Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Have A New Eevee Form, After All

For the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, leaks have been circulating about a new Eeveelution, and while those have seemingly proved to be false, Eevee will be receiving a new form. Eevee and its numerous Eeveelutions are fan favorites and have left many players continuously hoping for a new one to be introduced. However, fans will have to wait for an entirely new Eeveelution, though a new form for Eevee in Scarlet and Violet could temporarily satiate. These novel forms are due to the new Terastal phenomenon coming in the new games.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be taking trainers to the Paldea region for the ninth generation. With a new region comes a new gimmick, this time being the Terastal phenomenon. When a Pokémon undergoes this change its type will change to whatever its Tera type is. Generation 9 will bring Pokémon 18 Tera types, along with the assurance Pokémon are not locked to a single Tera type. This brings the potential bore of always fighting the same Pokémon and same strategies to a lower level. The other notable change is a Terastallized Pokémon will have a Tera jewel appear on its head, symbolizing the transformation.

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While each Pokémon in the new games will have the ability to Terastallize, Eevee and the new flexibility around it is sure to attract attention, whether simply due to the adorableness factor, or if its potential relevance to the competitive aspect of the game. While some fans may be disappointed by no new Eeveelutions, the freedom a Paldean Eevee brings to the table could offset this. Every trainer plays Pokémon a different way, making the game fun for themselves. Of course, the fun of arguing about what Pokémon's best Eevee evolution is will remain.

Terastallizing Could Influence Future Eeveelutions In Pokémon

Eevee Water Tera Form

Terastallizing, while not fully explained, does bring chances for flexibility. The jewel color changing depending on the type adds a new sense of aesthetic to the game. The effects Terastallizing has on moves and weaknesses can completely change battle strategies. This comes into effect even more for Eevee and her Eeveelutions, as STAB moves can become even more powerful, while common counters could be avoided by switching to the Tera type. However, since it seems trainers will only be able to Terastallize one Pokémon in a battle, the decision of how to use it becomes crucial. Overall, this change could revolutionize how Pokémon is played, with Eevee and its Eeveelutions playing a huge part.

While Eevee may not get a new Eeveelution, this new gimmick does give it a breath of fresh air. It also brings a chance that good results would influence what type Eevee's next evolution could be. For example, if a ghost Tera type Eevee does well and is popular with trainers, it might incentivize Game Freak to create a ghost-type Eeveelution if or when Terastallizing goes away. No matter the outcome, it will likely be interesting to see how Eevee is affected by the Terastal phenomenon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

2022-08-06T11:13:38.000Z

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