With the release of “The Indigo Disk,” the second DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, trainers are now able to witness a brand new evolution for Dipplin, the evolved form of Applin. This evolution, known as Hydrapple, is a remarkable addition to the game, introducing exciting new possibilities for trainers. However, the journey towards unlocking this powerful evolution is not without its challenges. In this article, we will explore the steps required to evolve Dipplin into Hydrapple and the various aspects associated with this process.
To begin the evolution process, trainers must first obtain a Dipplin. Unlike its pre-evolved form, Applin, Dipplin cannot be found and caught within the Terarium in The Indigo Disk. Trainers will need to catch an Applin in Kitakami, the area from the first DLC, using a Syrupy Apple. Once Applin is in their possession, trainers can proceed to the next step of the evolution.
Teaching Dragon Cheer
To evolve Dipplin into Hydrapple, trainers must teach them the move Dragon Cheer and level up using this move. TM 226, Dragon Cheer, is awarded for defeating Drayton of the Blueberry Academy Elite Four, who is located in the Polar Biome. To defeat Drayton, trainers must conquer his trial by defeating three trainers using only Pokemon caught in the Terarium. Once the trial is completed, trainers face Drayton in battle, and upon victory, they unlock TM 226, Dragon Cheer. This TM can be crafted at the TM maker in the Central Plaza, ensuring trainers have access to this vital move.
Alternative Means of Obtaining Dragon Cheer
Trainers who do not have access to the Elite Four battles must progress further in the main story to unlock them. However, Drayton also generously provides trainers with a Dragon Cheer TM for immediate use. In the event that trainers require additional Dragon Cheer TMs, they can be crafted using 1,500 League Points, along with 2 Tatsugiri Scales, 2 Lapras Teardrops, and 1 Applin Juice. These items can be obtained by defeating specific Pokemon in the wild, making it an achievable goal for dedicated trainers.
After successfully teaching Dipplin Dragon Cheer, trainers must level up their Pokemon once. This can be achieved either through battle or by using EXP candy. Once Dipplin reaches the required level, it will undergo a transformative evolution, emerging as the powerful and majestic Hydrapple.
The introduction of Hydrapple as the evolution of Dipplin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s second DLC, “The Indigo Disk,” adds an exciting layer of depth to the game. The journey to unlocking this evolution requires trainers to catch and evolve Applin, obtain the Dragon Cheer TM, and level up Dipplin. With determination and perseverance, trainers can unleash the full potential of Hydrapple, ready to conquer new challenges and emerge as a formidable force in their Pokemon journey. So, gear up, trainers, and embark on this thrilling evolution quest to experience the power of Hydrapple firsthand!