Terastal

Terastal is the new battle mechanic in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. This mechanic can be used once per battle and when activated, creates a jewel and luster around each Pokémon

Each Pokémon in Paldea can Terastallize and each Pokémon has a special Tera Type. When it is Terastallized, it will change its type to its special Tera Type. These are not specifically set by species but can vary by Pokémon, so one Eevee you have can be Normal-type while others can be Flying-type

You will need a Tera Orb in order to Terastallize a Pokémon and, in Paldea, you will need to recharge the Tera Orb after use by either touching crystals of Terstal Energy or going to a Pokémon Center.

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Terastal Boosts

In addition to changing the Pokémon's type, you can change how many things work. Your Pokémon will now get the STAB boost if they are using the move the same type as its Tera Type, and the weaknesses change.

If a Terastallized Pokémon uses a move that matches its Tera Type or its original types, the strength of the move is even higher

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