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. No, it’s not because people can’t wrap their heads around its second stage, Salazzle, but because no matter how many times they level Salandit up, it doesn’t seem to evolve. Well, that’s the case for some trainers. Others get Salazzle with no issues. It’s almost as though trainers have a 50/50 chance when it comes to the poisonous fire-type.

Well, before we tell you how to evolve Salandit, you might want to know more about Ralts’ evolution, 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, how to evolve Sneasel, 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.

Salandit evolutionn - Salazzle in front of a picture of Paldea

How do I evolve Salandit?

The caveat that catches trainers out is that your Salandit must be female to evolve into Salazzle at level 33. Yes, this gen 7 Pokémon is a gender-specific evolution, and unlike Gardevior and Gallade, there’s no male counterpart to Salazzle. That’s the unfortunate mistake some trainers make in their pursuit of a Salazzle. They capture a male Salandit that can’t evolve into the stage two ‘mon.

Of course, before you worry about Salandit’s gender, you need to catch one. In the Pokémon Switch games, you can find them 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.