Pokémon Masters is a brand new Pokémon game on mobile, and it definitely does things different to what you might remember. For one, Pokémon evolutions are vastly different.

Sure, you will still start off with the likes of Snivy and have it evolve into Serperior, but there's a very limited list of Pokémon that will actually evolve. In fact, here's that list for you now…

  • Rosa & Snivy
  • Barry & Piplup
  • Pryce & Seel
  • Viola & Surskit
  • Lyra & Chikorita
  • Kris & Totodile

Now there's a reason why I've put Rosa, Barry, and Pryce at the top of the list, and that's because you can access evolutions to those three pretty early on, with enough dedication. And this guide will carry you through the steps you need to evolve them - though be aware, it'll be difficult to acquire two stage-3 evolutions early in the game, so pick your favourite to evolve between Snivy and Piplup now…

How to evolve Snivy and Piplup

What you want access to first for Snivy, Piplup, and even Seel, is to level them up to level 30. Upon reaching this, they will gain a brand Sync-Pair conversation, in which you will undertake a difficult 1v1 battle, and upon completion, will evolve. To access this first stage evolution, you will need five evolution shards, which can easily be acquired by exchanging coins in the shop.

This is the only evolution Seel has, but Snivy and Piplup can go a step beyond. They gain another support conversation at level 45, giving them access to their second stage of evolution. The problem here is that you will need three evolution crystals, which after your first purchase of three, become incredibly expensive, at 300,000 coins for just one.

This means, pick your favourite between Snivy and Piplup now because only one of them will be reaching their final stage of evolution easily.