Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak event: Current Outbreak & what’s next?

Jessica Filby
A yawning Gulpin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Looking to catch ’em all in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, or do you just want a specific Pokemon with a certain Mark? Well, Mass Outbreaks are the ideal event. So, here’s the current Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak event and what’s coming soon.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has been given a new lease of life thanks to its Indigo Disk DLC, bringing in tons of new Pokemon, battles, features, and events. Naturally, players are diving into the game again to explore all these additions, with the new Mass Outbreaks being one of them.

As many are aware, Mass Outbreaks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are nothing new, with the feature being present in the game for many months. However, that doesn’t mean it’s slowing down, with fresh events coming to the game regularly.

So, here’s everything you need to know about Mass Outbreaks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, including what they are, the current event, and what’s coming soon.

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What are Mass Outbreaks in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Essentially, Mass Outbreak events are a time in which many of the same species or Pokemon appear in one key location.

They’re a great way to fill your Pokedex and potentially grab a few shiny’s or certain Pokemon with specific Marks.

What’s the current Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak event?

The current Mass Outbreak event in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet features Baby Pokemon, with the chance of getting the Vigor Mark.

The event is scheduled to begin on March 29, 2024, and will focus on Pichu, Happiny, Munchlax, Riolu, Elekid, and Magby.

All upcoming Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak events

The next Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak features Baby Pokemon:

  • Start & end date: March 29, 2024 – March 31, 2024
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium
  • Pokemon featured: Pichu, Happiny, Munchlax, Riolu, Elekid, and Magby.
  • Key details: The event will feature Baby Pokemon with some of them appearing with the Vigor Mark. Pichu and Happiny will spawn around Paldea, while Munchlax and Riolu do the same in Kitakami, and Elekid and Magby in the Terrarium.

All previous Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreaks

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet mass outbreaks

Below are all the previous Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak events. Just in case they happen again, it’s always worth knowing what came before.

Poke Ball-like Pokemon

  • Start & end date: February 23, 2024 – February 27, 2024
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium
  • Pokemon featured: Voltorb, Foongus, and Hisuian Voltorb (most likely).
  • Key details: Poke Ball-like Pokemon are set to appear in Mass Outbreaks around the map, and a certain mystery Pokemon that can’t normally appear in Paldea may show up as well. This mystery Pokemon may appear around the Mass Outbreaks for Voltorb and Foongus.

Exclusive Outbreaks

  • Start & end date: January 26, 2024 – January 28, 2024
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium
  • Key details: Stunky & Skrelp will be more likely to get Uncommon Marks in Pokemon Scarlet and Rare Marks in Pokemon Violet and Gulpin & Clauncher more likely to get Rare Marks in Pokemon Scarlet and Uncommon Marks in Pokemon Violet

Year of the Dragon Outbreaks

  • Start & end date: December 25th – January 3rd 2023
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium.
  • Key details: Dratini, Jangmo-o, and Duraludon all have an increased chance of possessing the Joyful Mark.

Delibird Outbreaks

  • Start & end date: December 22, 2023 – December 24, 2023.
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium.
  • Key details: Delibird has an increased chance of being shiny.

Festive Outbreaks

  • Start & end date: December 8, 2023 – December 21, 2023
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami, Terarium
  • Key details: Increased Shiny Rates, and different Pokemon spawn in different regions: Flabebe in Paldea, Litwick in Kitakami, and Milcery in the Terarium.

Eevee Everywhere

  • Start & end date: November 17, 2023 – November 20, 2023.
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami.
  • Key details: Eevees have a higher chance of having the Jittery Mark, Intense Mark, Intellectual Mark, or Flustered Mark in Paldea or the Rowdy Mark, Excited Mark, Calmness Mark, or Unsure Mark in Kitakami.

Ghost-type Outbreak

  • Start & end date: October 27, 2023 – October 3, 2023.
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami.
  • Key details: Pokemon have a higher chance of having the Crafty Mark.

Moon-Viewing Party

  • Start & end date: September 29, 2023 – October 1, 2023.
  • Location: Paldea, Kitakami.
  • Key details: Clefairy’s have a higher chance of having the Upbeat Mark.

That’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Mass Outbreak events. For more game content, check the list below:

Paldea Pokedex | All returning Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet’s DLC: Hidden Treasure of Area Zero | How to start Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk DLC | How to get Archaludon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC | How to get Kubfu and Urshifu in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk – Every legendary Pokemon & how to catch them 

About The Author

Based in Cumbria, England, Jessica is a Senior Games Writer who joined Dexerto after stints at Game Rant and The Gamer. You can find her covering everything from Minecraft, CoD, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Pokemon Go and more. You can contact Jessica at jessica.filby@dexerto.com