How to evolve Applin into Dipplin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Teal Mask DLC

How to evolve Applin into Dipplin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Teal Mask DLC
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Dani Cross


13th Sep 2023 17:29


To get your hands on Dipplin in the Teal Mask DLC, you're going to need to evolve Applin into it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

This new candy apple Pokemon is one of the newest additions to the Pokedex in the new expansion for Scarlet and Violet, and it's quite a cute little guy. It's a dual Grass/Dragon type, which is pretty fun typing for a tiny apple creature.

So, keep reading to find out how you can evolve Applin into Dipplin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet to add this cute candy apple to your team in the game.

How to get Applin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Before you can evolve Applin into Dipplin in the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask DLC, you'll need to add Applin to your team.

Dipplin using an attack in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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You can find Applin easily by using a dragon-type sandwich to boost the encounter rate of Pokemon with that type. As Applin is a Grass/Dragon, you can find it more often using this method. Otherwise, you can find it by knocking it out of trees in Kitakami.

How to evolve Applin into Dipplin

Once you've caught an Applin, you'll now need a special item to evolve your Applin into Dipplin. Head to the southeast of Kitakami to the Mossfell Confluence. In this area, you can buy an item called Syrupy Apples for $500 from a stall next to a house.

Buy a Syrupy Apple and then use it from your inventory, just like you would any other evolution item like a Thunder Stone. This will then trigger Applin's evolution into Dipplin.

What abilities does Dipplin have?

Dipplin is the evolution of Applin, as you now know - but you might not know what it can do in battle.

It has two abilities, Gluttony and Supersweet Syrup. Gluttony has been around for a while, but Supersweet Syrup is brand new. It spreads a sweet syrupy scent across the battlefield, lowering the evasiveness of opposing Pokemon.

Dipplin hiding in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Dipplin also has a brand new move called Syrup Bomb. This is a Grass-type special attack that launches an explosion of syrup at the enemy. It will coat the target in syrup, lowering its speed each turn for three turns.

So that's everything you need to know about how to evolve Applin into Dipplin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet alongside what you can expect from your new candy apple buddy!

For more guides on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, keep reading GGRecon. Alternatively, check out the best counters for the 7-Star Mewtwo Tera Raid.

Dani Cross
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Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.
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