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How to evolve Hisuian Qwilfish in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk

If you want an Overqwil, teach your Hisuian Qwilfish Barb Barrage

Hisuian Qwilfish and Overqwil in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s The Indigo Disk DLC brings back Hisuian Qwilfish, a Pokémon only previously seen in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The pointy blowfish Pokémon can be found in Blueberry Academy, and it’ll only evolve once it learns the move Barb Barrage.

This is not to be confused with regular Johtoan Qwilfish, which is more dark blue-green and does not evolve at all.

Below, we detail where to find Hisuian Qwilfish and how to evolve it into Overqwil in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.


Where to find Hisuian Qwilfish in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

You can find Hisuian Qwilfish in the Polar Biome waters around Blueberry Academy:

A map showing where to find Hisuian Qwilfish in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Image: Game Freak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo via Polygon

They’re pretty much a plague in the waters, so it shouldn’t take long for you to run into one.


How to evolve Hisuian Qwilfish in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To evolve Hisuian Qwilfish into Overqwil, it needs to learn the move Barb Barrage, which it’ll learn naturally by leveling up to 28. Once it knows Barb Barrage, level it up again and it’ll evolve.

If you caught a high-leveled Qwilfish, you can re-teach it by going to its moves from its summary screen and pressing A. Just level it again after it relearns Barb Barrage.


For more evolutions from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Indigo Disk, learn how to evolve Dipplin, how to evolve Duraludon, how to evolve Inkay, and how to evolve Tyrogue.

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