the player following the revival of the Loyal Three, it warms up to them over the events of The Teal Mask. As a result, it often mischievously ignores Carmine's orders, and only listens to the player. It's clear that Ogerpon thinks about its previous partner even after warming up to the player, with the partner being implied to have fallen at the hands of the Loyal Three. Ogerpon's experience of being seen as an outcast when initially coming to Kitakami had an impact on other characters such as Carmine, (following the reveal of its true history) who was initially cold to outsiders coming to her village, as well as Kieran, who being shy and introverted, admired its strength in defeating the Loyal Three.

Although normally a gentle and playful Pokémon, it can be a force to be reckoned with if infuriated, best evidenced by how it single-handedly defeated both the Loyal Three and Pecharunt, despite the enormous type-disadvantage stacked against it. It carries a deep grudge against Pecharunt and the Loyal Three for their previous actions towards Ogerpon and its partner.

Appearance

See also: Ogerpon → Form data

Ogerpon has four forms, which each have their own unique Terastallized state. The masks created for Ogerpon and its partner are given power by Ogerpon's intense emotions, which cause a significant change to its appearance when Terastallized, unlike most other Pokémon.

Unmasked Teal Mask   Wellspring Mask   Hearthflame Mask   Cornerstone Mask  
         
       

Backstory

 
Ogerpon and its partner after being gifted the Masks
 
Ogerpon confronting the Loyal Three and Pecharunt.

Initially, Ogerpon and its former partner came to the land of Kitakami from a foreign land. They were shunned by the people of the village due to their strange appearance, and so they lived in a nearby mountain, isolated from the villagers. Although it saddened the pair that the villagers were not welcoming, they were happy to live quietly with each other. The village mask-maker took pity on the pair and crafted four beautiful masks for them, allowing them to blend in with the people during the village festival, which made the pair overjoyed.

However, their fame would become a new source of tragedy for Ogerpon, as the attention-seeking Pecharunt had been tasked by an old couple under its control to pilfer the masks for them. Pecharunt brought its mind-controlled retainers — Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti — who tracked down Ogerpon's lair and attempted to steal all four masks while it was away. Ogerpon's partner returned and tried to stop them, but in the ensuing scuffle, only the Teal Mask could be protected, and when Ogerpon returned, there was no trace of its partner, but evidence of a great struggle. Perhaps if only to search for its friend, filled with rage, Ogerpon attacked and defeated the three Retainer Pokémon in the village, with even Pecharunt retreating to its shell out of fear, but its anger caused the villagers to fear it even more. Thus, Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti were immortalized by the unaware villagers as the Loyal Three, while Ogerpon was left alone in its cave, saddened by the events that had transpired. Although the village mask maker desperately attempted to tell the truth of the matter, nobody in the village took him seriously. In order to prevent further generations of his family from being persecuted for this truth much like he was, he passed down the true story as a family secret, which later made its way to his descendants Carmine and Kieran, two Kitakami natives.

As a result of the villagers' interpretation of the event, there is a myth that Ogerpon will supposedly steal the souls of humans without masks late at night. It resided in the Dreaded Den for many years.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

Part 1: The Teal Mask
 
Ogerpon after dropping the mask

During the Mask Festival, the player and their friend Carmine meet Ogerpon, mistaking it as a child. Ogerpon dropped its mask and ran away after being seen at the outskirts of the festival. Unbeknownst to Ogerpon, the player and Carmine fix the damaged mask with the help of her grandfather. After the Loyal Three are suddenly revived, they stole Ogerpon's three other masks (the Wellspring Mask, Hearthflame Mask, and Cornerstone Mask) and started attacking the Mask Pokémon at the Dreaded Den, who appeared defenseless. They were chased off by the player and Carmine, who returned the Teal Mask. Kieran attempted to do so initially, but presumably due to being saved by the player and meeting them initially at the festival, they only accept the mask when done so with the player.

Following this, Ogerpon now walks alongside the player wherever they go in Kitakami. Initially when brought to the village, it appears scared of entering even with the player and their friends. Ogerpon is asked to stay outside the village whilst Kieran, Carmine and the player gather clues about the Loyal Three's current whereabouts, though only does so after the player makes the suggestion themselves, much to Carmine's chagrin. After enough clues have been gathered as to Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti's locations in Kitakami, it watches the player and Carmine's Multi Battles against the now titanic-sized members of the Loyal Three, happily posing in pictures after each mask is retrieved.

After retrieving the masks, Kieran tells the player, Carmine and Ogerpon to return to Mossui Town. Once they arrived, they learned that he had told the truth to all the villagers, which led them to profusely apologize to Ogerpon, despite its initial hesitation to enter the village. The group returns to the Dreaden Den to bid farewell to Ogerpon, but it runs over to the player and implies that it wants to travel with them. This irritates Kieran, who, after having dreamed of meeting Ogerpon since he was a small child, challenges the player to a battle to win its affection, despite Carmine's reminder that it's Ogerpon's choice as to who it decides to travel with. After his defeat, the game claims that Ogerpon wants to test its strength against the player, and gives them the choice to accept. During their battle, it Terastallizes its Hearthflame Mask, Wellspring Mask, Cornerstone Mask, and Teal Mask in four consecutive battles with no interruptions, with the masks gaining power due to Ogerpon's strong memories and determination following its journey with the player. The Teal Mask in particular invokes the memories of its former partner from many years ago for a final boost in strength, before allowing itself to be captured by the player, where it entrusts them with the transformation masks.

It participates in a final battle against Carmine as per the Trainer's request, before the events of The Teal Mask come to a close.

Part 2: The Indigo Disk

Though Ogerpon does not play any real role in the story, if it is used in battle against Carmine, she will happily greet it and wonders if it missed her that badly. On the other hand, during the Champion match with Kieran, his accumulated bitterness will lead to him lashing out against Ogerpon and telling the player they have some nerve for taunting him by using "the ogre" against him in battle.

Epilogue: Mochi Mayhem
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Ogerpon's reaction to seeing Pecharunt in the battle.

If the player uses Ogerpon during the battle against Pecharunt, Ogerpon will recognize it and show great distress and anger, madly yelling out "GRAH! Pon PON!!!" at it for everything it did to Ogerpon and its partner in the past.

Moves

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: Part 1: The Teal Mask

Before completing The Way Home

 
Ogerpon Lv.20
Ivy Cudgel
Fire Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
 
Ogerpon Lv.20
Ivy Cudgel
Water Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
 
Ogerpon Lv.20
Ivy Cudgel
Rock Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
 
Ogerpon Lv.20
Ivy Cudgel
Grass Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Growth
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical

After completing The Way Home

 
Ogerpon Lv.70
Ivy Cudgel
Fire Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Grassy Terrain
Grass Status
 
Ogerpon Lv.70
Ivy Cudgel
Water Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Grassy Terrain
Grass Status
 
Ogerpon Lv.70
Ivy Cudgel
Rock Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Grassy Terrain
Grass Status
 
Ogerpon Lv.70
Ivy Cudgel
Grass Physical
Low Kick
Fighting Physical
Slam
Normal Physical
Grassy Terrain
Grass Status

Gallery

Artwork

       
Artwork for The Teal Mask In promotional artwork for The Teal Mask A depiction of Ogerpon and its human partner A depiction of Ogerpon wielding its Ivy Cudgel

Game screenshots

     
After retrieving the Cornerstone, Wellspring, and Hearthflame masks from Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti, respectively.


Trivia

  • If Ogerpon is sent out during the battle against Pecharunt in the end of the Mochi Mayhem epilogue, Ogerpon will recognize it and react with distress and anger, yelling out "GRAH! Pon PON!!!" at it.

Music

Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
 S  V  When encountering Ogerpon
at the Kitakami Festival
The Ogre of Kitakami* Unknown Unknown
When the real story of
Ogerpon is told by
Carmine's grandfather
Ogerpon's Truth* Unknown Unknown
When battling Ogerpon Battle! (Ogerpon)* Unknown Unknown
After capturing Ogerpon Victory! (Ogerpon)* Unknown Unknown
Song names marked with an asterisk are unofficial, as they have not received a soundtrack release.

Notes

  1. Ogerpon is a female-only species. However, in-game dialogue consistently uses "it" as a pronoun when referring to Ogerpon.

External links

Related articles


Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
ClavellJacqDendraMiriamRaifortSaguaroSalvatoreTymeHarrington
CarmineKieranYukito and HidekoOgerponPecharuntPerrinCyranoBriarBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives


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