Nintendo rolled out a new update for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. According to the official patch notes, this brings the game to version number 1.1.0. This is the first post-release patch for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The first logged update happened during preview and review period and appeared on November 10, 2022, before the game hit shelves on November 18, 2022. Nintendo posted the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet patch notes on its support site, available at this link.
As for what’s actually been added or fixed in the new patch, it is not too detailed. The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet patch notes highlight the opening of Season 1 Ranked Battles. These are ranked Pokemon battles players can take on via the Battle Stadium. Also specifically highlighted was the fixing of an issue that affected music playback during battles against the Elite Four and the Top Champion while playing the “Victory Road” story path. Besides the music issue, the notes mention “other select bug fixes” that were made.
Nintendo did, however, acknowledge widespread complaints about the technical state of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in the patch notes. Following the details, it posted a message acknowledging various “issues that affect the games’ performance.” Nintendo apologized for the inconvenience, saying that “We take feedback from players seriously and are working on improvements to the games.”
Here are the patch notes in full:
- Season 1 of Ranked Battles will kick off, allowing you to enjoy Ranked Battles through the Battle Stadium.
- Please check the in-game notice for more details about Ranked Battles Season 1.
- An issue has been fixed that caused the music to not play correctly during the battles with the Elite Four and the Top Champion in the Victory Road path.
- Other select bug fixes have been made.
We are aware that players may encounter issues that affect the games’ performance. 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.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch, with the version 1.1.0 update live as of December 1, 2022. Check out Siliconera’s official review.