It looks like Switch owners will be able to grab an update for Pokemon Scarlet/Violet, starting from day-one of the game’s release.
The Pokemon Company has announced on the game’s official website that a Version 1.0.1 update will be released for the game on its release day. This update will be required if one wishes to play the game online, and customers are advised to have at least 1GB of free space in their Switch systems in order to download the update.
Here are the full details below:
Updates and Online Play
Updates are planned for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet after release. The first of these updates is version 1.0.1, which will become available the day of the games’ release. Downloading the version 1.0.1 update will allow you to enjoy online play, so please be sure to update your game before you start playing!
Things You Can Do via Online Play
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet will launch on 18 November 2022 for Switch. We’ll report back as we hear more in the future.