The upgraded version of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon has just launched on Switch and it’s a little more complex than other Pokemon games. So that you can get your favorite ‘mon, here’s everything you need to know about how to evolve and mega evolve in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX.
You’ll come across evolved Pokemon throughout your time with the game, but you’ll quickly want to evolve your own.
However, you will actually need to finish the game’s story before you can even start doing so. Therefore, if you’ve picked the game up at launch and have just started playing, you’ll have to keep playing for a while first.
How to Evolve in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX
Once you’ve reached the end of the story, you’ll need to head to the Whiscash Pond, which is above the Pokemon Square. If it’s your first time, you’ll have to deal with some more story stuff involving Alakazam, but you’ll then be able to send a Pokemon into the cave.
You’ll need to send them into the Luminous Cave on their own, and as the Team Leader, if you want them to evolve. Many Pokemon have specific requirements that they need to meet before they can be evolved too.
Most of them are similar to those in mainline Pokemon games, with those that required trading needing a link cable. Some others need to reach a certain level, some need evolutions crystals, some need type stones, and other need specific items and IQ levels. The link cable requirements are below.
- Link Cable: Kadabra to Alakazam, Graveler to Golem, Haunter to Gengar, Machoke to Machamp, Poliwhirl to Politoad (plus King’s Rock), Clamperl to Gorebyss (plus Deepseascale), Clamperl to Huntail (plus Deapseatooth), Onix to Steelix (plus Metal Coat), Porygon to Porygon2 (plus Upgrade), Seadra to Kingdra (plus Dragon Scale), Slowpoke to Slowking (plus King’s Rock), Scyther to Scizor (plus Metal Coat)
We’ll update with the other specific requirements as we get them.
How to Mega Evolve
As for Mega Evolutions, it’s a big different. What you need to get your hands on in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX is an Empowerment Seed. They work like any old seed in the game, granting the Awakened condition on the Pokemon you give it to, raising stats and making moves critical hits.
However, give it to a Pokemon who can Mega Evolve (it’s the standard list that includes Pokemon like Blastoise and Charizard) and they’ll change during a fight. It doesn’t last very long, but can be very useful in tough dungeons.
You can check out the Bulbapedia list of Mega Evolutions in the Pokemon series to see which team members it will work for.
That’s everything you need to know about how to evolve and mega evolve in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite.
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