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All Pokemon That Require Tasks to Evolve in Pokemon GO

We've put together a full list detailing every Pokemon that evolves using a required task or action in Pokemon GO.
We've put together a full list detailing every Pokemon that evolves using a required task or action in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

We've put together a full list detailing every Pokemon that evolves using a required task or action in Pokemon GO.

All Pokemon That Require Tasks to Evolve: Full List

There are 15 species of Pokemon that evolve after a task is completed in Pokemon GO at the time of writing:

  • Pancham (Pangoro, 50 candies)
  • Feebas (Milotic, 100 candies)
  • Spritzee (Aromatisse, 50 candies)
  • Swirlix (Slurpuff, 50 candies)
  • Mime Jr. (Mr. Mime, 50 candies)
  • Woobat (Swoobat, 50 candies)
  • Bonsly (Sudowoodo, 50 candies)
  • Happiny (Chansey, 25 candies)
  • Galarian Farfetch’d (Sirfetch'd, 50 candies)
  • Galarian Yamask (Runerigus, 50 candies)
  • Galarian Slowpoke (Galarian Slowbro/Slowking, 50 candies)
  • Eevee (Sylveon, Espeon, Umbreon, 25 candies)

These Pokemon will only be eligible so long as the trainer has also collected the correct amount of candies. Each species requires its corresponding task to be completed while the Pokemon is designated as a Buddy.


Pangoro, a fighting and dark-type from the Kalos region, is known for its staunch and violent opposition to bullying. It uses the sprig in its mouth to sense the movement of its enemies before they can strike. Its PokeDex number is #675 and it requires 50 candies to evolve.

Milotic is a member of Generation II with a PokeDex number of #350. Known as the "Tender" Pokemon, it is said to be the most beautiful species on the planet. It has the ability to calm aggressive emotions and bring peace wherever it goes. Trainers will need 100 candies to evolve it.

Aromatisse, the "Fragrance" Pokemon, hails from the Kalos region with a PokeDex number of #683. It has the ability to emit a variety of scents, both pleasant and unpleasant, which it uses to gain an edge during battle. It requires 50 candies to evolve.

Slurpuff has one of the most sensitive noses out of all species. It is often seen in bakeries and kitchens where it uses its sense of smell to help pastry chefs in the Kalos region create the best recipes. Its PokeDex number is #685 and it requires 50 candies to evolve.

Mr. Mime is best known for its appearance in the franchise's television series, beginning in the Kanto region. It is known for its ability to pantomime and create invisible barriers that others cannot cross. According to its PokeDex description, once it has convinced its audience the barrier is there, the barrier truly comes into being. It requires 50 candies to evolve.

Swoobat, the "Courting" Pokemon, is said to be able to put those caught in its supersonic mating calls into a good mood. It requires 50 candies to be eligible for evolution.

Sudowoodo, the "Imitation" Pokemon, is known for its consistent behavior of imitating a tree. According to its PokeDex description, trainers can easily tell it apart from real trees in the winter as its "leaves" always remain green. It requires 50 candies to evole.

Chansey is one of the most recognizable Pokemon in Generation I, often seen at the side of Nurse Joy at the Pokemon Center. It received a pre-evolved form, Happiny, in Generation IV, requiring a unique method of evolution. In Pokemon GO, trainers can evolve Happiny into Chansey using 25 candies.

Sirfetch'd was one of the headlining species of the Galar region with the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. With its signature leek sharpened to a point and bearing shield of the same plant, Sirfetch'd is said to only evolve once Farfetch'd has survived enough battles. Once its weapon withers, it will retire from combat for good. It needs 50 candies to be eligible for evolution.

Runerigus, also referred to as "Galarian Cofagrigus," evolves from Galarian Yamask. This Pokemon has traded in its sarcophagus appearance for one more befitting of the history of Galar, becoming a living embodiment of a runic art structure bearing the appearance of a dragon or serpent. Runerigus is created when an ancient, cursed painting absorbs the spirit of a Yamask. It requires 50 candies to evolve.

Galarian Slowbro and Slowking take on a poison-type advantage over their previous water-type form. Galarian Slowbro has had its hand bitten by a Shellder rather than its tail, creating an arm-blaster of sorts. Galarian Slowking will spend years studying and unraveling the mysteries of the world around it—at least until someone knocks off its Shellder helmet, invoking amnesia. Both need 50 candies to evolve.

Sylveon, the "Intertwining" Eevee-lution, is the pinnacle of friendship and bonding between trainer and Pokemon. It can use its ribbon-like "feelers" to calm the emotions of any creature it touches. Sylveon, like all Eevee-lutions, needs 25 candies to evolve from Eevee.

Espeon and Umbreon, the "Sun" and "Moonlight" Eevee-lutions, are two sides of the same coin discovered originally in the Johto region. Both have historically required a significant bond with their trainers to evolve which has become reflected in their PokeDex descriptions. Espeon allegedly developed its psychic powers as a way to protect its trainer from harm. Umbreon uses its dark fur to camouflage itself in the shadows and then leap into combat with its bright ring-markings glowing. Like all Eevee-lutions, they require 25 candies.