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How to Evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

From cadet to knight
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While the majority of Pokemon are capable of evolving under their own power, there are some that need an extra helping hand. In the original games, this usually meant using Evolutionary Stones, but in newer games, some Pokemon have special evolutionary items just for them. A new Pokemon for Scarlet and Violet has not just one of these, but two! Here’s how to evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

In its base form, Charcadet is just a little Fire-type dude, but when you give it a special set of armor, it can evolve into one of two forms: the Fire/Psychic-type Armarouge or the Fire/Ghost-type Ceruledge. The catch here is that the items required to get these forms are version-exclusive. You can only get Armarouge’s evolutionary item in Pokemon Scarlet, and you can only get Ceruledge’s evolutionary item in Pokemon Violet.

Related: Why does Pokemon Have 2 Different Versions of Each Game?

So how do you actually get these items? There’s an old guy in Zapapico who will provide them to you, but only if you trade him some Pokemon materials. When you battle a particular Pokemon in the wild, you’ll usually receive a certain number of their signature material afterward, so you’ll need to go hunting for particular Pokemon.

Getting the Materials

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Here are the materials you need to get for each version of the game:

  • If you’re playing Pokemon Scarlet, you’ll need to get 10 Bronzor Fragments from Bronzors
  • If you’re playing Pokemon Violet, you’ll need to get 10 Sinistea Chips from Sinisteas

Once you have ten of the required material, take a trip to Zapapico and look for the old guy near a small fountain. He’ll have an orange speech bubble over his head asking for a trade. He’ll give you a cryptic spiel about the armor’s origins, but if you agree to his trade and hand him the materials, he’ll fork it over. In Pokemon Scarlet, he’ll give you the Auspicious Armor, and in Pokemon Violet, he’ll give you the Malicious Armor. To evolve Charcadet, simply put it in your party, then use the Armor item on it from your inventory. It’ll evolve into Armarouge or Ceruledge on the spot with the Auspicious Armor or Malicious Armor, respectively.

Congratulations, you’ve gotten yourself a proper knight, wreathed in supernatural flames! I can’t think of any situation that isn’t improved by one of those, frankly.

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