Pokemon go with its release has significantly expanded its Pokedex with constant events and updates. This augmented reality game is one of the most fun ways for trainers to add life to their collections.
With the debut of the weirdest evolution method, here's what you need to know about Inkay and its evolution.
Inkay, the squid Pokemon from the 6th generation has a unique evolutionary method in Pokemon go.
Inkay and Malamar were released in Pokemon go during the psychic spectacular event on 8th September 2021, with plenty of Inkay and other psychic Pokemon spawnings in the wild.
How to evolve Inkay into Malamar (Pokemon)
In order to evolve an Inkay into a Malamar, the trainer needs to collect 50 Inkay candies. This can be done easily by using Pinap berries when catching Inkays or by setting it as your buddy and walking around to get more candies.
Now there's a special requirement that sets Inkay aside from other Pokemons. Much like the main series game, you have to turn your device upside down if you want to evolve Inkay. Doing so will turn the red evolve button green.
On the other hand, 50 candy is only required if one's device doesn't support a gyroscope.
Trivia about Malamar
Malamar has a dark/psychic typing which makes it very unique. It has a maximum CP of 2667, with 177 attacks, 165 defences and 200 stamina in Pokemon go. The best moveset is psycho cut and foul play (10.32 DPS).
"It wields the most compelling hypnotic powers of any Pokémon, and it forces others to do whatever it wants."
Is Malamar good in Go Battle League?
Malamar has a unique type which makes it resistant to many typings, leaving its only weakness against bugs and fairies. However, it won't change the PvP landscape in Pokemon go, but it can play a crucial role in a team.
Psycho cut, being its fast move, foul play, and superpower as its charge move, can threaten a lot of steel, rock, and ghost Pokemons like Bastiodon and Stunfisk. Better psychic and dark-type Pokemons prevent Malamar from carving a top-tier position in Go Battle League.