Pokémon Scarlet and Violet crashing - how to fix

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Pokémon scarlet and Violet crashing - how to fix

If your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are crashing mid-game, resulting in corrupted save files, we might have some potential solutions.

Although Scarlet and Violet offer you a refreshing Pokémon experience, the game has some serious performance issues. In fact, the game is so buggy that Nintendo has already started giving refunds to disappointed players.

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One of the common problems is the crashing issue. While restarting the game after saving seems to fix most Pokémon Scarlet and Violet performance issues, it doesn't really work in the case of crashing.

So, we have gathered some tips to fix crashing in Pokémon scarlet and Violet. Let's get right into it!

How to fix Pokémon scarlet and Violet crashing

We can all agree that crashing is the worst thing that can happen when you’re playing Pokémon, especially when you are trying to breed in Pokémon scarlet and Violet by setting up a picnic.

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Thankfully, Nintendo is working to fix these issues "as quickly as possible." We can expect a patch for these problems to be released soon. In the meantime, here are some tips you can try to fix Pokémon scarlet and Violet crashing.

  • First, make sure the game is fully updated.
  • Hold down the power button for at least 12 seconds to force the console to power off, then remove any game cards or microSD cards. Power on the console and see if it makes any difference.
  • You might also want to perform a system update.
  • Also, make sure you have at least 20% of free space on your Nintendo Switch.
  • Your last resort is to power off the console again, and then format the console without deleting save data.

Hopefully, one of the suggestions will work. If not, your only option is to wait until the patch is released. Nintendo didn't give any time frame for the hotfix, so we don't know how long you have to endure the crashing issue.

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Why are Pokémon scarlet and Violet crashing?

Pokémon scarlet and Violet crashing can happen due to various reasons such as coding errors within the game, lack of optimization, low storage space on the console, random software bugs, etc.

In this case, poorly optimized game and coding errors within the game are likely to be the cause. The good news is that Nintendo is aware of the issue and is already working on a fix. We hope it will be released this week itself.

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