This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The glitch was really something, right? The best of them: hilarious, their worst: game-breaking. But one response these bugs haven’t tapped into is to get us going’awww‘. That is, until now.
Indeed, it seems that some players have discovered a way to share the love of Pokémon on their team. We’re always quick to congratulate our ‘mon after a battle with berries, a stroke, a picnic, but what about when the trainer needs a little comfort in return? Luckily, it looks like you can get a hug from some of the wild creatures out there.
According to the share of @OoCPokemon on Twitter, the game has absolutely no ability to know where any of their characters are at any given time having some perks, such as Ceruledge sometimes entering an animation that doesn’t work when nearby you look suspiciously like you’re getting a well-intentioned (if not most -presumably deadly) hug.
This further glitch was discovered by some players when it looked like you could share a kiss with Meowscarada (thanks, Eurogamer). In a trend that has spread across the internet at an alarmingly fast rate, when out on a picnic with your group, Meowscarada will sometimes lean in for a kiss when you get too close. @outsider_gamingThe tweet below gives a pretty good example.
This animation is completely unintentional, of course, being a product of the Pokémon conversing with you and subsequent hearts showing its amusement – we guess it’s a really well conversation. But it is true that if you stand a little closer, the moment looks more intimate.
Neither of these animations can be considered purposeful whether intentional or not, it’s great to know that your team appreciates you back. Even if the signs of affection may be a bit too far…