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Also how do you evolve Pokemon who evolve by trading in the main series like Steelix and Scizor?

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  • The team leader must deal the finishing attack that causes the target to faint.
  • The enemy must be on a tile next to the team leader when the finishing blow is delivered.(Pokemon such as legendaries that have a short cutscene after defeat are an exception to this rule)

Increasing the recruit rate

  • Have the leader hold a Friend Bow, increasing the the recruitment rate by 10%.
  • Use Gifts.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, a Gift raises the recruitment rate for Pokémon of one particular type. They are given to the Pokémon and the Pokémon will decide whether to accept the Gift and join the team or not. The Gift isn't lost from the items list after being rejected. These Gifts do not work on evolved Pokémon.
There are also Gifts for specific Pokémon.
Gifts are given as prizes after completing missions. They can be bought at Cinccino's Gift shop. They are also available with specific passwords.

These are the only ways to increase the recruitment rate in Gates to Infinity, there were a lot more in EoS.


In previous Mystery Dungeon games, Pokemon that evolved via trading in the core series were evolved using an in-game item called the Link Cable.
This item is not available in Gates to Infinity however. The thing is though, you don't need it.
Here are all the Pokemon that evolve via ''trading'':

enter image description hereAlakazam
enter image description hereMachoke
enter image description hereGraveler
enter image description hereHaunter
enter image description herePoliwhirl
enter image description hereSlowpoke
enter image description hereOnix
enter image description hereSeadra
enter image description hereElectabuzz
enter image description hereMagmar
enter image description herePorygon
enter image description herePorygon2
enter image description hereDusclops
enter image description hereClamperl

None of these Pokemon can be found in Gates to Infinity. Case closed.

Source: Bulbapedia

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how to recruit

  1. The leader must finish the Pokemon off
    2.the Pokemon must be adjacent to the leader when the leader finishs it off

You can also make the leader hold the friend bow to increase the chance of them wanting to join and/or use gifts.

how to evolve Pokemon that require trade

You need to find a link cable to evolve Pokemon that require trading in the older games.

Where to find the item?(in older gens)

>The item itself can be found at the lottery store, the sunken treasure mini game or by taking a treasure chest to Ramparados' hut for P150

Put none of the Pokemon that evolve can be found in gates to infinity and the link cables doesnt even exist in gates to infinity.

Pokemon tha require trade to evolve

Hope I helped! :D

Source: exprience and http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/683850-pokemon-mystery-dungeon-gates-to-infinity/answers/348560-does-anyone-know-how-to-evolve-pokemon-that-normally-evolve

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Quote block? :/
No, i wrote the answer myself, expect for the where to find the item part
Yes, so add a > in front of the part that you directly copied and pasted :/
Funny how you just took some pieces off of Crimson's answer.
Well you learn from other people too
You can't copy other answers lol.
I didnt copy exactly his answer i just added stuff that he had