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How to Evolve Dunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Dunsparce squared.
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As more and more Pokemon come into being in new generations of the franchise, some Pokemon tend to get left in the dust. Ones that seem like they should’ve gotten some kind of new evolution or form wind up forgotten by history. Luckily, after many years, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has finally given that chance to one such Pokemon. Here’s how to evolve Dunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Evolve Dunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Originally added to the National Dex all the way back in the second generation of Pokemon games (that’s in the year 2000 for you young’ins out there), Dunsparce is a pure Normal-type Pokemon resembling a little snakey thing with wings and a drill tail. It’s been a commonly-held belief over the years that Dunsparce was meant to grow into something bigger, with fans cooking up all kinds of theories of what that new form would look like.

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In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Dunsparce has finally gotten its evolutionary shot with a new form: Dudunsparce. It’s basically still just Dunsparce, but with a double-length body, double the spikes on its face, double eyelids, and a bigger tail. A bit underwhelming, perhaps, but hey, it’s something.

Evolving into Dundunsparce

So how do you evolve a Dunsparce into Dudunsparce? Simple: all you need to do is level up your Dunsparce once while it knows the move Hyper Drill. You can teach a Dunsparce this move through the use of a TM, either sourced in the wild or created at a Pokemon Center’s TM Machine, or just wait until it learns the move natively at level 32. Either way, the next time it levels up while knowing Hyper Drill, Dunsparce will evolve into Dudunsparce.

Dunsparce always struck me as a chill Pokemon, so maybe a slightly longer body was all it really wanted in life. Let’s not be judgemental of it.

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