How To Evolve Pokemon In Pokemon Legends Arceus

How To Evolve Pokemon In Pokemon Legends Arceus
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Written by 

Ford James


30th Jan 2022 18:21

Wondering how to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus? You're definitely not the only one. Pokemon Legends Arceus shakes up a lot of the core mechanics from the franchise and while evolving works in a similar way, it isn't automatic for most Pokemon once they reach a certain level anymore. A lot of Pokemon have unique methods of evolution, but the basic gist of it is fairly simple once you understand how. Here's what you need to know on how to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus.

How To Evolve Pokemon In Pokemon Legends Arceus

How to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus
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First things first, it's worth noting that Pokemon still have their required level criteria to evolve. You can't grab something like a Bidoof and evolve it right away. You still need to level it up to level 15, but when it hits that level, it won't evolve automatically like in other Pokemon games.

When a Pokemon levels up, if it's reached the requirement to evolve, a pop-up will appear in the top left of your screen saying "Can Evolve", in the same place it says "New Move" or simply "Level Up". From here, press Up to open your satchel, navigate over to the Pokemon you want to evolve on the right-hand side, then press X while hovering over it to begin the evolution process.

Of course, it's worth noting that plenty of Pokemon require some other criteria to evolve, but this is the basic gist of it. Got a Vulpix that needs a Fire Stone or a Pikachu that needs a Thunder Stone? Select the item from your inventory and use it on the Pokemon to evolve it. Other Pokemon have different criteria like time of day, but this is the method for most Pokemon once they hit the necessary level.

Still need to complete the To Bloom or Not to Bloom request? Read our guide on Pokemon Legends Arceus Cherrim to find out where to catch the necessary Pokemon.


Ford is the former Guides Editor at GGRecon.

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