Check out New Features and Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (PokemonSV). This guide includes what's new, new features and gameplay mechanics, new Pokemon, new Terestal and Tera Raid, and more!
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New Feature Terastal Added
|All Pokemon can be turned Terestal
Terastal is a new feature that can enhance a Pokemon's type during battle. This will change the Pokemon's type into its Tera Type. If the Pokemon's original type, Tera type, and move type all match, its power is further increased!
Can Be Changed To Any Type With Terastal
There are 18 Tera types in total. It does occur that a Pokemon will have a different Terra type from its original type. It appears that each individual Pokemon has their own Tera type.
New Terra Raid Battles Added
Tera Raid Battles are a new type of raid battle wherein four players work together to defeat a wild Terastallize Pokemon within a time limit. The turn-based raid battle in Sword and Shield has been replaced with a seamless battle type where players must cooperate with each other in order to battle.
Pokemon In The Field Can Also Be Terastal
On the field, wild Pokemon that are glowing will Terastallize after starting a battle with them! When their HP is reduced to a certain level, their Terastallize form is removed and they can then be captured!
New Story Elements
Unfolds In Three Grand Stories
|▼ Victory Road
|▼ Path of Legends
|▼ Starfall Street
Unlike in previous series, there is no single storyline, but rather three grand stories. Each can be played in any order, giving you freedom in progressing the stories.
This route will take the players to gyms in various locations to gain the title of Champion. Just like in the previous installations, the goal is to reach the top of the Pokemon League!
Path Of Legends
Path of Legends is another storyline wherein you help Arvem, a senior from your Academy, to gather rare ingredients. These ingredients are guarded by Titan Pokemon so it seems that the ingredients will take a challenge to get.
This story focuses on getting into the hideouts and defeating the leaders of "Team Star", a group considered a problem at the Academy. The goal is to defeat the bosses of all the groups by entering each of their hideouts.
Challenge Gyms In Any Order
Straying away from the conventional formula of the Pokemon games, players can challenge gyms and their leaders in any order they like. Create your own strategic route according to what you have on hand.
Adventures With A Legendary Pokemon
In the story, you will explore the Paldea region with the legendary Pokemon Koraidon or Miraidon depending on your version of the game. These legendary Pokemon can switch modes and can move on land, sea, and air.
New Pokemon Features
New Region Pokemon Forms/Versions Added
With the new region, players will be introduced to the Paldea Form. These Pokemon are variants of previously known Pokemon with different characteristics, such as type and abilities.
New Paldea Forms
New Moves Added
According to the Pokemon website, this move lets "the user create a substitute for itself using its own HP before switching places with a party Pokemon in waiting". This move consumes more HP than a normal substitute, but it is a technique with a lot of potential.
Since there is a scene wherein Cyclizar is using it, this might be a move exclusive to Cyclizar.
A move that changes type depending to the Pokemon's Tera form. The damage of this move is based on the Attack or Special Defense, allowing for more tactical options.
New Items & Features
New Items Added
An item the can copy an opponent's stat increase. Automatically used when a stat change is happening to the opponent. It is likely to be used as a countermeasure against Pokemon that can increase their stats through moves like Swords Dance.
The number of attacks in a series of moves is increased by this item. It is currently unknown whether this is practical or not since it's is not guaranteed to be the maximum number of attacks.
Create TMs With TM Machine
|How To Get
|LP (League Points)
|・Exchange LP (League Points for Pokemon Lost & Found
・Progress the story
|Pokemon Lost & Found
|Dropped after battles with wild Pokemon
In this current version, all can be created with the TM machine installed in the Pokemon Center. The materials used are dropped by Wild Pokemon after battle or with the LP (League Points).
Overview Of Other Features
New Let's Go Feature
This function allows Pokemon to fight and pick up items on their own. It seems highly practical since it enables efficient exploration of the field.
Now you can have a picnic with your Pokemon! While here, you can play with your Pokemon, give them a bath, create sandwiches, and more!Picnic Guide - How To Use
Eggs In Picnics
In this version, Pokemon Eggs are available at Picnics. How to get Eggs is still unknown right now.
Communicate With Other Players Through The Poke Portal
This title allows players to communicate with people around the world through the Poke Portal! This will require an Internet connection and a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.
A new feature implemented in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is the option to explore the same world with up to 4 players. You can show your Pokemon to each other, and cheer each other on in battle. Four people can also enjoy a picnic at the same time.
New Pokemon List
|New Starter Pokemon
|New Legendary Pokemon
|Other New Pokemon
Since the setting will be a in a new region, many new Pokemon will be added. Evolved versions of existing Pokemon and region variants have also been announced, with more information expected to be announced.
Tera Raid Battle
TM Machine Guide
Early Game Guide
Walk With Pokemon
Pokemon HOME Guide