Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Change Tera Type

Terastralizing is a new ability introduced in Scarlet and Violet that allows Pokemon to completely change their type.

Each Pokemon has a set tera type and once per battle it can activate the ability to transform into that type.

One such case is tera raids, which can be found in the form of crystals all over Paldea. All of them include Pokemon that terastrallize to a different type.

While Pokemon have a set tera type when caught, there is a way to change that type into anything that you prefer.

In this guide, I will explain how to change the set tera type of your Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet and showcase how to collect the required materials.

How to Find Tera Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Tediursa terastrallized into a Bug-type in Scarlet and Violet.
Tediursa terastrallized into a Bug-type in Scarlet and Violet.

Tera Pokemon can be found in the wild in Scarlet and Violet. Any Pokemon caught in the wild will have a tera type based on its current type. Thus, catching a Growlithe, which is a Fire-type Pokemon, will result in getting a Growlithe with a Fire tera type.

Pokemon with two types will choose one of them randomly to be their tera type. For instance, Applin is a Dragon/Grass-type Pokemon and thus will have either a Dragon or Grass tera type.

Another way to get tera Pokemon is by catching glowing Pokemon in the wild. These are fairly rare to find but will have a tera type completely random to their normal typing.

However, keep in mind that glowing Pokemon will be significantly stronger and higher level compared to other Pokemon in the same area.

This glowing Jigglypuff will have a random Tera type.
This glowing Jigglypuff will have a random Tera type.

Lastly, you can get tera-type Pokemon from tera raids. Based on the symbol on top of the tera raid, you’ll know the tera type of the Pokemon you’re facing.

How to Change Tera Type in Scarlet and Violet

Terastrallized Charizard during a previous event in Scarlet and Violet.
Terastrallized Charizard during a previous event in Scarlet and Violet.

Catching a Pokemon with a specific tera type does not mean it has to remain that way. Instead, you can change a Pokemon’s tera type through the Treasure Eatery in Medali by using 50 Tera Shards.

Tera Shards can be found in your inventory and there’s a unique type of tera shard for each Pokemon type. This means that there are 18 types of tera shards in the game, ranging from Normal and Fire ones to Ghost, Steel, and Fairy.

However, to change a Pokemon’s tera type, you’ll need 50 shards of the type you want. To turn a Pokemon into a Dragon tera type, you need to collect 50 Dragon tera shards.

But how do you collect these? Let’s see.

How to Collect Tera Shards in Scarlet and Violet

Catching a Flying tera-type Pokemon rewards you with Flying tera shards.
Catching a Flying tera-type Pokemon rewards you with Flying tera shards.

To collect tera shards, there are two methods. First, you can find them on the ground all over Paldea and within Area Zero. However, there aren’t many of them, and you can’t farm for a specific tera shard. Instead, you’ll get a variety of types.

The second and more efficient way is through tera raid battles. Whenever you complete a tera raid, you’ll be awarded tera shards based on the tera type of Pokemon you defeated.

Thus, if you complete a Flying tera raid, you’ll receive Flying tera shards.

As for how many you’ll receive, it depends on the level of the raid. 6-Star raids award the most shards. Specifically, you can expect to get around two shards per 3-star raid and up to six shards per 6-star raid.

Wrapping up

To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to change a Pokemon’s tera type in Scarlet and Violet.

Collect 50 tera shards of the type you want via tera raid battles and then go to Medali Treasure Eatery to change it.

Since you’ll be doing a lot of tera raid battles, consider checking out our list of the best Pokemon for 6-star raids.

Which type of tera shards are you trying to collect? Which Pokemon are you planning to terastrallize? Let us know in the comments below.

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