Inkay and its evolved, powerful counterpart Malamar were very recently released during the Psychic Speculator event in Pokémon GO. The event began on September 8 and will end on September 13. They are dark and psychic-type Pokémon that can appear as one-star raid bosses during the event. They will also spawn more frequently in the wild. By the end of this guide, you will learn how to evolve Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon GO.
How to Evolve Inkay in Pokémon GO
Inkay was introduced into Pokémon GO during the Psychic Spectacular event. You can mainly find Inkay in the wild, during one-star raids, and in photobombs. Inkay will also likely still be available after the event ends. Once you find Inkay and level it up to level 30, you will be a step closer to evolving it. Normally when you evolve a Pokémon, you must turn your phone upside down and press the evolve button. This will start the evolution process, turning your Pokémon into its evolved form. Inkay is the same, but there is an additional requirement. You must also obtain 50 Inkay Candy before you can evolve Inkay into Malamar.
To get Inkay Candy, you will need to feed wild Inkays a Pinap Berry. You will get Pinap Berries by leveling up. The higher level you are, the more opportunities you will have to get the berries among other rewards.
Another method to getting Inkay Candy is completing the Misunderstood Mischief research story quest. Upon completing Stage 5, you will receive 10 Inkay Candy as a reward. Through the Season of Mischief, stages are periodically released that you can complete for items. Stage 5 also gives rewards such as 15 Great Balls, encounters with Abra and Wobbuffet, and 10 Revives. To finish Stage 5, however, you will need to progress through the first four stages!
Good luck with evolving Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon GO!