How to Evolve Lickitung in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the latest entry in the Pokemon franchise. Thanks to its refreshing take on standard Pokemon gameplay, fans and critics alike can’t help but sing praises for it. This new take on the Pokemon franchise also served as a great entry point for new players.

This game draws inspiration from various other spin-offs to create a fast-paced Pokemon offering that everyone can enjoy. The excellent integration of capturing and battling Pokemon directly from the world does wonders for the pacing of the title, as users are no longer annoyed by seemingly endless cutscenes.

Another beloved aspect is its take on regional variants, which have been part of the franchise since Gen 7 and are a great way to refresh older designs. These designs also help expand the environment by showing how certain Pokemon have adapted to the world.

Evolving Lickitung in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Lickitung, as it appears in the "Detective Pikachu"  movie (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Lickitung, as seen in the movie ‘Detective Pikachu’ (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Lickitung is one of many Pokémon appearing in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. As many gamers know, it’s been part of the Pokemon franchise since the beginning, starting with Pokemon Red and Blue on the Nintendo Game Boy. However, Lickitung later received an evolution.

In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS, Lickitung was one of the oldest Pokemon to receive an evolution in those titles. Alongside Magmar and Electabuzz, Lickitung received an evolution for players to discover, Lickilicky. However, scaling up Lickitung was a daunting task.

Unlike many other Pokémon in the franchise, users won’t be able to evolve their Lickitung by simply leveling it up. In Pokemon Legends: Arceus and all other games featuring Lickilicky, they must meet a special condition.

Lickilicky, as he appears in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Lickilicky, as he appears in the anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

To evolve Lickitung into Lickilicky, players must level it up to the point where it can learn the Rollout move. They must then teach him this move.

The reason for this is unknown, aside from the possibility that Game Freak just intended it to be. It’s understandable, because Lickilicky seems like a rolling guy.

In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, teaching a Pokemon moves works differently. Rather than being asked to teach the Pokémon a move, it will simply learn it. Players then need to access the specific Pokemon’s menu and teach it how to move directly from their menu page.

Once Lickitung reaches level 34, he will have access to Rollout. After getting the said level, users need to go to the move selection menu for Lickitung and teach it to deploy. Thereafter, they will receive a notification that Lickitung is ready to scale.

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