You can evolve Applin into Appletun and Flapple in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, adding two new Grass/Dragon-type Pokémon to your Pokédex.
Element-based evolution is one of several special evolution methods found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and these are as easy as apple pie.
Here’s where to find an Applin, if you haven’t caught one yet, and then how to evolve it into Appletun or Flapple in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Where to find Applin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Applin, Apple’s core Pokémon, lives exactly where you’d expect it to be: in a tree. This raises two important questions: what trees and how can they be cut down?
Working backwards, you can knock Pokémon out of trees by ramming them with Koraidon/Miraidon’s move. This ability is unlocked as part of the Pokémon Titan story, specifically by defeating Stony Cliff Titan Klawf. Once unlocked, simply click the L joystick while riding your Pokémon and you will run. Run towards a tree and you will knock out any Pokémon that may be hiding there. Not all trees have Pokémon, but keep charging and you’ll eventually get lucky.
If you’re having trouble finding Applin, head to the locations above and ram a couple of trees. Remember, there are two evolutions here, so unless you want to breed one, try to catch at least two of these little apples.
If you want to speed up the process, be sure to eat a sandwich that increases your Grass or Dragon type encounter rate.
How to evolve Applin into Appletun and Flapple in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The evolution from Applin to Appletun and Flapple is simple, as each evolution requires a specific Apple-themed element.
Luckily, Delibird has you covered! Head to Delibird Presents in Levincia and look in the General Goods section. Here you will find the Sweet Apple (to get Appletun) and the Tart Apple (to get Flapple).
Apple-themed elements help Applin evolve.
Buy them and use them on your Flapple, and you’ll have a new apple-themed Pokémon!
Before tackling the Area Zero Hidden Treasure DLC, our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough can take you through the entire game, including The First Day of School, Victory Road, Starfall Street, Path of Legends, and, when you’re ready, The Way Home. and the final boss. Elsewhere, we can help with the normal gym test secret item menu, version differences, the best scarlet and violet starter, XP farming, shiny Pokémon, and learning to fly, swim, climb, and run. When it comes to individual Pokémon, we can help with Gimmighoul, Ditto, Bellibolt, Pawmot, Scovillain, Frigibax, Sinistea, Brambleghast, Annihilape, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, Lycanrock, Armarouge, and Ceruledge.
Applin, Appletun, and Flapple Pokédex Entries
If you’d like to preview what the Pokédex entries for Apple Core, Apple Nectar, and Apple Wing Pokémon look like, we’ve included them below:
Applin Pokédex entry.
Appletun Pokédex entry.
Flapple Pokédex entry.
For more help on Paldea, we have a walkthrough that includes help with the Starfall Street, Victory Road, and Path of Legends stories.
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