Nintendo’s Pokémon series has been immensely popular since its debut in 1996. The franchise has sold over 300 million units worldwide, and fans of all ages can’t get enough of its classic RPG style. But even hardcore Pokémon fans may not know about the recent discovery of a glitch in the new titles Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that allows players to skip the game’s storyline and school setting altogether.
The glitch was discovered by a group of dedicated fans who were experimenting with different methods to gain access to early areas in the game. The group went through various attempts trying to find a way into the previously inaccessible locations, until they hit on something unexpected: by rapidly pressing certain buttons during an in-game dialogue sequence, they could create a unique “warp effect” that would bypass both the story and school portions of the game.
Nintendo was quick to release an official statement concerning this newfound glitch. In their response they noted that while there regularly exists small coding errors within any program, this particular situation was an intentional design decision made by their development team. While they did not elaborate on why this decision was made, it is believed that the developers thought it would add an extra layer of challenge for more experienced players.
Reaction from Players
Upon hearing about this new “skip school” feature, Pokémon fans around the world were quick to applaud Nintendo for their creativity. By allowing players to complete sections of the game in whatever order they choose makes Scarlet and Violet more like an open-world RPG than a linear adventure game—a concept that many gamers have been calling for for years. Despite this positive reaction from some segments of the community, Nintendo has since removed this feature from all versions sold.