Something weird happened in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet offices, as previously announced Home support and Tera Raids were suddenly delayed. While we can always appreciate quality control, the fact these announcements were made so close to each other has gotten many fans curious.
The Pokémon Company previously announced that Pokémon Home support would be coming to Scarlet and Violet on May 24, before a last-minute announcement put the release window in limbo. Chesnaught, Great Tusk, and Iron Treads were also supposed to debut in these games via Tera Raids but all of them were canceled due to a bug.
On one hand, we appreciate that the devs want to make sure these features are released well, even with the current state of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. However, announcing release dates that are so close only to take them away is even more baffling.
For the sake of fairness, game development can be unpredictable so major bugs can happen without the devs knowing. That’s how we got weird bugs like the “Bad Egg” incident, which prevented players from getting these Pokémon from Tera Raids. Maybe the folks at Game Freak and The Pokémon Company actually want to make up for the rough launches of these games.
Regardless of when they come out, expect fans to go crazy when Pokémon Scarlet and Violet finally get Home support. Ditto for the Tera Raids, as they have been one of the main reasons why players keep coming back to the game, even after beating it.
More content is planned for Scarlet and Violet as the two games recently got DLC announced, which will add newer and older monsters alike. Hopefully, Home support and more Tera Raids will keep fans busy before the new games come out, whenever that may be.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available on the Nintendo Switch. The DLC will be released in two parts, though no release date has been given.