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Do Tera Types get Passed Down Via Breeding in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Is Tera type breeding a thing?
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A new type of Pokémon has arrived. Well, sort of. While it does sport a very distinct and unique aesthetic to your Pokémon, the Tera type is effectively a boost for your Pokémon, increasing their attack while being the same Tera type of its base type, or decreasing their weaknesses by being a different Tera type compared to its base type. We will expand this later, but, with a new variant in the mix, people are wondering if this Tera type can act as a normal type while breeding. Do Tera types get passed down via breeding in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? We will talk about it now.

Do Tera Types get Passed Down Via Breeding?

So, this answer is a little bit complex, but just pay attention, and you will grasp the logic behind Tera type breeding. I can confirm, via several reports on the internet, that it is possible to breed Tera type Pokémon. There are some conditions, though. For example, the new Pokémon will only have a Tera type that is the same one as its base type. If you’re breeding a Fuecoco, you will only breed a Fire Tera type Fuecoco. In case of dual-type Pokémon, you will only get a Tera type that is related to one of those two types (a Tera type Jigglypuff, for example, would only breed as a Normal or Fairy Tera type).

The reason why I’m saying this is that in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can change your Pokémon’s Tera type to whatever Tera type you want to have a specific effect on it. Therefore, if the Pokémon you are breeding from has a Tera type that does not fit its default type or types, then the new Pokémon will default to one of its default types.

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I hope you understood the logic behind Tera type breeding. It took me a while to understand it, so I hope this guide helps things clear up a little bit. So, happy Tera breeding and enjoy those picnics! And sandwiches!


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is available on Nintendo Switch. If you like our Pokémon content, be sure to check out What is the Refresh Time on the Tera Caves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?, and How to Start or Join a Co-Op Tera Raid in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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