Terastal Phenomenon revealed for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Pokemon Presents offered extra perception into what we are able to anticipate when Pokemon Scarlet & Violet come out on November 18th. One of the massive highlights was Pokemon turning into shiny gem variations of themselves throughout battle, which is called the Terastal phenomenon.

During battle, it is possible for you to to pick the Terastallize possibility to show your Pokemon into their crystal-like varieties (much like Mega Evolutions or Gigantamax Forms). Your character will delay a stone, and the Pokemon will Terastallize, altering their look as the method completes. Terastallize shall be accessible to all Pokemon native to the Paldea area, which already makes it extra versatile than Mega Evolution in earlier video games.

Terastallizing your Pokemon will present a lift to your Pokemon’s kind and strengthen their move energy, in a way much like the Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) that’s current all through Pokemon video games. The Type can even overwrite a Pokemon’s present kind whereas it’s Terastallized, which might additionally change its weaknesses mid-battle.

Pokemon can even change their kind throughout Terastallizing, which depends on their Tera Type. For instance, Pikachu is often an Electric kind, however it’s attainable for it to grow to be a Flying Type when Terastallizing. Eevee was one other instance, having the ability to entry Grass or Water typing with its Tera Type with out having to evolve into Leafeon or Vaporeon. The Tera Type can even decide the looks of a Pokemon, with Eevee sprouting flowers as a Grass Tera Type, but it surely has a crystalline spout as a Water Tera Type.

There wasn’t any info on what a part of a Pokemon determines their Tera Type, but it surely might be random like Individual Values (IVs) or depending on the realm that you just seize them in. From the footage, you will want to acquire an merchandise earlier than the Terastal Phenomenon turns into accessible to you, much like acquiring the Key Stone earlier than Pokemon have been capable of Mega Evolve.

There shall be Tera Types for each kind at present accessible in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and it is possible for you to to find Pokemon with extra Tera Types as you discover the area. But there is no such thing as a doubt it is going to grow to be a robust software when battling, and open up extra potential methods when touring across the Paldea area.