The Pêchaminus event in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, the Epilogue, makes fans optimistic that future Legendary & Mythics will be just as stimulating.
The Pokémon series includes both Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, although the barrier between these two concepts has blurred over time. time. Legendary Pokémon can be found in-game, such as Mewtwo and Legendary Birds in Gen 1, while Mythical Pokémon are acquired through outside means, such as Mew.
When Pokémon games gained online functionality, it became possible to download Pokémon, which is how many Mythical Pokémon were released. You can even catch some Mythical Pokémon in the game, like Meloetta in the Indigo Disc DLC for Pokémon Scarlet & Purple.
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet only has one unique Mythical Pokémon: Pechaminus, which is encountered in the Epilogue chapter. Players must defeat Pêchaminus in combat, following a side story where he uses his power to control the people in the Septentria region.
Pokémon players are hoping that Pechaminus’ Mystery Gift event is a sign of future Legendary & More exciting myths
A user on the Pokémon Reddit shared a meme about how they hope the Pechaminus event is a sign of things to come, as the Mystery Gift events that gave you Legendary Pokémon & Mythics have become less interesting over time. Other users quickly agreed and hoped for changes in the future.
“The Pechaminus event is the biggest mythic event in Pokémon history,” one user wrote, while another said: “This is why I actually liked the epilogue to Scarlet and Violet. It’s similar to ancient mythical events.”
“I almost never see people talking about the coolest event, that being the Celebi event in HG and SS where you go back in time and fight Giovanni so he doesn’t come back,” one user recalled, while another said: “The real Pokémon Go was going to Toys R Us for a Jirachi gift.”
Some users were having issues with old Mystery Gift events. “Although the events were better back then, actually getting the gifts was a nightmare if you didn’t live in Japan. They barely distributed them near my house. Get Deoxys? Not for you. Mew? Keep pushing that truck.”
“That’s why Gen 4 and 5 were the best for this. Most event gifts were distributed over the Internet, so it was easier to get them. And we still had events instead of ‘Hey here’s the Pokémon. Go see that NPC who has 5 unique lines for you and get the Pokémon event specific item (if they even had that).”
Although Pêchaminus’ existence was leaked long before his appearance, his actual event was a lot of fun and better than fans expected. Hopefully, future Pokémon games will have similar epic events for Mythical Pokémon rather than just releasing them as time-limited downloads.