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How to evolve Charcadet

If you need to know how to evolve Charcadet, whether you need Cereludge or Armarouge, follow our guide to power up the fierce fire-type today.

How to evolve Charcadet: Charcadet stood in front of Armarouge and ceruledge

If you want to learn how to evolve Charcadet, we’re here to help. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet contain a stellar selection of new monsters, with the region of Paldea home to some of the best designs to hit the series in years. Charcadet’s evolutions, Ceruledge and Armarouge, are chiefs among those new ‘mons, both looking like a cross between Mega Man and a suit of armor.

If you love exploring the hills of Paldea in the latest Pokémon generation, then check out our library of excellent guides on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. We have articles on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet mystery gift codes, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon.

Alright, Pokémon players, let’s get on the back of a legendary monster and glide into our guide covering how to evolve Charcadet.

How to evolve Charcadet: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows Armarouge

How to evolve Charcadet 

The gen 9 Pokémon evolves into either Armarouge or Cereludge, but it depends on which game you play; Scarlet is the game in which you can get Armarouhge, while Violet is where Cereludge resides (the color of these creatures is a giveaway as to which game they belong to). There’s no way to get both without trading with a trainer who owns the opposite game.

Where can I catch Charcadet?

To evolve Charcadet you need to have one. So, allow us to divulge what parts of Paldea this little knight likes to run around in. Here’s where you can find Charcadet:

  • South Province – Area Three, Area Four, and Area Five
  • East Province – Area One, Area Two, Area Three, and Tagtree Thicket
  • West Province – Area One, Area Two, Area Three, and Asado Desert
  • Tera Raid battles

For some extra help, check out our fire Pokémon weakness guide. We suggest you bring some great balls with you. Sure, a standard one will likely do the job, but, depending on what area you’re in, Charcadet might give you a hard time without great balls.

How to evolve Charcadet: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows a person next to a fountain

How do I evolve Charcadet into Armarouge in Pokémon Scarlet? 

In Pokémon Scarlet, once you have a Charcadet, progress in the game to a city called Zapacico. There’s a man standing in the middle of the town next to a fountain, and he offers to trade you an item called the auspicious armor for ten Bronzor fragments. These are easy to find, as Bronzor appears in most of the ruins littered around Paldea. Once you have the auspicious armor, give it to Charcadet to evolve it into Armarouge.

There’s another option if you want Armarouge and own Scarlet. You can find this powerful ‘mon wondering in the open world (if you’re lucky, it’s not a common occurence), though it only appears in South Province, Area Two – make sure you have some ultra balls with you. Alternatively, you can also try to catch it through five and six-star terra raid battles.

How to evolve Charcadet: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows a person next to a fountain

How do I evolve Charcadet into Ceruledge in Pokémon Violet? 

In Pokémon Violet, once you have Charcadet, make your way to the town of Zapacico. A woman is standing next to a fountain in the middle of town, and she offers to trade the malicious armor for ten Sinistea chips. Unlike Bronzor, Sinistea is much rarer, and it mainly only appears around the city of Alfornada.

How to evolve Charcadet: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows Ceruledge

The city of Alfornada is on the bottom left of Paldea and is difficult to reach until you unlock all of Koraidon or Miraidon’s abilities. We recommend that you either unlock all abilities or enter Alfornada through the cave to the north of the city once you and your Pokémon are comfortably over level 40. Then grab ten Sinistea chips and swap them with the woman in Zapacico for the malicious armor. Give this to Charcadet to evolve it into Ceruledge.

If you’re hoping to skip this quest and bump into Ceruledge, you’re out of luck as, unlike Armarouge, you can’t find this creature in the wild. Instead, the only way to get Ceruledge is to complete the above quest, or maybe try your luck with terra raid battles.

How to evolve Charcadet: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows Armarouge

How do I get both Charcadet evolutions? 

Once you nab Armarouge or Cereludge in Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, respectively, it‘s difficult to grab the other evolution to complete the Pokédex, but not impossible. The easiest way is to trade and if you have a friend with the opposing version, this is a great way to both fill up the Pokédex and get the other Charcadet evolution as well as those pesky Pokémon Scarlet and Violet paradox Pokémon.

Alternatively, if your friends all buy the same version of Pokémon as you (Violet for the win), it’s time to hop into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet tera raid battles as your next move. However, exploring Paldea and interacting with tera crystals only allows you to find Pokémon native to your version of the game, so you need to join an online raid by following these instructions:

  • From anywhere in the overworld, press start to open the menu
  • Press L to connect to the internet
  • Once online, select the Poké Portal option
  • Click on tera raid battle
  • If you see the silhouette of the Pokémon you need, join the raid
  • If not, wait until the ‘check for new postings’ button lights up
  • Keep checking for new postings until you see the Pokémon you want
  • Defeat the raid
  • Catch Armarouge or Cereludge
  • Enjoy your Pokémon!

There we are with our how to evolve Charcadet guide, folks. These are surefire methods to turn your Charcadet into the awesome Armarouge or the cracking Ceruledge, and fill out that Pokédex. If you’re struggling to grab that final ‘mon, check out our guides on how to evolve Pawmo, how to evolve Inkay, how to evolve Riolu, and how to evolve Primeape. Next, check our articles covering the Pokédex, starter Pokémon, mythical Pokémon, and the strongest Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet as well.