Like previous Pokemon games, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will have a new gameplay mechanic for players to experience when engaging in battle. This new mechanic, Terastallize, transforms a pocket monster into a crystalline version of itself with enhanced stats.
Each Pokemon in the Paldea region gets a unique gem appearance when subjected to Terastallizing, and some Pokemon will also change their type. According to the Pokemon Company, there are 18 types which form a large number of combinations of Pokemon and Tera types, and players can terastallize a Pokemon once per battle.
Then, the Tera Orb used for this transformation will need to be recharged by touching crystals overflowing with Terastal energy or by going to a Pokemon Center.
You’ll also have the option of participating in Tera Raid Battles, where four other players team up with your trainer to take on a terastallized wild Pokémon. There were plenty of other details revealed in today’s Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, such as the legendary monsters that double as motorcycles, the characters you’ll encounter, and a delicious new Pokemon called Tridough, which ferments the nearby things using the yeast in his breath.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is set to release on November 18 on Nintendo Switch.
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