Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s technical problems could be solved with a simple collaboration

These forms of technical problems occur regularly in the first hour of Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is out, and while it’s an enjoyable experience with the same fun gameplay mechanics and new creatures to discover, some players have taken issue with how it works. Scarlet & Violet has some highly documented technical issues, running a poorly optimized, poorly rendered open world that, while ambitious, doesn’t make up for a disappointing lack of polish. But Nintendo has had a tendency to have its developers work together very synergistically to create great works in the past, and the rendering of a potentially great world even on the Nintendo Switch: Monolith Soft comes to mind.

Xenoblade Studio Monolith Soft would be a great partnership to prevent technical issues like in Scarlet & Violet


Monolith Soft has a history of lending development support to Nintendo’s internal projects, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Breath of the Wild, and would be great to help iron out technical issues like Scarlet & Violet. Their style has been particularly noticeable in their own works, with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, in particular, being the strongest and most visually stunning JRPG exclusive the Switch has to offer.

But this is not a random suggestion, but rather a suggestion to strengthen the missing aspects of both Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Scarlet & Violet: the technical problems of the overworld need serious help, and Monolith Soft would be the Nintendo studio who would do it. It wouldn’t even need a huge overhaul, but just more careful optimization and polishing, because Monolith has proven time and time again that it can be done.


Although The Pokemon Company is not exclusively owned by Nintendo, as it is jointly owned by them, Game Freak and Creatures, it would not be unreasonable to desire this partnership. Other studios like Intelligent Systems have worked well with Koei Tecmo to create one of the best games on the Switch, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This collaboration was amazing as the two studios produce games with a different flow and pace, but they complemented each other well.

Released the same year as Scarlet & Violet, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is noticeably sleeker and more stable, while still being an incredible experience. The worlds are rich, diverse and visually stunning, while maintaining a variety of creatures. Oh, and there wouldn’t be such difficult, unintentionally hilarious, broken bugs like this:

The Pokemon designs could be left to Game Freak’s designs for the most part. But Monolith Soft’s special ability to fine-tune Nintendo’s hardware to create a smooth experience is something any Pokemon fan will be happy to see.

See that little Hoppip over there? It usually shrinks into the ball, but the model stayed outside while the capture was over. Hilarious, but broken.

No one should see their favorite franchise struggling to keep the camera from going across the floor. Do right by the fans, especially with a property as popular as Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet released on November 18, 2022, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

– This article was updated on 18 November 2022

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