How to evolve Poliwhirl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – The Teal Mask DLC

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are games that allow you to do many things within its open-world structure. You can spend all day simply completing parts of the Pokédex, you can even shiny hunt for some new additions to your shiny dex, or you can spend time completing one of the three main stories the game has to offer. Sometimes, doing all of these isn’t incredibly straightforward though, such as finding evolution methods for Pokémon that you need to fill out your dex. One of these Pokémon that has an evolution method you might have to search for is Poliwhirl, which is a Pokémon added in The Teal Mask DLC. Here’s our guide on how to evolve Poliwhirl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – The Teal Mask DLC.

How to evolve Poliwhirl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – The Teal Mask DLC

Evolving Poliwhirl in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be a bit difficult if you don’t know what to do. There are two separate different Poliwhirl evolutions that you can get in-game, which are Poliwrath and Politoed. Poliwrath is the easier evolution of Poliwhirl that you can get, as you only need a Water Stone to evolve it into Poliwrath in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. To evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed though, it’s a little bit more involved. as you need to trade Poliwhirl while it’s holding a King’s Rock.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Evolve Poliwhirl

Here you can see Poliwhirl evolving, you can also see it’s pre-evolution Poliwag behind it. Screenshot: PC Invasion

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To be able to get a King’s Rock in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you’re going to need to do one of a few things. The first thing you can do is just buy one from Delibird Presents in Mesagoza after earning four gym badges. You can also just get one by talking to Geeta after completing the Gym Rematches post-game.

Can you evolve Poliwhirl too early?

There are some evolutions that lock you out of learning certain moves after evolution, but Poliwhirl is not one of those Pokémon. It turns out for both Poliwrath and Politoed that you can learn every move that Poliwhirl learns and more via the remembering moves feature of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet after you evolve your Poliwhirl.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available for purchase from the Nintendo Store.

Jack Salter
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Jack has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since January 2023. He is an avid enjoyer of the medium of video games, particularly JRPGs and platformers, but mostly anything he thinks looks cool. When he's not talking about Trails, Xenoblade, Pokémon, or Zelda, he enjoys spending his time watching anime that usually involve either mechs, music, or anything with great emotional character writing, like Gundam, Love Live, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War. He also enjoys listening to music of most genres and types, and is always on the search for media that combines his love for music with other mediums and genres, like Symphogear. Jack is also trying (and failing) to finish his ever-growing backlog.