Scarlet and Violet are the newest games of the Pokemon franchise that fans have been waiting for for some time. While generally, fans aren’t happy with the visuals of the game, when it comes to gameplay, Scarlet and Violet are as fun and engaging as any other Pokemon game in the series. One reason is all the new things that have been added to the game, like the Tera Type. Tera Type is a mechanism introduced in Scarlet and Violet and here is how to change it in the game.
How to Change a Tera Type in Scarlet and Violet
The primary use of Tera Type and changing it is when you are in a combat situation. It helps the player to either change a Pokemon type completely or strengthen that is already chosen. This way players can execute even more unique and complex movesets which makes the game much more fun in general.
The Tera Type of Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet usually matches their main elemental type. Although there are some cases where the Tera Type is different from their main type it can help you a lot in different places.
To be able to change a Pokemon Tera Type, you have to defeat Larry at the Medali Gym first. Once you’ve done that, go to the Treasury Eatery, and you should be able to see a yellow speech bubble on top of the chef in the back left corner that says: “Want to change any Pokemon’s Tera Type?”
Once you speak with him, he will tell you that to change a Pokemon Tera Type, you must make a special dish with Tera Shards. You will receive 50 Tera Shards at first, which is enough to change one Pokemon’s Tera Type.
The best way to gather Tera Shards is to take part in Tera Raid Events and shatter Pokemon’s, Tera Jewel. You can also get Tera Shards by defeating and catching wild Tera Type Pokemon, but it is much more time-consuming and has a lower rate of Tera Shards drop.