On Wednesday, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet received a new trailer that revealed more about what our journeys in the Paldea region will be like, as well as new special blinged-out forms called Terastal Pokemon. While the flashy new mechanic may seem like just another gimmick, it might be a game changer for competitive battlers and Pokemon collectors alike.
In the video, a Pokemon can transform into a bedazzled version of itself with a neat jewel-like hat designed like flowers and balloons. Terastallizing also aids a Pokemon's type and makes its moves stronger, and each individual Pokemon will have a unique Terastal power that can change its elemental type.
The shift will likely make waves in the competitive Pokemon community. Pikachu may be facing a Pokemon that youve known your entire life, but the Terastal Phenomenon puts its personality in jeopardy, leaving you wondering if the matchup you've chosen is good or bad against your opponent.
The addition of new forms to the Terastal Phenomenon will likely affect Pokemon collecting. An unusually large roster of Pokemon combinations for enthusiasts to chase after include regular Eevee and shiny Eevee, as well as all the shiny forms of the water-type and grass-type Terastral forms of Eevee.
Tera Raid Battles might require collectors to endure seemingly endless drudgery in order to catch a complete set of Shiny Terastral forms, according to the developers.
The addition of a new form, even if it may require additional grinding, gives collectors something new to pursue. With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the game mechanic is very new.