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How to Catch Salandit and Salazzle in Pokemon GO

Salandit and Salazzle have made their Pokemon GO debut during the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event this month, April 2022.
Salandit and Salazzle have made their Pokemon GO debut during the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event this month, April 2022. / The Pokemon Company

Salandit and Salazzle have made their Pokemon GO debut during the All-Hands Rocket Retreat event this month, April 2022.

Both Salandit and Salazzle are poison and fire-types hailing from the Alola region and are known as the "Toxic Lizard" Pokemon. Only female Salandit evolve into Salazzle, which then uses its own unique pheromones to attract reverse-harems of Salandit to serve it. Typically, these Salandit will protect their Salazzle and bring her food—much like bees in a colony. It is theorized that naturally-inflicted malnutrition is the reason male Salandit don't evolve.

Can You Catch Salandit and Salazzle in Pokemon GO?

Salandit cannot be caught in the wild at the time of writing. Instead, trainers will have to work to hatch 12 k.m. eggs in order to add this Pokemon to their PokeDex.

12 k.m. eggs can be found after defeating one of the Team GO Rocket executives, Cliff, Arlo, and/or Sierra. Once defeated, trainers will receive an egg which will be added to their Bonus Egg Inventory at the bottom of the Egg page.

Each 12 k.m. egg will add anywhere between 16-32 corresponding candies upon hatching a Pokemon. Since Salazzle needs 50 candies to evolve from Salandit, trainers will need to hatch anywhere from four to two 12 k.m. eggs. There are three executives in Team GO Rocket, meaning most trainers will likely be able to evolve at least one Salandit without needing to worry about grinding candies through the Buddy system.

Salazzle can only be acquired through evolution at this time. For more information about how to evolve Salandit into Salazzle, check out our Salazzle evolution guide.

DBLTAP cannot confirm whether or not this Pokemon will be joining the wild encounter pool.