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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Finizen Location: How to evolve Finizen into Palafin

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How to evolve Finizen inPokemon Scarlet and Violet takes a bit of effort and involves one of the games' new evolution methods.

Finizen is one of Scarlet and Violet's many new pokemon for fans to track down and catch, though even finding it takes some patience, despite its high 60% encounter rate. Its evolution, Palafin, is a whole other issue, though, and one that requires a helping h and.

In this guide, we go through how to evolve Finizen into Palafin, as well as where to find Finizen..

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Finizen locations - How to get Finizen in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Finizen can be found in the water on the coast all around Paldea. Get yourself down to any beach, dock, or waterside property you can find and take to the water, and you (may) find Finizen out there waiting. Unless you're lucky enough to find one near the shore, you'll need to swim into the sea with Koraidon or Miradon, an ability which only unlocks after you makie some progress in the Path of Titans route.

Just to prove how widespread the Finizen habitat is, you can check out this map below:

Finzen habitat pokemon scarlet and violet
As you can see, you can get a Finizen across the perimeter of the map.

The chances seem random, though, so it may take some time. One area we had good luck in was West Province Area Two, so you may want to check teh rivers and coast around there.

How to evolve Finizen into Palafin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you're ready to evolve Finizen into Palafin, you'll need a bit of help. You need to head to the Union Circle with other players after Finizen reaches level 38. Once you're with at least one other player in the Union Circle, level Finizen up once to start the evolution.

That’s it for evolving Finizen into Palafin. For more on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, take a look at our guide to the order of each gym, Titan, and Star Boss, as well as how to get yourself a bunch of Eevee’s.

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