Pokemon Scarlet and Violet TM 223 and Inkay Fixes Coming
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet TM 223 and Inkay Fixes Coming

Two Pokemon Scarlet and Violet bugs involving leveling up the Pokemon Inkay and crafting the TM 223 Metal Sound will be fixed soon. Nintendo and Game Freak acknowledge these bugs, and confirmed that Ver. 3.0.1 will fix the issues, and is scheduled to release after late January 2024.

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The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Inkay bug appears when using Rare Candy or Experience Candy to level up the Pokemon when it is under level 30. After the level up message appears, there is a chance that button inputs won’t register and players will be effectively soft locked. This issue can be avoided by not using leveling items before Inkay reaches level 30 until the patch arrives.

Meanwhile, the bug involving the TM 223 Metal Sound affects its crafting materials. At the time of writing, one of the components used to create TM 223 is only available from Shieldon, which is exclusive to Pokemon Violet. As a response to this issue, Game Freak announced that it will give away TM 223 as a Mystery Gift in both Pokemon Scarlet and Violet until the release of patch Ver. 3.0.1.

The bugs appeared on Ver. 3.0.0 of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet with the release of the The Indigo Disk DLC on December 14, 2023.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are immediately available on the Nintendo Switch, and so are the The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk DLC expansions.

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