Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are chockfull of lovable new Pokémon to catch, train and battle. One particular new Pokémon that has risen through the ranks since its reveal is the Fire Child Pokémon Charcadet.
Charcadet is one of the new Fire Type Pokémon from the Paldea Region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Fans have been especially excited to get their hands on Charcadet’s evolved forms, Armarouge and Ceruledge. Those playing Pokémon Scarlet can evolve their Charcadets into the Fire Warrior Armarouge, whereas players in Violet can get Ceruledge, the Fire Blades Pokémon.
Although, you cannot evolve Charcadet by simply levelling it up like other Pokémon. Instead, Charcadet needs a particular item to evolve, one you can obtain by doing a small quest/task for an NPC in one of Scarlet and Violet’s many towns.
Here’s where to catch Charcadet and evolve it in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Where to Catch Charcadet
First things first, where can you can catch Charcadet?
Finding a Charcadet is the tricky part initially because, despite making its home all across Southern Paldea, it is very rarely seen. You have the chance to find Charcadet in almost all of the areas in Southern Pladea including:
- South Province Area Two
- South Province Area Three
- South Province Area Four
- South Province Area Five
- East Province Area One
- East Province Area Two
- West Province Area One
As you can see, Charcadet can be found in a large number of places within Paldea. According to the Pokedex, it is very rarely seen, meaning that you will have to wander around these locations for a little bit to find a Charcadet. Keep an eye out for its iconic head of the red-hot fire.
I had luck finding it several times in South Provinces 3 and 5, the rocky sandy area directly East of Mesagoza. It is likely best to keep to a single Province and to search it thoroughly instead of bouncing from Province to Province.
Before long, a shiny new Charcadet should be yours.
How to Evolve Charcadet
Now that you have a Charcadet, how do you evolve it? In both Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the path to evolving Charcadet is very similar but with a few key differences.
First, make your way East of Mesagoza and head to East Province Area Three. This is the area where Arven asks you to fight the Steel Titan and is just North of Levincia where you fight Iono. Once you have made it to East Province Area Three, go to the town of Zapapico located within the Province. Zapapico is a small town covered head-to-toe in high white walls, built around the mining that goes on in the area.
In Zapapico head down the street from the Pokémon Centre to find a man in a pink shirt in Scarlet (or a woman in Violet) standing in front of a small fountain. Like most important NPCs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, their text box will be yellow instead of white to signify that he has something unique to say.
Upon speaking to them, they will ask for a trade. Not a Pokémon trade, though. They want materials from a specific Pokémon and if you collect 10 of said material, he will give you either an Auspicious Curio or a Malicious Curio, depending on your game.
These are the items needed to evolve Charcadet into either Armarouge or Ceruledge.
To evolve Charcadet into Armarouge in Pokémon Scarlet, the man asks for 10 Bronzor Fragments.
Bronzor was first introduced in Generation 4 as a Steel/Psychic Pokémon. They constantly float above the ground and are a dark metallic blue with bright yellow eyes. Upon capture or defeat in Pokémon Scarlet, they will drop Bronzor Fragments which can usually be used for crafting TMs at the Pokémon Centre.
You will need to capture or defeat at least 7-10 Bronzor to gather enough parts and materials for Charcadet. Bronzor usually dwells around Ruins in various parts around Paldae.
The easiest place to find Bronzor is in South Province Area Three. On the main path towards Artazon from the Area Three Pokémon Centre, there will be a cliff side to the left of the path. Down said cliff will be a small set of Ruins. A variety of Pokémon will spawn here including Drowsee, Ghastly and, most importantly, Bronzor.
Seeing as you need to find 10 Bronzor Fragments, you will need to fight a lot of Bronzor. Once you have cleared out all of the Bronzor in the area, run around the large rock next to the Ruins to reset the spawns. Do this whenever you are low on Bronzor.
Gather your 10 Bronzor Fragments and then return to the man in Zapapico. For your work, you will be given the Auspicious Armour, which when given to a Charcadet will evolve into an Armarouge.
To evolve Charcadet into Ceruledge in Pokémon Violet, the man instead asks for 10 Sinistea Chips.
Sinistea was first introduced in Generation 8 as a pure Ghost-type Pokémon based on a haunted teacup. They are tiny little Pokémon that fly and float around, making them a bit hard to spot. Upon defeat or capture in Pokémon Violet, they will drop Sinistea Chips which can usually be used for crafting TMs at the Pokémon Centre.
This means that you will need to fight around 7-10 Sinistea to gather enough parts for the Armor. Like Bronzor, Sinistea lurks around very select Ruins in Paldea, only appearing in 2 locations. The first is South Province Area Six. The other is around the perimeter of Zapapico, making this much easier to do in Pokémon Violet.
Right outside the town by the Pokémon Centre, you will be able to find the Sinistea. As previously stated, they’re pretty small and hard to spot but eventually, you’ll find them. If you run out of Sinistea to fight before getting all 10 Chips, simply head back into the town of Zapapico and come back to refresh the spawns.
Once you have all 10 Chips, return to the woman in the pink shirt. She will trade you the Malicious Armour, which when given to a Charcadet will evolve into a Ceruledge.
If you want to evolve more Charcadets into Armarouges or Ceruledges, simply bring the person 10 more Bronzor Fragments or Sinistea Chips to get another set of armour.
That is how to catch and evolve Charcadet in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.