Pokémon’s latest DLC introduces a horrible bug in the main quest’s finale

The main character of Pokémon scarlet and violet holding a pokeball towards the screen

The main character of Pokémon scarlet and violet holding a pokeball towards the screen

A brand-new Pokémon bug has actively ruined the main game’s finale, destroying the hyped-up battles against the game’s main quest. Introduced in the latest patch for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, this new bug disrupts the main story’s coolest moments.

Introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet patch 2.0.1, this new bug is easy to trigger, constantly killing the main battle for loads of players. Launching alongside The Teal Mask DLC, this bug has frequently angered fans of the game.

If you’re playing the final quest The Way Home, fighting your box legendary encounter can actively crash the game. During the fight, when you swap in your own version of the legendary, scrolling down the party list will crash the game every time.

There are ways of getting around this bug if you’ve already registered your legendary Pokémon. For starters, you can start the battle with only three party members. Secondly, you can simply press up to go into your final party slot instead of scrolling down the list.

Despite a year of patches, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet still suffers from loads of performance issues and glitches. While the game has slightly improved from its horrendous base version that caused fans to demand refunds, it’s still far from perfect.

More Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC is still on the way later this year, even on physical cartridges. Following the recent Teal Mask DLC, Scarlet and Violet will also be receiving The Indigo Disk expansion sometime this winter.

Following The Indigo Disk, the life cycle of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be over. Afterwards, Game Freak is allegedly working on an entry in the Black and White series, taking the games into a future timeline.

Additionally, the studio is working on the next generation of Pokemon, presumably for the Nintendo Switch 2. Recent teased have suggested that Pokémon’s 10th generation could be set in either Greece or Australia. Finally, Game Freak is working on a new IP for PS5 and PC known as Project Bloom.

Pokémon: The Teal Disk is available on Nintendo Switch right now.

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