- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have had a history of technical issues, with glitches and bugs being frequently reported and shared online since their release.
- One player recently encountered a bug involving Froakie, causing the Pokemon to grow to an enormous size.
- The poor graphics, performance, and frequent bugs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have affected their reputation among gamers, causing controversy and disappointment.
While Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are considered much more bug-free now than they used to be, a terrifying encounter with a wild Pokemon shared online proves that even some of the most chaotic glitches remain intact after more than a year since the games were released. While Pokemon Scarlet and Violet represent a slightly different take on the traditional formula in terms of gameplay, the Gen 9 games’ lackluster graphics, poor performance, and relatively frequent bugs have substantially marred their reputation in the eyes of the wider gaming community.
It’s largely due to these same technical issues that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are viewed as such controversial games. Pokemon fans have criticized the games since release, with the monumental success of the franchise as a whole leading gamers to expect a higher grade of quality from a series that has historically been beloved by so many. The controversy surrounding Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has recently regained some relevance with the release of Palworld, and while this new title does have plenty of its own problems, its fleeting similarities to Pokemon have been enough to remind players of what the official Pokemon games could look like.
Funny Pokemon Bug Causes Nemona To Vanish Into a Staircase
One Pokemon Scarlet and Violet player discovers yet another hilarious glitch causing Nemona to quickly phase right through a staircase.
While crazy visual errors and game-breaking glitches aren’t much of a common sight for Scarlet and Violet players anymore following various updates to the games, one surprising clip shared by a player known as Hikarix33 shows a wild Froakie becoming giant, distorted, and quite disturbing. The species of Pokemon can be encountered in the wild within Blueberry Academy’s Terarium after upgrading the coastal biome, with this entire playable area arriving as part of the paid Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC. Interestingly, various other players have reported experiencing the same bug exclusively with the Froakie species, though occasionally and only when mass outbreaks are occurring in the area.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are no strangers to these sorts of issues, with countless such bugs frequently being reported and shared online around the time of the games’ release. These technical problems ranged from hilarious visual bugs, such as player character models becoming distorted, to save data bugs, which would result in game files frequently becoming corrupted and players losing all of their progress.
Even more than a year after their release, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet exist in a poor and underwhelming technical state in the eyes of many fans. Various patches delivered throughout this time may not have shaped the Gen 9 games into a desirable form, but only time will tell if Game Freak seriously considers the community feedback and delivers the next Pokemon title in the condition that fans are hoping for.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet are the main entries in the series for Generation IX. They introduced over 100 new Pokemon and brought players to the Paldea region.
- November 18, 2022
- How Long To Beat
- 31½ Hours