As this generation comes to an end, some players of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet remember their favorite elements like Teracrystal-types, and think about how they could improve them.
It’s hard to imagine, but the recent epilogue of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet may have ended our adventures in Paldea, and concluded the stories of Arven, Penny, Carmine, Kieran, and many others, in a neat way.
As the wait begins in earnest for Generation 10, or perhaps for the remakes of Black and White, some fans are analyzing already their favorite parts of the most recent generation. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet may have its problems, but people also like a lot of the new elements introduced.
One of the mechanics that has been fairly uniformly praised in the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet wasthe addition of Teracrystal-types. The new battle strategies opened up by these mechanics are fascinating, and still being explored, but for some fans, the game did not emphasize this enough.
Players of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet wants Teracrystal types to be more present during the story
An enthusiastic Pokémon Go player named katiekatz99 shared a post on Reddit detailing her criticism of how Teracrystal-types were handled in the game, and it seems many fans agree.
The original comment begins by saying: “My only complaint about how Game Freak handled the Teracrystallization mechanic during Gym Champion battles was that Gym Champions only Teracrystallize their Pokémon to match their Type Specialty. ”
Then they continue, adding: “I would have kept like the first 2 Arena Champions simply trying to get as much STAB as possible to teach new players how the mechanic works. From 3 to 5, they would change types to counter their type weaknesses.”
That’s right, the Teracrystal types used by characters in the story of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet never strayed much from the path, and Arena Champions mostly seemed to use a type that matched their Arena Champion. Teracrystal-types that play on their Pokémon’s weaknesses to counter them would add more strategy.
Fans are very willing to share their opinions in the lively comments, with the conversation intensifying, and arguments on both sides.
One comment said: “I completely agree with this. I think it would be an interesting play on type specialties to have the Gym Champions make a Pokémon that isn’t their type their type, and have the elite four make one Pokémon of their type a type that counters their weaknesses.”
However, another comment says: “I’m just going to say it, I like the way they did it. Most Gym Champion terastal Pokémon directly resist something the Pokémon would have been weak to before Terastal.”
Then another person adds: “You want a challenge, post-story and Online battles are what you need.”
It certainly seems like fans enjoy the Teracrystal-type mechanic, so whether Game Freak explored the concept sufficiently in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, hope the community and especially competitive players continue to create fun strategies with it. Well, until Generation 10 anyway.