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This is a guide on the evolution mechanic in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to learn all about what evolution is, and how evolution works. The list of Pokemon evolutions is also available here.

How Evolution Works

Pokemon UNITE - Blastoise Evolution
Pokemon UNITE won't be a true Pokemon game without an evolution mechanic. However, since Pokemon UNITE is the first ever Pokemon MOBA game, the evolution mechanic has been tweaked a bit to match the gameplay.

Strengthens Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Greninja Farming Vespiquen in the Bot Lane

Similar to other Pokemon games, the core effect of evolution is a stronger Pokemon. In Pokemon UNITE, evolution increases a Pokemon's stats, and unlocks stronger movesets.

Evolution Level Depends on Pokemon

Pokemon 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Level 1
Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame 1st Evolution FletchlingFletchling
Level 5
Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame 2nd Evolution FletchinderFletchinder
Level 7
Pokemon UNITE - TalonflameTalonflame
Level 1
Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp 1st Evolution GibleGible
Level 5
Pokemon UNITE - Garchomp 2nd Evolution GabiteGabite
Level 9
Pokemon UNITE - GarchompGarchomp

The evolution timing varies for each Pokemon. Pokemon like Garchomp, which evolves twice, starts off as Gible, then evolves into Gabite at level 5, and eventually evolves into Garchomp at level 9. On the other hand, Talonflame starts off as Fletchling, then evolves into Fletchinder at level 5, and eventually evolves into Talonflame at level 7.

Passive EXP Gain Stops Before Evolving

Pokemon UNITE - Slowbro not Evolving by Passive EXP

All Pokemon gain experience points over time even without doing anything. However, the passive EXP gain stops just before levelling up if the next level would cause the Pokemon to evolve. When this happens, you need to farm Wild Pokemon defeat opponents, or score goals to level up and evolve. Once this happens, the passive EXP gain should kick in again.

Gain Unstoppable Buff for a Short Time

Pokemon UNITE - Evolving Gives Unstoppable Buff

When a Pokemon evolves, it gains an Unstoppable status effect while the animation plays. This gives the Pokemon a moment of invulnerability. Keep this in mind when clashing with the opponents. Evolving at the right time can help you dodge a powerful move!

List of Status Effects: Buffs and Debuffs

Not All Pokemon Evolve in Pokemon UNITE

Example of Pokemon that do not Evolve
Pikachu ImagePikachu Lucario ImageLucario Cramorant ImageCramorant

Pokemon like Pikachu, Lucario and Cramorant do not evolve but are actually evolved Pokemon already. It is important to know which Pokemon can or can't evolve before picking them.

How to Evolve Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Charmander Evolving to Charmeleon

The only way for a Pokemon to evolve in Pokemon UNITE is by gaining experience points during a match and leveling up. There are several ways to gain experience points and level up in a match:

Efficient Ways to Gain Experience Points
CheckDefeat Wild Pokemon
CheckScore Goals
CheckDefeat Enemy Pokemon
CheckPassive EXP Over Time

How to Level Up Fast: CS Guide

Defeat Wild Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Eldegoss Farming with Alolan Ninetales

Defeating Wild Pokemon scattered throughout the map will be your main source of experience points. The experience points they give vary depending on the Wild Pokemon.

Wild Pokemon Guide

Scoring Goals

Pokemon UNITE - Zeraora Scoring Goal
Scoring goals is also an action that grants experience points. The amount of experience points you gain from scoring a goal increases based on the number of points you scored for that goal.

Best Goal Timing: When to Score

Defeat Enemy Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Zeraora Defeating Lucario

Defeating enemy Pokemon also grants experience points. Generally, the higher the enemy Pokemon's level, the higher the experience points given.

If taking down enemy Pokemon is your focus, you'll want to pick a strong Pokemon capable of taking your enemies out quickly and efficiently.
Tier List: Best Pokemon to Use

Passive EXP Over Time

Pokemon UNITE - Pikachu Reaching Level 6 by Passive EXP

As time passes during matches, Pokemon gain experience points little by little. All Pokemon receive the same amount of experience points this way, and serves to help speed up the pacing of the game.

Pokemon Evolution List

Attacker

Basic Form 1st Evolution Final Evolution
Level: 1
Alolan VulpixAlolan Vulpix
Level: 4
Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales
-
Level: 1
ScorbunnyScorbunny
Level: 5
RabootRaboot
Level: 7
CinderaceCinderace
Level: 1
CramorantCramorant
- -
Level: 1
RowletRowlet
Level: 5
DartrixDartrix
Level: 7
DecidueyeDecidueye
Level: 1
RaltsRalts
Level: 5
KirliaKirlia
Level: 9
GardevoirGardevoir
Level: 1
FroakieFroakie
Level: 5
FrogadierFrogadier
Level: 7
GreninjaGreninja
Level: 1
PikachuPikachu
- -
Level: 1
EeveeEevee
Level: 4
SylveonSylveon
-
Level: 1
BulbasaurBulbasaur
Level: 5
IvysaurIvysaur
Level: 9
VenusaurVenusaur

Speedster

Basic Form 1st Evolution Final Evolution
Level: 1
AbsolAbsol
- -
Level: 1
GastlyGastly
Level: 5
HaunterHaunter
Level: 9
GengarGengar
Level: 1
FletchlingFletchling
Level: 5
FletchinderFletchinder
Level: 7
TalonflameTalonflame
Level: 1
ZeraoraZeraora
- -

All-Rounder

Basic Form 1st Evolution Final Evolution
Level: 1
CharmanderCharmander
Level: 4
CharmeleonCharmeleon
Level: 9
CharizardCharizard
Level: 1
GibleGible
Level: 5
GabiteGabite
Level: 9
GarchompGarchomp
Level: 1
LucarioLucario
- -
Level: 1
MachopMachop
Level: 5
MachokeMachoke
Level: 9
MachampMachamp
Level: 1
BounsweetBounsweet
Level: 4
SteeneeSteenee
Level: 6
TsareenaTsareena

Defender

Basic Form 1st Evolution Final Evolution
Level: 1
SquirtleSquirtle
Level: 5
WartortleWartortle
Level: 9
BlastoiseBlastoise
Level: 1
DwebbleDwebble
Level: 4
CrustleCrustle
-
Level: 1
SkwovetSkwovet
Level: 5
GreedentGreedent
-
Level: 1
SwinubSwinub
Level: 5
PiloswinePiloswine
Level: 9
MamoswineMamoswine
Level: 1
SlowpokeSlowpoke
Level: 4
SlowbroSlowbro
-
Level: 1
SnorlaxSnorlax
- -

Supporter

Basic Form 1st Evolution Final Evolution
Level: 1
ChanseyChansey
Level: 4
BlisseyBlissey
-
Level: 1
GossifleurGossifleur
Level: 4
EldegossEldegoss
-
Level: 1
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
- -
Level: 1
JigglypuffJigglypuff
Level: 4
WigglytuffWigglytuff
-

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Recall Guide and Best Timing.pngRecall Guide and Best Timing Super Jump Guide.pngSuper Jump Guide
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