Screenshot of Goodra after it's evolved in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Evolve Sliggoo into Goodra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

There's probably a market for Goodra slime

There is one dragon Pokemon that has enchanted and disgusted trainers since its introduction in Generation IV—Goomy, the Soft Tissue Pokemon. The debate makes sense: We like Goomy, and that classification makes us cringe. But there’s also no denying that while it’s soft and circular (all positive qualities in a Pokemon) it definitely looks a bit like a booger.

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And it only gets stranger as it evolves, turning from slime drop to half-formed slime snail. But hold out, trainer, because once we get to Goodra, things drastically improve. The soulless, flat eyes of Sliggoo get a little life, and Goodra itself turns into a Pokemon that clearly just wants to hug you.

Maybe to drip some of its trademark goo on you.

But actually getting a Goodra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet can be quite difficult!

How to Evolve Sliggoo into Goodra in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Goomy is one of the many dragon families you can find across Paldea, and like the other dragons, it has a high threshold to evolve. You’ll need to wait until level 40 for Goomy to evolve in Sliggoo, and then another 10 levels until Level 50 for Sliggoo to evolve into Goodra.

But you may have noticed while leveling Sliggoo that it stubbornly refuses to evolve. That’s because you need rainy weather conditions for Sliggoo to evolve in Scarlet and Violet, and unfortunately that’s not something that comes easily.

While trainers have no control over the weather in Paldea, there are certain locations that seem to have a higher frequency of rain. If you’ve made it to mid-to-late game in story mode, you should have access to North Province (Area Two). The area full of bamboo and Bisharp, closest to the Pokecenter labeled North Province (Area Two) seems to constantly get downpours. But if it stops raining here, you can head South of where Eri’s Fighting Crew Base was, and there’s a chance that it will rain there.

Weather in Paldea isn’t static, and I’ve had it change on me after two or three battles where I was attempting to level Sliggoo. It might be a good idea to just get your Sliggoo to nom on a Rare Candy if you’re impatient. But the rain will always return.

Wild Tera Sliggoo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Screenshot by Prima Games

Where to Catch Sliggoo

Sliggoo can be found in a few different locations across Paldea, but most notably, you have a guaranteed chance to encounter one in the South Province: Area Four. Over by a cluster of small ponds, you’ll come across a glowing Wild Tera Sliggoo that you can catch once you whittle down its health far enough. This particular Sliggoo will be a level 30 poison Tera type and will know the move Sludge Bomb, which will be unique to this wild Sliggoo.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Paldea map showing the location of Sliggoo in South Province: Area Four.
Screenshot by Prima Games

If you want a less special Sliggoo, but one that’s a higher level and closer to evolving, you’re most likely to come across one at Casseroya Lake in the northwest of the Paldea region. This seems to be the Pokemon’s natural habitat, and you’ll find them surrounded by groups of Goomy on the south and west cliff banks hugging the lake. These Sliggoo will be between levels 49-50 and will take no time at all to evolve, given the right weather conditions.

Where to Catch Goomy

If you’re having a hard time finding the right Sliggoo, its pre-evolution, Goomy, is a little more common. You can find this mucus slug in these places:

  • South Province: Areas Four and Five.
  • East Province: Area Three.
  • West Province: Area Three.
  • Casseroya Lake.

This little guy likes to hang out around lakes and swamps, so check around bodies of water.

If you have access to the Hidden Treasures of Area Zero DLC, you’ll also be able to find Goomy in the various caves of Kitakami, particularly in Fellhorn Gorge, the Chilling Waterhead (East Oni Mountain), and the Timeless Woods. Pokemon in Kitakami are much higher leveled than they are in Paldea, and you’ll find these Goomy with ranging levels in the mid-60s.

How to Get Hisuian Sliggoo in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

You may have come across the much more melancholy version of Sliggoo while battling trainers online or while adventuring the lands of Hisui in Pokemon: Legends Arceus. Unfortunately, Hisuian Sliggoo is not native to the Paldea region, so you won’t be able to catch it in the wild.

But, if you want this alternate Steel-type Sliggoo, you can trade it into your game either from a friend or from Pokemon Legends: Arceus via the Pokemon Home app. Hisuian Sliggoo will evolve into Hisuian Goodra at level 50 in rain or fog.

Good luck getting that Goodra, Trainer!


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