Pokemon GO Tips – How To Evolve Wurmple Into Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox

Evolving Pokemon in Pokemon GO usually implies a similar process for all monsters.

However, there is a bunch of Pokemon that are different. One such case is Wurmple, as there are two different evolutionary paths that lead players to Cascoon or Dustox.

You may be asking yourself how that works, so here is a guide to make things clearer.

You can initially evolve Wurmple into Silcoon or Cascoon for 12 Wurmple Candy.

From that point, you need 50 Candy to evolve Silcoon into Beautifly and Cascoon to Dustox.

A common question is whether or not players can influence Wurmple to evolve into Silcoon or Cascoon, as they can with Eevee.

The bad news is that you can’t force Silcoon or Cascoon for the first Wurmple evolution.

The outcome of the evolution is purely random.

To put it simply, no matter what parameters you fiddle with, you can’t impact the outcome of a Wurmple evolution.

When you open Wurmple in the PokeDex, you will see a question mark close to the evolve button.

There is a 50% chance of getting either Silcoon or Cascoon, and the Candy requirements are reasonable, so if you’re not happy with the initial results, you can attempt for a few extra times until you get what you want.

These are the possible Wurmple evolution paths:

  • Wurmple -> Silcoon -> Beautifly
  • Wurmple -> Cascoon -> Dustox

The only thing you have to keep in mind is that the first outcome is random, and it may be wise to stock up on a few Wurmple if you are looking for a particular Pokemon.

That way, you can be sure that you will eventually what you are searching for.

William Reid
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