How to evolve Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon Go

You’ll flip when you learn what you need to do to evolve Inkay.

Inkay is available in Pokémon Go, and you have a chance to catch it. If you can capture enough of this Pokémon, you may want to consider evolving it into Malamar, and complete your PokéDex. However, there are some requirements you will need to meet before this can happen. This guide covers what you need to do to evolve Inkay into Malamar in Pokémon Go.

How Inkay evolves into Malamar

You’ll want to ensure you meet the 50 Inkay candy requirement before attempting to evolve Inkay. Without those 50 candies, nothing is going to happen. You can earn those candies by capturing multiple Inkay, giving it rare candy, or walking it to unlock more. We recommend walking it around as your buddy while searching for this Pokémon. Inkay can be a tricky Pokémon to locate, and it might serve you better to wander around with the one you captured before you try evolving it.

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Once you have enough Inkay candy, the next step is to flip your phone upside while Pokémon Go is activated. You may have to turn on the automatic screen flip in your personalized settings for your phone before you can do this. How you go about this might be different depending on your smartphone type, but you need to make sure you can flip your device properly. With your Pokémon Go application flipped upside down, you can now evolve Inkay.

The only way to evolve Inkay is to do it while your phone is flipped upside down. If it’s not, you’ll be prohibited from evolving it into Malamar. The animation for evolving Inkay should look the same, and you can likely flip your phone back to normal when it’s evolving to check out your well-earned Malamar.