The Pokemon 2022 Championships have been a splendid time for fans of the franchise and competitive players who have worked their tails off to get to this point. On top of that, fans were treated today with a new competitive play trailer. This trailer unveiled two important new competitive items that will surely reinvent the meta. This article will go over the reveal of the two new Pokemon SV Held Items: Mirror Herb and Loaded Dice.
As shown in the trailer, the Mirror Herb is a new item that copies an opponent’s stat increases when consumed. Knowing Gamefreak’s expert design, this item will kick in as soon as the opponent triggers a stat increase. This could be dangerous for the meta if Ultra Beasts are brought back as it might allow Pokemon to copy Beast Boost along with their own abilities. Keep in mind that this statement is pure speculation as the Pokemon Company has not confirmed that this herb can copy abilities. If it can, however, it could risk balance issues. The company has not said anything yet about how to obtain the item.
The second item revealed was one called Loaded Dice. When given to a Pokemon like Breloom, Cloyster, or others that can use multi-hit attacks, it will make those moves likely to hit more times. When mixed with STAB, this item will make a deadly held item for any member of any team. It is important to be clear that this item helps with multi-strike attacks. This means that moves like Fire-Spin or Whirlpool will not be helped by this.
Lastly, Terastallized Coalossal was shown to be able to shift into the water type. This combined with the Steam Engine ability allows it to take less damage for greater stats. A truly dangerous opponent and it certainly makes terastallizing a more interesting gimmick, being one based around changing types. All in all, this trailer has done a lot to awaken the community’s battling spirit.
The reveal of the new Pokemon SV Held Items: the Mirror Herb and Loaded Dice marks a shift in the way battles will head. In order to learn the meta, players will need an open mind in order to learn the ropes of these new items. Players need to go out there and find a way to counter these new methods once the game launches.
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