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The Pokémon Company Announces Bug Fixes for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but the Real Issues Remain

The Pokémon Company has recently confirmed that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will receive a set of bug fixes in the coming weeks. However, these fixes fail to address the main problem that most players have experienced with the games.

Scheduled to release in the first half of October, version 2.0.1 of the SV update will include fixes for the NPC Trainer bug and an issue with transferring certain “special Pokémon” to SV via Pokémon HOME. While these changes will certainly improve certain aspects of the Gen IX experience, they do not tackle the larger performance issues that players have been facing.

Since the launch of SV last November, several patches have been released to address some of the performance issues, but players have not been satisfied with the minimal improvements in frame rate and other problems that affect various aspects of the game. Lag spikes and visual bugs have been particularly troublesome, especially in The Teal Mask's Kitakami map.

Players have been expressing their disappointment, pointing out that it will take more than three weeks to implement just two fixes. In comparison, NetherRealm Studios addressed a game-breaking bug in Mortal Kombat 1 within a week of its discovery, highlighting the frustration of Pokémon players.

Furthermore, there has been criticism regarding the physical bundle announcement of Scarlet and Violet with DLC when the second expansion, The Indigo Disk, has not even been released yet.

The lack of substantial updates since December and the disappointment around the performance issues have left players losing hope for additional fixes that could alleviate some of the flaws in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Source: Cale Michael, Dot Esports