Scarlet and Violets' Terastal Phenomenon could forever alter Pokemon hunting

Scarlet and Violets' Terastal Phenomenon could forever alter Pokemon hunting ...

On Wednesday, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet received a new trailer that revealed more about what our journeys in the Paldea region will be like. The trailer showed off new colourful Pokemon, like Fidough and Paldean Wooper, as well as new special blinged-out forms called Terastal Pokemon.

With the Terastal Phenomenon, a Pokemon may transform into a bedazzled version of itself with a neat jewel-like hat adorned with flowers and balloons. Terastallizing also helps boost a Pokemons type and strengthen its moves, according to the developers, and each individual Pokemon capable of the transformation will have a unique Terastal power that can change its elemental type after Terastallizing.

The change will likely make waves in the competitive Pokemon community. Pikachu might be a Pokemon you've known your entire life, but the Terastal Phenomenon puts its type into question, leaving you wondering if the matchup you've chosen is good or weak against your opponent.

The Terastal Phenomenon will likely also affect Pokemon collecting. With 18 types in total, the addition of new forms creates an astonishingly large roster of Pokemon combinations for enthusiasts to pursue. Not just regular Eevee and shiny Eevee, but all the shiny forms of the water-type and grass-type Terastral forms of Eevee might be interesting.

Tera Raid Battles may require collectors to endure seemingly endless grind in order to obtain a complete set of Shiny Terastral forms, according to the developers.

The addition of a new form even if it requires additional grinding gives collectors something new to pursue after the first set of Pokemon X and Y. Its really cool to see a game mechanic that appears to speak to the collecting side of the community later this year.