How to Increase FPS in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced tons of new changes into the Pokemon universe. However, it seems that some of these changes caused occasional FPS drops during play. These drops are not too impactful on immersion and are usually super quick. Some players report having a fix for these frame-rate issues, which will be discussed below. Continue reading to learn how to increase FPS in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Fix Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Performance Issues

While traveling throughout Paldea, players may notice their FPS dropping occasionally. This is likely due to the open world nature of the game, hogging up a lot of the Switch’s hardware power.

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Luckily, these drops don’t seem to happen during battles, which is most important.

A few Pokemon players noticed that they seemed to have fixed their FPS drops by resetting their games. This is because lag can often occur from a memory leak. Resetting your game may fix this issue.

However, this fix only works for the memory leak problem. Sometimes the game just lags due to its demanding nature, and there is nothing that can be done about this. All players can do is hope that the developers release an update that addresses these issues, along with the Nintendo 64-esque terrain textures.

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Despite these issues, the game is still very playable and enjoyable, with tons of new features and areas to explore. If the launch for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet could be rated, it would get an 8/10 launch, only being tainted by these small issues!

Now that you know how to increase FPS in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, it’s time to get out there and explore Paldea lag-free.

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