How to Evolve Inkay in Pokemon Go

March 24, 2024
David Sunnyside

A new Pokemon is always exciting, but the process of evolving it can be frustrating if you have to meet a special condition. Fortunately, most Pokemon can be evolved using common methods like feeding it Berries or attaching a Lure Module, but some have more specific requirements. In the case of Inkay, the Dark-Psychic Pokemon introduced during the Psychic Spectacular event in 2021, players need 50 Inkay Candy to evolve it into Malamar.

Unlike other Pokemon, however, Inkay does not automatically evolve into Malamar when it reaches level 30. Instead, players need to perform a unique action with their device in order to trigger this evolution. Thankfully, this isn't anything that requires any advanced knowledge of technology, but rather the use of your smartphone or tablet's built-in gyroscope.

Inkay and its evolutionary partner are dual Dark-Psychic dual-type Pokemon that are a welcome addition to the Kalos region. These Pokemon are a powerful core breaker in most team compositions, with their combination of Fly and Normal fast attacks and Dark or Psychic charged attacks providing a strong offensive punch. Inkay and its evolution are also boosted by Foggy weather, so players should be sure to take advantage of these conditions when hunting for them. If you’re having trouble catching them, try using Incenses or Lure Modules at Pokestops and Gyms. Alternatively, you can use Pinap Berries while catching them to speed up the process.

David Sunnyside
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