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Pokémon Go guide: How to evolve Combee

Only female Combee can evolve into Vespiquen

A female Combee on a purple background Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company
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In Pokémon Go, Combee can evolve into Vespiquen, but it has the same requirements as it does in the mainline games: Combee has to be female.

Evolving Combee into Vespiquen requires 50 Combee Candy. It will only be able to evolve if it’s female. If you’re not seeing the evolution prompt, then your Combee is male. You can check the gender of the Combee by looking at the gender symbol next to its health bar on its information page. Female Combee also has a large red triangle on its bottom face, making it easy to tell apart from its male version.

Vespiquen isn’t particularly good in PvP or in raiding, but it’s important to grab one to complete your Pokédex.

If you’re having a hard time getting Combee candy, make sure to use Pinap Berries on every one you find. Combee typically has increased spawn rates during spring-based events, so that’s the best time to try and grab as many of the bee Pokémon as possible.