How to Evolve Flittle into Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Evolve Flittle into Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

No more flying around for this Pokemon

If you want to fill up your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex and get your hands on a Shiny Charm, you’ll have to catch and evolve hundreds of Pokemon first. While Flittle is one of many on the list, it’s still one you’ll eventually get to if you’re trying to accomplish this feat. As a bonus, you’ll gain a strong Psychic-type Pokemon to help you counter Fighting and Poison-types. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to evolve Flittle into Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Evolve Flittle into Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Your Flittle will evolve into Espathra once it reaches level 35. While you don’t need any particular items to accomplish this, you may have the grind battles for a while, depending on your Flittle’s current level. However, there are plenty of ways to level up your Pokemon, with the list below providing just a few methods:

  • Auto-battle with wild Pokemon. You can send out your Flittle by pressing the R button on your controller. If you want to fight high-level enemies, swap your Flittle with a stronger Pokemon!
  • Fight wild Pokemon in regular battles. While these fights are slightly slower, you’ll gain more EXP per battle.
  • Battle Trainers in the Overworld. Alternatively, you can keep Flittle in your inventory when fighting against Gym Leaders, Titans and Team Star bosses. However, this’ll put you at a notable disadvantage.
  • Use EXP Candies for instant experience boosts. (Bag > Other Items > EXP Candies)

After you reach level 35 with Flittle, your Rotom Phone will appear on your screen, and the Pokemon will evolve into Espathra!

Related: How to Get Flittle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Where to Find Espathra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you don’t want to level up and evolve your Flittle, you can rarely find Espathra in the wild. In particular, you’ll want to look in Asado Desert, south of Glaseado Mountain in Dalizapa Passage and around Alfornada. You may also encounter them in North Province’s Area One and the regions north of Glaseado Mountain.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Get Sparkling Meal Power Level 3 and Do EXP Candies Increase EVs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?


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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.