Dipplin represents both a novel evolution for Applin and a fresh addition to the world of Grass and Dragon-type Pokémon, exclusively featured in The Teal Mask DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
If your goal is to complete your Pokédex by acquiring Dipplin, your initial task is to track down a Syrupy Apple within Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
In our guide, we will walk you through the process of evolving Applin into Dipplin and reveal the whereabouts of the elusive Syrupy Apple.
Locating Applin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You can encounter Applin in both the Paldea and Kitakami regions of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. In Paldea, Applin can be found in the following areas:
Meanwhile, in Kitakami, Applin can commonly be found in apple orchards. If you’re fortunate, you might even stumble upon a Terastallized Applin, especially in the Apple Hills of Kitakami.
Given that Applin is a rather diminutive Pokémon, it’s advisable to keep an eye on your Pokémon radar for its presence. Additionally, consuming a Sandwich or other food items that enhance your Encounter Power with Grass or Dragon-type Pokémon can be helpful.
After boosting our Encounter Power with Grass-types by consuming a Strawberry Shaved Ice from the Kitakami festival, we managed to locate two groups of Applins in Apple Hills.
Evolving Applin into Dipplin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The process of evolving Applin into Dipplin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is remarkably straightforward—all you require is a Syrupy Apple.
Once you’ve secured a Syrupy Apple, ensure that the Applin you wish to evolve is part of your active team. Open your Bag and navigate to the ‘Other Items’ section, where you’ll discover the Syrupy Apple.
Select the ‘Use this item’ option for the Syrupy Apple, and then choose your Applin as the target for evolution. Congratulations are in order—you now possess a Dipplin!
How to Evolve Swadloon into Leavanny in Scarlet & Violet
Swadloon evolves into Leavanny in Scarlet & Violet through leveling up with high friendship after reaching level 20.
Boosting Swadloon’s friendship is key to this evolution. You can increase friendship by having Swadloon in your party while walking around, giving it items, participating in auto-battles, and even washing it during picnics. Engaging in battles also contributes to friendship, but be cautious not to let Swadloon faint.
For a quicker friendship boost, equip Swadloon with a Soothe Bell. Catching a Sewaddle or Swadloon in a Luxury Ball accelerates the process, but if you can find a Friend Ball (though rare), it provides a significant head start in terms of friendship points.
To gauge your progress, visit the Friendship Checker in Cascarrafa. Look for a lady with a Marill in the center of the city north of the fountain. While she won’t provide an exact number, when she mentions, “You’re good friends, all right!” you’re either close to or ready for evolution.
After reaching the necessary friendship level, all that’s left is to level up Swadloon to trigger the evolution.
Where to Find Sewaddle in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Sewaddle is available as soon as you enter Kitakami. It resides in grassy areas and, due to its small size and green coloring, can be somewhat challenging to spot. However, there are plenty of Sewaddle crawling around the southern region of Kitakami, making it relatively easy to find.
Swadloon can also be caught but is rarer and found in fewer locations. You can encounter Swadloon in the southwest and southeast corners of the map, also within grassy areas.
How to Evolve Swadloon into Leavanny
Leavanny, the final evolution of Sewaddle, is highly sought after by many players. It can be obtained either in the wild or through evolution. However, the evolution process is slightly more complex than typical evolutions. Instead of merely leveling up, you must ensure that Swadloon has a high friendship level to trigger the transformation into Leavanny.
There are several methods to increase friendship in the game, such as walking with your Pokemon and arranging picnics. For a comprehensive guide on raising friendship, refer to our complete guide here. If you prefer to find Leavanny in the wild, it inhabits the same areas as Swadloon, near Mossfell Confluence and Wistful Fields. Nonetheless, evolving Swadloon directly is recommended as encountering Leavanny in the wild is relatively uncommon.