How to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Are you wondering how to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdendo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? This sneaky Pokemon hides in a chest in strange places around the Paldea region. There are also various roaming form Gimmighoul scattered about the game.

If you are going on the hunt for this Pokemon, you might want to know how to set up picnics in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet so you can rest. You might also want to know how to buy vitamins in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet so you can enhance your Pokémon.

Whether you are playing Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, you can obtain this new ghost-type creature and add it to your team as well as your Pokedex.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – How To Evolve Gimmighoul To Gholdengo

Evolving your Gimmighoul involves three things: catching it in the wild, gathering Gimmighoul coins, and then leveling up your Gimmighoul into a beautiful little Gholdengo. We’ve explained all these steps in detail below so you can evolve your Gimmighoul in no time! 

How To Get Chest Form Gimmighoul in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The first of the three steps is to catch yourself a Gimmighoul. Roaming Gimmighouls are very common, but unfortunately, you cannot catch them in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Instead, you will have to search for Gimmighouls in their Chest form.

A screen shot of the pokemon game showing the evolution of Gimmighoul.

Treasure Chest Gimmighouls are found most commonly at the top of watch towers, but they can also be found in ruins. Also, Gimmighouls are commonly spotted near fast travel points as well. There are multiple towers scattered about the Paldea region. Make sure to check the East Province, West Province, South Province, and North Province to find them all.

Gimmighoul is a new Pokémon so it can be difficult to catch. Make sure you have a Pokemon that can apply status moves to aid you with catching it.

How to collect Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you’ve captured your Gimmighoul, you’ll need to acquire Gimmighoul coins in order to evolve it. The Pokemon requires 999 coins to level up and then evolve into Gholdengo. There are multiple ways to get this done, all of which we’ve explained below: 

Collect coins From Roaming Gimmighouls

You can collect coins from Roaming Gimmighouls, they’ll usually give you anywhere between 1 to 5 coins, but if lady luck is on your side, you might even see 30 coins or more! Grab these coins whenever you spot them in the wild because even though they respawn fairly often, they do so in clever hiding spots and high places, making it a difficult ordeal to locate them. 

Defeat treasure chest Gimmighouls

Coins can also be granted for defeating Gimmighouls in their chest form. We recommend searching the ruins southeast of the Lost Platos Pokemon Centre to find these chests of treasure. 

Usually, that bags you around 50 coins each time you defeat them, but we’ve seen the coins range up to 200 as well! Albeit, anything above 60 coins is extremely rare, and changing your attacking style will have no effect on how many coins you get. 

Visit NPC In Medali

The last way to get coins is to visit the NPC in Medali, every once in a while. He will give you coins based on when you last visited him. This is by far the easiest and most passive way to earn Gimmighoul coins. Of course, make sure you know the best ways to get Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to level up your Gimmighoul

You need exactly 999 Gimmighoul Coins to evolve Gimmighoul. Once you’ve collected enough Gimmighoul Coins, add a Gimmighoul to your party and level it up by doing either of these things: 

  1. Use a Rare Candy
  2. Use an EXP Candy
  3. Battle with the Gimmighoul

After doing any of the above-mentioned tasks, your Gimmighoul will evolve into a Gholdengo and consume all the coins you just collected. Gholdengo has a full golden body with dreadlocks, and we think he looks dashing!

Stat comparison between Gimmighoul and Gholdengo

The stats between Gimmighoul and Gholdengo show a staggering difference, especially Speed, which increased a little over eight times, and HP, which doubled plus some more! Overall, the total stats went from 300 to 550, with all Attributes increasing by at least 25 each. Take a deeper dive into how much each stat changed in the table below:

Sp. Atk75133
Sp. Def7091

Gholdendo has the Good as Gold ability which means it has a body of solid gold. Thanks to this, it has full immunity to any Pokémon’s status moves. This coin entity Pokémon will make a great addition to your team.

Evolving Gimmighouls is one of the most tedious Pokemon to evolve, so we sincerely hope you haven’t rage-quit after reading this guide. Now that you know how to evolve your Gimmighoul, you can move on to other Pokémon such as Tandemaus.

How to Evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo FAQ

How to get Gimmighoul coins?

You can get Gimmighoul coins by defeating Gimmighoul Chests, defeating or capturing one will get you 50-60 Gimmighoul coins.

How many Gimmighoul coins do you need to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo

You need 999 Gimmighoul coins.