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Best Pokemon To Terastallize In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Here's a guide on the best Pokemon to Terastallize in Scarlet & Violet.

The Terastallize mechanic in the new titles Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a game changer. Veteran trainers may find some similarities with the Gigantamax mechanic but this one adds more depth to the battles. With this mechanic, you can change the Tera type of a Pokemon which affects the elemental type. Meaning, you can change a Fire-type to Grass-type, along with its strengths and weaknesses. This can give you an edge in normal or competitive battles. But which of these Pocket Monsters should you go for? This article will tell you about Best Pokemon to Terastallize in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Best Pokemon to Terastallize in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Note that these choices are based on our style of playing and it can change from player to player. That being said, the best Pokemon to Terastallize in Scarlet & Violet are Azumarill, Gyarados, Dragonite, Scizor, and Tyranitar. Now, let’s get into the details.

Azumarill

Azumarill in Pokemon SV

Azumarill is a Fairy/Water dual-type Pokemon with a weakness to Poison-type moves. By Terastallizing it into a pure Water Type, you can get rid of that weakness. Moreover, its water-type moves will be boosted allowing you to one-shot your foes. That combined with its Belly Drum move will make sure you deal heavy damage with each move. Here are the best moves for this Pokemon:

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  • Belly Drum
  • Play Rough
  • Liquidation
  • Aqua Jet

Gyarados

Gyarados is a fan favorite since its introduction. But due to its 4x weakness to Electric-type moves, it was majorly excluded from competitive battles. With the Tera mechanic, you can turn Gyarados into a Ground-type, negating its weakness. That combined with its massive Attack stat can give you an edge in any battle. The best moves for this Pokemon are:

  • Dragon Dance
  • Hurricane
  • Earthquake
  • Ice Fang

Dragonite – Best Pokemon to Terastallize

Dragonite Dragon Tera type in SV

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Dragonite is another fan-favorite Dragon/Flying dual-type Pokemon. Similar to Gyarados, it has a 4x weakness to Ice-type moves. But you can Terastallize it to pure Dragon-type to reduce its effect. Moreover, its Dragon-type moves will get a boost and you can dish out heavy damage. That combined with its base stats makes Dragonite one of the best Pokemon to Terastallize in Scarlet & Violet. You should teach it the following moves:

  • Dragon Dance
  • Outrage
  • Fire/Thunder Punch
  • Hurricane

Scizor

Scizor is a Bug/Steel dual-type Pokemon with massive Attack and Defense base stats. But it has a 4x Weakness to Fire-type moves. By Terastallizing it to a pure Steel-type, you can reduce its weakness to Fire. Along with that, its steel-type moves like Bullet Punch will be devastating. Here are the best moves for Scizor:

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  • Bullet Punch
  • Swords Dance
  • Close Combat
  • Quick Attack

Tyranitar – Best Pokemon to Terastallize

Tyranitar best terastallization in SV

Tyranitar is a Rock/Dark dual-type Pokemon with a 4x Weakness to Fighting-type moves. But you can Terastallize it into multiple types to negate it. The first is the Ghost-type where you will be immune to Fighting-type moves. Combine that with its colossal stats and you have a beast on your team. Apart from that, you can also opt for a pure Rock or Dark Tera type. It will reduce its weakness to Fighting-type moves but it will boost its Rock and Dark ones. Moreover, it has an endless supply of moves depending on which Tera form you are choosing. The wide variety of available movesets makes it an asset to your team. That being said, here are the best moves for Tyranitar:

  • Stealth Rock
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Dragon Dance

That completes our choices for the best Pokemon to Terastallize in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We avoided the cover Pokemon like Koraidon and Miraidon because of their version exclusivity. But they too can be a good choice. For more helpful guides like Best Pokemon for Tera Raids, visit our SV section soon.