The recent release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has fans of the series raving about – but not necessarily with good reason.
Combine the Twitter feeds of tech-savvy Pokémon trainers who have begun their journeys in Paldea, and you’ll find mixed opinions. Among the usual cute Pokémon clips and poignant comments are examples of some of the wackiest Pokémon bugs we’ve seen in the 26-year-old series to date – some of which we’ve seen on our own. experience. In her Pokémon Scarlet and Violet ReviewTRG’s Cat Bussell says games “are rife with frame rate drops, performance issues, and more, occasional bugs.”
Luckily for Japanese developer Game Freak, though, many Pokémon fans are seeing the humorous side of these bugs and glitches – in fact, some are even useful. From helpful tricks to simple silliness, we’ve rounded up the weirdest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet bugs and glitches we’ve discovered online right here for you to enjoy.
Playing Pokémon is as easy as riding a bicycle; If you did it once, you can do it again. But Scarlet and Violet have some players questioning: what if that bike was invisible?
That’s what Twitter user OoCPokemon shows us in the clip above, in which the player is seen traveling on an invisible machine that looks like a bicycle.
But wait: what if the bike are not a bicycle, but a legendary Pokémon named Koraidon or Miraidon? And what if you had to drive it through your friend’s body (without injuring them of course) while growing 5 feet like some terrified, bike-enthusiastic Slenderman?
one of my favorite magenta purple hardware performance topics starts with this one 😀 pic.twitter.com/BYaGoKe8J6November 18, 2022
The two glitches above seem to trigger when switching your trusty vehicle slash Pokémon friend with you when you first open the box – Koraidon for Pokémon Scarlet owners and Miraidon if you’ve picked up Pokémon Violet. Players have discovered some really weird glitches while playing in co-op, so it’s worth teaming up with a friend to see you overworked, poor to the extreme. Nintendo Switch evoked.
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Oh, and speaking of co-op mode, this glitch may have caused many players to roll their eyes when they first stumbled across it. Kocha8164 on Twitter shared this eerie clip from the game in which one of the two on-screen characters appears to have had their material possessions completely eavesdropped, with his eyes bulging out of his face like in a movie. old Cartoon Network show.
It’s both scary and funny, but we see how frustrating this can be after a while.
What goes up…
This is probably the dumbest but most useful trick in Scarlet/Violet. You can easily climb slopes that you shouldn’t be climbing just by going backwards. pic.twitter.com/RRwveA1m9jNovember 20, 2022
However, if you’re looking for something a little more serious, Twitter user ZullieTheWitch has you covered with this really useful glitch discovery.
According to the clip above, you can control a game that allows you to climb high terrain simply by jumping on a wall and quickly moving backwards. This allows you to skip areas of the map entirely, which isn’t necessarily a great thing if you’re exploring the game for the first time, but will save you a lot of time if you ever need to go back. .
This character was exposed to the gravitational pull of the sun. pic.twitter.com/k7NoG37blTNovember 20, 2022
Finally, this last glitch gives a whole new meaning to the term “air guitar”. Twitter user Kalhan R shared a clip in which one of their characters appears to be having some difficulty moving, with their arms and head wobbling humorously.
It’s too early to tell if Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will rank high on the list The best Pokémon game ever, but just because the game is plagued by a bunch of bugs doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
We can tell a lot from Pokemon Go’s high ranking, which has been witnessed fair share of bugginess on and off since its 2016 release.
Although seen by many as a negative, Pokémon games are notorious for their glitches. The most famous of these is the mysterious case of Pokémon Red and Blue about the 152nd Pokémon, MissingNo (opens in a new tab).
This bug spawned a whole new Pokémon if the player followed a specific set of instructions, and MissingNo even lets you clone your items – that’s actually another bug (opens in a new tab) in and of itself in Scarlet and Violet.
Despite errors, malfunctions and other technical problems are very clear indications of the Switch’s less powerful framework, Scarlet and Violet still making money after selling out ten million copies (opens in a new tab) in three days.
There’s a lot of work to be done to damage control, but if Game Freak can solve the problem for users who are annoyed by bugs while still allowing us to continue that stealthy uphill maneuver , I would be very happy about that.