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
NOTES: To download the version 1.0.1 update, you will need at least 1GB of free space in your system memory or on your microSD card.
In order to download updates or play online, your user profile will need to be linked to a Nintendo Account and you must be able to connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet. Linking your user profile to a Nintendo Account and connecting your system to the internet does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.
A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to access online multiplayer and the Battle Stadium.