How to Evolutionate Inkay in Pokemon Go

November 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Pokemon Go is a mobile game that allows trainers to roam around the real world and encounter wild Pokemon in the augmented reality. The app also lets players capture and train these creatures for gym battles, raid battles, and special research rewards. In addition to that, Pokemon Go has a lot of other features that make it a fun and unique experience for players. However, there are some Pokemon that require a bit of finagling to get. One such pocket monster is Inkay, which can be evolved into Malamar during a special event in the game. In order to evolve this squid Pokemon, trainers must meet a specific requirement.

In order to evolve this Pokemon, players need 50 Inkay Candy. This can be accumulated by catching it in the wild, feeding it Pinap Berries, or by walking with the Pokemon as your Buddy. Additionally, you can increase your chances of catching Inkay by using Incenses and Lure Modules at Pokestops and Gyms.

The interesting part about the evolution process of Inkay in Pokemon Go is that players have to hold their device upside down in order to activate it. This is similar to the way players would have to turn their Nintendo 3DS consoles upside down in the main series Pokemon games in order to evolve Eevee into Sylveon.

The upside-down evolution system is pretty fun and works well in the context of the two Pokémon’s design. After all, Inkay looks like a squid while Malamar is an upside-down squid, so it’s easy to see the logic behind this special condition.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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