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How to Evolve Tandemaus in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon has been around for almost thirty years (feel old yet?), and shows no signs of stopping. Just as popular are the many video game titles from the franchise, including the more recent Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Lots of new Pokémon are featured in these games, including the adorable Tandemaus, two mousy creatures who are inseparable in either game. If you want to learn how to evolve Tandemaus, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll tell you where to find them, how to catch them, and how to level them up.

How to Evovle Tandemaus in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Finding and Capturing Tandemaus

Learning how to evolve Tandemaus means finding them first, so it’s important to look in the right places. Luckily, it tends not to run away too much, which helps when trying to capture them. This Pokémon is usually found adjacent to cities and towns. Here’s a helpful list of places to look, which is accurate for both Scarlet and Violet versions of the game: 

  • Outside the Pokémon League, near Mesagoza, (South Province). Look in the grassy area. Keep in mind they’ll be very low level here
  • Artazon area (South Province)
  • Outside Porto Marinada (West Province). This is reportedly a popular place to find them, especially near the Lighthouse
  • Near Medali (West Province)
  • Near Zapapico (East Province)
  • Near Levincia (East Province)

Depending on where you find Tandemaus, they will be at different levels. For example, the Porto Marinada Pokémon will be higher levels than the ones you find by the League, so plan accordingly. 

The biggest problem you’ll have in locating Tandemaus is seeing them. They’re small and easy to miss. Searching on foot will make this easier as opposed to riding. You can also improve your odds by eating a sandwich that raises your Encounter Power for Normal-Type Pokémon. 

As for actually capturing Tandemaus, attacking wild Pokémon to lower their hit points makes them easier to catch. Status effects like sleep or paralysis also help your chances. When the Tandemaus is weakened, throw a Poké Ball to try and catch it. Sometimes they will break out of it, so keep trying and pack lots of Poké Balls in preparation.

How to Evolve Tandemaus into Maushold

Maushold Pokémon

Maushold is the evolved form of Tandemaus. You can probably guess by the name what this evolution looks like. Hint, “Maus,” is German for mouse. So instead of a “household,” it’s a “mouse-hold.” Maushold has two forms, the more common Family of Four, or the rarer (1/100 likelihood) Family of Three. It’s basically two parents and either one or two babies. It’s absolutely adorable. 

Note: If the game does give you the rare Family of Three, the stats and abilities will be the same as the Family of Four. But, at least you can feel cool? 

If you want to know how to evolve Tandemaus Scarlet vs how to evolve Tandemaus Violet, it’s all pretty much the same. The progression happens at level 25, though only if it’s through battling. If you just try to use Rare Candies or XP to do the trick, you’ll only get a leveled up Tandemaus, not an evolved Maushold. 

XP from battling will evolve Tandemaus, even if they aren’t actively participating. When this happens, they may evolve off-screen and you won’t even notice until you realize you suddenly have a Maushold. As of this writing, Tandemaus is the only Pokémon who can omit the evolution animation, the little sneaks!

If you want to actually see it evolve, your best bet is to use the level 24 Tandemaus to defeat a rival Pokémon during battle. Afterward, if it has gained enough experience to level up, you should see the actual animation. 

Well there you have it! Learning how to evolve Tandemaus is easy. Just remember to pay attention when it reaches level 24, otherwise it might just happen behind your back.

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