Does Smoliv evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? - How to get Dolliv and Arboliva

Smoliv's official design in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Each generation of Pokemon brings us a new, round Grass-type, and the Paldea games are no different. Let's look at how to evolve Smoliv in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Paldea's new Pokemon are very fittingly designed around Spanish and Mediterranean culture, such as Smoliv, the Olive Pokemon. It arrives alongside long-overdue Tauros forms, and starters reminiscent of the local culture. In this guide, we'll go over what Smoliv evolves into, and how to do it.

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Does Smoliv evolve in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Smoliv is a small, round, and adorable Grass- and Normal-type Pokemon. It is said that Smoliv's oil is incredibly bitter, and it uses this to ward off enemies. Smoliv also uses it to keep itself going without the need for food or water - just photosynthesis.

Smoliv has two evolutions: Dolliv and Arboliva. These haven't really been seen much, but some leaks have given us a glimpse at what they look like. Dolliv appears to be a small humanoid Pokémon, with olive shapes on the side of its head, and Arboliva is a taller humanoid still, but with long, branch-like arms that stick out to the side. These branches have fully ripened black olives on them.

A startled Smoliv in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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How do I evolve Smoliv in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Evolving Smoliv into its two subsequent evolutions is super easy. Unlike a lot of the Paldea Pokedex, Smoliv doesn't need any special conditions or items to evolve. You just need to level it up!

Smoliv will evolve into Dolliv at level 25, and then again into Arboliva at level 35.

Check out our other evolution guides to get a step up in Scarlet and Violet when they release! Here is how to evolve Bisharp, how to evolve Finizen, and how to evolve Dunsparce. We've also got the levels that Quaxly evolves at!

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