Nintendo Reveals Changes Coming in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s February Update #GeekLeap

Nintendo has shared what adjustments are coming in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s lengthy awaited February replace however nonetheless hasn’t revealed an actual launch date.

The patch, which incorporates a number of bug fixes alongside a handful of high quality of life enhancements, has been lengthy anticipated by followers after Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launched in a state Nintendo itself was compelled to apologise for.

A lot of the new high quality of life adjustments, as outlined on Nintendo’s web site, revolve round Pokémon Bins, with Nintendo making aiming to make it a little bit bit simpler to handle the standing of Pokémon multi function place.

From the Pokémon abstract display, gamers will now have the ability to change the nickname, markings, held merchandise, and mark or Ribbon-related titles, reorder strikes, have the Pokémon bear in mind or neglect strikes, and use TMs.

The patch additionally makes it simpler to swap out held gadgets and transfer Pokémon round in massive portions, and it’ll now be simpler to inform which Pokémon are in Battle Groups.

As for bug fixes, that are maybe of an even bigger concern to the close to 20 million individuals who’ve purchased Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Nintendo is addressing a number of points throughout totally different classes together with Tera Raids and Battles.

A Tera Pokémon’s well being not being precisely mirrored within the HP bar, connectivity points, Nationwide Dex Pokémon exhibiting up within the Paldea Pokédex, random gadgets showing unintentionally on the earth, and extra (viewable within the full notes under) will all be addressed.

Nintendo additionally confirmed it will proceed to replace Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and deal with additional points sooner or later, however gave no data concerning when the following replace would arrive.

This February replace might be simply the second launched for the video games regardless of a number of points being reported following their launch. These included a damaged PvE expertise within the endgame, a rigged Battle Stadium, duplication glitches, a weird methodology of working at double velocity, and extra.

The poor efficiency was additionally a significant component in our 6/10 assessment, as IGN mentioned: “The open-world gameplay of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a superb path for the way forward for the franchise, however this promising shift is sabotaged by the quite a few methods during which Scarlet and Violet really feel deeply unfinished.”

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Ver. 1.2.0 Patch Notes

Function Changes

  • Extra performance might be added for Pokémon Bins:
    • From a Pokémon’s abstract, gamers will have the ability to change the Pokémon’s nickname, markings, held merchandise, and mark- or Ribbon-related titles, in addition to having the ability to reorder strikes, have the Pokémon bear in mind strikes, have the Pokémon neglect strikes and use TMs.
    • Gamers will have the ability to swap out held gadgets by urgent the Y Button when within the Held Gadgets view.
    • Gamers will have the ability to choose All Bins whereas transferring Pokémon or gadgets within the Occasion and Bins view and Held Gadgets view.
    • When within the Battle Group view, Pokémon in your Bins which can be assigned to a Battle Group will now have their icons displayed in a darker hue if these Pokémon are members of the Battle Group that’s presently being displayed.
  • The Information display might be displayed whenever you connect with the web from the principle menu, simply as it’s when connecting to the web from the Poké Portal.

Bug Fixes

Tera Raid Battles

  • A bug that may forestall an opposing Tera Pokémon’s HP gauge from correctly reflecting harm finished by sure strikes (corresponding to Play Tough) or sure standing circumstances might happen in Tera Raid Battles, ensuing within the Tera Pokémon’s HP gauge fluctuating in an uncommon method. This might be fastened.
  • A bug that causes all Pokémon in your aspect to faint without delay regardless of their HP gauges indicating that they nonetheless have HP might happen in black crystal Tera Raid Battles in opposition to Pokémon with the Mightiest Mark. This might be fastened.
  • A bug that may quickly forestall a participant from getting into any enter into the sport might happen if a Tera Pokémon takes sure actions whereas the participant is selecting the goal of their transfer. This might be fastened.
  • A bug that causes a communication error might happen when somebody connecting to a Tera Raid Battle sees a unique Pokémon displayed on their display than what the host sees. This might be fastened.
  • A bug might happen that causes gamers becoming a member of a Tera Raid Battle from the Tera Raid Battles search display to be dropped at a Tera Raid Battle in opposition to a Pokémon totally different from the one they noticed displayed. This might be fastened.
  • A bug that causes Tera Raid Battle crystals to not seem for a set period of time might happen below sure circumstances. This might be fastened.


  • Kind matchups in opposition to Pokémon which have fainted will not seem when choosing a transfer or goal throughout Double Battles.
  • A Zoroark that has Terastallized and is disguised as one other Pokémon by way of its Phantasm Capacity could be recognized as a Zoroark by utilizing the Test Goal possibility. This can be a bug and might be fastened.
  • When a Zoroark has Terastallized and is disguised as one other Pokémon by way of its Phantasm Capacity, the kind matchups of strikes are displayed based mostly on the kind of the Pokémon that Zoroark is disguised as, relatively than Zoroark’s Tera Kind. This can be a bug and might be fastened.
  • The stats of a Dondozo with a Tatsugiri in its mouth will enhance when Dondozo makes use of Order Up, even when the transfer ought to have been negated (for instance, by an opponent utilizing Defend). This can be a bug and might be fastened.
  • If a Pokémon Terastallizes after utilizing Future Bond after which faints, the results of Future Bond will fail to activate. This can be a bug and might be fastened.


  • We’ll deal with a difficulty that may trigger the sport to forcibly shut at sure places. Because of this repair, there could also be a discount of Pokémon and other people displayed in sure cities or within the wild.
  • When a Pokémon that’s not part of the Paldea Pokédex is obtained by way of a Hyperlink Commerce, it’s displayed as being registered to the Paldea Pokédex. This can be a bug and might be fastened.
  • Sure actions could cause the principle character’s expressions to not change till the sport is closed and reopened. This might be fastened.
  • A bug occurred for some gamers after Ranked Battles Season 1, whereby visiting the Ranked Battles display instantly after the season’s outcomes had been calculated triggered a communication error after the gamers obtained their rewards. Following this error, gamers had been unable to take part in any additional Ranked Battles. This might be fastened.
  • If a participant has created a number of Battle Groups however doesn’t use the Battle Group within the first slot for his or her Ranked Battles, they might not obtain the Grasp Rank Ribbon after profitable Ranked Battles within the Grasp Ball Tier. This might be fastened.
  • When a Pokémon you caught comes again to you from one other participant by way of Hyperlink Commerce, it might not take heed to your instructions in accordance with what’s written within the profile app (“Pokémon caught at Lv. XX or under will take heed to your instructions”). This might be fastened.
  • A bug is stopping the Pokédex from displaying extra entries (corresponding to entries for Shiny Pokémon or Pokémon that had been obtained by way of Shock Commerce from gamers that play in a unique language) for Pokémon species that had been already registered within the Pokédex. This might be fastened.
  • Objects corresponding to Poké Balls could also be displayed in sure places of the sphere unintentionally. This might be fastened.
  • Passersby will not be displayed throughout sure battles that happen in cities throughout the principle story.
  • Different choose bug fixes might be applied.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and appearing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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