Pokemon X and Y – Evolution guide

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X and Y

When you catch a Pokémon, it’s a joy to raise the little fella and make him or her stronger. It’s even more of a joy however, to see it slap the theories of Charles Darwin in the face and evolve into a bruiser. Pokémon X and Y has plenty of new critters. Here’s how to level them up.


Poke evoltuion (1)

This grass starter will evolve into Quilaldin at level 16 and into Chesnaught at level 36.


Poke evoltuion (2)

Flame on at level 16 into Braixen for this little fox, and at level 36 he’ll once again transform, this time into Delphox.


Poke evoltuion (3)

Your water starter evolves into Frogadier at level 16, and into Greninja at level 36.


Poke evoltuion (4)

This normal type pokemon will reach his peak at level 20, evolving into Diggersby.


Poke evoltuion (5)

Fletching reaches his first stage evolution into Fletchinder at level 17, and then into Talonflame at level 35.


Poke evoltuion (6)

This insect-type Pokémon will cocoon itself into Spewpa at level 9, and then emerge at level 12 as a Vivilion.


Poke evoltuion (7)

The little cub evolves into the mighty Pyroar at level 35.


Poke evoltuion (8)

The first Fairy-type Pokémon will evolve at level 19 into Floette, and will evolve again into Florges when exposed to a shiny stone.


Poke evoltuion (9)

It’s a hop and a jump at level 32 to become Gogoat for this little fella.

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Poke evoltuion (10)

If you have a dark type Pokémon in your party, Pancham will evolve into Pangoro at level 32.


Poke evoltuion (11)

This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.


Poke evoltuion (12)

This kitten levels up to Meowstic at the 25 mark.


Poke evoltuion (13)

The sharp ghost evolves into Doublade at level 35, and into Aegislash when exposed to a Dusk stone.


Poke evoltuion (14)

It evolves into Aromatisse when traded while holding a sachet.


Poke evoltuion (15)

When holding a whipped dream and traded, Swirlix will evolve into a Slurpuff.


Poke evoltuion (16)

Evolution starts at level 35, if you’re holding your 3DS upside down.



It evolves into Barbaracle starting at level 39.


Poke evoltuion (17)

A poison/dragon final form is unlocked when at level 48 when Skrelp evolves into Draglage.


Poke evoltuion (18)

Fire in the hole! Clauncher pumps up its one claw at level 37 to become Clawitzer.


Poke evoltuion (19)

When exposed to a Sun stone, this electric lizard will transform into Heliolisk.


Poke evoltuion (20)

Level the little dinosaur to 39 during the day to make him king of all the lizards.


Poke evoltuion (21)

Level this herbivore up at night to 39 in order to get yourself an Arourus.


Poke evoltuion (22)

Get your Eevee to have 2 affection hearts in Pokemon-AMie, teach it a Fairy-type move and it’ll evolve into Sylveon when it levels up.

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Poke evoltuion (25)

This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.


Poke evoltuion (23)

This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.


Poke evoltuion (24)

This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.



The gooey dragon evolves at level 40 into Sliggoo, and at level 50 while in the rain into Goodra.



This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.



This haunted tree grows into the scarier Trevenant when it is traded.



Trick or treat, evolve this pumpkin-themed ghost into a Gougeist when you trade it.



Its final form is Avalugg once you train it up to level 37.



This dark night Pokémon is the one that you deserve when it evolves in
to Noivern at level 48.



This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.



This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.



This Pokémon has no known evolutions currently.

Last Updated: October 22, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Still pissed that Raichu didn’t get a mega evolution. *Humf*

    • J_Joestar

      well the games haven’t been hacked apart by data miners yet, so we don’t really know how much stuff is still hidden in the coding.
      Not saying there WILL be a Mega Raichu, but saying that if Nintendo didn’t have a giveaway, we wouldn’t know Mega Blaziken ever existed so there may be more stones that just aren’t available through normal play.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        I seriously hope you are right lol. One of my all time favs!

        And I think that each of Eevee’s evolutions need to have a Mega Evolution. It would fit in perfectly.

        • J_Joestar

          Well i’m pretty sure they have saved a number of Megas for event distributions as they seem to love doing tie-in event giveaways, still can’t guarantee that it’ll be Pokemon you like that get them though.

  • Otto_ki

    That Sylveon was a bugger to get tried it the first time and got a Leafeon, So there was a grass stone close by. Then restarted the game did the whole Poke amie thing from scratch, flew far away and dinged my Eevee. BOOM! Sylveon 😛

    • sdfghjmk,l.;lhgfd

      me too i got 2 stinking leafeons! >:(

  • ToshZA

    “Evolution starts at level 35, if you’re holding your 3DS upside down.” How do people figure this stuff out? Epic.

    Also, nice guide, thanks Darryn.

    • Otto_ki

      If that is true then kudo’s for the one who found that out, and also “why would you even try that” XD

    • chris

      It’s level 30, not 35. Not sure why the article has it at 35.

    • Doodbro

      I have a 2ds…how do i shot web?

  • Craig Boonzaier

    Still loving my Doublade, gonna wait till it learns Sacred Sword at 51, then find a Dusk stone somewhere.

  • Kimberly Williams

    Any of you guys willing to do me a favor of trading two of my pokemon so they evolve, pweeze.

    • Dawson Briggs

      I will but I don’t know how

  • Sinead Montague

    i love pokemon and i love dragon tipes im trying to get them all and i love the legond at the end of y

  • johnny

    Wow thats cool

  • Misterpk92

    inkay evolves at level 30 while holding the 3ds upside down, not level 35

  • Annoymous

    And how did they expect us to figure out to evolve these Pokemon when there is no book on how, like diamond and pearl, black and white have. Only book you get is a stinkin walk through on where stuff are hidden and what type of Pokemon the gym leaders have. Its just bull

    There are also so many Floettes to evolve into Flogres with a Shiny Stone, but there is also many other Pokemon that also evolve with a Shiny Stone. But where are they all, seriously

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