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Methods of evolution

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Using an item
Prior to [[Generation VIII]], the above were the only triggers to evolve Pokémon. However, {{g|Sword and Shield}} introduced three new triggers, each only used by a single Pokémon species:
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*The Pokémon performing a specific action in battle
*Traveling through a specific location with the Pokémon in the party
===Using an 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 used to learn fewer or no moves by level up after evolving before [[Generation VIII]].
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* {{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 travels through the stone gate in the [[Dusty Bowl]] after it has lost 49 {{stat|HP}} or more from a single attack and did not [[fainting|faint]] in the same battle or since.
* {{p|Milcery}} evolves into {{p|Alcremie}} when the player performsspins aand [[Victorystrikes a Pose]]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.
** Vanilla Cream: Spin clockwise quickly in the day
** Ruby Cream: Spin anti-clockwise quickly in the day
==In spin-off games==
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===In Pokémon GO===
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In [[Pokémon GO]], the only way to evolve Pokémon is to press the "Evolve" button on that Pokémon's profile page. All Pokémon require the player spend a specific amount of their own Candy to evolve them, but some have additional requirements.
*{{p|Clamperl}} evolves into either {{p|Huntail}} or {{p|Gorebyss}} at random.
===In the Pokémon Pinball series===
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In [[Pokémon Pinball]] and [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]], once the Evolution Mode or Evo Mode starts and the player chooses a Pokémon to evolve, then three instances of the same [[Evolution Item (Pinball)|Evolution Item]] appear somewhere on the table, one at a time. The player is required to get the three repeated Evolution Items before the time runs up in order to evolve the chosen Pokémon. For instance, if the player attempts to evolve a {{p|Vulpix}} into {{p|Ninetales}}, they will be required to find three [[Fire Stone|Fire Stones]] on the table. Most available Pokémon evolve by [[experience]], which requires getting three "Ex" Evolution Items. If the Pokémon evolves by [[trade]] in the core series, then the player needs to get three [[Game Link Cable|Link Cable]] Evolution Items.
===In the Pokémon Trading Card Game series=TCG==
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In {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} and [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], the evolution procedure from [[Pokémon Trading Card Game|the real-life card game]] is used. There are no different methods needed to evolve a Pokémon, but instead, all Pokémon evolve simply by placing the next stage on top of a Pokémon in play that it evolves into. For instance, if the player has a {{p|Vulpix}} card in play, they may evolve it by placing a {{p|Ninetales}} card on top of it.
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The evolution procedure from the real-life card game is used in {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}}, [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], [[Pokémon Play It!]], and [[Pokémon Play It! Version 2]].
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