In the wide variety of glitches found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, one player discovers a hidden trick that allows characters to climb cliffs.
A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet glitch has made climbing cliffs possible, despite in-game mechanics intended to prevent it.
Twitter user Zullie (@ZullieTheWitch) posted a short clip of their character climbing up a cliff by going backward on the legendary Pokémon Koraidon. One of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s in-game mechanics allows players to climb cliffs normally with Koraidon or Miraidon after taking down the False Dragon Titan. However, until doing so, Zullie’s glitchy method enables players to explore Paldea’s cliff-infested landscape freely early on.
Climbing a cliff backward only scratches the surface of the glitches players have found in the Generation IX games. Another glitch involving Scarlet/Violet‘s method of transportation appeared online recently. Multiple players reported that when their character attempted to ride Miraidon or Koraidon, they transformed into a terrifying version of Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards or a titan from Attack on Titan.
Another Scarlet and Violet player shared a clip of themselves trying to catch the new Convergent species, Wiglett. However, the Wiglett escapes from the Pokéball and the pocket monster’s head and neck clip through the body of an NPC model of another trainer. Most glitches feature characters in contorted positions, like creepy arm-flailing and twisted poses. Some videos even show players falling through the map or their legendary ride becoming invisible, so it looks like they’re cycling through the air.
Even if the multiple technical problems can become annoying, Scarlet and Violet still became the most-preordered titles in the history of the Pokémon franchise. Takahito Utsunomiya, the chief operating officer of The Pokémon Company, announced the achievement and revealed that over 440 million units of Pokémon games have sold since Generation I’s Pokémon Red and Blue released in 1996.
Before the release date for the Generation IX games, many aspects of Scarlet and Violet appeared online before its mid-November launch. Twitter even suspended Centro Leaks’ account, which was behind much of the leaked content. The prominent Pokémon leak aggregator posted details such as the entire Pokédex for the Paldean region and the full exclusives list for Scarlet and Violet. In addition to Centro Leaks, some players could publish early information due to the ROM version of the Nintendo Switch games.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.