Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer introduces Cyclizar, new abilities, held items, and Terastallizing

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have revealed a Competitive Play Trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, introducing a new Pokemon Cyclizar along with new battle abilities, held items, and details on the previously revealed Terastallizing mechanic in the new Paldea region.

The new footage and details can be found below, via The Pokemon Company.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are set to launch on November 18 for Nintendo Switch.

Developed by GAME FREAK inc., Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series. Trainers can explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness.

A New Pokémon Revealed: Cyclizar​

Cyclizar has lived in many households in the Paldea region since ancient times. It has a mild disposition, and people riding Cyclizar are a very common sight. It appears Cyclizar don't mind being ridden because the warmth of a rider helps stave off the cold.

Category: Mount Pokémon​
Type: Dragon/Normal​
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 138.9 lbs.
Ability: Shed Skin

Battle with Pokémon Trainers from All over the World in the Battle Stadium

Ranked Battles, which players have had the chance to enjoy in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, will be returning in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Players will also be able to take on battles in modes like Casual Battles and Online Competitions as well.

Master Using the Terastal Phenomenon in Battle

Terastallizing is a phenomenon in the Paldea region that makes Pokémon shine and glimmer like gems. The primary feature of Terastallizing in battle is that it changes a Pokémon’s type to its Tera Type. Pokémon don’t outwardly show what their Tera Type is until they Terastallize—a fact that players can use to take opponents by surprise in battle.

Tera Blast is a Normal-type move that can be learned with a TM. When used by a Terastallized Pokémon, it becomes a move of the same type as the Pokémon’s Tera Type. Tera Blast inflicts damage using the Attack or Sp. Atk stat—whichever is higher for the user.​
Introducing New Held Items

  • Mirror Herb​:  This herb will allow the holder to mirror an opponent’s stat increases and boost its own stats–but only once.
  • Covert Cloak​: This hooded cloak conceals the holder, protecting it from the additional effects of moves.
  • Loaded Dice​: If a Pokémon holding this item uses a multistrike move, that move will be more likely to hit more times.
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