In a new blog post,
‘We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologise for the inconvenience,’ Nintendo said. ‘We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.’
This was reiterated across social media, where
In our review of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, we noted performance issues and lag were common: ‘The wonder of exploration is somewhat hampered by the game’s poor technical performance, which causes the frame rate to suffer in wide open sections. If you’re riding legendary Pokemon Miraidon (or Koraidon) at high speed, the world around you will become a muddy blur, and each leap will feel incredibly sluggish, as the game attempts to catch up with you.’
Read: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet review – A shiny, Terastallized gem
Elsewhere on social media, players have reported a variety of nasty bugs, including player models elongating suddenly, Pokemon popping out of existence or flying off-screen, textures disappearing, faces loading in without eyes or bodies, and frequent texture clipping.
For now, the latest update addresses the following, per Nintendo:
Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing December 2, 2022)
- Season 1 of Ranked Battles will kick off, allowing you to enjoy Ranked Battles through the Battle Stadium.
- Please check the in-game notice for more details about Ranked Battles Season 1.
- An issue has been fixed that caused the music to not play correctly during the battles with the Elite Four and the Top Champion in the Victory Road path.
- Other select bug fixes have been made.
Stay tuned for more updates on the status of Pokemon Violet and Pokemon Scarlet.