Okay, everyone sing the chorus! "Pokémon! Gotta catch 'em all/It's you and me/I know it's my destiny/Pokémon! Oh, you're my best friend/In a world we must defend." Ahhh, that felt good. It's not just the song or the animated characters, but what attracts most Pokémon devotes is the power you can bestow with training, applying an elemental stone or trading. You are in control of your Pokémon's evolution. And in the Pokémon world, evolving is everything. Pokémon get stronger and often get a wider move pool. And you can't beat that rich, satisfied feeling of capturing one of the top, megaton Pokémon to have in battle.
Did you play the Red, Blue, or Yellow version? Or did you start with the Gold, Silver, or Crystal versions when happiness or trading with an item was available? If you joined the Pokémon ranks later than that, evolving could happen with gender, time of day, or after a certain move was learned. And then of course, "Pokémon GO!" brought it all into the real world.
No matter when you started, now is the time to put your gaming skills to the test. Tell us how to evolve each Pokémon. But please don't get Ivysaur if you miss a couple, we want you to be Happiny. Start the quiz now.
Pikachu is our hero. He is a bundle of pure yellow happiness. When he gets Thunder Stone, (except in Alola) he will become his true evolved self, Raichu.
What happens when this Psychic Pokémon evolves? You have Exeggutor in your party along with effective powers against Dragon Pokémon.
One of our favorite Pokémon is Squirtle as he can power up a water move at will. We even like him when evolved to Wartortle.
You'll have to get up to Level 36 to see this Charmeleon evolve into Charizard to use it's fire and flying power.
Sandygast has a grudge against Pokémon and other creatures who soak into the sand after they fall in battle.
Gloom is a special Pokémon in that if it has the Sun Stone it can evolve into Bellossom, and with the Leaf Stone it can evolve into Vileplume.
With the power of bug and grass, Paras needs Level 24 to evolve to Parasect.
Venonat is ready to evolve at Level 31. It means you have trained him well. He will now be a Venomoth.
Greninja has both water and dark power. It evolves from Frogadier at Level 36.
Use the Dusk Stone to evolve Doublade into Aegislash for the power of steel and ghost.
In order to get your Spritzee to evolve into an Aromatisse, you'll need to trade holding a satchel.
Swirlix can evolve to Slurpuff if you trade holding Whipped Dream. You know Swirlix, a fairy gets what a fairy wants.
If you got fooled and guessed level 16, that's the level that Bulbasaur needs to evolve to Ivysaur. However, Ivysaur needs Level 32 to evolve to Venusaur.
Helioptile only needs the Sun Stone to evolve into Heliolisk for greater electric power. Both are equally cute, evolutions aside.
Inkay is more complex than others. Maybe because it has greater dark, psychic powers as Malamar.
Pancham just needs to train to Level 32, along with having a Dark type of Pokémon in the party. Suddenly Pangoro will appear.
Wimpod can evolve into Golisopod when you reach level 30. Do you remember that one of the ways to catch a Wimpod is for your Pokémon to stand perfectly still and Wimpod will approach due to its curiosity?
With the powers of rock and dragon, this Tyrunt wants to be a Tyrantrum. Remember, after sufficient training it has to be daytime when it evolves.
You have already obtained Amaura by reviving it from the Sail Fossil. However, Amaura needs it to be dark as night when it evolves into Aurorus, after sufficient training, of course.
Sliggo with its four horns to sense sounds and smells, requires rain (and training) before it can evolve into Goodra.
Tell Wartortle you'll need to get him to Level 36 in order to evolve him to Blastoise. He may blast you for that piece of news.
Ghosts don't have a lot of patience. So you'll need to trade Pumpkaboo at your earliest to evolve into Gourgeist.
Charjabug can evolve only if it can level up in a magnetic field area. It's worth it to get Vikavolt.
You'll need to head to Mount Lanakila if you want to evolve your Crabrawler into a Crabominable. That's the fighting spirit!
Caterpie is waiting to become Metapod, but it won't take long. You'll just need to get this Pokémon to level 7.
If you have a Rockruff, you can choose to evolve it at level 25 under the Pokémon Sun or Moon or Dusk to get Lycanroc mid day or Lycanroc night or Lycanroc dusk form.
Fomantis needs to get to level 34 and have daylight to evolve into Lurantis. So be sure to take that into account when choosing which Pokémon to evolve when the time is right.
You're dealing with poison and fire here, so if Salandit wants to evolve to Salazzle, you better do it at level 33 as female.
If you so choose, Bounsweet can evolve into Steenee when you reach level 18. But remember, these Pokémon are demanding.
Steenee can evolve to Tsareena when it has learned to Stomp. However, be careful with this one, as it will turn it's evil glare on you if you order it to use a move that will be ineffective.
A trainer's work is never done. You'll have to make sure Poipole has learned the Dragon Pulse before it can evolve into Naganadel.
You have a choice as to how to evolve Poliwhirl. To turn this Pokémon into Poliwrath, use the water stone. If you want Politoed, then trade holding King's Rock.
What do you want most a Solgaleo or a Lunala? Either way you can evolve them when conditions are right ... under the Pokémon Sun or Moon.
All of Rattata powers will increase when he evolves to Raticate or Alolan Raticate. For Alolan Raticate, you'll need to use the latest version.
In the Pokémon Sun/Moon Version, you can turn this Sandshrew into a Sandslash and give it the power of Snowcloak and Slush Rush abilities.
This Pokémon will be your favorite. It just needs some training to become Dugtrio or Alola Dugtrio with the powers of Arena Trap, Sand Veil and the hidden power of Sand Force.
As the Graveler this dude, er, Geodude, will have the power of Rock Head, Sturdy and the hidden power of Sand Veil.
Simply trade in Alola and you'll evolve Graveler to Golem. This Megaton Pokémon stands a little over four feet tall, but weighs over 600 lbs.
Raichu is ready to battle when you use Thunder Stone with Pikachu, although not when you're in Alola. You're done evolving your favorite Pokémon. You did it!