Gen 2 is finally here and with it come not just new Pokmon, like Kingdra, but new items like the Dragon Scale, too.
That, in turn, means new methods for evolution: the Dragon Scale was used for evolving Kingdra in the main Pokmon games by having it hold the item when being traded – a mechanic that’s not in Pokmon Go at all as things stand.
So with that in mind, how do you evolve Seadra into Kingdra, and likewise how do you get the Dragon Scale in Pokmon Go? The answers to all that can be found below.
How to evolve Seadra into Kingdra in Pokmon Go
Seadra’s evolution into Kingra back in the main series of Pokmon involved a somewhat convoluted process. Not only did you need to find yourself a Dragon Scale for the evolution, you also needed to find yourself a trading partner, because Seadra had to be traded whilst holding the item in order to evolve.
Now, in Pokmon Go, things are a tad easier. You’ll still need a decent chunk of Candy to evolve Seadra, but there’s no need for the trading partner – you simply need to get your hands on a Dragon Scale and evolve your Seadra from the same in-game menu as you would any other Candy-based evolution.
Want more help with Pokmon Go? Read our Pokmon Go tips, tricks, cheats and guides for insights on how to improve your skills, including triggering the Eevee evolution with names for Umbreon, Espeon Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon, distances for both hatching Eggs at 2km, 5km and 10km and for the Buddy system, where to find Pokmon Go nests in London and beyond, as well as recent updates including new baby Pokmon, finding Ditto and the the seasonal Valentine’s Day event update. Finally, there are pages on Gen 2 additions like the new Pinap and Nanab Berries and how to use them, all of the new evolution items: the Metal Coat for Steelix and Scizor, the King’s Rock for Politoed and Slowking, the Sun Stone for Bellossom, and Up-Grade for Porygon2.
How to get the Dragon Scale in Pokmon Go
With the evolution method itself relatively simple, the only other question is where to find yourself a Dragon Scale in Pokmon Go.
Well, it’s mostly down to chance: Dragon Scales are found from Pokstops, and as things stand there’s no way to increase your chances of earning one from them.
That means your only option is to don the walking boots and get out there, spinning as many Pokstops as possible. Head for the more densely-popualted areas like cities and towns if you can, as Pokstops will be more frequent there, but otherwise there’s little more too it than getting stuck into the grind!