All Pokemon that evolve by trading in Pokemon Go
Evolving Pokemon often calls for specific requirements in Pokemon Go, and some particular species need to be traded to trigger their evolution. Here’s a complete list of all trade evolutions available in Pokemon Go.
In Pokemon Go, most Pokemon can be evolved by spending Candy, but others require special evolution items like Sinnoh or Unova Stones. If these weren’t enough already, many other species have unique methods for evolution.
Additionally, there are a few Pokemon that can only evolve through trading between two players, so here’s the full list of species that require a trade to evolve as well as the details on how to evolve them in Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go: All Pokemon that evolve by trading
Below you’ll find every Pokemon that evolves by trading in Pokemon Go:
How to evolve a Pokemon by trading in Pokemon Go
To evolve a Pokemon by trading in Pokemon Go, you’ll first need to have a friend to trade with. Both players will have to be near each other, no more than approximately 100 meters away. Lastly, both trainers need to be at least level 10.
Once you find a friend and you’re both ready to trade, follow these simple steps to trade in Pokemon Go:
- In the Pokemon Go map view, tap your Avatar Icon.
- Tap the ‘Friends‘ tab and look for the friend you want to trade with.
- Click on ‘Trade‘ below the XP bar and wait for your friend to do the same.
- After both of you choose Pokemon to exchange, click on ‘Confirm‘ to complete the trade.
Trading one of the Pokemon listed above will remove the Candy requirement and allow players to evolve it by spending nothing but Stardust. The amount of Stardust needed varies depending on the species.
It’s important to note that Pokemon can only be traded once in Pokemon Go, so you won’t be able to get your Pokemon back after trading. Stardust requirements for trading also depend on the rarity of the Pokemon and the Friendship level.
Since not all Pokemon Go players can be in physical proximity to their friends, these Pokemon can also evolve by spending Candy, but the requirement can be greater than the standard amount.
Gen 1 Pokemon Haunter, Graveler, Kadabra, and Machoke need 100 Candy to evolve because the trade evolution mechanic was introduced a few years after Pokemon Go’s launch.
Boldore, Gurrdurr, Karrablast, Phantump, Pumpkaboo, and Shelmet, on the other hand, need 200 Candy to evolve if not traded, which makes it far more difficult to achieve.
That’s all you need to know about trade evolutions in Pokemon Go. We’ll update the list in case more Pokemon with this evolving mechanic make their way into the game.
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