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Dunsparce evolution guide 2024

There’s finally a Dunsparce evolution to add to your Pokédex but it’s not the easiest thing to achieve, so we’re here to tell you how to evolve Dunsparce.

Dunsparce evolution: Dunsparce outlined in white and pasted next to Larry the normal type gym leader, who has a Dudunsparce

Many of you generation two fans are probably thinking, what do you mean, Dunsparce evolution? That’s right, it took until generation nine but the Land Snake Pokémon finally grew up, and we’re here to tell you how to evolve Dunsparce and achieve its final form. If you’ve not seen it before, let’s just say you’re in for a real treat.

If you want to revisit more gems from Johto or Poképals from Paldea, check out our lists of the best gen 2 Pokémon and gen 9 Pokémon. We’ve also got some opinions on the best normal Pokémon in the Pokédex, plus a guide on normal Pokémon weakness so you know how to counter them in battle.

Right, let’s drill down into Dunsparce’s evolution.

What is Dunsparce’s evolution?

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Dunsparce evolves into Dudunsparce. Yes, you read that right. Dudunsparce. Visually, this evolution doesn’t change all that much, with the main addition being an extra segment to its body.

If you’re lucky, your Dunsparce might evolve into a three-segment Dudunsparce, but you only have a 1% chance of that happening.

Dunsparce evolution: A screenshot from Pokemon Violet of the summar page of a Dudunsparce, showing its moveset and the 'remember moves' function. In the top right corner there is a PT logo in a mango circle

How do I evolve Dunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Unlike for some Pokémon, evolving Dunsparce into Dudunsparce is relatively easy. First, you need to teach your Dunsparce Hyper Drill, which is its signature move. You unlock Hyper Drill at level 32, so just make sure you learn the move rather than passing over it. If you’ve already reached level 32 and don’t have Hyper Drill, use the remember moves function to equip it.

Once your darling Dunsparce knows its signature move, it should evolve at the next level. Use experience candies, rare candies, or plain old grinding to level up and watch your land snake evolve!

Where can I find Dunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

If you’re on the hunt for a Dunsparce to evolve, you’re in luck as this mighty ‘mon lives in practically every part of the map. Despite this, Dunsparce is a rare spawn so we’d recommend looking in Dalizapa Passage in the North Province while using a normal encounter sandwich, especially if you find the numbered areas hard to keep track of.

Dunsparce evolution: A screenshot of the Dunsparce location map in Pokemon Violet with a fire tera type background on the edges. This shows that Dunsparce can be found in many areas across Paldea, but also states that it is 'rarely seen'. In the top right corner there is a mango circle with a grey PT logo in it

Can I get Dudunsparce in Pokémon Go?

Sadly, your Dunsparce is stuck in its original form in Pokémon Go as Niantic has yet to add Dudunsparce and many other Paldean ‘mons. We imagine it will arrive in the near future though, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often.

There you have it, a complete guide to Dunsparce’s evolution. If you’re struggling to evolve some other members of your party, make sure you check out our guides on how to evolve Finizen, how to evolve Riolu, how to evolve Pawmo, and how to evolve Primeape (yep, Primeape has an evolution now as well).