Pokémon Sun and Moon have several creatures with specific evolution requirements, but players find none more annoying than that of Salandit. The poison- and fire-type lizard is not uncommon — well, male ones, anyway. But only the female Salandit evolves into Salazzle at level 33, which means players are reaching their breaking points trying to capture the elusive lady Salandit.
Salandit’s gender ratio is skewed toward the male. Only 12.5 percent of the species are female, so that the evolution Salazzle is 100 percent female is frustrating for most players.
That’s led the tiny toxic lizard to become the bane of many completionists’ existences. Some are having luck finding a Salandit of the fairer sex without any effort, as it turns out:
I said i needed a salazzle and the first salandit i ran into was a female thanks @ god— Reapers Juicy (@anbroids) November 21, 2016
Lmao the first salandit I encounter in the wild is female— Royal Prism (@DocHobo) November 21, 2016
first encounter on wela volcano park was a female salandit thank u pokemon— Robert (@caustically) November 21, 2016
Others? Well, they’re running into the Salazzle “problem” in the most heartbreaking of ways:
So the first Salandit I found was a female— Alolan Haru (@Harulocke) November 21, 2016
I accidentally killed it
Took forever to find a new one
when u train ur male salandit up to level 33 and then u realize only female saladits evolve— ✨sugar plum fairy✨ (@_carr0t) November 21, 2016
my one coworker is legit mad over salazzle being a female only evolution, he's got a level 40 male salandit on his team lol— diego @ SUN (@STARPLATlNUM) November 20, 2016
Salazzle is kind of a pain to unlock — only in the sense that being a Salandit is mostly a man’s world — but she’s 100 percent worth the trouble. Check this sassy dragon out:
This is a leak But female Salandit evolves into this QUEEN Salazzle and she did not come to play. Know THAT pic.twitter.com/iE8sl02y4q— Robert Stan (@BuddyBoyThough) November 10, 2016
Stay vigilant, trainers, and make sure to always pay attention to that tiny gender symbol next to a Pokémon’s name in battle.