How to catch and evolve Shelmet, Karrablast in Pokemon

Can’t figure out how to evolve your Karrablast and Shelm in Pokemon Sword and Shield? This is understandable because while it’s not difficult to do, once you understand the process, not everyone knows how.

Pokemon has a long tradition of adding new ways for Pokemon to evolve. Originally it was all about trading Pokemon, but each generation adds a new wrinkle to Pokemon evolution. Held items, leveling up in specific locations, and even keeping the gaming device upside down have all been used to add unique methods of evolving Pokémon.

Shelmet and Karrablast have arguably the most interesting evolution method to date. It takes very specific circumstances to develop them, and players are rewarded for taking the extra steps to do so. How to catch and evolve Shelmet and Karrablast in Pokemon Sword and Shield and Scarlet and Violet.

Where to catch Shelmet and Karrablast in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Shelmet and Karrablast can be caught on Route 7 in either Pokemon Sword or Shield.

While one might expect the Pokemon to be version exclusive, both Pokemon are available in both Gen Eight games. The two Pokemon are relatively rare spawns in tall grass, appearing only 5% of the time. Players can double their chances of spawning by making curry.

Along with Route 7, Shelmet and Karrablast have a chance to appear in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Wild Area. They are both found in the Hammerlocke Hills, Motostoke Riverbank, and Bridge Field areas of the Wild Area. They appear in Hammerlocke Hills and Motostoke Riverbank when it rains, while they appear in Bridge Field when the sky is overcast.

How to Evolve Shelmet and Karrablast in Pokemon Sword and Shield, GO

Players can evolve Shelmet and Karrablast by trading one of these Pokémon for the other with a different trainer.

If a Trainer trades a Shelmet for a Karrablast, the Karrablast will evolve into Escavalier upon completion of the trade. Meanwhile, the new Shelmet evolves into Accelgor for the other trainer.

This method of evolving Shelmet and Karrablast has been the standard since the duo’s inception, and it will likely be the case for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as well. The only game where the duo can evolve differently is Pokemon GO.

In Pokemon GO, players can evolve Shelmet and Karrablast by trading them or using 200 Candies. While this isn’t the highest asking price in the game, it does give players an incentive to simply trade to level them up rather than grinding to get the 200 candy required.

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