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How to swap your Pokémon’s Tera Type in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change the Tera Typing of your Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Pokémon SV).
Defeat Larry and win the Medali Gym Battle
Travel to Medali and enter the Treasure Eatery. Clear the pre-Gym Battle tasks and challenge its Gym Leader, Larry. He specializes in Pokémon of the Normal typing. Train your Pokémon team up to Level 35 and clear lower-level Paldea Gyms first to have a smooth battle against Larry.
Larry’s Pokémon Team
|Pokémon||Komala (♀) Lv.35 (Normal)
Dudunsparce (♀) Lv.35 (Normal)
Staraptor (♂) Lv.36 (Flying/Normal-Tera)
Speak to the Chef of the Treasure Eatery
After winning the battle, speak to the Treasure Eatery’s chef. The chef will offer you 50 Normal-type Tera Shards the first time you speak to him after defeating Larry so you can instantly change one of your Pokémon’s Tera Type to Normal.
However, if you want other Tera Types, you must collect 50 of the relevant Tera Shards and give them to the chef to use in changing your Pokémon’s Tera Type.
What are Tera Shards?
Rewards called Tera Shards can occasionally be found following multi-star Tera Raids. You can alter the Tera Type of your Pokémon using these resources. The Tera Type of a single Pokémon cannot be changed without 50 of them, and they must also be the desired Tera Type.
You will need to grind for Tera Shards that match the Tera Types you want by participating in the appropriate Tera Raid Battles because Tera Shards are not available for purchase in any stores in Paldea.
Obtain Tera Shards from Tera Raid Battles
Fighting in Tera Raid Battles with several stars, most likely 5 or 6-Star Raids, will earn you multiple Tera Shards. You may receive them as a prize if you manage to capture or eliminate the raiding party’s Terastallized Wild Pokémon.
But keep in mind that you will only receive Tera Shards that match the Pokémon you beat that was Terastallized. For instance, you would only receive Water Tera Shards if you used a Water Tera Type to beat a Wild Pokémon.
In order to gather the necessary shards, be sure to attack Terastallized wild Pokémon with the appropriate Tera Type.
Alternate Option: Obtaining Pokémon with a different Tera Type
You can search for desired wild Pokémon with your choice Tera Type while scavenging for the correct Tera Shards.
Many locales in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet contain specific Pokémon of various Tera Types. You can simply go to where they are and catch them if one of them already fits your needs.