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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to evolve Swadloon

The DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet reintroduces the Sewaddle family from Generation V, including Sewaddle, Swadloon, and Leavanny. However, evolving Swadloon into Leavanny is a bit different from the typical Bug-type evolution process. While evolving Sewaddle into Swadloon is straightforward, achieving Leavanny status will require some additional effort.

Whether you’re aiming to complete your Kitakami Pokedex or strengthen your team with the Nurturing Pokemon, here’s how to evolve Sewaddle.

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.

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