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Pokémon Sun and Moon’s most frustrating evolution is driving players up the wall

Salandit is hardly ever female — but that’s the only kind that evolves

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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:

Others? Well, they’re running into the Salazzle “problem” in the most heartbreaking of ways:

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:

Stay vigilant, trainers, and make sure to always pay attention to that tiny gender symbol next to a Pokémon’s name in battle.

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