How To Evolve Hunter In Pokemon Sword And Shield?

If you want a Pokemon with the combo of Ghost and Poison type in Pokemon Sword, then the best way to do this is by evolving Haunter in Pokemon Sword into Gengar. But, it will be hard for you if you aren’t aware of how to make this happen, however, don’t worry because this is why we are here, to your rescue. 

To evolve Haunter in Pokemon Sword And Shield, you need to trade it with another player in the game. Once you trade your Haunter, it gets evolved into a Genger after which you can ask the other player to return you the Pokemon and you will have the evolved version of your Haunter. 

Out of the 400 species of Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield, only 151 were able to stand the test of time, Haunter being one of them. While Haunter is already such a strong Pokemon, guess how strong its evolved version, Gengar would be? This makes it important for us to obtain this version. 

So, without wasting more time, let us learn how you can evolve your existing Haunter in Pokemon Sword and Shield so that you can get a Gengar. 

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How To Evolve Hunter In Pokemon Sword And Shield?

The only way in which the players can evolve Haunter in Pokemon Sword And Shield is by trading it with another player in the game. You can do this through the in-game Y-Comm where you will find several trading options and using one of them you can trade your Pokemon easily. 

Unlike the other Pokemon, there is no need to reach a specific level in the game for being able to evolve Haunter in Pokemon Sword And Shield, so, the only thing you need to do is trade your Pokemon. However, if you want your Haunter to learn the Shadow Ball move after evolution, you must let it first reach level 48 and only then evolve it. 

But, since you know that the sweeping stats of Gengar are too much and incomparable to that of Haunter, so, even if you do not wait to reach level 48, it would still be fine because your Gengar would still have an upper hand over a lot of other Pokemon in the game. 

To be able to trade your Pokemon, you will need to have a subscription to Nintendo Online. Then you can go to the Y-Comm menu and select the “Set Link Code” option and link with another player to make the trading of your Pokemon happen. 

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Since your Haunter evolves only after it has been traded, you will no longer have it in your Pokedex, to get it back, you will need to ask the other trader to return it to you. You must trade it only with someone you know as well as trust. If you don’t know the other trader, you cannot be sure if the other person will return the evolved Haunter or not.

If the other person is trustworthy, only then you will be able to request them to return your evolved Haunter and you can own it. So, make sure you choose the right person to trade your Haunter with or all your effort will go wasted and you will get nothing. 

If there is no one you are sure of, you can just do the surprise trades and hope that the other player returns you the Gengar that evolved from the Haunter that you traded. 

To start a surprise trade with a random player in the game, you have to go to the Y-Comm menu and press the + button where you can switch between the Local and the Online connection. Then, you can choose the “Surprise Trade” option from the menu and a random player will be allotted to you for the trading purpose. 

Wrap Up

Now you know the only way in which you can evolve Haunter in Pokemon Sword And Shield, so you can proceed with this method and get your Ghost and Poison Type Pokemon Gengar. Make sure that you do not make any mistakes while choosing the person to trade your Haunter with. If there is any other Pokemon in the game you don’t know how to evolve, you can ask us in the comments.

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