Can tera types be bred? (can tera types be passed down through breeding?)

As a long-time Pokémon trainer and player, I remember using my 23 eggs to try and breed a Pikachu, a flying tera type, with a Ditto, a psychic type of Tera.

The outcome, however, really shocked me. The offspring had a different Tera type. It was Pichu with an Electric Tera type. This is when I realized that Tera types do not Breed.

Intrigued by this revelation, I decided to share my insights in this article, shedding light on the mechanics of breeding in the Pokémon world and more.

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Can Tera Types be passed down through breeding?

Can Tera Types be passed down through breeding?
Tera Types. Image source: Pinterest

When breeding Pok√©mon, the Tera Types, unique to each species, cannot be passed down or inherited by the offspringūü•ļ.

For example, if you breed a Talonflame with a Normal Tera Type, its offspring, Fletchinder, will also have a Normal Tera Type.

Even if Fletchinder evolves into Talonflame, the Normal Tera Type will still be retained.

In cases where one parent has an uncommon Tera Type, such as a Pikachu with a Flying Tera Type, and it is paired with a Ditto that has a Psychic Tera Type, their offspring, Pichu, will always have an Electric Tera Typeūüėę.

This has been confirmed through experiments where 23 eggs from this pairing resulted in Pichu with an Electric Tera Type.

It’s important to note that the Tera Type of the offspring is determined by its species and will remain unchanged through breeding.

While it’s impossible to alter Tera Types through traditional breeding, changing them using an item called Shards is possible.

However, some players find the process frustrating because the required grind claims that 50 Tera shards are too much for just one Tera Type.

If conventional breeding methods are implemented, there might be a chance of inheriting a rare Tera Type.

How do you make a Pokémon a different type of TERA?

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To make a Pok√©mon‚Äôs Tera type different, you should first defeat Larry at the Medali Gymūüí™ and then return to the Treasure Eatery, where you‚ÄĚ ‘ll notice a chef in the back left-hand corner with a yellow speech bubble saying, “Want to change any Pok√©mon‚Äôs Tera Type?”.

Talk with the chef and give them the shards you have collected so they can prepare a meal to help you change your Pok√©mon’s Tera Type.

To obtain the shards, you’ll have to participate in Tera Raids; however, the number of shards you will obtain depends on the difficulty of the Raid.

Other users reported around 50 shards in 1 to 2 hours through 3 to 4 offline raids.

Here is a table showing the steps:




Head over to Medali, which is located at the gym.


Enter the treasury eatery and beat the gym leader.


Talk to the chef and offer 50 shards so he can prepare a meal to change your Pokémon Tera Type.

What is the resulting tera type if you breed Pokémon with dual tera types?

What is the resulting tera type if you breed Pokémon with dual tera types?
Tera type. Image source: Pinterest

The Tera type of the offspring is determined by the type of the Pok√©mon you are breeding. When dealing with dual types, all breeds of dual-type Pok√©mon have an equal chance of inheriting either one of those types as their Tera typeūü•∂.

For instance, Jigglypuff Pokémon, which is a dual Tera Type Normal or Fairy when Bred, then you will only get a Tera type that is related to one of those two types.

Additionally, players have expressed that breeding with other Pokémons like the Hatenna with dual-type Psychic or Faiy will forever produce a Psychic Tera type because of its pure form.

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