Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Guide – All Evolution Items, and How to Evolve Pokemon

Confused about how to evolve an Eevee into Umbreon or Gimmighoul into Gholdengo? Check out all the Evolution requirements here.

Posted By | On 30th, Nov. 2022

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Despite being the third major title in the series over the past year, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have been a massive hit for the Nintendo Switch with over 10 million units sold in just three days worldwide. While there are many returning players, a fair number would also be new to the series and learning about mechanics like Evolution.

Evolution is pretty straightforward. As your Pokemon levels, it can evolve into a different form, increasing its stats and learning new moves. Not all Evolutions are created equal, nor do they require simply leveling up in Scarlet and Violet. Let’s take at the trickier Evolution requirements and how to fulfill them.

  • Gimmighoul – To evolve into Gholdengo, you must find 999 Gimmighoul Coins. This is done by capturing or beating Gimmighoul in Chest form, finding and clicking on a Gimminghoul in Roaming form, checking Shinies on the ground, and so on.
  • Finizen – To evolve it into Palafin, you must level Finizen to 38 while in Union Circle co-op with a friend.
  • Charcadet – Evolves into Armarouge when given the Auspicious Armor, exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet. The armor is obtained by speaking to a man in Zapapico who’s standing in the middle of town. You need to trade him ten Bronzor Fragments found by defeating or capturing Bronzor. In Pokemon Violet, it evolves into Ceruledge when given the Malicious Armor. The armor is obtained by speaking to the same man in Zapapico who requires ten Sinistea Chips gained by catching or defeating Sinistea.
  • Pawmo – Evolves into Pawmot by walking 1,000 steps with Let’s Go!
  • Rellor – Evolves into Rabsca by walking 1,000 steps with Let’s Go!
  • Bramblin – Evolves into Brambleghast by walking 1,000 steps with Let’s Go!
  • Dunsparce – First, Dunsparce needs to know Hyper Drill. Then when it levels up, it will evolve into Dudunsparce.
  • Girafarig – First, the Girafarig needs to know Twin Beam. When it next levels up, it will evolve into Farigiraf.
  • Bisharp – To evolve Bisharp into Kingambit, it needs to hold the Leader’s Crest. Next, defeat three Bissharp and level up.
  • Primeape – Use Rage Fist 20 times with Primeape to evolve it into Annihilape.
  • Capsakid – Use a Fire Stone on Capsakid to evolve it into Scovillain.
  • Tadbulb – Use a Thunder Stone on Tadbulb to evolve it into Bellibolt.
  • Cetoddle – Use an Ice Stone on Cetoddle to evolve it into Cetitan.
  • Scyther – While Scyther is holding a Metal Coat, trading it will evolve it into Scizor.
  • Slowpoke – While holding a King’s Rock, trade Slowpoke to evolve it into Slowbro.
  • Sneasel – Give Sneasel a Razor Claw at night to evolve it into Weavile.
  • Eevee – Evolves into Jolteon when using the Thunder Stone. It evolves into Vaporeon after using the Water Stone, Flareon with the Fire Stone, Glaceon with the Ice Stone, and Leafeon with the Leaf Stone. To evolve it into Espeon, you need to have a High Friendship with Eevee during the Day time. For Umbreon, High Friendship with Eevee is required during the Night. Finally, to evolve it into Sylveon, you need High Friendship with Eevee when it already knows a Fairy-type move.
  • Haunter – Trade Gengar with a friend to evolve it into Haunter.
  • Pichu – Must have a High Friendship with Pichu to evolve it into Pikachu.
  • Pikachu – Use a Thunder Stone on Pikachu to evolve it into Raichu.
  • Happiny – While Happiny is holding an Oval Stone during the day, level it up to evolve it into Chansey.
  • Chansey – Must have a High Friendship with Chansey. Level it up to evolve it into Blissey.
  • Igglybuff – Must have a High Friendship with Igglybuff. Level it up to then evolve it into Jigglypuff.
  • Jigglypuff – Use a Moon Stone on Jigglypuff to evolve it into Wigglytuff.
  • Kirlia – To evolve it into Gallade, you must use a Dawn Stone. It only applies to male Kirlia, though.
  • Bonsly – To evolve Bonsly into Sudowoodo, teach it Mimic.
  • Murkrow – Use a Dusk Stone to evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow.
  • Magneton – Use a Thunder Stone to evolve Magneton into Magnezone.
  • Snorunt – To evolve Snorunt into Froslass, you need to use a Dawn Stone, but this only applies to female Snorunt.
  • Riolu – To evolve Riolu into Lucario, you need high Friendship during the daytime.
  • Sinistea – Requires a Chipped Pot to evolve into Polteageist.
  • Applin – To evolve it into Flapple, use a Tart Apple. To evolve it into Appletun, use a Sweet Apple.
  • Growlithe – Use a Fire Stone to evolve Growlithe into Arcanine.
  • Eelektrik – Use a Thunder Stone to evolve Eelektrik into Eelektross.
  • Misdreavus – Use a Dusk Stone to evolve Misdreavus into Mismagius.
  • Floette – Use a Shiny Stone to evolve Floette into Florges.
  • Sunkern – Use a Sun Stone to evolve Sunkern into Sunflora.
  • Azurill – To evolve Azurill into Marill, high Friendship is required.
  • Steenee – To evolve Steenee into Tsareena, first, teach it Stomp, then level it up to trigger the evolution.
  • Petilil – Use a Sun Stone on Petilil to evolve it into Lilligant.
  • Shellder – Use a Water Stone to evolve Shellder into Cloyster.
  • Snom – To evolve Snom into Frosmoth, you need high Friendship during the night time.

For more details on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out our official review here.


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