Grubbin and its evolutions, Vikavolt and Charjabug, debuted in Pokemon Go during the Season of Go. These Gen 7 Pokemon were released as part of the Bug Out! event on August 22, which, as you can probably tell, celebrates bug-type Pokemon. Since their release, fans have wondered how to evolve this Larva Pokemon into its other forms. This guide has all the answers you need. You will also learn how to get Grubbin.
Pokemon Go: How to Evolve Grubbin
Grubbin has two evolutions: Vikavolt and Charjabug. The easiest Grubbin evolution is Charjabug, as you only require 25 Grubbin candy but to take it to the next step — Vikavolt — things get a little complicated.
Evolving Chajabug requires 100 Grubbing candy. Also, ensure you are near a PokeStop and have an active Magnetic Lore Module. Without this module, the option to evolve Charjabug will unlock. To hasten your collections of the 125 Grubbin candy required to fully evolve Grubbin, use Pinap Berries, as these will double the amount of catch candy you receive. Another tip: adventure with Grubbin by setting it as your buddy Pokemon. Doing so will earn you some extra candy.
When it comes to evolving Charjabug, the real challenge is obtaining the Magnetic Lure Module. A straightforward way of getting this is spending 80 Poke Coins on the Pokemon Go store. We are discussing spending real-world money here or earning it from grinding at gyms. Alternatively, you can seek the help of a friend who has already evolved their Grubbin with the module.
How to Get Grubbin
The first instance of Grubbin was during the Bug Out! event. This event which premiered on August 10, grants you the chance to get Grubbin through a variety of means:
- In the wild — the bug appears more frequently during the event
- Bug Out! Field research task
- Bug Out! Catch challenge
Of the three, your best bet is to catch it in the wild. You can easily locate the bug near power plants and substations because electricity helps it avoid attacks from bird Pokemon. Also important to note is that Grubbin lives underground but should you find its nest, don’t poke it with your finger on its nest as you will get bitten. After all, Grubbin is a bug.