List of Pokémon with branched evolutions

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Wurmple can evolve into either Silcoon or Cascoon.

This is a list of Pokémon which evolve differently depending on certain conditions. It does not include Pokémon with gender differences which evolve differently depending on their gender (such as Espurr). To date, no Pokémon whose pre-evolution has a branched evolution also has a branched evolution; Wurmple and Goomy are the only Pokémon with a branched evolution whose evolutions can both evolve again.

The branched evolutions of a family often have different strengths in their base stats. In some cases, certain stats may be exactly the same, with the rest being distributed differently depending on the branch. One example of this is Gardevoir, with 65 for its base Attack and 125 for its base Special Attack, while Gallade's Attack and Special Attack are instead 125 and 65; the rest of their stats are exactly the same. A broader example is the Eeveelutions, whose stats all use the same numbers in different orders.

The majority of evolutionary families that have a branched evolution have only two evolutionary stages. Many evolutionary families with branched evolutions only gained a branched evolution in a generation after the family was introduced; for example, Kirlia was introduced in Generation III along with its evolution Gardevoir, and Kirlia's alternate evolution Gallade was introduced in Generation IV.

Pokémon with branched evolutions

Basic form Evolution method Middle form Evolution method Final form Stat comparison
Oddish
Oddish
 Grass  Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 21+
Gloom
Gloom
 Grass  Poison 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
Vileplume
Vileplume
 Grass  Poison 
Higher Special Attack
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Bellossom
Bellossom
 Grass 
Higher Special Defense
Poliwag
Poliwag
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 25+
Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
Poliwrath
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 
Higher physical stats
Link Trade icon SV.png + King's Rock
Trade
(holding King's Rock)
Politoed
Politoed
 Water 
Higher special stats
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 37+
Slowbro
Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 
Higher Defense
Link Trade icon SV.png + King's Rock
Trade
(holding King's Rock)
Slowking
Slowking
 Water  Psychic 
Higher Special Defense
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 Psychic 
Galarica Cuff
Galarica Cuff
Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 
Higher physical stats
Galarica Wreath
Galarica Wreath
Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
 Poison  Psychic 
Higher special stats
Exeggcute
Exeggcute
 Grass  Psychic 
Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
(outside of Alola)
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
 Grass  Psychic 
Slightly lower Attack, but higher Speed
Leaf Stone + Z-Ring SM.png
Leaf Stone
(in Alola)
Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 Grass  Dragon 
Slightly lower Speed, but higher Attack
Cubone
Cubone
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 28+
(outside of Alola)
Marowak
Marowak
 Ground 
No stat difference
Rare Candy + Night Icon.png + Z-Ring SM.png
Level 28+
(during the nighttime; in Alola)
Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
 Fire  Ghost 
No stat difference
Koffing
Koffing
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 35+
(outside of Galar)
Weezing
Weezing
 Poison 
No stat difference
Rare Candy + Sword Shield Dynamax Band.png
Level 35+
(in Galar)
Weezing
Weezing
Galarian Form
 Poison  Fairy 
No stat difference
Scyther
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 
Link Trade icon SV.png + Metal Coat
Trade
(holding Metal Coat)
Scizor
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 
Higher Defense and Special Defense
Black Augurite
Black Augurite
Kleavor
Kleavor
 Bug  Rock 
Higher Attack and Speed
Eevee
Eevee
 Normal 
Water Stone
Water Stone
Vaporeon
Vaporeon
 Water 
Higher HP and Special Attack
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
Jolteon
Jolteon
 Electric 
High Speed and Special Attack
Fire Stone
Fire Stone
Flareon
Flareon
 Fire 
High Attack and Special Defense
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell + Day Icon.png
Level up
(with high friendship;
during the daytime)

or Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up
(with high friendship and
a Sun Shard in the Bag)

XD
Espeon
Espeon
 Psychic 
High Special Attack and Speed
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell + Night Icon.png
Level up
(with high friendship;
during the nighttime)

or Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up
(with high friendship and
a Moon Shard in the Bag)

XD
Umbreon
Umbreon
 Dark 
High defenses
Rare Candy + Moss Rock VI.png
Level up
(near a Moss Rock)
or Leaf Stone
Leaf Stone
VIII+
Leafeon
Leafeon
 Grass 
High physical stats
Rare Candy + Ice Rock VI.png
Level up
(near a Ice Rock)
or Ice Stone
Ice Stone
SwShLASV
Glaceon
Glaceon
 Ice 
High Special Attack and Defense
Rare Candy + AffectionAffection + Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png
Level up
(with 2 levels of Affection;
while knowing a Fairy-type move)

or Rare Candy + Soothe Bell + Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png
Level up
(with high friendship;
while knowing
a Fairy-type move)

SwShLASV
Sylveon
Sylveon
 Fairy 
High special stats
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 14+/17+LA
Quilava
Quilava
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36+
(outside of Hisui)
Typhlosion
Typhlosion
 Fire 
Higher HP and Speed
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 36+
(in Hisui)
Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 Fire  Ghost 
Higher Special Attack
Pichu
Pichu
 Electric 
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up
(with high friendship)
Pikachu
Pikachu
 Electric 
Thunder Stone
Thunder Stone
(outside of Alola)
Raichu
Raichu
 Electric 
Slightly higher physical stats
Thunder Stone + Z-Ring SM.png
Thunder Stone
(in Alola)
Raichu
Raichu
Alolan Form
 Electric  Psychic 
Slightly higher special stats
Tyrogue
Tyrogue
 Fighting 
Rare Candy + Power Bracer
Level 20+
(Attack > Defense)
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
 Fighting 
Higher Attack and Speed
Most extreme stats of the Hitmons
Rare Candy + Power Belt
Level 20+
(Attack < Defense)
Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan
 Fighting 
Slightly more balanced than Hitmonlee
Rare Candy + Dream Macho Brace Sprite.png
Level 20+
(Attack = Defense)
Hitmontop
Hitmontop
 Fighting 
Most balanced stats of the Hitmons
Wurmple
Wurmple
 Bug 
Rare Candy + Bag Loaded Dice SV Sprite.png
Level 7+
(Personality value)
Silcoon
Silcoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10+
Beautifly
Beautifly
 Bug  Flying 
Higher attacking stats
Rare Candy + Bag Loaded Dice SV Sprite.png
Level 7+
(Personality value)
Cascoon
Cascoon
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 10+
Dustox
Dustox
 Bug  Poison 
Higher defenses
Ralts
Ralts
 Psychic  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 20+
Kirlia
Kirlia
 Psychic  Fairy 
Rare Candy
Level 30+
Gardevoir
Gardevoir
 Psychic  Fairy 
Higher Special Attack
Dawn Stone
Dawn Stone
(male only)
Gallade
Gallade
 Psychic  Fighting 
Higher Attack
Nincada
Nincada
 Bug  Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 20+
Ninjask
Ninjask
 Bug  Flying 
Higher Speed
Poké Ball
Appears when Nincada evolves
(if there is a Poké Ball in the bag and
an empty space in the player's party)

Shedinja
Shedinja
 Bug  Ghost 
Lower Speed and always has 1 HP,
but Wonder Guard nullifies any attacks
that are not super effective
Snorunt
Snorunt
 Ice 
Rare Candy
Level 42+
Glalie
Glalie
 Ice 
Perfectly balanced stats
Dawn Stone
Dawn Stone
(female only)
Froslass
Froslass
 Ice  Ghost 
Higher Speed, lower defenses
Clamperl
Clamperl
 Water 
Link Trade icon SV.png + Dream Deep Sea Tooth Sprite.png
Trade
(holding Deep Sea Tooth)
Huntail
Huntail
 Water 
Higher Attack
Link Trade icon SV.png + Dream Deep Sea Scale Sprite.png
Trade
(holding Deep Sea Scale)
Gorebyss
Gorebyss
 Water 
Higher Special Attack
412Burmy.png
Burmy
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20+
(female only; Plant Cloak)
Wormadam-Plant
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 Bug  Grass 
Higher special stats
Rare Candy
Level 20+
(female only; Sandy Cloak)
Wormadam-Sandy
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 Bug  Ground 
Higher physical stats
Rare Candy
Level 20+
(female only; Trash Cloak)
Wormadam-Trash
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 Bug  Steel 
Balanced stats
Rare Candy
Level 20+
(male only; Any Cloak)
Mothim
Mothim
 Bug  Flying 
Higher HP, attacking stats and Speed
Mime Jr.
Mime Jr.
 Psychic  Fairy 
Rare Candy + Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png
Level up
(knowing Mimic; outside of Galar)
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
 Psychic  Fairy 
Does not evolve Higher special stats
Rare Candy + Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png + Sword Shield Dynamax Band.png
Level up
(knowing Mimic; in Galar)
Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 Ice  Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 42+
Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime
 Ice  Psychic 
Higher Speed
Oshawott
Oshawott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 17+
Dewott
Dewott
 Water 
Rare Candy
Level 36+
(outside of Hisui)
Samurott
Samurott
 Water 
Higher HP, defensive stats, and Special Attack
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 36+
(in Hisui)
Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 Water  Dark 
Higher Attack and Speed
Petilil
Petilil
 Grass 
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
(outside of Hisui)
Lilligant
Lilligant
 Grass 
Higher Special Attack
Sun Stone + Celestica Flute
Sun Stone
(in Hisui)
Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 Grass  Fighting 
Higher Attack and Speed
Rufflet
Rufflet
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 54+
(outside of Hisui)
Braviary
Braviary
 Normal  Flying 
Higher Attack, defensive stats, and Speed
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 54+
(in Hisui)
Braviary
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 Psychic  Flying 
Higher HP and Special Attack
Goomy
Goomy
 Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 40+
(outside of Hisui)
Sliggoo
Sliggoo
 Dragon 
Rare Candy + Rain icon SwSh.pngFog icon SwSh.png
Level 50+
(during rain or fog)
Goodra
Goodra
 Dragon 
Higher HP and Speed
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 40+
(in Hisui)
Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Hisuian Form
 Steel  Dragon 
Rare Candy + Rain icon SwSh.pngFog icon SwSh.png
Level 50+
(during rain or fog)
Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 Steel  Dragon 
Higher Defense
Bergmite
Bergmite
 Ice 
Rare Candy
Level 37+
(outside of Hisui)
Avalugg
Avalugg
 Ice 
Higher special stats
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 37+
(in Hisui)
Avalugg
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 Ice  Rock 
Higher Attack and Speed
Rowlet
Rowlet
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 17+
Dartrix
Dartrix
 Grass  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 34+
(outside of Hisui)
Decidueye
Decidueye
 Grass  Ghost 
Higher special stats and Speed
Rare Candy + Celestica Flute
Level 36+
(in Hisui)
Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 Grass  Fighting 
Higher physical stats and HP
Rockruff
Rockruff
 Rock 
Rare Candy + Day Icon.png
Level 25+
(during the daytime; not in MUM)
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
 Rock 
Higher Speed
Rare Candy + Night Icon.png
Level 25+
(during the nighttime; not in SUS)
Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
 Rock 
Balanced stats
Rare Candy + Dusk Mark.png
Level 25+
(special Rockruff with Own Tempo only;
between 5:00 and 5:59 PM)

Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
 Rock 
Higher Attack
Cosmog
Cosmog
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 43+
Cosmoem
Cosmoem
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 53+
SUSSw
Solgaleo
Solgaleo
 Psychic  Steel 
Higher physical stats
Rare Candy
Level 53+
MUMSh
Lunala
Lunala
 Psychic  Ghost 
Higher special stats
Applin
Applin
 Grass  Dragon 
Tart Apple
Tart Apple
Flapple
Flapple
 Grass  Dragon 
Higher Attack and Speed
Sweet Apple
Sweet Apple
Appletun
Appletun
 Grass  Dragon 
Higher HP and special stats
Toxel
Toxel
 Electric  Poison 
Rare Candy + Serious Mint
Level 30+
(with Hardy, Brave, Adamant, Naughty, Docile, Impish,
Lax, Hasty, Jolly, Naive, Rash, Sassy, or Quirky Nature)

Toxtricity
Toxtricity
Amped Form
 Electric  Poison 
No stat difference
Rare Candy + Serious Mint
Level 30+
(with Lonely, Bold, Relaxed, Timid, Serious, Modest,
Mild, Quiet, Bashful, Calm, Gentle, or Careful Nature)

Toxtricity
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 Electric  Poison 
No stat difference
Kubfu
Kubfu
 Fighting 
Scroll of Darkness
Interact with the Scroll of Darkness
Urshifu
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 Fighting  Dark 
No stat difference
Scroll of Waters
Interact with the Scroll of Waters
Urshifu
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 Fighting  Water 
No stat difference
Charcadet
Charcadet
 Fire 
Auspicious Armor
Auspicious Armor
Armarouge
Armarouge
 Fire  Psychic 
Higher Defense, Special Attack and HP
Malicious Armor
Malicious Armor
Ceruledge
Ceruledge
 Fire  Ghost 
Higher Attack, Special Defense and Speed

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