Evolve Inkay Pokémon Go: Two new Pokemon were introduced to Pokemon GO as a result of the Psychic Spectacular event: Inkay and Malamar. Dark/Psychic Pokemon were discovered in the Kalos region during Generation VI and brought with them a strange evolution method, which has also been incorporated into Pokemon GO.
When you catch an Inkay, you will notice that the evolution button has a question mark. Let’s take a closer look at what that means. In order to Evolve Inkay Pokémon Go, you must first catch one.
Originally published during the Psychic Spectacular, when Inkay and Malamar made their debuts. In light of the fact that this event has now passed, we have updated it to keep it as current as possible.
Where To Catch Inkay in Pokemon Go
It was extremely easy to locate Inkay in the wild during the event where it debuted. It is assumed that it still spawns, but there are very few reports beyond the day the event ended. As soon as we receive confirmation, we will update this post. You should be able to find one in the wild, theoretically. Dark/Psychic-types should be boosted by foggy and windy weather conditions.
How To Evolve Inkay in Pokemon GO
What does Inkay need to evolve? In the same manner as in the main series games, you must turn your device upside down. As this is Pokemon GO, you will also need 50 Inkay candies.
By turning your device upside down, you can press the Evolve button, and you will become the proud Trainer of a Malamar!
If your phone automatically rotates, you may need to turn off the setting for battery saving in Pokemon GO as well. Neither of these settings appear to have any effect on the evolution mechanic, so if you are experiencing problems, double-check that you have disabled these settings.
Some players are reporting difficulties with this evolution method due to the lack of a gyroscope on their phones. It has been acknowledged by Niantic that an alternative method will be introduced in the near future.
Trainers, we're aware that devices that do not feature gyroscopes do not support Inkay's unique evolution method. We will be implementing a fix in release (0.221) that will offer affected Trainers an alternate method to evolve Inkay into Malamar. Thank you for your patience.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) September 20, 2021
Currently, the only workaround for this, at least to fill the Pokedex entry for Malamar, is to have a friend catch and evolve an additional Evolve Inkay Pokémon Go, then trade it to you. You may need to provide them with some candies to compensate for the use of their candies.
Alternatively, you may log in to your account using a device with a gyroscope. If necessary, you may need to borrow a friend’s for a short period of time. It is not a perfect solution, but it is an option worth considering.