Shinx is an adorable Electric-type Pokémon, and in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, it’s thankfully simple to learn how to evolve it. In no time, you can start this companion on its evolutionary path.
How to Evolve Shinx in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
Some Pokémon companions require special items to evolve. Some don’t even evolve at all. With Shinx, you can evolve it into Luxio. There’s another evolution after that as well. But let’s keep things simple and focus on the Shinx. It may not be as legendary of an Electric-type like Pikachu, but it’s still a compelling companion to explore Sinnoh with.
You don’t even need to do much to evolve it. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Shinx will automatically evolve into Luxio once it reaches Level 15. So, if you want to raise those levels fast, you can do the following:
- Don’t skip battles
- Head to the Grand Underground to find Pokémon Hideaways
- Rematch Gym Leaders
You can also have Shinx holding a Lucky Egg while it battles. If you do so, it’ll get 1.5x the amount of earned EXP.
If you want to evolve Shinx, but you actually don’t have one yet, you can track a wild one down in numerous locations. You can find a wild Shinx outside in the following locations in tall grass or caves:
- Fuego Ironworks (rare)
- Route 202 (common)
- Route 203 (uncommon)
- Route 204 North (rare)
- Route 204 South (rare)
Additionally, you can go to the Grand Underground and encounter one in the listed areas:
- Grassland Cave
- Spacious Cave
- Sunlit Cavern
- Whiteout Cave
Tracking down this sparkly lion-like companion isn’t too difficult. If you focus on Shinx, you can learn how to evolve it in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl in little time. This way, you will get started on its multiple evolutionary paths.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl is available on Nintendo Switch.