Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can jump back into Generation 9with the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC dropping. The Teal Mask is the first part of the DLC and focuses on the region of Kitakami and all its mysteries. Kitakami, while smaller, is home to many new Pokemon and some familiar faces.
Included in the returning Pokemon is the two-sided mouse, the Electric/Dark type Morpeko. Morpeko was first seen in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and has only grown in popularity. While Morpeko is now a part of Generation 9, it is exclusive to Pokemon Violet for those who want to catch him. Still, Scarlet players can get their hands on Morpeko with a few extra steps.
Where to Find Morpeko in the Teal Mask DLC
Morpeko can only be found in the wild in Pokemon Violet. Players can start their search as soon as they arrive in Kitakami and start the main story quest. Morpeko is found in most wild areas on the edges of Kitakami, particularly in grassy plains toward the west in the Paradise Barrens zone. Additionally, there are instances of them on Oni Mountain.
While Morpeko are found all around, they are difficult to see due to their small size, whether it is night or day. Players are likely to find one or two Morpeko in a general area, and they are more relaxed on the field, so engaging in battle is easy. Searching for Morpeko on the mountain is slightly easier because their colors stand out more.
Morpeko is an Electric/Dark-type Pokemon. It falls into the Pikaclone category, but has a unique ability. Hunger Switch allows it to switch between Full Belly and Hangry Morpeko. These forms determine whether its signature move, Aura Wheel, is Electric or Dark-type. See below for a breakdown of Morpeko’s base stats:
- HP: 58
- Attack: 95
- Defense: 58
- Sp. Atk: 70
- Sp. Def: 58
- Speed: 97
How to Get Morpeko in Pokemon Scarlet
Since Morpeko is a Pokemon Violet exclusive, there are limited ways for Scarlet players to get it. The most consistent method is trading for one with someone who owns Violet. Players can trade with randoms or friends using the Poke Portal in the menu.
Another possible way is if there is a Tera Raid event featuring Morpeko. Tera Raids can be hosted by other players or scheduled for a limited time by Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Of course, if players use Pokemon Home and have Morpeko in their box, they can also transfer it from there.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch.