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As one would except from the likes of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, a day one update has been announced and downloading it will be a necessity for those wishing to engage in online play and more. In a blog post, The Pokémon Company has stated “updates” (plural) for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are planned, with the first one available next week. They also went on to reveal the following things Version 1.0.1 will allow players to do once installed:
- Receive a Special Pikachu as an Early-Purchase Bonus! – You can receive a special Pikachu by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift feature in your game until Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
- Take On Special Tera Raid Battles! – You can participate in Tera Raid Battle events by receiving the latest Poké Portal data. A steady stream of these events is planned to take place after the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
- Explore the Paldea Region with Your Friends and Family in Multiplayer! – Join up to three other Trainers in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet’s multiplayer and explore Paldea with your friends and family! Encounter undiscovered Pokémon, explore new landscapes and towns, and experience an adventure in the Paldea region that’s full of surprises and discoveries!
- Battle with Pokémon Trainers from All over the World in the Battle Stadium! – In the Battle Stadium, you can enjoy online battles with Trainers from around the world. Casual Battles let you compete in a fun, easygoing way without worrying too much about wins or losses. Try taking on these battles with the Pokémon companions you’ve brought along in your adventures across the Paldea region! Ranked Battles will be available starting in December 2022, and Online Competitions are slated for release sometime in spring 2023. Please wait for future announcements to learn more about when these features will launch.