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Genshin Impact Catalyze, Boom Elemental Reactions Explained

Bloom and Catalyze are two new Elemental Reactions in HoYoverse’s Genshin Impact. Let’s see how they fare out from a gameplay standpoint.
Genshin Impact Catalyze, Boom Elemental Reactions Explained

The highly awaited Genshin Impact 3.0 update is just around the corner. While there are a lot of fresh additions in the update, the upcoming region of Sumeru and the new element Dendro are the main talking points among fans. HoYoverse has teased Elemental Reactions to Dendro, and it’s nothing short of interesting.

We have discussed the burning effect as a reaction of Dendro with the Pyro element in one of our leaks article. Formerly leaked as Intensified and Overgrown, both Catalyze and Boom are renamed Elemental Reactions. Let’s see how both Catalyze and Boom Elemental Reactions work with Dendro in the upcoming update.

Boom Elemental Reaction

The Bloom Elemental Reaction was previously leaked as Overgrown.
The Bloom Elemental Reaction was previously leaked as Overgrown. (Picture: HoYoverse)

The Bloom Elemental Reaction is between Dendro and Hydro. The reaction drops a seed-like plant on the ground. Initially, it doesn’t do much on its own, but it reacts to a third element. When in proximity to Pyro, the bud will burst, causing AoE damage, and burn nearby enemies.

The other element which seems to react with the plant is Electro. The burst area for Electro looks a lot smaller, affecting a single target in the teaser video. However, it could be an AoE damage reaction too. We’ll have to wait for the update to see.

Catalyze Elemental Reaction

The Catalyze Elemental Reaction was previously leaked as Intensified.
The Catalyze Elemental Reaction was previously leaked as Intensified. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Catalyze has an important history in the Sumeru region. The reaction is unique from what we discussed in Bloom. Catalyze is Dendro’s wisdom element reacting with the Electro element. While there are no striking visuals that show the Catalyze reaction, we can see a subtle green lightning effect lingering on the enemy after being hit by an ability.

Combat designers Aquaria and Yangshen explained their views on the fighting style and effects. The green lightning may have a relation with the flora and foliage of Sumeru.

The new Burning, Catalyze and Bloom reactions in the presence of the Dendro element is a way for developers to bring changes to the objects or monsters you interact with in the Sumeru region.

This adds to the environmental visuals, giving the new region its unique characteristics, which differentiate it from other regions in the game.

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Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.