Pokémon: The Teal Mask – strange phenomenon makes Okidogi gradually retreat behind camera after using certain move  

The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was released on September 13. Shortly upon the DLC’s release, a strange behavior of the new Pokémon Okidogi was discovered and reported by an X (formerly Twitter) user


The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet consists of Part 1: The Teal Mask and Part 2: The Indigo Disk. The Teal Mask takes place away from the familiar Paldea region, in a new area called Kitakami, bringing with it new characters, Pokémon and various other additions. 

One of the new Pokémon introduced is Okidogi, a Legendary Pokémon of Kitakami and member of the “Loyal Three.” Okidogi is a Poison/Fighting-type Pokémon with high attack and defense powers and possesses the Toxic Chain ability which is characteristic to the Loyal Three. 

Recently, an unusual behavior of Okidogi has been spotted – each time Okidogi performs the Dark-type move “Knock off,” he retreats backwards from where he had been previously standing, so using the move appears to make Okidogi continuously grow further from his original spot. 

Post translation: While watching Pokémon battle videos on YouTube I noticed Okidogi always retreats after using Knock off, so I tried spamming the move. There’s a dark bit in the second half due to an editing mistake but here’s some screenshots as well, he’s way far back even from the opponent’s perspective.  

In the video posted by @wfdanotsu, Okidogi appears to move backwards by one position each time he uses Knock Off. Responding to my inquiry, @wfdanotsu said that after using the move six times, Okidogi disappears entirely from the default camera view. Furthermore, continuing to use the move after this point makes Okidogi go all the way behind the trainer, as can be seen in the screenshots provided. It almost looks like Okidogi is trying to turn the tables on his trainer. In their experiment, @wfdanotsu’s used Knock Off a total of thirty times. 

In writing this article, I decided to hold an experiment of my own, and since @wfdanotsu tested out the phenomenon in competitive battle, I decided to see how things turn out when facing wild Pokémon. Facing off against a wild Orthworm in Kitakami, I used Knock Off, and exactly as in the video above, Okidogi retreated upon delivering the blow, and would keep going back further as I used the move. 

Okidogi’s initial position at the start of the battle (up) and his position after using Knock Off eight times.

Just to make sure, I tried things out with some other Pokémon who can do the Knock Off move but wasn’t able to identify the same behavior in any of them. It seems Okidogi’s sequence of taking a step back after performing the move has caused this bug, so other Pokémon who do so might also experience it. 

Written by. Amber V based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2023-09-16 12:18 JST)

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