Here’s some interesting footage from a Pokemon Scarlett & Violet raid that shows a trainer’s Heracross rapidly shrinking to the point of being almost invisible.
Pokemon Scarlett & Violet
A strange bug in Pokémon Scarlett & Violet has shrunk the Heracross so much that it is almost invisible. This funny glitch is just one of the many problems plaguing the latest instalment of the long-running Pokémon series. The glitch is amusing, but it highlights an ongoing problem with the game.
Pokémon Scarlett & Violet has been praised for several changes and advances. Such as switching to an open-world environment and giving players the opportunity to play side-by-side with friends. The game has also sold extremely well. However, myriad glitches, bugs, and performance issues have left many fans dissatisfied with the game.
A new video shared by MrDjWalnut shows this bug in action. During a raid, a trainer sends out a Heracross. However, Heracross suddenly disappears and reappears, now smaller than a Pokédoll. This visual glitch is amusing and, fortunately, has no effect on gameplay, looks a bit silly. It is unclear whether Heracross returned to its original size during the battle, and it is not clear why it shrank in the first place.
Unfortunately, this is just one of many bugs players have encountered since the launch of Pokémon Scarlet Violet. Equally interesting glitches include Psyduck randomly appearing and disappearing. But larger problems include models and landmarks flashing, frame rates dropping, and crashing altogether. Some have also suggested that the performance of the Switch’s hardware may be the problem. But either way, the game has left many Pokémon fans bitter.
Participating in raids, picnics, and exploring the world with other players is a big treat for fans. However, the problems persist that players wonder if the first patch, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, did anything to improve the game’s performance. While many developers and publishers are accused of releasing half-baked games that need more development time. Pokemon games have traditionally been very stable, making this issue more serious.
Until a more significant patch is released by Game Freak, players will have to continue to put up with this strange problem. The developer has remained silent on the matter, so fans will have to wait and see when the next patch will come and if it can fix the game’s major problems.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch.