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Mass Outbreak Event for Dratini, Jangmo-o & Duraludon hit Pokémon Scarlet & Violet for New Years

  • Starting on December 25th and running through January 3rd, players can find Mass Outbreaks of Dratini, Jangmo-o & Duraludon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
  • Mass Outbreaks are a great time to search for Shiny Pokémon variants or find ones with a rare Mark and Title.
  • Each of the three Pokémon, Dratini, Jangmo-o & Duraludon, can be found in a different area of Pokémon Violet and Scarlet.

A new mass outbreak event is coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to help celebrate the New Year. These three Pokémon will start to pop up with increased frequency, one for each area of the game including the main Paldean continent, and each of the DLCs. Dratini will be found in Paldea, Jangmo-o will be found in Kitakami from the Teal Mask DLC and Duraludon can be found in a new Terarium area in the Indigo Disk DLC.

Event Details

The Mass Outbreak Event for Dratini, Jangmo-o & Duraludon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is scheduled to run from 00:00 UTC on December 25th through 23:59 UTC on January 3rd 2024. To participate in the event you must first download the latest event data, this can be done by pressing the L button while in the game’s menu. Once this is done specific Pokémon will start appearing in mass outbreaks on both the game’s main region Paldea as well as the newly added Land of Kitakami and in the new Safari-like zone of the Indigo Disk DLC, the Terarium.

What Are Mass Outbreaks?

If you happen to be new to the world of Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, you may be wondering what a Mass Outbreak is exactly and what is so special about it?

Mass Outbreaks are when a specific type of Pokémon appears in a much higher frequency. Players will be able to see tons of these Pokémon at once and even when you catch or defeat them, they will continue to spawn.

These Mass Outbreaks are an excellent chance to hunt for Shiny Versions of these Pokémon. Or search for a specific type of Mark on the Pokémon. In order to check and see if a Pokémon you’ve caught has a mark, you’ll need to select that Pokémon in your party or your boxes then select ‘Check Summary.’

From the status summary screen, navigate right or left to the memories screen. If a Pokémon has a mark, but is not currently displaying a title you can assign one to them if they have it. Pokémon will then show up in battle wearing their title.

Finding a Pokémon with a mark is very difficult, but during events like these the chances of finding one is significantly increased.

For this event, the chances of finding a Pokemon with the Joyful Mark is increased. With this mark your Pokemon will have the title, <Pokemon> the Joyful when summoned in battle.

Additional Tips

To take full advantage of the mass outbreaks featured during the event we highly recommend that you prepare a sandwich that grants you Sparkling Power Level 3, Encounter Power Level 3, and Title Power Level 3. This sandwich will significantly increase your odds of encountering shiny Dragon-type Pokémon with marks and can be crafted with the following ingredients using creative mode.

  • Avocado x1
  • Salty Herba Mystica x2


  • Cucumber
  • Pickle
  • Avocado x3
  • Any 2 Herba Mystica except Sweet + Sour, Sweet x2 or Sour x2.