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In the core series
 
==In the core series==
In the [[core series]] games, Pokémon maynormally only evolve after one of three events:
*[[List of Pokémon that evolve at or above a certain level|Gaining a level]]
*{{cat|Pokémon that evolve by evolutionaryusing stonean item|Being exposed to an item}} (such as an [[evolutionary stone}}]])
*{{cat|Pokémon that evolve through trading|Being traded}}
 
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When the appropriate trigger occurs, if the Pokémon meets the requirements to evolve, it will do so. However, if a Pokémon meets the trigger in battle, it will only evolve after the battle ends.
 
A Pokémon holding an [[Everstone]] cannot evolve by level up or trade (except {{p|Kadabra}} from Generation IV onward); however, even if a Pokémon holds an Everstone, it can still be evolved by exposure to an [[Evolutionary stone]].
* {{p|Pancham}} evolves into {{p|Pangoro}} starting at level 32 if there is a {{type|Dark}} Pokémon in the user's party.
* {{p|Inkay}} evolves into {{p|Malamar}} when it levels up starting a level 30 if the [[Nintendo 3DS]] system is held upside-down when it levels up.
* {{p|Sliggoo}} evolves into {{p|Goodra}} starting at level 50 if it is [[rain]]ing or (in [[Generation VII]]) [[fog]]gy in the overworld. (Rain that is only present in battle, such as rain caused by {{m|Rain Dance}} or {{a|Drizzle}}, will not trigger the evolution.)
 
====Additional factors====
*{{p|Wurmple}} evolves at level 7 into {{p|Silcoon}} or {{p|Cascoon}} depending on its [[personality value]]. It is a hidden value determined when the Pokémon is caught and cannot be affected by the player.
 
===EvolutionaryUsing stonean item===
Some Pokémon evolve when they are exposed to a specific item. The player can use one of these items on a compatible Pokémon at any time outside of battle, which consumes the item. Unlike other evolution methods, evolution by exposure to an item cannot be prevented by holding an [[Everstone]]. Due to being able to evolve at any time, these Pokémon usually learn fewer or no moves by level up after evolving.
 
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====Evolutionary stone====
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:''See also: [[:Category:Pokémon that evolve by evolutionary stone]]''
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Despite its name, the [[Oval Stone]] is not an Evolutionary stone, due to the method in which it must be used to trigger an evolution.
 
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=====If the Pokémon is a certain gender=====
:''See also: [[:Category:Pokémon that evolve based on gender]]''
While most Pokémon that evolve by Evolutionary stone have no additional requirements, some Pokémon that evolve this way can only evolve if they are a specific gender. This evolutionary requirement was introduced in [[Generation IV]].
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=====In a certain region=====
:''See also: [[:Category:Pokémon that evolve based on region]]''
While most Pokémon that evolve by evolutionary stone have no additional requirements, some Pokémon can evolve into a different form when they use an evolutionary stone in a specific [[region]]. This evolutionary requirement was introduced in [[Generation VII]].
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===Unique triggers===
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[[Generation VIII]] introduced several unique triggers for newly introduced Pokémon and [[regional form]]s. These triggers are all exclusive to a single Pokémon.
 
* {{rf|Galarian}} {{p|Farfetch'd}} evolves into {{p|Sirfetch'd}} after it lands three [[critical hit]]s in a single battle.
* {{rf|Galarian}} {{p|Yamask}} evolves into {{p|Runerigus}} when the player walks through the stone gate in the [[Dusty Bowl]] after it has lost 49 {{stat|HP}} or more from a single attack without [[fainting]].
* {{p|Milcery}} evolves into {{p|Alcremie}} when the player performs a [[Victory 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.<!--put the conditions for each Alcremie color as sub-bullets-->
 
===Can only evolve in other games===