Pokémon Scarlet and Violet feature a plethora of new Pokémon that are specific to the Paldea region. These new Pokémon don’t make up the entire Pokédex in Scarlet and Violet, though, as there are hundreds of returning mons as well.
From Pikachu to Donphan to Grimmsnarl, there are plenty of Pokémon that players have likely seen before in previous games. Included on that list is the Larvitar line, which is made up of Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar. The final evolution in the line, Tyranitar, is one of the most popular Pokémon in the franchise’s history. However, in order to acquire Tyranitar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players need to figure out how to evolve Pupitar.
While Pupitar doesn’t have any fancy evolution method tied to it, players have notoriously struggled to evolve the blue-shell Pokémon. The Larvitar line was introduced in Generation II and since then, Pupitar’s evolution method has not changed. However, that doesn’t mean players aren’t still struggling with it to this day. In this guide, we’ll go over all of the pertinent details regarding Pupitar’s evolution into Tyranitar.
Evolve Pupitar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
For starters, you can evolve Larvitar into Pupitar beginning at level 30. All you need to do is level the Pokémon up to that level, there are no held items or move requirements in addition to that. Once you have your Pupitar, you better get used to it. In order to evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar, you need to raise it to level 55. This is one of the highest level requirements to evolve a Pokémon in the entire series.
There are a few ways you can do this. The first is to simply raise Pupitar as normal and get it to level 55 by battling. You could also take the faster route by farming Exp. Candy, which can be picked up on the ground or earned as a reward in Tera Raids. Using high-tier Exp. Candy on your Pupitar will speed up the evolution process rapidly.
Regardless of how you choose to raise the Pupitar, getting it to level 55 is the only way to evolve it into Tyranitar in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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