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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guide: How to change Tera type, and respawn or reroll Tera Pokémon

Change the tera-type and get your desired Pokémon tera type.

Terastal phenomenon is the newest game mechanic added in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, just like the other generations of Pokémon games. Previously, we have seen The Pokémon Company add Mega Evolutions in X and Y, Z-Crystals in Sun and Moon, and Dynamaxing in Sword and Shields. Terastalization adds a crystal to the appearance of the Pokémon and has the power to change the Pokémon type and also buff its stats. In this guide, we will discuss in detail how you can change the Tera-type of your Pokémon, and how to respawn or re-roll tera type Pokémon. Meanwhile, you can check our complete guide on Terastal, and also the list of all tera Pokémon.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastal and Tera types explained

The terastal phenomenon will alter the Pokémon’s type and improve their defensive numbers by switching out their attacks. Your Pokémon’s appearance will also be changed via terastallization.

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Image via The Pokemon Company

There are a total of 18 tera types of Pokémon:

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Dragon
  • Electric
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Ice
  • Poison
  • Psychic
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

How to change Tera-type in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Tera-type changing will be available for the trainers after they have defeated the normal-type gym leader in Medali’s Treasure Eatery. The trainers will have to walk into the Sushi bar and talk to the chef for changing the Tera-type of their Pokémon. The trainers will require 50 tera shards of the same type they want to change their tera-type into.

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The Pokemon Company

How to get Tera shards in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The trainers can acquire tera shards in various ways:

  1. Tera shards can be acquired as rewards by completing Tera raid battles of 3 stars or more. The higher the difficulty of the Tera Raid battle, the more pieces of tera shards you will receive.
    3-star raids will give you 1/2 pieces, 4-star raids will give you 3/4 pieces, 5-star raids will give you 3-5 pieces, and 6-star raids will give you 3-6 pieces of Tera Shards.
  2. Some teachers from the academy will give you Tera Shards once you complete their classes.
  3. Picking up shiny items in Area Zero.
  4. You will get 50 normal-type Tera Shards after you change the Tera-type of your Pokémon for the first time.

How to respawn Tera Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Wild Tera Pokémon can be respawned by changing the time and date of your device from the settings. The Pokémon will respawn once the date changes to 12:00 am on your Nintendo Switch. The respawn time depends on the time of your device, so you can respawn the Pokémon by changing the date and time whenever you want.

If the Pokémon is not respawned after changing the time of your Nintendo Switch, please restart your game and you will find it there again.

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Image via Nintendo

How to re-roll Tera Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

You can re-roll the Wild Tera type Pokémon by following these steps:

  1. Log in to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and turn off Autosave.
  2. Go to the location where the Wild Tera Pokémon is spawned.
  3. Capture the wild Tera Pokémon.
  4. If you are not satisfied with the gender/nature/IV, save the game near the location of its spawn and exit from the game.
  5. Change the date of your Nintendo Switch by one day.
  6. Start the game again and go to the location where the Wild Tera Pokémon is spawned.
  7. Repeat the steps until you are satisfied with the Wild Tera Pokémon.

If the Pokémon is not respawned after changing the time of your Nintendo Switch, please restart your game and you will find it there again.

You can re-roll the gender, Individual Value (IV), Nature, and Ability of the Wild Tera Pokémon as you like. However, the learned moves and levels of the Wild Tera-type Pokémon cannot be re-rolled.

We hope our respawn and reroll guide will help you to get your desired tera-type Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you faced any problems with the process, let us know in the comments below.

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