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How to evolve Quilava in Pokémon Legends Arceus

Here's a guide for how to evolve your Quilava in Pokémon Legends Arceus. As players will have to meet a certain level requirement to get Typhlosion.
How to evolve Quilava in Pokémon Legends Arceus

The starters in Pokémon Legends: Arceus should be one of the mainstays of your team. They’re stronger than most other Pokémon in Hisui, once fully evolved, so players naturally want to use them throughout the game. Arguably the most popular of the three starters is Cyndaquil, the Fire-type from Johto. Cyndaquil eventually evolves into Typhlosion, a dominant Fire and Ghost-type in the Hisui region. 

However, players often forget the secondary evolution in the Cyndaquil line, Quilava. This Pokémon isn’t nearly as strong as Typhlosion but it should be a great bridge between the mid to late game. In order to evolve Quilava, you’ll have to meet a specific level requirement. Then, you have to manually evolve Quilava, which is a different step than other Pokémon games have taken in the past. 

Evolving Quilava in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Quilava
Quilava evolves into Hisui Typhlosion. (Picture: Game Freak)

To evolve Quilava in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you will need to train it all the way to level 36. This is a steep level requirement but the end result is worth it considering you can add a Typhlosion to your party. 

Getting Quilava to level 36 is no cakewalk. You can evolve Cyndaquil into Quilava at level 14, meaning you have to use the secondary evolution for 22 levels. While Quilava should be able to manage itself in battle most of the time, you still might need some help with it from time to time. 

When you do evolve Quilava into Typhlosion at level 36, you’ll see that an additional type is given to your starter. Typhlosion is a Fire and Ghost-type in Hisui, giving it even more potential than it already had in previous titles. Cyndaquil and Quilava will not have this luxury, as they are standard Fire-types as they were in the other games. 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava at level 14. (Picture: Game Freak)

As any veteran of the Pokémon series would know, Quilava as a Fire-type should be used primarily against Grass, Steel, Ice, and Bug-type Pokémon. These are the four types it’s super effective against. It should not be used against Water, Ground, and Rock-types. Quilava might be strong enough to withstand a couple of hits against the types it’s weak to but its defenses aren’t the best compared to the other starters.

That’s everything you need to know about evolving Quilava into Typhlosion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Make sure to check out the rest of our dedicated Pokémon section for more coverage on the long-running franchise.


Featured image via Nintendo/Game Freak.