There are only a few days left until the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and the guys at Game Freak want to make sure players get ready for the big day. For this reason, in addition to rattling off the many new features, the developers have also warned of the need to download a patch immediately on day one.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be accompanied on launch by a day one patch that will update them to the version 1.01. Game Freak has not revealed the exact size of the update, but has warned that in order to download version 1.0.1 you will need to have at least 1 GB available memory on the console or microSD card.
So make sure you have enough space available, also because Patch 1.01 will unlock the ability to play online and participate in all the multiplayer activities of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, among which the exploration of the Paldea region in the company of your friends and relatives (maximum 4 Trainers at a time), the Battle Stadium function to face players from all over the world and the new Raid Teracristal. Please note that a paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required to use the Battle Stadium feature and online multiplayer.
Internet connection is also indispensable for redeem for free a special Pikachu (see image below) through the Secret Gift function. This is a bonus that will be offered as a token of gratitude to all those who purchase the game no later than February 28, 2023, the date that represents the deadline for redemption.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, remember, will be launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch on Friday November 18, 2022. Did you know that there are also free bonuses for those who have played previous Pokémon games?