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Pokemon Legends: Arceus patches up Cherrim bug and other issues

A version 1.0.2 update is now live for the new Nintendo Switch Pokemon game.

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Nintendo Switch's new Pokemon game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, has received its first post-launch update.

The version 1.0.2 patch resolves a handful of gameplay bugs, including one related to Cherrim. The Pokemon would previously become uncatchable if it transformed during a battle. That issue has now been resolved, as has an exploit that let you duplicate certain Pokemon.

According to Nintendo's patch notes, the update also fixes a bug that could, under certain circumstances, cause the screen to freeze when trying to pick up a lost satchel. You can read the full patch notes below.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched for Nintendo Switch on Jan. 28 and is already a hit. According to Nintendo, the new title sold more than 6.5 million copies in its first week, making it the system's fastest-selling Pokemon game to date.

Everyone who purchases Pokemon Legends: Arceus before May 9 can get a few bonus items in the game, including an exclusive Hisuian Growlithe kimono set. You'll also receive other bonus items and missions if you've played other Pokemon titles on the system.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus ver. 1.0.2 patch notes

  • Fixed an issue where, while offline, the screen could freeze after trying to pick up a lost satchel by throwing out a ball that contains a Pokémon.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes made it difficult to catch Cherrim.
  • Fixed an issue where a certain event would not occur during a particular Mission, preventing the scenario from proceeding as intended.
  • Fixed an issue where players could obtain certain Pokémon twice instead of once only as intended, prohibiting the player from obtaining other certain Pokémon. The relevant Pokémon will appear for players who were unable to catch those certain Pokémon due to this issue.