Pokémon Scarlet & Violet version 1.2 will fix awkward townsfolk situations

The time has come to ban Pokémon sightseeing in Paldea.

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It’s almost time for the dead-eyed NPCs in Paldea to be removed, as the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet patch will make things less awkward with the townsfolk in the games. This patch is overdue, considering that Pokémon Scarlet & Violet have been out since November 2022 and have not received any updates to fix its many technical issues.

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A post on the Nintendo Customer Support page has a partial list of the fixes that will appear in the Ver. 1.2.0. patch for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, with many bug fixes and features planned for the game. One of these fixes involves reducing the number of human and Pokémon NPCs in certain cities to stop the game from crashing, while passersby won’t appear during battles in towns or certain story events. This will prevent many of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s hilarious glitches, where random characters would stroll around while battles took place.

The patch notes also confirm that several features will be added to the Pokémon Boxes, including the ability to switch out Held Items from the Box menu. These are just a tiny portion of the patch notes, mainly consisting of fixes for the many glitches in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, especially concerning the Terastallizing mechanic and Tera Battles.

The Ver. 1.2.0 patch for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is set to launch at the end of February, which strongly indicates that it will be released during the Pokémon Day celebrations, following an announcement in a Pokémon Presents showcase. This patch is expected to fix the many problems with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, as the Gen IX games launched in an embarrassing state, with glitches that are somehow even worse than the ones in Pokémon Red & Blue.