Day 1 of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet update 1.0.1 has been made available ahead of the game’s launch next week.
That being said, 1 patch has already been released this day and will be downloaded and installed automatically if this option has been enabled for those who pre-ordered the game digitally. Those who purchased the game physically can download this update on launch day.
The release notes for this update are fairly minimal and only mention bug fixes and tweaks. Of course, it’s likely that this patch also contained some undocumented changes. Below are the release notes as released by The Pokémon Company and Game Freak:
Day 1 Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Update 1.0.1 Release Notes
■ Ver.1.0.1 [delivery 2022.11.11]
・Several bug fixes and adjustments have been made so that you can play the game comfortably.
Although the game isn’t out yet, both versions are already playable on PC via the Switch emulators Ryujinx and Yuzu. The ROM of the game was leaked online last week and some have already managed to get their hands on it. The emulation is not perfect yet, but the performance will probably appear in the future.
To avoid spoilers, we won’t feature the game here, but those interested can still check it out on YouTube or various mirrors.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will launch worldwide next week on November 18 for the Nintendo Switch. Want to know more about the latest Pokemon? Be sure to read our “Everything you need to know” article here.
For the most part, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet battles will still be familiar turn-based affairs. This means that you will now encounter some Pokemon that have been “Terastalized”, giving them a shiny crystal-like shell and enhanced abilities. You can also terrastalize your own pets with special charge balls, some of which will be able to change the type of your creature, giving you more versatility in combat.
Another big change to combat in Scarlet and Violet is that… you don’t have to if you don’t want to. You can set one of your Pokemon to passively battle wild Pokemon, allowing you to freely explore and collect XP without having to worry about constant battles. Similarly, battles with other trainers will no longer be forced upon you – only you can initiate them.