Pokémon Scarlet & Violet feature many different Pokémon. As you find and catch these, you may notice that some do not evolve simply by leveling up. That is because there are various evolution methods, including trade evolution. This may leave you wondering what Pokémon evolve by trading in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
All Pokémon that evolve by trading in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
A handful of Pokémon will only evolve by trading in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. In addition to this, some of them must also be holding a specific item to evolve. Here are all Pokémon that evolve through trading in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
- Haunter - Gengar
- Scyther - Scizor
- Trade with Metal Coat
- Slowpoke - Slowking
- Trade with King's Rock
Haunter does not require an item to evolve into Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, so you can simply trade it. Scyther will require the Metal Coat held item, and Slowpoke will require the King's Rock held item. You can find Metal Coat at the Delibird Presents store in Levincia, while the King's Rock is found in the Delibird Presents store in Mesagoza after defeating four gyms.
If you do not have a friend with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to trade with, there is a subreddit called PokémonTrades. This is typically a safe place to trade Pokémon, but make sure you read the rules, guidelines, and suggestions before initiating a trade. Ensure that any communication is done in the subreddit and not through DM, but be aware you are trading with strangers at your own risk.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, check out Best Nature for Gastly, Haunter, & Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and How to evolve Haunter into Gengar in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.