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How to get Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trainers will need to evolve their Bisharp to obtain a Kingambit, so here’s how it’s done.

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Kingambit Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Here’s how to get Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by evolving a Bisharp you’ve caught across the Paldea region.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet delivered plenty of new Pokemon in the Paldea region. Along with new Pokemon, trainers are looking to discover the special evolution requirements for certain creatures.

Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Annihilape are not the only Pokemon that must be obtained using specific evolution requirements. The fan-favorite Pokemon Bisharp received an evolution called Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

In order to obtain Kingambit, Bisharp requires a special item called the Leader’s Crest.

Here’s how to get the Leader’s Crest and evolve Bisharp into Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

How to evolve Bisharp into Kingambit Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

While evolving Bisharp into Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet or Violet isn’t necessarily difficult there are a few steps to keep track of, which we’ve compiled below.

  1. Obtain the Leader’s Crest item
  2. Make your Bisharp hold the Leader’s Crest item
  3. With your Bisharp, defeat three wild Bisharp leading a pack of Pawniard
  4. Level up to evolve into Kingambit

For starters, to obtain the Leader’s Crest item, you’ll have to either catch or use Thief on a Bisharp leading a group of Pawniard. To do so, head to the bamboo thicket area in North Province (Area Two.)

You can either choose to evolve the Bisharp you caught to obtain Leader’s Crest, or give it to the one you may have already leveled up in your party.

Most of Bisharp’s Steel and Dark-type moves are resisted by other Bisharp. Therefore we recommend teaching your Bisharp the move Brick Break, which is 4x super effective against enemy Bisharp.

Where to find Bisharp or Pawniard in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Bisharp location Scarlet Violet Pokemon

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can find Bisharp in bamboo groves of Northern Province Area Two or Area Zero. These Bisharp will be tough to deal with as they’ll appear in levels over 50.

Northern Province Area Two is also where you’ll find the packs of Pawniard led by Bisharp, to get a Kingambit.

If you’d like to catch a Pawniard, they’re certainly more accessible throughout the early game of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You can find them in East Province Area Three, Inlet Grotto, North Province Area Two, and South Province Area Five.

While Pawniard is a powerful Pokemon early on, they’ll only evolve into Bisharp at level 52.


For more, find out how many Pokedex entries there are in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet or Scarlet & Violet trade codes for version exclusive Pokemon.

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