How to change Tera Type in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet Violet change Tera TypeGame Freak/The Pokemon Company

The Terastal phenomenon feature introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allows trainers to change the types of their Pokemon through Terastallization. Tera Types can be changed as every Pokemon has access to every Tera Type. Here’s how to change Tera Types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced the Terastal Phenomenon to the franchise. This experience is unique to Pokemon from the Paldea region, and it grants them the ability to take on a new Type alongside a major stat boost.

Pokemon can only have one Tera Type at a time, but it is possible to change the Tera Type of your Pokemon if need be. Here’s the process that trainers must undertake to change a Pokemon’s Tera Type in Scarlet and Violet.

How to find Tera Type Pokemon in Scarlet Violet

Tera Crystal FormationThe Pokemon Company
A Tera Crystal Formation will appear with a shining light shooting into the sky.

For starters, standard Pokemon caught in the wild will have a Tera Type matching their original type. For example, a Psyduck will always have a Water Tera Type.

Dual-type Pokemon will take on one of its types as its Tera Type. This means a Slowpoke can either boast a Water or Psychic Tera Type.

There are two methods that players can utilize to catch Pokemon with a unique Tera Type. The first one is to spot and catch a glowing Pokemon in the wild. Glowing Pokemon indicate that they have a non-standard Tera Type.

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The other method involves Tera Raid crystals. As seen in the image above, Tera Raid crystals are scattered across Paldea, and interacting with them will allow you to encounter Pokemon with unique Tera Types.

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The color of the Tera Raid crystal in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will indicate the Pokemon’s Tera Type. The green-colored den above will reveal a Pokemon with a Grass Tera Type.

How to change Tera Type in Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Tera Eatery Pokemon Scarlet & VioletThe Pokemon Company
The Treasure Eatery is located in Medali, in the West Province of Paldea.

Trainers can change a Pokemon’s Tera Type by visiting the Treasure Eatery in Medali and paying 50 Tera Shards.

For starters, you must have already defeated the Medali Gym Leader Larry. The cost is certainly not cheap, as 50 Tera Shards of a specific type won’t be easy to come by.

You can find Tera Shards scattered across Paldea and in Area Zero’s Great Crater of Paldea. The most efficient method of stockpiling Tera Shards is by completing Tera Raid Battles, seeing as they’re handed out as rewards.

Terastallized Pokemon are an integral aspect of the Ranked Battle Stadium, and Tera Types drastically influence strategy. Pokemon with a unique Tera Type can definitely catch your opponent by surprise and change the tide of battle.

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