Nintendo Apologizes for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Performance Issues

The apology comes with the 1.1.0 update.

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A trainer prepares to throw a Pokeball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Charizard tera raid event also kicks off Thursday.

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Pokemon players are experiencing all levels of janky performance in Scarlet and VioletNintendo even apologized for the issues in the patch notes for an update going live sometime Thursday.

From constant frame rate drops to disappearing character models to occasional crashes, the problems have low-key turned into a meme competition on Twitter to see who can find the worst glitches in the game. 

"We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games' performance," Nintendo said in the patch notes. "Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We take the feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games."

The update coming later Thursday is the biggest patch since the game was released two weeks ago. Along with "other select bug fixes," the update resolves issues that caused music to play incorrectly. The update also kicks off series 1 of ranked battles through the Battle Stadium.

With Nintendo's apology comes the possibility that we'll see more substantive updates in the coming months, which may fix more of the many performance issues.