Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s latest raid event is suffering from major crashing issues

It's happening again.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violets latest Tera Raid Battle Event featuring Great Tusk and Iron Treads appears to be causing crashes, according to player reports on May 18. Its believed to be a result of the game trying to get the TM Material for Paradox Pokémon, which doesnt exist.

The same issue happened once before during the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves Tera Raid Battle Event on Feb. 28, but this time, it actually shows the item appearing as None in the rewards list before crashing. Joe Merrick, the webmaster of the popular Serebii website, believes its bad enough to warrant an imminent fix.

Players are furious that major issues like this are still cropping up in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They were bad enough at launch, but its even more embarrassing to have them six months after its release. Some cant help but wonder whether the devs play test things at all.

Since theres always a risk of crashes corrupting saved data, which some players experienced when connecting Pokémon Go to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in March, theres a bit of hesitance to participate in the event. Catching Great Tusk and Iron Treads is appealing, but the thought of losing one’s progress isnt worth the risk according to some.

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Nintendo and Game Freak will likely fix the issue in the next minor update. If their track record is anything to go by, though, it could take weeks. The last time an issue like this happened, it took developers a little over a month to repair.

Depending on how many players have been affected, specifically in terms of being unable to catch Great Tusk and Iron Treads as a result of this issue, there might even be a rerun event down the road. But while that would be all well and good, players dont want or expect crashes like this to be happening in premium titles at all.

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