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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 evolution is also available here.

How Evolution Works

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 is suited to its genre.

Strengthens Pokemon

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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 moves/abilities.

Evolution Level Depends on Pokemon

The evolution timing varies for each Pokemon. Pokemon like Garchomp, which evolves twice, starts off as Gible, then evolves into Gabite at level 6, and eventually evolves into Garchomp at level 10. On the other hand, Talonflame starts off as Fletchling, then evolves into Fletchinder at level 5, and eventually evolves into Talonflame at level 7.

Pokemon 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Level 1
Fletchling.pngFletchling
Level 5
Fletchinder.pngFletchinder
Level 7
Talonflame.pngTalonflame
Level 1
Gible.pngGible
Level 6
Gabite.pngGabite
Level 10
Evolution-Garchomp.pngGarchomp

Not All Pokemon Evolves in Pokemon UNITE

No Evolution
Pokemon like Pikachu and Lucario do not evolve. However, they are actually already evolved Pokemon. It is important to know which Pokemon can or can't evolve before picking them.

How to Evolve Pokemon

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

Efficient Ways to Gain Experience Points
CheckDefeat Wild Pokemon
CheckCapture Goals
CheckDefeat Enemy Pokemon
CheckTime Elapsed

How to Level Up Fast: CS Guide

Defeat Wild Pokemon

Wild Pokemon
Wild Pokemon are scattered throughout the map. They are the main source for experience points. The experience points they give varies for each Wild Pokemon.

Pokemon Description
AipomAipom Points Earned: 2 - 5
Early on, Aipom has low points to give. It will not appear in the remaining 2 minutes.
BouffalantBouffalant Points Earned: 4 - 7
Grants a buff that makes attacks reduce enemy movement speed.
RotomRotom Points Earned: 20
Rotom heads towards an enemy goal and aid the allied team in capturing it. Enables faster charging time.

Wild Pokemon Guide

Capture Goals

Goal
Capturing goals is an objective that grants experience points. It is not a simple task but there are strategies that guide players in capturing goals.
Best Goal Timing: When to Score

Defeat Enemy Pokemon

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

The best way to ensure defeating enemy Pokemon is knowing which Pokemon to use.
Tier List: Best Pokemon to Use

Time Elapsed

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As time passes during matches, Pokemon gain experience points little by little. All Pokemon receive the same amount of experience points this way, so there is no advantage nor disadvantage given.

Pokemon Evolution List

Attacker

Pokemon 1st Evolution 2nd Evolution
Level: 4
Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales
Level: 1
Alolan VulpixAlolan Vulpix
-
Level: 7
CinderaceCinderace
Level: 1
ScorbunnyScorbunny
Level: 5
RabootRaboot
Level: 1
CramorantCramorant
- -
Level: 7
GreninjaGreninja
Level: 1
FroakieFroakie
Level: 5
FrogadierFrogadier
Level: 1
PikachuPikachu
- -
Level: 9
VenusaurVenusaur
Level: 1
BulbasaurBulbasaur
Level: 5
IvysaurIvysaur

Speedster

Pokemon 1st Evolution 2nd Evolution
Level: 1
AbsolAbsol
- -
Level: 9
GengarGengar
Level: 1
GastlyGastly
Level: 5
HaunterHaunter
Level: 7
TalonflameTalonflame
Level: 1
FletchlingFletchling
Level: 5
FletchinderFletchinder

All-Rounder

Pokemon 1st Evolution 2nd Evolution
Level: 9
CharizardCharizard
Level: 1
CharmanderCharmander
Level: 4
CharmeleonCharmeleon
Level: 10
GarchompGarchomp
Level: 1
GibleGible
Level: 6
GabiteGabite
Level: 1
LucarioLucario
- -
Level: 9
MachampMachamp
Level: 1
MachopMachop
Level: 5
MachokeMachoke

Defender

Pokemon 1st Evolution 2nd Evolution
Level: 4
CrustleCrustle
Level: 1
DwebbleDwebble
-
Level: 4
SlowbroSlowbro
Level: 1
SlowpokeSlowpoke
-
Level: 1
SnorlaxSnorlax
- -

Supporter

Pokemon 1st Evolution 2nd Evolution
Level: 4
EldegossEldegoss
Level: 1
GossifleurGossifleur
-
Level: 1
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
- -
Level: 4
WigglytuffWigglytuff
Level: 1
JigglypuffJigglypuff
-

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Match Types and Rules
Crustle Icon.pngMatch Types Explanation Slowbro Icon.pngUnite Battle Guide
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Alolan Ninetales Icon.pngHow to Use Training Mode Garchomp Icon.pngFair Play Points Guide

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Lillipup.pngRecall Guide and Best Timing Combee.pngSuper Jump Guide
Charizard Icon.pngVision Guide: How Does Vision Work? Venusaur Icon.pngEvolution: How to Evolve and Timing
Audino.pngCharacter Creation Guide Corphish.pngFree Rotation Guide
Vespiquen.pngMicrotransactions Guide Snorlax Icon.pngAttack Vs. Special Attack
Drednaw.pngBadge Guide and Explanation Pokemon Icon.pngHow to Check Team Score
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Rotom.pngHow to Increase Movement Speed Pachirisu.pngCritical Hit Guide
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