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How to Fix Yuzu Pokemon Scarlet Black Screen

Are you experiencing a black screen on Yuzu when you open Pokemon Scarlet?

Yuzu is an open-source emulator for Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra.

Its builds are maintained for Windows and Linux, and it’s written in C++.

Yuzu has a team of open-source developers that can be found on GitHub.

The emulator supports multiple games like Super Mario Maker 2, Blair Witch, and others.

However, not all games are compatible with the emulator as they have audio or graphical issues.

In this guide, you’ll learn why is Pokemon Scarlet having a black screen on Yuzu and how to fix it.

Why is Pokemon Scarlet having a black screen on Yuzu?

Pokemon Scarlet is having a black screen on Yuzu because the emulator does not support the game yet.

In other words, the game is not compatible with Yuzu.

As a result, the game has graphical issues that turn the screen black.

Many users are complaining about the issue on Reddit and other forums.

“When I boot up Scarlet and make a character, I only see a black screen when I get up to walk around”.

“I’m trying to play Pokemon Scarlet but the game is stuck on a black screen with only text and PNGs showing”.

“I already have the Pokemon Scarlet game but the screen is black in the emulator”.

How to fix Yuzu Pokemon Scarlet black screen

To fix the Yuzu Pokemon Scarlet black screen, you need to download and use the latest version of Ryujinx instead.

Ryujinx has implemented certain updates that fixed graphical issues with certain games.

Although Pokemon Scarlet is not fully compatible, it’s still playable on Ryujinx for some users.

Otherwise, you need to wait for a few days or weeks for Yuzu to implement a fix.

Here are the key points:

  • Pokemon Scarlet is currently not compatible with Yuzu so you need to wait for a fix.
  • In the meantime, try downloading and using the latest version of Ryujinx instead.
  • You can download Ryujinx here: https://ryujinx.org/.
  • While running the game on Ryujinx, untick the “Expand DRAM to 6GB” option.
  • Otherwise, you need to wait for the rendering/graphical issues to be fixed in Pokemon Scarlet (this can take a few days/weeks).

For Ryujinx installation help, you can read the documentation here: https://github.com/Ryujinx/Ryujinx/wiki/Ryujinx-Setup-&-Configuration-Guide.

For support and announcements, you can join the official Yuzu Discord server here: https://discord.com/invite/u77vRWY.

If you’re using Ryujinx, you need to make sure that your PC supports it.

To use the emulator, your PC needs to have at least 8GB RAM and a GPU that supports OpenGL 4.5 or Vulkan.

For Yuzu, your PC needs to have at least 8GB RAM (16GB recommended) and a GPU that supports OpenGL 4.6 or higher.

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