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Pocong

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Basic Information
Type
Hostile (On Act II) and Passive (On DLC)
Physical Description
Gender
Unknown

Hair Color
None

Eye Color
Unknown
Media
Appearance(s)
DreadOut [Game]

Voiced By
Michael Quarrato

Voice Sample

Corpses that appear during Phase I while fighting the Pocong Radja in the cemetery.

BackgroundEdit

Pocongs are famous ghosts among Indonesians. It is said that it was the soul of the dead trapped in their burial shroud (which is used to wrap the body of a dead person). They wrap the dead body with a white fabric called kafan after being showered and cleaned up by their family members, and are then tied at the top of the head, at the neck, middle body, and under the feet. According to native beliefs, the soul of a dead person will stay on earth for 40 days after their death. For which the family members host rituals called Selamatan for the first 7 days, followed by the 14th, and finally on the 40th day.

Sometimes, the people who buried the dead would forget to loosen the kafan ties of the head. When that happens, it is said that the dead body will jump out from the grave to notify the people to loosen their kafan ties. After the ties have been loosened, the soul will leave the earth and never show up again.

Because the dead body is tied under the feet, they cannot walk, thus causing them to hop. Some people even witness the Pocong floating through the air and also performing teleportations.

GameEdit

A horde of pocongs can be encountered after Pocong Radja leaves the area in the first phase. They will spawn consecutively and chase Linda by hopping.

AppearanceEdit

Pocongs appear as people wrapped in a burial kafan. Its face resembles that of an emaciated human, or a skull with little flesh. Since their feet are tied together, Pocongs can only move by hopping. They have knots on their head which reflect the characteristics of a Pocong.

StrategyEdit

It is mostly recommended that the player uses IrisPhone to banish Pocongs at once, since it has fixed focus and better range of visibility. Using the SLR camera is also beneficial, as long as the player keeps their distance.

TriviaEdit

  • It is stated by Ira that their girl scouts teacher dressed as a Pocong to scare them, but Linda threw a boulder at him to protect Ira.
  • Banishing many Pocongs at once in the cemetery will unlock achievement "We're a Happy Family"
  • You can also see a Pocong as a form of Easter Egg on KOTD, Room 102 "Abandoned Village", go left - near your spawning area, and look to the house that's blocked by a wall, you can see it there, looking you through the window.