Players who completed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet quickly now eagerly await the release of the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, which consists of two segments.
The first section will transport players to Kitakami village, where they will experience a Japanese festival as part of the Teal Mask DLC. In the second part of the DLC, players will be taken to the Blueberry Academy, located underwater and only accessible through the Indigo Disk.
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is expected to reintroduce several familiar Pokemon and feature new Pokemon and legendary creatures like Ogerpon and Terapagos.
Rumors are circulating that the Tera form system in the game may undergo some changes, which could lead to particular Pokemon obtaining a Tera form that functions similarly to Mega Evolution. It may explain the absence of new Eeveelution conditions in the previous and current generations.
Game Freak has added several evolutions of Eevee in the different generations of Pokemon games. The first Eeveelutions, namely Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon, were introduced in the Kanto region.
In the Johto region, two more Eeveelutions, Umbreon and Espeon, were introduced. In the fourth generation, Glaceon and Leafeon were added as two more Eeveelutions. The fifth generation of Pokemon games did not bring any new Eeveelutions, and it was only in the sixth generation that the latest one, Sylveon, was introduced.
Initially, there was a pattern in adding a new Eeveelution every two even-numbered generations after the first. The fact that there was no new Eeveelution in the eighth generation of Pokemon games indicates that Game Freak may have chosen to deviate from this trend.
Although fans were expecting a new Eeveelution to be introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, their hopes still needed to be met, resulting in disappointment. Nevertheless, another aspect should be considered: In Pokemon Sword and Shield, a new Eeveelution was not added, but Eevee was given special attention by incorporating a unique Gigantamax form that differs from the standard Dynamax form.
While this feature has yet to be implemented in Tera, it is expected to be the next intermediate stage for Eevee before Game Freak unveils a new Eeveelution.
Riddler Khu, a well-known leaker in the Pokemon community, has hinted at the potential for a new game mechanic which would be akin to Mega Evolutions or specific Gigantamax forms but would be exclusive to Tera Pokemon. The process, called crystallization, would allow particular Pokemon to gain a new form corresponding to a specific typing.
Given its popularity in the franchise, it has been speculated that Charizard would be among the beneficiaries of this new form. However, Eevee, also a fan-favorite, may also receive a particular form, as it seems unlikely to introduce a new Eeveelution. Therefore, the base Eevee would receive some form of special attention.
A new Tera form for Eevee could significantly enhance the character. The new form could take various shapes, such as a Ghost-type Eevee that changes between Normal and Ghost types or a Dragon-type Eevee that aligns with its nature. Alternatively, it could keep its Normal typing like Gigantamax Eevee. This addition could trigger a conversation among fans, discussing whether gimmick-based Eevees can contend with the established Eeveelutions.
Eevee may be given any upgrades or remain the same in the DLC. However, given the beloved creature’s immense popularity and flexibility in the Pokemon universe, it would make sense for Game Freak to introduce a new Tera form for it at some point. With significant updates in the DLC, fans may have to wait until the release of Pokemon Gen 10 for further developments regarding Eevee’s Evolution.