'Pokémon Go' Gen 4 Evolutions: How Much Candy is Needed?

Gen 4 is finally live in Pokémon Go, and a big part of collecting the new 'mon is evolving Pokémon.

Luckily for Pokémon Go players, the Sinnoh Region Pokémon released on day one won't need too much candy to evolve. There are some exceptions, like the Gen 4 starters who need 125 candy to go from stage one to stage three. However, most only need 50 candy to get to their final stage.

In case you're wondering, some previous-gen Pokémon can evolve in Gen 4 but are currently not available but will be at a later date. Be sure to check our guide for the Pokémon that can evolve in Gen 4 and how much candy they'll need to get stronger. Also, some Gen 4 Pokémon released on day one, like Carnivine and Chatot, do not evolve.

There are 106 Pokémon in the Sinnoh Region but about 20 were released today for Pokémon Go. Here's a list of the Pokémon from Gen 4 in Pokémon Go and how much candy is needed to evolve them.

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Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup appear in the second anniversary artwork for 'Pokemon Go' Niantic

How Much Candy is Needed to Evolve Gen 4 Pokemon

  • Turtwig -> Grotle (25 candy)
  • Grotle -> Torterra (100 candy)
  • Chimchar -> Monferno (25 candy)
  • Monferno -> Infernape (100 candy)
  • Piplup -> Prinplup (25 candy)
  • Prinplup -> Empoleon (100 candy)
  • Starly -> Staravia (25 candy)
  • Staravia -> Staraptor (100 candy)
  • Bidoof -> Bibarel (50 candy)
  • Buneary -> Lopunny (50 candy)
  • Kricketot -> Kricketune (50 candy)
  • Riolu -> Lucario (50 candy)
  • Chatot (doesn't evolve)
  • Carnivine (doesn't evolve)
  • Pachirisu (doesn't evolve)