A small Pokémon Scarlet & Violet patch fixed a tournament bug

No more technical fixes yet

Pokemon has been having…issues lately. Amid the last-second delay of Pokemon Home, and problems with recent raid events, another bug popped up that dealt with private tournaments. Well, the latter just got fixed, at least! This info comes from the official Japanese Pokemon account, which tweeted out the update details this week:

“Updated data (Ver.1.3.1) for ‘Pokemon Scarlet Violet’ has been distributed. Fixed an issue where unintended behavior occurred in private official tournaments where specific users were invited. We have sent an email to all contestants who were affected.”

When will the big bug and performance patch come for Scarlet & Violet

As you can glean from the super small patch notes, this is a minor update that brings the game out of the 1.3.0 era and into 1.3.1. We’re still waiting for that big performance patch, but let’s face it: it may never come, or it might not be sufficient enough to warrant its existence.

In the world of Pokemon, you never quite know what you’re going to get with any given release. It’s the curse of Game Freak (combined with short production schedules), and it’s impacted them ever since bringing the series off of pure handhelds and into the console era of Pokemon.

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