How to get Tera Type Pikachu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Get this rare Flying-type Pikachu once Scarlet and Violet launch this fall!

Updates are here with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet just a few months away. Alongside the new trailer on August 3, The Pokémon Company showed a new type. In the Paldea region, Terastallizing is the move. Though there isn’t much out on the recent transformation, there’s plenty to love with the new forms. You’re in the right place if you want a rare version of the new type. Here’s how you can get a Tera Type Pikachu during the game’s launch window.

Players who purchase Pokemon Scarlet and Violet before February 28, 2023, get Tera Type Pikachu for free. Tera Pikachu boasts a flying type during its transformation and isn’t available via regular gameplay. The only way to get this new creature is by getting the game within the first few months. While the event is active, all users can claim the Pokemon via online services.

Pokemon Terastalling Pikachu
Image via The Pokémon Company

Related: Who are the new legendaries in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

What is Terastallizing in Pokemon?

Pokemon Terrastalling
Image via The Pokémon Company

The gimmick in this Paldea region is Terastallizing, a move that changes Pokemon into crystals. These new forms allow users to take on new forms and types when fighting. Unlike previous region gimmicks, users can get multiple forms for the same Pokemon, like with Eevee, who sports separate Tera forms. While only a few Pokemon got showcases this time, every Pokemon can use this new move in Paldea.

Pokemon Quaxley Tera form
Image via The Pokémon Company

Also, to see the latest trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out the video below:

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Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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