Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX: Evolution, How To Evolve Your Pokemon And Partner

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX was re-born March 6th, as it's so fresh players will be curious at how the evolution system works.

Can you evolve Pokemon in the new Mystery Dungeon? If so, how do you evolve your Pokemon? Is it similar to Sword and Shield?

Here's what you need to know

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Is Evolution In The Game?

There is evolution in-game but it is disallowed until after the meteor is destroyed, evolution is disallowed.

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How To Evolve Your Pokemon In Mystery Dungeon DX

After you clear the game, the player is informed that something weird is going on with Snubbull.

Once you reach the Whiscash Pond, you'll see Alakazam with a 'new' Pokemon (Snubbull).

Snubbull found himself changed after going into an opening of the stepping rocks on the pond - Alakazam will introduce you to him and tell you he had evolved and will be powered up.



After this, the cave under the rocks (Luminous Cave) will be opened. By entering the cave, the Pokemon can evolve.

Only one Pokemon will be able to enter at one time - you will need to make the Pokemon you wish to evolve the leader.

You must leave the cave and come back again if you want to further evolve, provided that you have fulfilled the requirements for evolution.

Your Pokemon has to be alone to enter the Luminous Cave. You would have to make it the leader of the team and let the other team members return to their Friend Areas.

To make a Pokemon the leader of the team, approach it in its Friend Area, and let it join the team. Talk to it again, and you can select the option "Make Leader". This will make your Pokemon the leader of the team.

Since your original leader is still part of the team, you will have to go to the Friend Area of the original leader and ask it to "Stand By". Your new leader will now be alone, and you can enter the Luminous Cave.


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Evolution Criteria

Most Pokemon require certain special items or other criteria before they can evolve.

Some Pokemon need a high IQ to evolve. Feeding Gummies is the only way in which you can raise the IQ of a Pokemon.

Criteria Location Evolves From Evolves Into
Fire StoneFiery FieldVulpixNinetails
Fire StoneFiery FieldGrowlitheArcanine
Fire StoneFiery FieldEeveeFlareon
Leaf StoneWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsGloomVileplume
Leaf StoneWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsWeepinbellVictreebell
Leaf StoneWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsExeggcuteExeggutor
Leaf StoneWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsNuzleafShiftry
Moon StoneSolar CaveNidorinaNidoqueen
Moon StoneSolar CaveNidorinoNidoking
Moon StoneSolar CaveClefairyClefable
Moon StoneSolar CaveJigglypuffWigglytuff
Moon StoneSolar CaveSkittyDelcatty
Sun StoneSolar CaveGloomBellossom
Sun StoneSolar CaveSunkernSunflora
ThunderstoneLightning FieldPikachuRaichu
ThunderstoneLightning FieldEeveeJolteon
Water StoneNorthwind FieldPoliwhirlPoliwrath
Water StoneNorthwind FieldShellderCloyster
Water StoneNorthwind FieldStaryuStarmie
Water StoneNorthwind FieldEeveeVaporeon
Water StoneNorthwind FieldLombreLudicolo
Link CableSolar Cave, after the HMs have been takenKadabraAlakazam
Link CableSolar Cave, after the HMs have been takenMachokeMachamp
Link CableSolar Cave, after the HMs have been takenGravelerGolem
Link CableSolar Cave, after the HMs have been takenHaunterGengar
Link Cable + DeepseascaleGrand Sea, Far-Off SeaClamperlGorebyss
Link Cable + DeepseatoothGrand Sea, Far-Off SeaClamperlHuntail
Link Cable + Dragon ScaleWyvern HillSeadraKingdra
Link Cable + King's RockWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsPoliwhirlPolitoed
Link Cable + King's RockWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsSlowpokeSlowking
Link Cable + Metal CoatSouthern CavernOnixSteelix
Link Cable + Metal CoatSouthern CavernScytherScizor
Link Cable + UpgradeWish Cave - Kecleon ShopsPorygonPorygon2
High IQ (5 Stars) GolbatCrobat
High IQ (5 Stars) TogepiTogetic
High IQ (5 Stars) ChanseyBlissey
High IQ (6 Stars) PichuPikachu
High IQ (6 Stars) CleffaClefairy
High IQ (6 Stars) IgglybuffJigglybuff
High IQ (6 Stars) AzurillMarill
High IQ (4 Stars) + Sun RibbonWyvern HillEeveeEspeon
High IQ (4 Stars) + Lunar RibbonNorthwind FieldEeveeUmbreon
Beauty ScarfWestern CaveFeebasMilotic



Mega Evolution

Awakening returns again. When you eat an Empowerment Seed, your Pokémon will get into the Awakened State.

This powers up the Pokémon and causes Linked Moves to always Critical Hit and ignore abilities and type disadvantages

This will also allow for Pokémon to Mega Evolve.

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