How to catch and evolve Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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The new Coin Chest Pokemon, Gimmighoul
November 25, 2022: With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet embargoes breaking, we have a better idea than ever about how to evolve Gimmighoul.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are very nearly here, and leaks have been cropping up all over the place. It's all speculative until we know for sure, but here's a look at how to get and evolve Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If it can at all, of course.


Generation nine takes place in Paldea, a region based on Spain and the Mediterranean area around the Iberian Peninsula. There are plenty of returning Pokemon, and of course, a slew of new designs. Some of these have had fans scratching their heads as to how we will catch and evolve them, so here's a deeper dive into Gimmighoul and what we know.

While we eagerly await Generation nine's arrival, check out our full Pokedex list of officially spotted Pokemon right here, and where you can pre-order Pokemon Scarlet and Violet ahead of release.

How to get and evolve Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Though things are still a little unclear, we think we know how to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo now.


It would appear that, following on from early leaks, you do need to collect 999 Gold Coins to evolve Gimmighoul - of any form - into Gholdengo. Once you have the coins, you just need to level up Gimmighoul once to trigger the evolution.

Initially, we thought you'd need to collect the coins in Pokemon GO and evolve Gimmighoul before transferring it over, but it turns out that you won't have to transfer it at all.

Instead, it looks as if you need to collect 999 Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and then level up your Gimmighoul once while you have those coins in your inventory and you're all set.


Until we know a little more, consider checking out our other guides. We've covered the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet EXP farm location, how to get money fast, and how to get Ditto to help with farming shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, too.