Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Bramblin into Brambleghast

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have brought with them about 400 different Pokemon, each capable of evolving in different ways into different interesting forms. Whether you’re evolving Pokemon like Girafarig, Pawmo, and Gimmighoul that have a lot of hurdles to jump through, Pokemon like Misdreavus or Crabrawler that require a specific item, or just something like the starter Pokemon who require a more traditional approach, there’s a lot to consider.

The tumbleweed Ghost/Grass Pokemon known as Bramblin is a Pokemon that definitely requires a lot of work to evolve. Let’s get into how.

How to evolve Bramblin into Brambleghast in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Bramblin is one of the many many Pokemon with a dark story behind it. If there’s a ghost that hasn’t been able to move on yet and it gets trapped within tumbleweed it becomes forever trapped within, becoming a Bramblin. Fun!

Let’s say you want this round horror to evolve into its larger form known as Brambleghast, a bigger tumbleweed that, according to its Pokedex entries, rolls into people, engulfs them, absorbs their life energy, and then detaches and keeps rolling. Also fun!

You’re going to need to use the Let’s Go feature. With Bramblin as your main Pokemon, hit the R button to have it roll along with you. Now, you’re going to go on a journey. You need to take 1000 steps with Bramblin out and on your side. You’re going to want to do this on foot as if you get too far away Bramblin will just hop back in its Pokeball.

There’s no counter and no real good way to know if they’ve cleared 1000 steps but once they have, the next time it levels up, it’ll evolve into the larger Brambleghast.

Surprisingly, despite sharing an evolution method with newer Pokemon like Pawmo, there’s really not much of a reason to evolve into Brambleghast beyond the obvious entry into the Pokedex. While it has a really strong attack stat, it also has very low defense and very low HP. It literally has the kind of defensive stats you’d expect from a light ball of dead grass. It can learn several Grass and Ghost moves but doesn’t have a move unique to itself.

In fact, the only unique thing they have is the Ability known as “Wind Rider”. Wind Rider is a weird ability where in if it’s hit with Tailwind or any wind-based attack it’ll gain a boost in Attack strength, which would be really cool if you managed to get your Brambleghast to survive getting hit more than once.