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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Phantump into Trevenant

Phantump and Trevenant, the ghost-and-grass-type Pokemon originally hailing from the Kalos region, have made their way into the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet universe via The Teal Mask DLC. While these eerie tree Pokemon can be encountered relatively commonly in the Kitakami area, evolving them requires assistance from fellow players. Here, we’ll elaborate on how to locate Phantump and facilitate its evolution.

Locating Phantump in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Phantump can be spotted in two primary locations: the Timeless Woods and the bamboo forest within Kitakami. They are reasonably prevalent in these areas.

How to Evolve Phantump into Trevenant

To usher Phantump into its evolved form, Trevenant, you must engage in a trade with another player. Once the trade takes place with the other player, Phantump will undergo an immediate evolution.

For those seeking a convenient method to locate players interested in trading Phantumps for Trevenant evolutions, YouTuber Austin John Plays has devised the trade code “07080708.” It’s important to note that using this code will result in a one-way trade of your Phantump, and the other trainer may disconnect, preventing you from reclaiming your original Trevenant. If you possess a shiny Phantump or one with specific desired stats, reaching out to a friend for a trade may be a more prudent option.

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Players without a Nintendo Switch Online subscription will need to engage in local trades with friends to facilitate Phantump’s evolution. However, it’s worth mentioning that Trevenant can also be encountered in the wild, particularly in the eastern region of the Timeless Woods, as observed during our exploration.

Acquiring Pawmi and Pawmo

To embark on this evolutionary journey, you must first obtain either Pawmi or Pawmo. It’s worth noting that Pawmo is relatively rare in the wild. Thus, it’s advisable to capture a Pawmi, which is more commonly found in the Southern Paldea region, particularly in areas south of the Academy and around Los Platos. Pawmo, on the other hand, can be encountered throughout Paldea, with the exception of icy regions, but its appearances are less frequent.

Evolving Pawmi into Pawmo

Once you’ve successfully captured a Pawmi, the next step is to facilitate its evolution into Pawmo. Pawmi, initially a pure Electric-type Pokemon, undergoes this transformation naturally when it reaches Level 18. This transition not only changes its appearance but also alters its typing to Electric and Fighting.

Unlocking the Mighty Pawmot

Now that you have a formidable Pawmo at your disposal, the goal is to unlock its ultimate form, Pawmot. However, this evolution is unlike the conventional methods seen in most Pokemon. To trigger Pawmo’s evolution into Pawmot, you must engage in the “Let’s Go” mode, allowing your Pokemon to roam freely outside its Poke Ball.

Here’s the process in detail:

  1. Prepare Your Party: Place Pawmo in the top slot of your active party of Pokemon.
  2. Release Pawmo: While in the game, press the R button to release Pawmo from its Poke Ball. This action allows it to explore and move about independently.
  3. Accumulate 1,000 Steps: To initiate the evolution, Pawmo needs to take 1,000 steps outside its Poke Ball. Unfortunately, there is no in-game pedometer to track this progress, so you’ll need to estimate the steps manually.
  4. Level Up: Following the accumulation of 1,000 steps, Pawmo must level up to trigger the evolution. It’s important to note that the evolution will occur upon reaching the next level after accumulating the required steps.

To expedite this process, some players have discovered a helpful trick. By releasing Pawmo in Let’s Go mode and having it roam around under the roof of a Pokemon Center, you can effectively rack up steps more quickly. This method involves utilizing the high jump abilities of Pokemon like Koraidon or Miraidon to access the roof of a Pokemon Center, where Pawmo can run around freely while counting steps toward its evolution.

In conclusion, evolving Pawmi into Pawmot in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a unique and engaging process that involves careful planning and exploration in the “Let’s Go” mode. By following these steps and utilizing the helpful tip provided, you’ll be well on your way to unleashing the full potential of this charming electric bear Pokemon.

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