There are hundreds of evolutions across the Pokémon franchise. Learning them all on your own is practically impossible, especially as many have very specific requirements. Regardless, evolution is a key mechanic in Pokémon, especially for weaker Pokémon that rely on evolution to be viable. One such Pokémon is Hatenna, so here’s our guide on how to evolve Hatenna in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to evolve Hatenna in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Unlike some other Pokémon, the process of evolving Hatenna is fairly straightforward. To evolve Hatenna, all you have to do is level it up to level 32. At level 32 it will evolve into Hattrem, the adorable Serene Pokémon with a base stat total of 370.
Although Hattrem is much stronger than Hatenna, it’s still relatively weak when compared to other competing Pokémon. Thankfully, there is a third evolution that makes the Hatenna evolution line much more powerful. At level 42 Hatenna will evolve again, this time into Hatterene, the Silent Pokémon. Hatterene has an impressive base stat total of 510 and it gains the Fairy typing, which is arguably the best overall typing in Scarlet and Violet.
With the question of how to evolve Hatenna in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet answered, what’s the fastest way of getting those levels? For most players, you are best off grinding the highest-level Tera Raids you can manage. Tera Raids reward both Rare Candy and Exp Candy which can level up Pokémon quickly.
The best alternative is farming Chansey spawns that appear in Area Zero and just south of the Fairy Crew Base. The Fairy Crew Base can be found northwest of Glaseado Mountain in North Province (Area Three). If you choose this strategy, it is worth eating a sandwich beforehand that provides the Encounter Power: Normal buff.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet can be purchased on the Nintendo Store.