Random: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Body-Horror Glitches go viral

Pokemon Body Horror Glitches
Image: Nintendo Life / Kate Gray

You’ve probably heard that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were released in… a bit of a state. While that might come as a huge disappointment to most people spending close to $100 on the game, it’s also been a source of great amusement on social media, where people have discovered that the new co-op multiplayer feature is terribly buggy indeed.

We’re not exactly sure what’s causing these issues, but it seems that the integration of other players in cutscenes and in traversal makes for some pretty creepy body horror. There are gigantic, sprawling human bodies, terrible arm twisting impossibilities and faces that go all wrong.


We even found one malfunction ourselves. It turns out that you can place the selfie camera against a wall just like that to make your character’s facial features look just like that pop out, creating these nightmarish faces:

Even outside of multiplayer, there’s the possibility of hilarious/deeply disturbing things happening, as it seems like Pokémon just, uh, slide into the abyss:

And many players are discovering that it’s quite easy to go out of bounds yourself:

We can’t decide if we’d rather get these glitches fixed ASAP, or figure out how to make them happen in our game so we can join in the fun.

Have you experienced such glitches? Tell us in the comments!

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