Pecharunt (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Pecharunt (disambiguation).
Pecharunt
Subjugation Pokémon
モモワロウ
Momowarou
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Pecharunt



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Poison Ghost
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Ability
Poison Puppeteer Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
20 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0.7 lbs. 0.3 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
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IV
300
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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Pokédex color
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Base friendship
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Pecharunt (Japanese: モモワロウ Momowarou) is a dual-type Poison/Ghost Mythical Pokémon introduced during Generation IX, in The Indigo Disk expansion (made available in the Mochi Mayhem epilogue).

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is often viewed as the leader of the Loyal Three. It is associated with Ogerpon.

Biology

 
Pecharunt inside its shell

Pecharunt is a small Pokémon resembling a piece of mochi. It has two forms it can take both inside and outside of battle. The first form resembles an upside-down peach, with a black circular face at the center and a thin, vertical line splitting its body into two halves. In its face are two white semicircle eyes, appearing to be frowning. It takes its second form upon opening up, revealing a smaller inner body resembling a peach's pit. It has a darker purple and pink body with two white eyes which are usually frowning, below which is a white, ribbon-shaped mouth. On its head rests two purple flaps and a scorpion-like ponytail. It has two heart-shaped paws at the bottom of its body, along with three black dots on each side underneath them. The discarded shell floats on both sides of Pecharunt, forming spiky wing-like appendages. The inside of these shells have a bright pink glow, outlined in black. The bright pink extends slightly through the black outline in six thin lines. The chains have a magenta color to them and are divided in identical segments, ending in a slightly larger segment with two protrusions, making it resemble the shape of Pecharunt's shell.

According to the player, Pecharunt smells incredibly sweet.[1] It is known to cry and act like a baby in order to gain sympathy from others.[2] If mortally wounded, Pecharunt will retreat into its shell and remain asleep for years. In Kitakami, it is known as the "Never-Rotting Peach".

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Pecharunt stores poison in its peach-shaped shell and uses it to create toxic chains and roll up poisonous Binding Mochi, which are stored in its shell until they are needed. It is able to use its toxic chains in combat, badly poisoning its enemies in the process. The chains are also capable of empowering other Pokémon, using its toxins to enhance certain aspects of their bodies, such as their muscles, brain, or looks, as seen with the Loyal Three. It serves its mochi to Pokémon and humans, but may also shoot them at their mouths if necessary. According to Penny, the mochi that Pecharunt creates are somewhat sweet. The mochi draw out their deepest desires and powers, but the ones who eat it become chained to its will as seen with its caretakers, who had their greed drawn out, but in some cases, the ones that eat it may completely fall under its control, as seen with Mossui Town's residents and the player's Paldean friends. The only known way to eliminate Pecharunt's influence is by catching either it or those tied to it; the latter is implied by Pecharunt's reaction to any of the Loyal Three fighting against it, as they no longer appear to be chained to its will.

 
Carmine under the effects of the Binding Mochi

Humans under Pecharunt's control have purple eyes and are surrounded by a purple aura. The controlled humans also hold their arms while performing a chicken dance-like movement, repeating the word "mochi" constantly. However, in some cases, like with Hideko, it is shown that the possessed human can still speak somewhat freely, though it may simply be Pecharunt influencing the propagation of the mochi among humans. Humans under its influence are often still prone to innate emotion and desires — Arven is visibly embarrassed while dancing, Penny instinctively combines the word "mochi" with "Veevee", and Nemona still expresses a strong urge to battle, being able to morph "mochi" into "match". It can even command humans or even Pokémon to fight for it in battles, managing to control multiple humans at once. It relies on others to fight for it due to its cowardly personality and size. However, Pecharunt will fight back if it is left with no other option. Capturing Pecharunt will free those under its control with no memories of being controlled. The effect of Pecharunt's mochi on people are likened by Kieran to a curse.

According to myth, Pecharunt came from a distant land where it was adopted by an elderly couple with no children. Pecharunt fed its adoptive parents Binding Mochi to secure their affection, which brought out their inner greed. They made many requests of Pecharunt, who gave them what they requested to be showered with further attention. The couple eventually asked for four shining masks, which could only be found in Kitakami. Pecharunt left to obtain the masks, recruiting Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti to aid in its quest. They successfully stole three masks from Ogerpon, who defeated the Loyal Three in retaliation; Pecharunt only survived by going dormant within its shell. It would not surface found again until hundreds of years later when a Mythical Pecha Berry awoke it.

Pecharunt is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Malignant Chain. It is also the only known Pokémon that can have Poison Puppeteer as an Ability.

Game data

 
Pecharunt in Mochi Mayhem

NPC appearances

Main article: Pecharunt (game)

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#243
Scarlet It feeds others toxic mochi that draw out desires and capabilities. Those who eat the mochi fall under Pecharunt’s control, chained to its will.
Violet Its peach-shaped shell serves as storage for a potent poison. It makes poisonous mochi and serves them to people and Pokémon.


 
Pecharunt in the Blueberry Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IX.
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Trade Version 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Loyalty Plaza (requires Mythical Pecha Berry) (Only one)



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
88
148 - 195 286 - 380
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
88
83 - 154 162 - 302
Total:
600
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

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

Learnset

Pecharunt was introduced in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
011 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
Rem.Rem. Rollout Rock Physical 03030 09090% 20
Rem.Rem. Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
088 Withdraw Water Status 0000 00——% 40
1616 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
2424 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
3232 Parting Shot Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
4040 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
4848 Malignant Chain Poison Special 100100 100100% 5
5656 Toxic Poison Status 0000 09090% 10
6464 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
7272 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pecharunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pecharunt

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM013  TM013 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100}}100% 20
TM029  TM029 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM045  TM045 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM148  TM148 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM175  TM175 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM177  TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM198  TM198 Poltergeist Ghost Physical 110110 090}}90% 5
TM214  TM214 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM224  TM224 Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pecharunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Pecharunt

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 Pecharunt
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Pecharunt
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Pecharunt

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO1025.png Base HP: 204 Base Attack: 181 Base Defense: 273
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution data

Sprites

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



Music

This is a list of music associated with Pecharunt in the Pokémon games.

Games Location Song name Composition Arrangement
 S  V  When activating the
Mochi Mayhem Epilogue
Mochi Mayhem Minako Adachi and Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
When talking with and battling
against characters under the
effect of Pecharunt
A Drone? A Pokémon? It's a Binding Mochi! Minako Adachi Minako Adachi
When the group discusses Carmine
under Pecharunt's control
A Village Curse...? Go Ichinose Go Ichinose
When battling Pecharunt Battle! (Pecharunt) Minako Adachi Hiromitsu Maeba

Trivia

  • Before the official reveal of Pecharunt, it appeared with its shell closed in Ogerpon's story told by Yukito in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask. What appears to be a Pecharunt doll can also be seen at Peachy's in Mossui Town, which is later revealed in Mochi Mayhem to be the actual Pecharunt, simply slumbering after the Loyal Three's defeat at the hands of Ogerpon.
  • While its shell is closed, Pecharunt's shape is similar to the shape of the ends of the Loyal Three's toxic chains.
  • The signboards that tell the legends of Kitakami show an image depicting a human child chasing a large monstrous ogre alongside the Loyal Three. While a lady in Kitakami Hall ponders if this child was their trainer, it is likely instead a reference to or even a depiction of Pecharunt leading the trio.
  • Pecharunt is known internally as Dokutaro, a reference to its basis on the tale of Momotarō and its Poison type (doku is Japanese for "poison").
  • Pecharunt is the only Mythical Pokémon:
    • That is Poison type, excluding Arceus while holding a Toxic Plate.
    • To have been introduced in Generation IX.
    • Whose English name is different from its Japanese name.
  • Pecharunt is the lightest Mythical Pokémon.
  • Pecharunt has the highest base Defense stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • Pecharunt, like the Loyal Three, seems to share a thematic tie to the number eight. This may be because the character 8 looks like a set of chains, reflecting its signature move, Malignant Chain. It may also be because eight is considered a lucky number in many Asian cultures, including Japanese, which aligns with the trio's naming convention and role. Additionally, 88 can be read in Japanese as goroawase for やばい yabai, which can mean "terrible" or "dangerous", referencing its true malevolent nature. It can also be read as goroawase for ぱちぱち pachipachi, the sound of clapping, referencing the outer shell it hides in closing around its body.
    • All of its base stats are 88, except for Defense, which is 160, a multiple of 8.
    • At the end of Mochi Mayhem, Pecharunt can be caught at level 88.
    • Malignant Chain, its signature move, has a maximum PP of 8.
    • It is damaged normally by 8 types.
    • There are 8 complete chains Pecharunt uses to bind the Loyal Three: Okidogi has three in its scarf, Munkidori has one in its headband, and Fezandipiti has four in its belt.
  • Pecharunt, Walking Wake, and Iron Leaves are the only Pokémon that can be registered but are not required for the completion of the Blueberry Pokédex.
    • In addition, Pecharunt is the only Pokémon with this distinction that is not a Paradox Pokémon, instead being a Mythical Pokémon.
  • Pecharunt and Meltan are the only Mythical Pokémon to have never been made available in a Cherish Ball.
  • During the final battle in Mochi Mayhem, Pecharunt either is the recipient of or subject to special reactions depending on whether the player has Ogerpon and/or any of the Loyal Three members in their party and uses them against it.
    • If the player uses Ogerpon against it, a scene will play where Ogerpon shows visible distress and anger and yells "GRAH! Pon PON!!!", alluding to Pecharunt's actions against Ogerpon and her companion in the past.
    • If the player uses any of the Loyal Three against it, a scene will play where Pecharunt reacts with visible shock and anger before yelling "Pechaaa! Chraaahhh!", likely due to the Loyal Three turning against it. It should be noted that the scene replays with each member when they are first used against it.

Origin

Pecharunt, together with Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipiti, and Ogerpon, may reference the Japanese folktale of Momotarō. The tale relates the titular Momotarō, a boy born from inside a peach, who traveled alongside a talking dog, monkey, and pheasant to fight a band of oni (a Japanese folkloric creature commonly equated to ogres in translations). Pecharunt appears to represent Momotarō himself: Pecharunt's appearance resembles popular depictions of Momotarō with the headband and tied hair; its outer shell resembles a bisected peach or Pecha Berry, referencing how Momotarō was found as a baby inside a cut peach; and its habit of feeding others poisonous mochi is likely based on how Momotarō recruited his companions by feeding them kibi dango, a type of mochi.

Pecharunt's story also mirrors that of Momotarō. Pecharunt was raised by two elderly people, went on an adventure to a distant land, teamed up with a dog, monkey and pheasant, and encountered an oni. However, the ending of Pecharunt's story is the opposite to that of Momotarō's, with the group being beaten by the oni.

Pecharunt's small stature and its peach-shaped shell also make it resemble a peach pit. Its Poison type may refer to the fact that the peach pit contains chemicals that are toxic in large doses. It may also reference the Pecha Berry's effect of curing poison. Its Ghost type could reference the Shintoist myth of the creator deity Izanagi-no-Mikoto's descent to Yomi (the Shintoist underworld). In this myth, Izanagi threw three peaches to drive off his pursuers and escape the land of the dead. He would then declare the peach a divine fruit. Given its moniker of "Never-Rotting Peach", it could also be based on the Peaches of Immortality in Chinese mythology, which confer great longevity to their consumers. Its habit of acting like a baby to gain the sympathy of people is similar to the behavior of certain yōkai like the Konaki-jiji. Pecharunt may also draw inspiration from the hinnagami, a doll-shaped yōkai that will grant its owner's wishes but will always demand more and more requests, and that will possess their owner until their death. Pecharunt's myth shows how its adoptive family became greedier over time, and the Loyal Three are all said to have had a wish granted by Pecharunt. Hinnagami are built using soil from a graveyard, which could also contribute to Pecharunt's Ghost type.

The yellowish coloration of its Shiny form resembles the flesh of some peaches.

Name origin

Pecharunt may be a combination of peach or Pecha Berry and runt or petulant.

Momowarou may be a combination of 桃太郎 Momotarō, 桃 momo (peach), and 悪し waroshi (bad or inferior; the classical Japanese form of 悪い warui) or 和郎 warō (boy).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese モモワロウ Momowarou From 桃太郎 Momotarō, momo, 悪し waroshi, and 和郎 warō
  French Pêchaminus From pêche, Baie Pêcha, and minus
  Spanish Pecharunt Same as English name
  German Infamomo From infam, īnfāns and momo
  Italian Pecharunt Same as English name
  Korean 복숭악동 Boksung-akdong From 복숭아 boksung-a and 악동 (惡童) akdong
  Mandarin Chinese 桃歹郎 Táodǎiláng From 桃太郎 Táotàiláng, táo, and dǎi
  Cantonese Chinese 桃歹郎 Tòuhdáailòhng From 桃太郎 Tòuhtaailòhng, tòuh, and dáai


Never-Rotting Peach
Language Title
  Japanese 不腐の桃 Kusarazu no Momo
Chinese Cantonese 不腐之桃 Bātfuh jī Tòuh
Mandarin 不腐之桃 Bùfǔ zhī Táo
  French Pêche impérissable
  German Niemals faulender Pfirsich
  Italian Pesca perenne
  Korean 썩지 않는 복숭아 Sseokji Anhneun Boksung-a
  Brazilian Portuguese Pêssego que nunca apodreceu
  Spanish Melocotón incorrupto

See also

References

  1. Player: "There’s a dusty old decoration of some sort mixed in with all the daily goods and things... and it smells incredibly sweet! (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero epilogue - Mochi Mayhem)
  2. Pecharunt | Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

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