When deciding whether to get Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet, it often comes down to Pokemon exclusives. Every generation of Pokemon has them, and every time it divides the fandom.
One such exclusive is Charcadet.
Although it’s available in both Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, its evolution forms are version exclusives. If you have Pokemon Scarlet it can only evolve into Armarouge, whereas in Pokemon Violet it evolves into Ceruledge.
A Fire type, this Fire Child Pokemon (yes, the Pokedex really does say that) is a great addition to your party early on in the game. Even more so if you choose Sprigatito or Quaxly as your starter.
There’s just a slight catch: Charcadet is a very rare sight. But don’t let that put you off because I’m about to share some insider tips on the easiest way to get this fiery tot.
If you’re not prepared to put in the work maybe check out the mystery gift codes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet instead. They’re much easier to get.
Where To Catch Charcadet In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Charcadet can be found in the East, South, and West Provinces of Paldea. The easiest location to reach early on is East of Mesagoza in the South Province (Area Three).
There’s several trainers lurking along this route so my advice would be to heal up before approaching Charcadet. It’s not an incredibly powerful Pokemon compared to others at its level, but its Fire Spin can keep you in a vicious cycle of getting burnt.
Due to how rare Charcadet, make sure to whittle its HP down slowly – you don’t want it to faint. Ideally, use moves that will paralyse or put it to sleep; Jigglypuff’s Sing is a good move to use.
And if you thought finding this guy was tough wait until you try to evolve it. If you thought evolving Pawmo was awkward (we have a how to evolve Pawmo into Pawmot guide, by the way) then prepare yourself for this one. Evolving Charcadet into Armarouge is no joke.
We’re currently in the process of getting the specific items for Charcadet’s evolution, but a guide is coming.
While you’re in Area Three, you should make use of Retro Dodo’s how to get Klawf guide and get yourself an easy catch.
And if you’re looking to follow the path to Victory Road you’ll find a gym at Artazon, just up the mountain. Don’t forget to use the how to beat Brassius in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet article for some hot tips.
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