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How to Evolve the New Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

Vincent Lau

This page explains how to evolve all the new Generation IX Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (SV).

With each new generation of Pokémon, it’s always exciting catching new Pokémon and training them. That said, sometimes you may wonder how a particular new species of Pokémon will evolve. There’s nothing worse than training a Pokémon to crazy high Levels, only to realize they evolve through some really obscure method…

List of Generation IX Pokémon and Their Evolution Methods

Below you’ll find a breakdown of all Generation IX Pokémon that evolve via standard levelling up or through other means. Observe the list below to jump to specific sections of this page:

All Regular Level Up Pokémon Evolutions

(1 of 2) Many Pokémon simply need to reach a specific Level to evolve.

Many Pokémon simply need to reach a specific Level to evolve. (left), After reaching the required Level, the Pokémon will evolve after the fight. (right)

Simply raise the Pokémon to the specified Level and they’ll evolve.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
001 Sprigatito Floragato Level Up to 16+.
002 Floragato Meowscarada Level Up to 36+.
004 Fuecoco Crocalor Level Up to 16+.
005 Crocalor Skeledirge Level Up to 36+.
007 Quaxly Quaxwell Level Up to 16+.
008 Quaxwell Quaquaval Level Up to 36+.
010 Lechonk Oinkologne Level Up to 18+.
012 Tarountula Spidops Level Up to 15+.
014 Nymble Lokix Level Up to 24+.
022 Pawmi Pawmo Level Up to 18+.
053 "Wooper" IconWooper (Paldean) Clodsire Level Up to 20+.
076 Fidough Dachsbun Level Up to 26+.
084 Smoliv Dolliv Level Up to 25+.
085 Dolliv Arboliva Level Up to 35+.
129 Nacli Naclstack Level Up to 24+.
130 Naclstack Garganacl Level Up to 38+.
177 Wattrel Kilowattrel Level Up to 25+.
196 Maschiff Mabosstiff Level Up to 30+.
202 Shroodle Grafaiai Level Up to 28+.
244 Toedscool Toedscruel Level Up to 30+.
263 Flittle Espathra Level Up to 35+.
279 Tinkatink Tinkatuff Level Up to 24+.
280 Tinkatuff Tinkaton Level Up to 38+.
288 Wiglett Wugtrio Level Up to 26+.
293 Varoom Revavroom Level Up to 40+.
308 Glimmet Glimmora Level Up to 35+.
388 Frigibax Arctibax Level Up to 35+.
389 Arctibax Baxcalibur Level Up to 54+.

All Conditional Pokémon Evolutions

These Pokémon are picky and won’t evolve unless the conditions suit them.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
071 Tandemaus Maushold Level Up to 25+. If Tandemaus delivers the KO during the Level Up, you will see it evolve. Otherwise, if it’s in your party or box, it may evolve without you noticing.
368 "Bisharp" IconBisharp Kingambit Level Up after defeating 3 "Bisharp" IconBisharp found in groups of "Pawniard" IconPawniard (these are holding a "Leader’s Crest" iconLeader’s Crest) with your own "Bisharp" IconBisharp.
291 Finizen Palafin Level Up to 38+ while playing multiplayer with somebody.
311 Greavard Houndstone Level Up to 30+ at night.

All Item-based Pokémon Evolutions

(1 of 4) Beat up some Bronzor or Sinistea to obtain their materials.

These Pokémon require a specific item to evolve. When you have the required item, use it from your Bag.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
165 Charcadet Armarouge Use "Auspicious Armor" iconAuspicious Armor (Scarlet). Obtained from man in Zapapico by exchanging 10 "Bronzor" IconBronzor materials.
165 Charcadet Ceruledge Use "Malicious Armor" iconMalicious Armor (Violet). Obtained from man in Zapapico by exchanging 10 "Sinistea" IconSinistea materials.
170 Tadbulb Bellibolt Use "Thunder Stone" iconThunder Stone.
250 Capsakid Scovillain Use "Fire Stone" iconFire Stone.
361 Cetoddle Cetitan Use "Ice Stone" iconIce Stone.

All Move-based Pokémon Evolutions

(1 of 2) Primeape needs to use Rage Fist 20 or more times.

Primeape needs to use Rage Fist 20 or more times. (left), The next time it Levels Up, it'll evolve. (right)

These Pokémon require specific moves (which they can learn) to evolve.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
159 "Primeape" IconPrimeape Annihilape Level Up after using Rage Fist (Level 35) 20+ times.
188 "Dunsparce" IconDunsparce Dudunsparce Level Up with Hyper Drill (Level 32) in its move set.
192 "Girafarig" IconGirafarig Farigiraf Level Up with Twin Beam (Level 32) in its move set.

All Let’s Go! Pokémon Evolutions

To evolve these Pokémon, you need to make them walk a certain number of steps with the “Let’s Go!” feature.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
023 Pawmo Pawmot Level Up after making Pawmo walk 1000+ steps using “Let’s Go!”
242 Bramblin Brambleghast Level Up after making Bramblin walk 1000+ steps using “Let’s Go!”
254 Rellor Rabsca Level Up after making Rellor walk 1000+ steps in muddy terrain using “Let’s Go!”

How to Evolve Gimmighoul

Because there’s always one that has to be special…

You can evolve Gimmighoul (Chest Form) after collecting enough coins from Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) scattered throughout the Paldea region.

Dex No. Pokémon Evolved Form How to Evolve
391 Gimmighoul Gholdengo Level Up with 999+ "Gimmighoul Coin" iconGimmighoul Coins in Bag.

Gholdengo is one of the best Pokemon to solo Tera Raids.


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    17 November 2022
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    25 September 2023
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