Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can change their Pokemon’s Tera Types, but it will take some work. Every Pokemon inside Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has a Tera type, which determines what type the Pokemon changes to when it Terastallizes. Tera types are determined by the individual Pokemon, with most Pokemon having a Tera type that matches one of the normal types (i.e. most Pikachu in the game have an Electric Tera type) and some Pokemon have a Tera type which is extremely different from their normal Tera Type (i.e., a Pikachu with the Flying Tera Type. Given that Pokemon have boosted attack power in their Tera Type while Terastallized, it adds another layer of strategy to combat when choosing when to Terastallize and which Pokemon to Terastallize.
Players can choose to change a Pokemon’s Tera type, though this isn’t something they can easily do. To change a Pokemon’s Tera type, they must first collect Tera Shards. Tera Shards are rare items that can be found randomly around the world or as a reward for completing Tera Raids. Each Tera Type has its own kind of shard (i.e. Fighting Tera Shards, Dark Tera Shards) and a player must collect 50 Tera Shards of the specific type they want their Pokemon to Terastallize in order to change that Pokemon’s Tera Type. It is recommended that players simply search Tera Raids of the type of Tera Shards they want to collect to collect Tera Shards in a somewhat convenient way.
Once they collect 50 Tera Shards, they can go to the Treasure Eatery Restaurant and talk to an NPC who can change a Pokemon’s Tera Type.
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