There’s a Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid bug. However, it is also avoidable. Apparently, players who participate the event without updating their game to 1.2.0 lose their chance to catch these new Paradox Pokemon legendaries. An official statement noted Nintendo and Game Freak are aware of the issue. It also explained how to avoid it while a fix is prepared.
Here’s the full statement explaining what’s going on and how to avoid it. Essentially, people who play through the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid without updating encounter the bug. Instead of getting to catch the Paradox Pokemon version of Suicune or Virizion, the character turns into a Pokemon egg. If you catch that, you can’t then catch one of the actual characters. This is because while they are five-star Tera Raids, you are only allowed to catch each one once.
Until this issue is resolved, we encourage all users to download v1.2.0 ahead of challenging the current Tera Raid event to avoid being affected by this bug.
— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) February 28, 2023
The Twitter user Toppo shared a video showing exactly what happens when someone tries to attempt this Tera Raid without updating.
— とうぽ/TOPPO (@TPtupTP) February 27, 2023
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for the Nintendo Switch, and the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raids will be around in-game until March 12, 2023.