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After years of clamoring for a Dunsparce evolution, fans of the Normal-type Pokémon from Generation 2 finally had their wishes granted in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Dudunsparce is one of the few new evolutions added for existing Pokémon this generation, along with Farigiraf, Kingambit, and Annihilape.

If Dunsparce has been an integral part of your in-game teams ever since the Johto region, then you’ll undoubtedly want to know how to add its new evolution to your party in Paldea. Here’s everything to know about how to get Dudunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to get Dudunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

A wild Dunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
A wild Dunsparce initiates a battle. | Provided by Game Freak

Perhaps the simplest way to obtain a Dudunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to find one in the wild. However, like many other fully-evolved Pokémon, Dudunsparce is not particularly common in the wild. Trainers can occasionally find this Pokémon in four-star Tera Raid Battles. Otherwise, the only location it naturally spawns in the wild is Area Zero.

Conversely, its pre-evolution is available all throughout the Paldea region. Dunsparce has both fixed and random spawns in South Province Areas Three, Five and Six, along with West Province Area Two. It also has a chance of appearing in one-star and three-star Tera Raid Battles throughout the region.

Here are the other locations where Dunsparce can spawn in the wild:

  • Alfornada Cavern
  • Area Zero
  • Asado Desert
  • Dalizapa Passage
  • East Province Area One
  • East Province Area Two
  • East Province Area Three
  • South Province Area One
  • South Province Area Four
  • Tagtree Thicket
  • West Province Area Three

How to evolve Dunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Dudunsparce after evolving
Dudunsparce right after evolving from Dunsparce. | Provided by Game Freak

Since Dunsparce are far more common in the wild than Dudunsparce, the best way to get Dudunsparce in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is to simply catch a Dunsparce and then evolve it. Dunsparce evolves into Dudunsparce when it levels up while knowing Hyper Drill.

Hyper Drill is a new 100 base power Normal-type move and the signature move of the Dunsparce evolutionary line. Dunsparce naturally learns it by leveling up at level 32. If the player chooses to teach the move as soon as possible, then their Dunsparce will immediately evolve into Dudunsparce at level 32.

However, it is still possible to get this evolution even if you opt not to teach Hyper Drill right away. From the Pokémon’s moves list, you are able to remember old moves. After adding Hyper Drill to Dunsparce’s moveset at any point, simply level it up again and it will evolve into Dudunsparce.

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