How to Beat Ogre Oustin’ in Pokémon The Teal Mask: Best Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Rewards

Hard mode is, well, hard.

Screenshot of Ogre Oustin' team in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask DLC.
Screenshot by Prima Games

In the Ogre Oustin’ minigame in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s The Teal Mask DLC, you’re pitted against the clock and a horde of angry Pokémon as you race to collect Berries for rewards. There are three modes, each progressively more difficult. Here are some Ogre Oustin’ tips and tricks to help you beat it in The Teal Mask.

Best Strategy for Beating Ogre Oustin’ in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask DLC

There are three modes in Ogre Oustin’ in The Teal Mask: Easy, Normal, and Hard. You can play them solo or with three other players in a team of four, either locally or online. The more you progress, the harder it gets, with several different Pokémon rushing to steal your Berries. This can quickly become overwhelming.


Don’t press Y to return to the Berry Tables unless you’re out of Berries because it will scrap all of the Berries you’re currently holding.

Make sure you’ve beaten Normal mode before joining an online Hard mode run because if you win, you won’t get the Shiny Munchlax. I found that out the hard way and had to do it all over again (yes, I was incredibly salty).

I was able to complete the last stage of Ogre Oustin’s Hard mode with my team and win a Shiny Munchlax by using a few specific methods. Here’s what I recommend doing to secure victory:

  • It is possible to complete Easy solo, but you will probably struggle in the final stage of Normal if you’re on your own. Hard mode definitely requires a team of four.
  • When playing in a team, assign everyone a direction to stick to from the starting point. For example, I stayed left on each round and never deviated from my assigned path.
  • If playing in a team, don’t assign everyone a specific color. I tried doing this and had more success by having each team member just collect what they could.
  • In the later rounds, only bank your Berries once you have collected 30 Berries.
  • Once you reach round four in Hard mode, have a teammate be the assigned goalie as soon as they’ve banked their first 30 Berries to scare away any Pokémon pests coming for your Berries. You cannot leave your Berries unattended because you WILL lose.
  • While it is possible to beat Ogre Oustin’ on each map, some are harder than others. If you get one of the maps with big hills or fences, it may be worth waiting for the timer to run out and reset your run.
  • Most importantly, have patience! Don’t go in expecting to win the final round on Hard difficulty on the first try. It will most likely take you and your team several attempts to finally win. Trust me, I would know…

All Ogre Oustin’ Stages in the Pokémon The Teal Mask DLC

There are three difficulty levels in Ogre Oustin’, each with its own number of stages:

  • Easy: Three stages.
  • Normal: Six stages.
  • Hard: 10 stages.

The amount of Berries needed to pass each round increases at every stage. In the later stages, you’ll need to make multiple trips back to the Berry Tables, which makes having an assigned goalie all the more important; otherwise, you’ll be leaving them unguarded and ripe for the picking for those greedy Pokémon.

Screenshot of Ogre Oustin' Hard stage nine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask DLC.
Screenshot by Prima Games

Best Ogre Oustin’ Map in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Teal Mask

There are a handful of Ogre Oustin’ maps that you may get for your run in Pokémon The Teal Mask. You can’t choose which one you get, though. It’s randomly selected. However, not every map is equal in terms of winning potential; a couple of them are way harder to navigate than others in the later stages.

In my experience, the best map to win Ogre Oustin’ on, especially on Hard mode, is the rocky map with the Berry Tables in the center. Compared to the other maps with fences you can get stuck on and long hills that take ages to trek up, it’s so much easier to get around on.

If you get a map that you don’t like, I recommend waiting out the two-minute timer so you can start a new run because there’s no quit button. It’s much quicker to quit a run early on than to play through it, get to stage nine, and then lose and have to start all over again, hoping you’ll get a better map next time.

Because the rocky map doesn’t have a name, I’ve provided screenshots below so you can see exactly what Ogre Oustin’ map to look for:

All Ogre Oustin’ Rewards in the Pokémon The Teal Mask DLC

Completing each difficulty once will net you specific rewards, after which you’ll receive random prizes from a set list. The first-time completion Ogre Oustin’ rewards are as follows:

  • Complete Easy difficulty once: EXP Charm, Air Balloon, x3 Nugget.
  • Complete Normal difficulty once: Fairy Feather, Big Nugget.
  • Complete Hard difficulty once: Shiny Munchlax with Crafty Mark.
Screenshot of winning Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask.
Screenshot by Prima Games

After you’ve beaten each difficulty once and obtained the rewards, you’ll get a random selection of prizes from the following pool:

  • Mochis.
  • Mints.
  • Berries.
  • Tera Shards.
  • Evolution items (such as the Reaper Cloth, Masterpiece Teacup, and Unremarkable Teacup).
  • EXP Candy.

Where to Find Ogre Oustin’ in Pokémon The Teal Mask – Exact Map Location

Once you’ve unlocked the festival, which is around an hour into The Teal Mask’s story, you’re able to take on the Ogre Oustin’ minigame. Ogre Oustin’ is located in the northern section of Kitakami Hall. Look for a big red stand to the right of where the Caretaker is standing.

You can find the exact location, including a map, for Ogre Oustin’ in my screenshots below:

Once you’ve visited the Ogre Oustin’ stand once, a fast travel point to Kitakami Hall will unlock on your map, so you no longer have to run all the way there every time you want to play.

Winning every single Ogre Oustin’ difficulty and its stages in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s The Teal Mask DLC is no easy feat at all, so good luck, Trainer! Did you know the Shiny Munchlax you’ll get if you beat Hard mode has a special title?

About the Author

Meg Bethany Koepp

Meg was a video games journalist in the UK for seven years before moving to the US and eventually becoming Managing Editor at Prima Games in May 2022. When she's not working, you can find her playing her ASUS ROG Ally, training Pokémon, or trailblazing through the galaxy in Honkai: Star Rail. You can contact Meg at [email protected].