What on Earth is this animation in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Last week were salivating over the graphics in PS5's God of War Ragnarok but we can't say the same for this scene from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Just released for Nintendo Switch, the game's left fans less than impressed by one particular piece of animation. 

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduce a big change in usual formula of the Pokémon franchise, offering a true open-world adventure. Now, as you explore that vast world, you're bound to work of a hunger, so you'll want to stop for a picnic. But this animation is hurting fans eyes as well as their stomachs. The game still might just win a place in our pick of the best Nintendo Switch games, but this is a little hard to swallow.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.