How to Evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If Charcadet’s on your team and you want to learn how to evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have finally been released, bringing with them a vast new world, a wide variety of new Pokemon, and a vast number of new mysteries to solve. 

One such example of Gen 9 Pokemon is the cool-looking Charcadet. This brand-new Pokemon, which debuted in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, has a unique evolving process that can be perplexing at first if you don’t know what to do.

Despite the somewhat uncommon evolution of Charcadet, it’s quite easy and will be worth your while once this Pokemon reaches its next form.

Here is all the information you’ll need to learn how to evolve Charcadet.

Editor’s Note (March 3, 2024): Time to unleash your Fire Child Pokemon’s true power by evolving it into Armarouge or Ceruledge! This article has been updated to ensure it follows our editorial guidelines.

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Who is Charcadet?

Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are packed with new Pokemon for players to discover and capture in the Paldea region.

Charcadet is a tiny red knight-like Pokemon that has the potential to be extremely powerful. Charcadet can evolve into one of two different forms, depending on which version of the game you have.

In Scarlet, Charcadet can evolve into Armarouge, a Fire/Psychic type Pokemon. In Pokemon Violet however, Charcadet can evolve into Ceruledge, a Fire/Ghost type Pokemon.

To evolve Charcadet, you must first obtain a special item, regardless of which version you have on your device.

Only while holding a particular item does this small Pokemon evolve. The Auspicious Armor and the Malicious Armor are version-specific, making Charcadet’s evolutions incompatible with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, respectively.

But before thinking about how to evolve Charcadet, first, you have to catch it.

How to Catch Charcadet

Here is the information you need if you haven’t caught Charcadet yet.

Charcadet is a peculiar Pokemon that can be found in some different areas in Paldea, and Charcadet is also rather rare.

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They consistently occur alone in very certain places. If you locate a Charcadet in the wild, you may be sure that if you return later, another one will also be there.

The majority of the southern part of Paldea is listed as the species’ habitat in the Pokedex article for Charcadet.

Based on experience, South Providence Area Three, which is situated immediately to the east of Mesagoza, is where Charcadet is the easiest to locate.

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Despite their tiny size, which can make them hard to see, their vivid red color helps to make them more visible.

To aid in this effort, you can also eat food that increases your chances of catching fire-type Pokemon.

If you spend any time at all investigating the area, there is a very good chance that you may come across a wild Charcadet somewhere.

Look for any cracks and crevices in the ground; these are potential spots to discover them.

Get yourself to Cortondo in South Province to see one example in detail (Area Two).

Take the route up the hill from the Pokemon Center at the town’s western edge. There is an entry cut out of the corner of the rock at the first hairpin turn.

You can find a Charcadet by passing through there and entering a little area. It is level 16, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to catch for many trainers.

Evolving Charcadet

Charcadet can only be evolved by using a certain item which is a set of armor, depending on the game version you have.

But regardless of what game you play, the first step to evolve Charcadet is head to Zapapico a town in the southwest edge of the East Province.

This is located west of the challenge area for the Lurking Steel Titan. In the town, you need to locate a man who’s wearing a plaid shirt and is looking for someone to trade with.

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For Auspicious Armor in Scarlet, you must prepare 10 Bronzor Fragments, while for Malicious Armor in Violet, you must have 10 Sinistea Chips.

Early on in the game, both of these Pokemon can be located albeit in relatively few places. Find a group of them and use the auto-battle feature to quickly take them out.

These crafting materials, which are typically used to create TMs, drop whenever you beat one in battle in the wild.

Go and exchange with the man for the armor once you have collected 10 of the required goods. The armor functions similarly to other evolutionary equipment; however, after usage, it is consumed.

Charcadet doesn’t have a specific level requirement, so you can evolve it any time you want.

You can use a few techniques if you want to obtain Charcadet’s other version’s evolution.

Whatever game version you have, you can trade with a friend for Charcadet in its evolved form. The armor set can also be given to a random Pokemon by a buddy, who can then exchange it for that Pokemon.

As the NPC will still provide you with the same evolution equipment as your version of the game, you won’t be able to join a co-op session with a friend who is playing the other version.

How to Evolve Charcadet Into Armarouge in Pokemon Scarlet

The book “Charcadet’s Adventures,” which is located on a bookshelf on the top right of the third floor of the UVA Academy’s Entrance Hall, contains the history of Charcadet and how it developed.

Obtain Auspicious Armor

To obtain the Auspicious Armor, you would need 10 Bronzor fragments.

We advise consuming a meal that has the buff “Item Drop Power: Psychic” in order to maximize the number of materials you receive from your interactions with Bronzor.

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The good thing about Bronzor is that they can often be found around many of the ruins across Paldea—especially at night.

The fastest way to defeat them is by using auto battles, which are far more efficient than regular combat.

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Head over to Zapapico

Go to Zapapico and hand your Bronzor Fragments to the mysterious guy in there to obtain the Auspicious Armor.

The Auspicious Armor may be found in your Bag on the tab with the candy icon. Use the Auspicious Armor on Charcadet to make it evolve into Armarouge, a dual-type Fire/Psychic Pokémon.

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Armor Cannon is a Fire-type special strike that is Armarouge’s signature move.

Armarouge can perform stronger moves like this, but it depletes their defense and special defense. In return for that power, you will sacrifice a bit of defense.

How to Evolve Charcadet Into Ceruledge in Pokemon Violet

Located in the western area of the South Province, Alfornada is home to the Psychic-type Gym.

The grassy fields around the town is home to various species of Pokemon, such as Sinistea.

You will need to get Sinistea Chips from those Sinistea if you want to evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Violet.

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Your best strategy is to use the Let’s Go feature so you can defeat more Sinistea and farm a lot of their chips in a short period of time.

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Obtain the Malicious Armor

To obtain the Malicious Armor, travel to Zapapico and hand over 10 Sinistea Chips to the woman there.

The malicious armor can be found in your bag on the tab with the candy icon, and to have them evolve right away, choose it and then choose Charcadet.

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It’s vital to remember that there is no limit on how many times Charcadet can evolve throughout your time playing Pokemon Violet.

Malicious Armor can be obtained more than once, and every time you offer the woman 10 Sinistea Chips, she will grant you an extra set of armor.

Charcadet will be able to master the Shadow Claw Ghost-Type move after developing.

At Level 48, Ceruledge’s signature move, Bitter Blade, can be unlocked. It is a Fire Type Physical Attack with a Base Power of 90 and 100% Accuracy.

Additionally, it can restore Ceruledge’s HP by up to half of the damage taken by the target.


And that’s how you evolve Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

It simply takes completing the aforementioned steps, and you have a cool Pokemon with a powerful moveset.

Although it might seem challenging, evolving Charcadet is actually pretty easy and well worth your time. You have an entire region to explore, so we wish you the best of luck mighty trainers!

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