Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Get Kingambit (How to Evolve Bisharp)

Kingambit is the final form of Pawniard and the evolution of Bisharp. It is an exceptionally strong Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet and bears the Dark/Steel type.

However, evolving Bisharp into Kingambit isn’t as straightforward as one would hope. It’s not just about reaching a certain level. Instead, it requires following a very specific approach.

If you’re interested in Kingambit, consider also checking out our list of the 10 best Pokemon available in the game.

In this guide, I will explain how to evolve Bisharp and get Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get Bisharp

To get Kingambit, you will need to catch a specific type of Bisharp first. Catching a Pawniard and evolving it into Bisharp will not work.

Instead, players need to catch a leader Bisharp. To do that, start by traveling to the North Province (Area Two) teleport point.

Travel to this area to find Bisharp.

From there, head toward the bamboo trees and keep your eye open for any Bisharps. Specifically, there will be two types of Bisharps available: ones that are alone and others that are surrounded by a group of Pawniards.

Players will need to catch the Bisharps surrounded by Pawniards. These, when caught, will carry an item called Leader’s Crest. Only these Bisharps can evolve into Kingambit.

Bisharps surrounded by Pawniards will carry a Leader’s Crest.

To approach these Bisharps, simply go around and move in from behind them. Then, move straight ahead and you’ll end up in combat with the leader Bisharp.

Keep in mind that Bisharps that are on their own will not carry a Leader’s Crest.

How to Evolve Bisharp Into Kingambit

Now that you’ve caught a Bisharp with a Leader’s Crest, you are ready to evolve it into Kingambit.

Simply stay in the same area, set your Bisharp as your primary Pokemon, and use it to defeat other leader Bisharps.

After defeating 3 Bisharps surrounded by Pawniards, level up once and your Bisharp will evolve into Kingambit.

Bisharp just evolved into Kingambit after defeating three leader Bisharps.

For this to work, it is essential to only defeat Bisharps with Pawniards around them, not the ones that are alone.

The only setback is that you’ll be fighting equally strong Pokemon with your recently-caught Bisharp and won’t have any super-effective moves to use.

To make this process easier, I recommend leveling up your Bisharp either manually or with XP candies earned by defeating raids.


To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to evolve Bisharp into Kingambit in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Catch a Bisharp surrounded by Pawniards with a Leader’s Crest and defeat three leader Bisharps in the same area. Then, level up once and your Bisharp will evolve into Kingambit.

Another essential mechanic in Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are hidden abilities. They allow certain Pokemon to learn some stronger abilities that can easily change the outcome of a battle.

For more details on how to unlock hidden abilities in Scarlet and Violet, consider checking out our relevant guide.

Are you planning to use Kingambit in your main team? Are you using it more for PvE or PvP? Let us know in the comments below.


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