The Terastal phenomenon (Japanese: テラスタル Terastal) is a temporary transformation affecting Pokémon that was introduced in Generation IX. This transformation gives the Pokémon a gem-like appearance along with changing into the exclusive Tera Type.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the Terastal phenomenon and why it only happens in Paldea. Professor Sada and Professor Turo are known to be currently researching on this mysterious transformation.
Trainers who obtain a Tera Orb are able to use it to Terastallize their Pokémon, which makes a Tera Jewel appear above the Pokémon's head, causes the Pokémon's body to glisten like gems, and changes the Pokémon's type to its Tera Type (Japanese: テラスタイプ Teras-Type). Terastallized Pokémon are identified by having "Tera" in front of their name. The phenomenon is only found in Paldea, apparently due to the Terastal energy seeping from the ground of the region.
While Terastallized, Pokémon receive a boost to moves that match the Tera Type, and receive an additional boost if the Tera Type and move used both match one of the Pokémon's original types. Pokémon can only have one Tera Type, and dual-type Pokémon become single-type upon Terastallizing. The move Tera Blast changes type to the Pokémon's innate Tera Type upon Terastallization.
The Terastal phenomenon lasts until the battle ends, at which point the Tera Orb loses all its Terastal energy and has to be recharged, by either touching crystals containing Terastal energy or visiting a Pokémon Center.
In other languages
- (August 3, 2022). "Pokémon Shine and Glimmer Like Gems Thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon." Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website
- (August 21, 2022). "Master Using the Terastal Phenomenon in Battle!" Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Official Website
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