The newest data dump for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will seemingly solely add gasoline to the hearth for rumors and hypothesis in regards to the upcoming video games. That’s as a result of it confirms Pokémon within the Gen 9 entry will have the ability to remodel into extra highly effective crystallized variations of themselves. That element was beforehand revealed in a latest mega leak that’s unprecedented within the collection’ historical past, a undeniable fact that’s positive to gasoline much more rampant fan hypothesis and leak evaluation within the weeks and months forward.
“Pokémon all through the Paldea area are recognized to expertise the Terastal Phenomenon, which makes them glisten like gems and achieve particular powers,” the Pokémon Firm wrote in a press launch describing the brand new mechanic. “All through the Paldea area, Trainers can be a part of as much as three different gamers for Tera Raid Battles to tackle varied Terastallized wild Pokémon.”
Wednesday’s Pokémon Presents went into much more element, showcasing how when Pokémon Terastallize, their assaults matching their innate sorts grow to be even stronger. A Charizard utilizing flamethrower will deal extra injury, for instance, and so will a Persian utilizing regular assaults like slash. However that’s not all. Some variations of Pokémon have alternate Tera sorts completely different from their customary sort. These uncommon finds bear extra distinctive transformations. An Eevee with a a water Tera sort will achieve a water benefit when Terastallizing, whereas a Pikachu with one in all these rarer Tera sorts will quickly additionally grow to be a flying sort. The impact lasts as soon as per battle and requires a Tera Orb that a lot be recharged at a Pokémon Middle or by amassing crystals.
It’s wild stuff, constructing off of however going past Sword and Protect’s Dynamax and raid mechanics. And the core of the brand new Terastal Phenomenon was leaked in mid-July by a random Twitter consumer believed to have performed an unfinished construct of the sport. They had been the one allegedly accountable for dumping blurry photos from the sport on-line that followers then instantly tried to decipher for clues.
One factor that instantly caught their consideration was a bizarre crystal impact that a number of the Pokémon appeared to have. Based on the leaker, this “crystal gimmick” concerned giving Pokémon damage-type bonuses, and on some events would really change the Pokémon’s underlying sort. Exactly how it will work was disputed by followers, particularly because the leaker’s remarks had been going by a translation, however the broad outlines have now been confirmed.
Different new reveals add much more credence, together with the ice-type health club chief Grusha who was one of many first photos to start circulating as soon as the leaks started. One among Scarlet and Violet’s classmates, Penny, was leaked forward of time too. And a controversial lack of level-scaling between gyms has been confirmed now as well. The photographs additionally contained references to stuff that hasn’t but been confirmed or debunked, together with evolutions for starters Sprigatito and Quaxly in addition to different potential Pokémon unique to the Paldea Area that haven’t but been proven.
Whereas time will inform if these elements of the leaks, which additionally mix numerous fan theorizing, will pan out, affirmation may also breed extra misinformation. Some people have already shared pretend photos amid the leaks to dunk on gullible followers, and now that gamers know a minimum of some sources of information are legitimate, it’s sure to encourage much more phony sources to crop up on locations like 4chan. Solely three extra months of followers digging into or attempting to keep away from spoilers earlier than the video games are formally out.