Pokemon with duo evolutions can be hard to get, so here is how to evolve Applin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The fruity Dragon-types were introduced in Sword and Shield, as part of the Galarian Pokedex.
The two evolutions of Applin, the apple Pokémon, have vastly different appearances - Appletun resembles a big apple pie covered in pastry, whereas Flapple is like a burst-open fruit using the apple skin as wings.
To help you get started in the new region of Paldea, we recommend checking out how to get Herba Mystica and how to get Nature Mints. Stuck on some gym challenges? Here's our guide to evolving Sinistea, too!
Does Applin evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Yes, Applin evolves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet! Evolving an Applin can have two different outcomes, and both are great designs of Pokemon that are equally viable in battle. You can either get a Flapple or an Appletun.
To evolve them, you'll need a Sweet Apple or a Tart Apple item. The Tart Apple will evolve into a Flapple, and the Sweet Apple will get you an Appletun.
When does Applin evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? - Sweet Apple and Tart Apple locations
There is a very easy way to get the Sweet and Tart Apples in Scarlet and Violet, thankfully. All you need to do is head to a branch of Delibird Presents after gaining three Gym Badges.
These stores can be found in Levincia, Mesagoza, and Cascarrafa. All locations sell the apples in the Miscellaneous Items menu, for 2,200 Pokédollars each, or LP.
Then, simply give the Sweet or Tart Apple to your Applin as a Held Item. The next time it levels up, it'll turn into a Flapple or Appletun based on your choice!
Where to find an Applin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Finding an Applin is the hard part. The very hard part. We advise sticking to the areas highlighted on its habitat map, including outside of Artazon, in the Tagwood Thicket, and the area between Cascarrafa and Medali Towns.
If you do spy an Applin, it'll be hanging from a tree, so you'll need to use Koraidon or Miraidon's dash to knock it out of the tree so that you can battle it on the ground. Applins can also be found in Tera Raids occasionally.
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