Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to evolve Charcadet into Armarouge

What does it take to evolve Charcadet into Armarouge in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Image via Game Freak)
What does it take to evolve Charcadet into Armarouge in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? (Image via Game Freak)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have introduced several new Pocket Monsters, including the extremely popular Armarouge and Ceruledge. When you’ve captured a Charcadet, it can become one of these two very exciting Pokemon, but the real question is, how do you do that? What does it take to evolve this pint-sized Fire-type into a large Fire/Psychic powerhouse?

This guide will cover how to find a Charcadet in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and what it takes to evolve the Pokemon into its next form. Unfortunately, each of these forms is also a version exclusive to either Scarlet or Violet, and you will require Pokemon Scarlet to get Armarouge without trading.

Charcadet can evolve in one of two ways in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Revealed earlier this year, Armarouge is one of the two forms of Charcadet, a new monster in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. A red Fire-type clad in golden armor, it’s a Fire/Psychic type, making it a very interesting Pokemon in terms of typing. Thanks to its Psychic moves, it can be a devastating foe for one of the starter Pokemon’s final evolutions, Skeledirge.

Charcadet does not show up in groups, which makes it more elusive. Even though it's a rare Pokemon, it can still show up in the South, East, or West Provinces of the region of Paldea. The best spot is the West Province (Area One), if you’re seeking a Charcadet. The earliest point in the game you can encounter one is Mesagoza (East Gate).


Sadly, Armarogue is not a Pokemon that can be found in the wild, so you will have to evolve it yourself. Furthermore, this Pokemon does not level up with experience gain either. Once you have a Charcadet, and you’re ready to evolve it, you can head to Zapipico City.

Near a fountain, you’ll see an NPC with a pink plaid shirt. He’ll have an orange dialog bubble over his head that says, “Fancy a trade?” He will trade you a useful item if you bring him 10 Bronzor Fragments. You will have to go defeat a few Bronzor to obtain them.

When you come back and complete the trade in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, he grants you the Auspicious Armor. By equipping Charcadet with the Auspicious Armor, he will evolve into Armarouge.

Armarouge stats

  • Category: Fire Warrior Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Psychic
  • Height: 4’11”
  • Weight: 187.4
  • Ability: Flash Fire / Weak Armor (Hidden Ability)

If you’re lucky enough to get his Hidden Ability, he loses 1 stage of Defense on a physical hit, but gains 1 stage of speed. This Pokemon learns several very useful moves in its early levels as well.

Selection of early Armarouge moves

  • Fire Spin: Level 12
  • Will-O-Wisp: Level 16
  • Night Shade: Level 20
  • Flame Charge: Level 24
  • Incinerate: Level 28

Sadly, it doesn’t naturally learn any Psychic Moves until level 37’s Calm Mind and level 42’s Ally Switch, but it can still learn several useful abilities with the help of appropriate TMs. Psybeam, Stored Power, Psyshock and Trick are just a few good examples.

This Pokemon also features a brand new Pokemon move at level 62, Armor Cannon. This move boasts 120 Power and 100 Accuracy, with a total PP of 5. While this move deals significant damage to its target, it lowers the user’s Defense and Special Defense stats.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet feature a wealth of new Pokemon, and Ceruledge is one of the many that are worth using on your team.

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Edited by Atul S
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