This guide will show you how to stop Pokemon from evolving and the advantages of doing so in the games Pokemon Sword and Shield.
To stop a Pokemon from evolving, all you need to do is wait for the evolution to start, and when the Pokemon is glowing, press the B Button on the Joy-con controller, and your Pokemon's evolution will be immediately stopped.
Be careful, as if you miss this chance to stop the evolution, there will be no way to return the Pokemon to its pre-evolved state.
The advantage of stopping an evolution is that Pokemon can learn moves at a lower level than when evolved. After evolving, Pokemon will often learn the same move at a higher level, or in some cases, they will lose the potential to learn the move at all.
Many Baby Pokemon have exclusive moves which can only be learned at this stage of evolution, so delaying evolution for these Pokemon is recommended if you want them to learn the exclusive moves.
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Stopping evolution once will not prevent the Pokemon from evolving later. All that is needed to evolve the Pokemon after stopping evolution is to fulfill the evolution condition again.
For example, if a Pokemon which evolves at Level 30 has its evolution stopped, it will attempt to evolve again on reaching Level 31.
In addition, in previous games it was impossible for a Pokemon which evolves by level up to evolve at Level 100 (the maximum level). However, in Pokemon Sword and Shield, Game Freak have introduced a solution to this – by giving a Level 100 Pokemon which evolves by level up a Rare Candy, it's now possible to evolve a Level 100 Pokemon.
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