Every generation sees a new pseudo-legendary added to the fray. Starting out with Dragonite back in Generation 1, to the latest addition to the line-up, Baxcalibur. Given their pseudo-legendary status, these powerful Pokémon can be tricky to obtain and Paldea’s pseudo-legendary is no exception. Here’s our guide on how to evolve Arctibax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to evolve Arctibax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Arctibax is the middle evolution of the new pseudo-legendary line. It starts out with Frigibax and then finally evolves into Baxcalibur. All three forms share the same Dragon and Ice typing, which is an incredibly strong offensive type combination. It does leave this line vulnerable to several common types, but thanks to Baxcalibur’s incredible 145 Base Attack, this trade-off is worthwhile.
To evolve Arctibax into Baxcalibur in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet all you have to do is train it to level 54. This is one of the highest-level evolutions in the franchise, meaning most players won’t be able to obtain a Baxcalibur until they approach the end game. For context, this is just short of the levels of the Elite 4 members’ Pokémon.
Baxcalibur cannot be caught in the wild, so you’ll have to evolve its predecessor to get one. The only other alternative is to catch a Baxcalibur through a 5* or 6* Tera Raid. However, these raids are difficult to complete without a dedicated, EV-trained Pokémon.
Naturally, to evolve Arctibax in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you’ll first have to catch one. The ice dragon can be encountered on Glaseado Mountain. Both Arctibax and its predecessor Frigibax are rare spawns here and can take a while to find. To improve your chance consider using a sandwich that provides the Encounter: Dragon buff.