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Salandit evolution - how to get Salazzle

Salandit’s evolution into Salazzle is a bit more tricky than you might realise, but we can help you add the poisonous fire-type to your Nintendo Switch squad.

Salandit evolution - Salandit and Salazzle in front of an orange background

Salandit’s evolution confuses some trainers, and with good reason. While Salazzle itself isn’t mystifying, the fact that you get level after level with your Salandit only for it not to evolve is. Okay, some trainers don’t face this issue, so why is there such a divide among people struggling with this evolution? Let’s find out.

Well, before we tell you how to evolve Salandit, you might want to know more about, Scyther’s evolution, Shellder’s evolution, Budew’s evolutionMisdreavus’ evolution, Bisharp’s evolution, and Rockruff’s evolution, or even how to evolve Riolu, how to evolve Primeape, how to evolve Finizen, and how to evolve Pawmo. Or, if you need some help to defeat Salandit and Salazzle, check out our poison Pokémon weakness and fire Pokémon weakness guides.

Anyway, let’s talk about Salandit’s evolution.

Who is Salandit?

Salandit debuted in Pokémon Sun and Moon, meaning it’s originally part of the Alola Pokédex. Coming in at number 757, the Pokédex explains that Salandit can use its bodily fluids to create a poisonous gas, attacking them once the gas causes disorientation. Plus, the female variety can even use gas full of pheromones to get the males to do their bidding.

Salandit evolutionn - Salazzle in front of a picture of Paldea

How do I evolve Salandit?

Salandit must be female to evolve into Salazzle at level 33. Yes, this gen 7 Pokémon is a gender-specific evolution, and unlike Ralts’ evolutions, Gardevior and Gallade, there’s no male counterpart to Salazzle. Not all trainers know this, and that can lead to an endless pursuit of an evolution that simply isn’t possible to achieve.

Where can I catch Salandit?

Knowing how to evolve Salandit is only half the battle, as you also need to know where to catch one. In the Pokémon Switch games, you can find Salandit in:

  • Sword – Stony Wilderness, Giant’s Cap, Dusty Bowl, Lake of Outrage, and Hammerlocke Hills
  • Shield – Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank, Stony Wilderness, East Lake Axwell, North Lake Miloch, Giant’s Cap, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlock Hills, Lake of Outrage
  • Scarlet and Violet – South Province (Alfornada Cavern), East Province (Area Two and Area Three), West Province (Area One and Area Two), North Province (Dalizapa Passage and Glaseado Mountain), and East Province (Area One)

If you need help to catch Salandit, consult our fire Pokémon weakness guide to discover which creatures are super effective against it. Ground Pokémon and water Pokémon are worth considering.

How do I evolve Salandit in Pokémon Go?

To evolve Salandit in Pokémon Go, you need to capture one that’s female and give her 50 Salandit candy.

Well, there you have it, all you need to know about Salandit’s evolution. If you want to know how to best use Salazzle, our ice Pokémon weakness, steel Pokémon weakness, dark Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, and grass Pokémon weakness guides can help you out. Or, to learn more about those that inhabit this world, check out our complete Pokédex.