The Teal Mask DLC is upon us, allowing Trainers to catch many new Pokemon. There’s a mix of new and returning creatures in the Kitakami Pokedex. For those Bug enthusiasts among you, one that you’ll absolutely want to add to your collection is Yanmega. This slick-looking Dragonfly Pokemon is one of the coolest Bug types in the series. This is how to get Yanmega in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask.
How to get Yanmega in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask
Yanmega is the evolved form of Yanma and has a rather unusual requirement. For Yanma to evolve, it must know the move, Ancient Power. Fortunately, Yanma learns this attack naturally at Level 34. With this move in the list, Yanma will evolve into Yanmega when it levels up next.
On your journey, you’ll likely find Yanma well above Level 34, and they don’t all know Ancient Power. If you catch one that doesn’t have the attack, fear not, as there’s a way around that.
Check out the Summary page for your Yanma and go onto the ‘Moves and Stats page.’ Press A to ‘Change Moves’ and select Ancient Power from the list of ‘Remembered Moves.’ On your next level up, you’ll be the proud owner of Yanmega.
Where can I find Yanma in the Teal Mask DLC?
Fortunately, you can find Yanma all over the place in Kitakami. I found mine right at the starting area on Kitakami Road.
You can also find Yanma around these highlighted locations on the map (pictured above). Yanma likes to run away from fights, but as they are abundant, you should get one within a few tries. If you’ve arrived in Kitakami a little over-leveled and you’re beating wild Pokemon in a single hit, I recommend teaching a party member False Swipes.
False Swipes is one of the best moves for catching wild Pokemon, as it will never kill the target. Even with a massive level advantage, the target Pokemon will always be left with at least 1hp. Even the most formidable Pokemon are easy to catch in this state, and if you’re looking to catch ’em all, False Swipes is essential.
If you’ve not got the Teal Mask yet and are wondering what level you need to be before you dive in, check out our guide. Game Freak has made the new region accessible for new and returning players, but the level recommendations are different depending on where you are in the story.