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I'm wondering because I hate trying to evolve Inkay and I think it's weird lmao

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Basic Methods

  • Trade evolution (some require items, some don't)

  • Friendship evolution

  • Level up evolution

  • Leveling up while knowing a certain move

  • Leveling up while holding a certain item (like the Razor Claw)

  • Leveling up in a certain area

  • Evolving in a certain region (like giving Pikachu a Thunder Stone in Alola)

  • At a certain time in the day

  • Using an item (Fire Stone, Cracked Pot, etc.)

  • Evolving a Pokemon with a certain gender (for example Burmy or Combee)

  • Evolving in a certain game (like Rockruff)

Unique Evolution Methods

Tyrogue evolves into Hitmonchan if Attack < Defense, Hitmonlee if Attack > Defense, or Hitmontop if Attack = Defense.

Wurmple evolves into Silcoon or Cascoon starting at level 7, depending on its personality value. It is a hidden value determined when the Pokémon is caught and cannot be affected by the player.

When Nincada evolves into Ninjask (which it does starting at level 20), if there is an empty slot in the party, a Shedinja will appear. From Generation IV onward, the player must also have a spare standard Poké Ball in their Bag.

Feebas evolves into Milotic when it levels up if its Beauty condition is 170 or above. From Generation V onward, it can also evolve into Milotic when traded while holding a Prism Scale.

Burmy evolves starting at level 20, but its evolved form is determined by its gender and, if female, its cloak. As Burmy, its cloak changes according to the place where it last battled but has no effect on Burmy itself; once it evolves into Wormadam, its cloak no longer changes, and its types and the moves it can learn are dependent on its cloak.
Male Burmy → Mothim
Female Plant Cloak Burmy → Plant Cloak Wormadam (Bug/Grass)
Female Sandy Cloak Burmy → Sandy Cloak Wormadam (Bug/Ground)
Female Trash Cloak Burmy → Trash Cloak Wormadam (Bug/Steel)

Mantyke evolves into Mantine when it levels up if there is a Remoraid in the player's party.

Pancham evolves into Pangoro starting at level 32, if there is a Dark-type Pokémon in the party.

Inkay evolves into Malamar when it levels up starting at level 30, if the player's system is held upside-down when it levels up. On the Nintendo Switch, this can only be accomplished in handheld mode.

Eevee evolves into Sylveon if it has at least two hearts of Affection (Pokemon-Amie, Pokemon Refresh, or Pokemon Camp will all boost this stat).

Sliggoo evolves into Goodra starting at level 50, if it is raining or (in Generation VII) foggy in the overworld. (Rain that is only present in battle will not trigger the evolution.)

Meltan evolves into Melmetal when you feed it 400 Meltan Candy in Pokemon GO.

Galarian Farfetch'd evolves into Sirfetch'd after it lands three critical hits in a single battle.

Galarian Yamask evolves into Runerigus when the player travels through the stone gate in the Dusty Bowl after it has lost 49 HP or more from a single attack and did not faint in the same battle or since.

Milcery evolves into Alcremie when the player spins and strikes a pose while Milcery holds a Sweet. Unless Milcery is Shiny, Alcremie's color depends on the time of day, the length of the spin, and the direction of the spin; if Milcery is Shiny, Alcremie takes on its sole Shiny coloration. Alcremie's Sweet corresponds to the Sweet Milcery held.
Vanilla Cream: Spin clockwise quickly in the day
Ruby Cream: Spin anti-clockwise quickly in the day
Matcha Cream: Spin clockwise quickly at night
Salted Cream: Spin anti-clockwise quickly at night
Lemon Cream: Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds at night
Ruby Swirl: Spin anti-clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day
Caramel Swirl: Spin clockwise for over 5 seconds in the day
Mint Cream: Spin anti-clockwise for over 5 seconds at night
Rainbow Swirl: Spin anti-clockwise for over 10 seconds at dusk

Kubfu evolves into Urshifu when shown the scroll in one of the Towers of Two Fists. The form it evolves into depends on the tower it is trained in.
Kubfu evolves into Urshifu Single Strike Style when trained in the Tower of Darkness.
Kubfu evolves into Urshifu Rapid Strike Style when trained in the Tower of Waters.

Scyther evolves into Kleavor when exposed to Black Augurite.

Ursaring evolves into Ursaluna when exposed to Peat Block during a full moon.

Stantler evolves into Wyrdeer after using the Agile Style of Psyshield Bash at least 20 times.

White-Striped Basculin evolves into Basculegion after losing at least 294 HP from recoil damage, not counting damage that results in it fainting.

Hisuian Qwilfish evolves into Overqwil after using the Strong Style of Barb Barrage at least 20 times.

Methods of evolution
Unique evolution methods

Note that these evolution processes aren't necessarily exclusive -- a combination of several may be needed to evolve a specific Pokemon. For example, Sneasel evolves into Weavile when leveling up with the Razor Claw at night.

Hope this helps! :)

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High friendship , trade , trade with an item , level up , evolution stones inkay flip your console upside down after he levels 30 or higher

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Below are the causes and factors influencing evolution

  1. Levelling up
  2. High friendship
  3. Evolution stones
  4. Pokemon in party
  5. Reaching a specific area (Such as magnetic feild, caves)
  6. Levelling up near a special rock
  7. Holding an Item
  8. Trade holding an Item
  9. Day/Night
  10. Giving an Item
  11. Making changes in Console (Holding console upside down)
  12. Variations in Pokèmon Amie

Thank you!
Source: My experience.

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