How to evolve Gimmighoul in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

By Melany Moncada


Nov 19, 2022

Reading time: 1 min

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was released on November 18 and players got an answer to the burning question, how to evolve Gimmighoul.

Gimmighoul initially showed up for the first time in Pokémon Go in its Roaming Form. This little Pokémon followed players around until it was revealed that it was from the Paldea region. In Pokémon Go, some Poke Stops turned golden and would grant a mysterious coin to players. Now we know the purpose of the coins.

Gimmighoul has two forms: Roaming and Chest. Roaming is available in Pokémon Go, while Chest is part of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The Roaming Form grants between one and five coins and the Chest grants 50 coins.

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Players will need 999 to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo. The reception to Gholdengo seems to be positive in comparison with the response the community had for Gimmighoul. Some players called the design “lazy”. Gholdengo is a Steel Ghost type.

How to evolve Gimmighoul in Pokémon Go

It is unclear what will happen with Gimmighoul in Pokémon Go. According to some reports, it will be possible to catch it once the games are linked in 2023. The Golden Poke Stops have already disappeared from the map and coins are no longer available. Pokémon Go is yet to clarify if Gimmighoul can be found in the wild and if only the Roaming Form will be available.

Once the games are linked in 2023, it won’t be possible to transfer Pokémon between Pokémon Go and Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon is also restricting the trades from sites like Pokémon Showdown that create illegally modified Pokémon. Players that incur in this, will be banned from Pokémon Home and as result, will lose access to all trading options, and online plain in any of the Pokémon games.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is currently available.


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