How to evolve Dunsparce into Dundunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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The Pokemon Dunsparce floating against a grassy background

Dunsparce fans, come forth - your favourite odd-shaped Pokemon has been given a new evolution! Yes, generations after it first appeared in Gold and Silver, a new form of Dunsparce is here. Here's how to evolve Dunsparce into Dudunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Originally introduced in Generation 2, Dunsparce is a Land Snake, which looks both insectoid and also amphibian. It is an odd design, but Dunsparce captured the hearts of many. It uses its drill-tipped tail to burrow underground, where it lives harmoniously with Digletts.

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Does Dunsparce evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

The so-called Land Snake Pokémon finally has an evolution, after waiting years to get a new form. And there's not just one - there are two! Dunsparce evolves into Dudunsparce, which can come in a two-segment or three-segment form.

Dudunsparce is essentially a Dunsparce but... more. It's got an extra body segment, more wings, more spikes, and more tail. What else could you want? The three-segment form adds another body segment, too.

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Dunsparce, and its evolution, are both Normal types. Here is what the Pokédex entry for Dudunsparce is:

This Pokemon uses its hard tail to make its nest by boring holes into bedrock deep underground. The nest can reach lengths of over six miles.
Image of Dunsparce asleep on the ground in the Pokemon anime.

How do I evolve Dunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? - What level does Dunsparce evolve?

For now, what we know about evolving a Dudunsparce is still based on leaks from those that managed to get Scarlet and Violet early, and is therefore still subject to change.

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It has been leaked that Dunsparce will evolve when it learns the move Hyper Drill, and levels up. We're not currently sure what level it will learn the move at, or whether a TM can be used at any time.

There was some discourse around Dunsparce's evolution, as some thought that the location made a difference, though this seems to have been proved false since.

Looking to evolve more Pokemon in Generation 9? Check out how to evolve Bisharp, how to evolve Quaxly, and how to evolve Finizen - and new 'Mon Sprigatito too!