Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay Locations, How to Catch and Evolve

There are some unique and weird ways to get and evolve Pokemon in the Pokemon Sword and Shield and you will not find an exception with Inkay. There are some unorthodox methods to evolve Inkay to Malamar and it is something you might have seen before.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay Locations

Obviously, you need to own an Inkay before you can evolve it. Where to find Inkay though? There are some certain places in Pokemon Sword and Shield where you can find Inkay and catch it. There are some random encounters you will get with them if you are lucky enough and there are some visible encounters as well.

You can find Inkay at Hammerlock Hills, Bridge Field or Route 9 on the map if you get a random encounter, but if it is an invisible encounter then you might find it at Dusty Bowl, Bridge Field or Route 7.

Stats

  • It is a Dark and Psychic type of Pokemon.
  • It has this ability called Contrary. It can make stats changes have an opposite effect.
  • It also has the ability called Suction Cups, which can negate all moves that forces switching out.

Base Stats

HP 53 53 (#268)
Atk 54 54 (#287)
Def 53 37 (#280)
Sp. Atk 37 37 (#340)
Sp. Def 46 46 (#316)
Speed   45 45 (#268)
Total Base Stats 288 (#345)

Moves and Skills Learned

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Constrict Normal 10 100 35
Peck Flying 35 100 35
Tackle Normal 40 100 35
Reflect Psychic 20
Foul Play Dark 95 100 15
Swagger Normal 85 15
Psywave Psychic ×0.5〜1.5 100 15
Topsy-Turvy Dark 20
Hypnosis Psychic 60 20
Psybeam Psychic 65 100 20
Switcheroo Dark 100 10
Payback Dark 50 100 10
Light Screen Psychic 30
Pluck Flying 60 100 20
Psycho Cut Psychic 70 100 20
Slash Normal 70 100 20
Night Slash Dark 70 100 15
Superpower Fighting 120 100 5

You will be able to evolve Pokemon Sword and Shield Inkay to Malamar after Inkay has achieved the level 30.

Evolve Inkay to Malamar

Inkay will evolve when it is close to Level 30 and for that you will have to turn your console upside down in handheld mode just before Level 30. First, you need to be sure that your Gyroscope Switch option is turned on and is also working fine.

You need to make sure your Inkay is close to level 30 and when you get in a fight against any pokemon and after you win do not exit the post-battle quickly but carefully turn your console upside down counter-clockwise and after that press A to exit the dialogue, and keep it that way until the evolving animation is over.

Stats

  • It has the same abilities as Inkay but stats are higher overall.
  • It is dark and psychic type as you know.

Base Stats

HP 86 86 (#77)
Atk 92 92 (#105)
Def 88 68 (#102)
Sp. Atk 68 68 (#153)
Sp. Def 75 75 (#137)
Speed 73 73 (#125)
Total Base Stats 482 (#133)

Moves and Skills Learned

Move Type Power Acc. PP
Constrict Normal 10 100 35
Peck Flying 35 100 35
Reflect Psychic 20
Reversal Fighting 100 15
Tackle Normal 40 100 35
Foul Play Dark 95 100 15
Swagger Normal 85 15
Psywave Psychic ×0.5〜1.5 100 15
Topsy-Turvy Dark 20
Hypnosis Psychic 60 20
Psybeam Psychic 65 100 20
Switcheroo Dark 100 10
Payback Dark 50 100 10
Light Screen Psychic 30
Pluck Flying 60 100 20
Light Screen Psychic 30
Night Slash Dark 70 100 15
Slash Normal 70 100 20
Superpower Fighting 120 100 5

This is all to catch and evolve your Inkay and all you need to know about the power upgrade you get with it.