Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Ralts and Kirlia

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Lines like the evolutionary line that Ralts and Kirlia belong to are pretty interesting because it’s actually branching. This means depending on how you go about it you might end up with either Gardevoir OR Gallade. Here’s a quick guide on how to evolve Ralts and Kirlia.

When you get a Ralts on your team you’ll have a fairly solid dual type as it’s a Psychic/Fairy type that’s good against Dragon, Fighting, and other Psychics.

To get your Ralts to evolve into a Kirlia is a fairly simple task involving you leveling it to level 20. From there you have a choice to make.

If you decide you want to evolve it further into Gardevoir, the Pokemon that has made more people regret looking up Pokemon on Google Image search, you need to merely evolve Kirlia to level 30.

On the other hand, if your Kirlia is male you also have the option of evolving it into the Psychic/Fighting type Pokemon known as Gallade. To evolve Kirlia into a Gallade, you need to use a Dawn Stone on a Male Kirlia.

Beyond the type difference with Gardevoir being Psychic/Fairy and Gallade being Psychic/Fighting, the other main difference between the two is that while Gardevoir has a powerful Special Attack stat, Gallade tends to have a more powerful regular Attack stat. So it’s up to how you want your team set up. There’s no wrong answer though as each are equally amazing.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet features many new and unique ways to evolve Pokemon. While evolving your starters is straightforward, requiring you to simply level them up, evolving others like Finizen, Gimmighoul, Pawmo, Primeape and Girafarig requires a bit more.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is now available for Nintendo Switch. Let us know in the comments if there are any Pokemon evolutions you need help with.