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Pokemon GO Guide

Pokemon Evolution

Evolution is when a Pokemon changes from one stage to their next. They will become much more powerful, their type might change, and both of their moves will change. Not all Pokemon can evolve, some evolve once, and some evolve twice!

Pokemon GO introduced Pokemon Candies as the primary item to evolve Pokemon. The candy will be named the base species of the Pokemon. For example, Bulbasaur candy is used to evolve Bulbasaur to Ivysaur and Ivysaur to Venusaur. Bulbasaur candy is also used to power up all three evolutionary stages: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur. If a pre-evolution was added in a later generation, the original stage is used as the Pokemon candy’s name. For example, Pikachu candy are used to evolve Pichu to Pikachu and Pikachu to Raichu.

Pokemon that evolve twice often require 25 candies for the first evolution and 100 candies for the second evolution. Pokemon that only evolve once often require 50 candies. Evolutionary items weren’t added for the first generation of Pokemon, but later Pokemon were given items and even special conditions.

As of January 10, 2020 select Pokemon can now evolve through trades instead of using candies, just like the RPG games. Pokemon candies do not have to be used.

Check the table below to learn of various special conditions needed to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

Base Evolution Special Requirement
Kadabra Alakazam Trade with a friend or use 100 Abra candies.
Machoke Machamp Trade with a friend or use 100 Machop candies.
Graveler Golem Trade with a friend or use 100 Geodude candies.
Haunter Gengar Trade with a friend or use 100 Gastly candies.
Eevee Vaporeon Eevee can evolve randomly into Vaporeon using 25 Eevee candies. To guarantee you get Vaporeon, nickname your Eevee “Rainer” before using the 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Jolteon Eevee can evolve randomly into Jolteon using 25 Eevee candies. To guarantee you get Jolteon, nickname your Eevee “Sparky” before using the 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Flareon Eevee can evolve randomly into Flareon using 25 Eevee candies. To guarantee you get Flareon, nickname your Eevee “Pyro” before using the 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Espeon Make Eevee your buddy Pokemon and walk with it for 10 KM, then use 25 Eevee candies during the day to evolve Eevee into Espeon. This can be bypassed by naming your Eevee “Sakura” before using 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Umbreon Make Eevee your buddy Pokemon and walk with it for 10 KM, then use 25 Eevee candies during the night to evolve Eevee into Umbreon. This can be bypassed by naming your Eevee “Tamao” before using 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Leafeon Attach a Mossy Lure Module to a PokeStop and use 25 Eevee candies to evolve Eevee into Leafeon. This can be bypassed by naming your Eevee “Linnea” before using 25 Eevee candies.
Eevee Glaceon Attach an Icy Lure Module to a PokeStop and use 25 Eevee candies to evolve Eevee into Glaceon. This can be bypassed by naming your Eevee “Rea” before using 25 Eevee candies.
Oddish Bellossom Obtain a Sun Stone and use 100 Oddish candies to evolve Gloom into Bellossom.
Slowpoke Slowking Obtain a King's Rock and use 50 Slowpoke candies.
Poliwhirl Politoed Obtain a King's Rock and use 100 Poliwag candies.
Onix Steelix Obtain a Metal Coat and use 50 Onix candies.
Scyther Scizor Obtain a Metal Coat and use 50 Scyther candies.
Seadra Kingdra Obtain a Dragon Scale and use 100 Seadra candies.
Porygon Porygon 2 Obtain an Upgrade and use 25 Porygon candies.
Sunkern Sunflora Obtain a Sun Stone and use 50 Sunkern candies to evolve Sunkern into Sunflora.
Feebas Milotic Make Feebas your buddy Pokemon and walk with it for 20 KM, then use 100 Feebas candies.
Bonsly Sudowoodo Make Bonsly your buddy Pokemon and walk with it for 15 KM, then use 50 Sudowoodo candies.
Porygon 2 Porygon-Z Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Porygon candies.
Aipom Ambipalm Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Aipom candies.
Togetic Togekiss Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Togepi candies.
Magmar Magmortar Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Magmar candies.
Electabuzz Eletivire Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Electabuzz candies.
Yanma Yanmega Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Yanma candies.
Murkrow Honchkrow Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Murkrow candies.
Misdreavus Mismagius Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Misdreavus candies.
Gligar Gliscor Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Gligar candies.
Sneasel Weavile Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Sneasel candies.
Piloswine Mamoswine Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Swinub candies.
Roselia Roserade Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Roselia candies.
Dusclops Dusknoir Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Duskull candies.
Kirlia Gallade Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Ralts candies on a MALE Kirlia.
Snorunt Froslass Obtain a Sinnoh Stone and use 100 Snorunt candies on a FEMALE Snorunt.
Magneton Magnezone Attach a Magnetic Lure Module to a PokeStop and use 100 Magnemite candies.
Nosepass Probopass Attach a Magnetic Lure Module to a PokeStop and use 50 Nosepass candies.
Combee Vespiqueen Use 50 Combee candies on a FEMALE Combee.
Cherubi Cherim (overcast) Use 50 Cherubi candies when the weather is anything but sunny (day) or clear (night).
Cherubi Cherim (sunshine) Use 50 Cherubi candies when the weather is sunny (day) or clear (night).
Pansage Simisage Obtain a Unova Stone and use 50 Pansage candies.
Panpour Simipour Obtain a Unova Stone and use 50 Panpour candies.
Pansear Simisear Obtain a Unova Stone and use 50 Pansear candies.
Boldore Gigalith Trade with a friend or use 200 Roggenrola candies.
Gurdurr Conkeldurr Trade with a friend or use 200 Timburr candies.
Minccino Cinccino Obtain a Unova Stone and use 50 Minccino candies.
Karrablast Escavalier Trade for a Shelmet with a friend or use 200 Karrablast candies.
Shelmet Accelgor Trade for a Karrablast with a friend or use 200 Shelmet candies.
Lampent Chandelure Obtain a Unova Stone and use 100 Litwick candies.