How to evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Chest form & all coin locations

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Gimmighoul is a new Ghost-type Pokemon discovered in the Paldea region and for evolving it into Gholdengo players will have to collect 999 Gimmighoul Coins throughout their adventure. Here is where you can find all of them.

Hidden inside chests or carrying a single coin on their back, Gimmighoul is a Gen 9 Ghost-type Pokemon that haunts the map of Paldea. And while players may not be able to catch its Roaming form just yet, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet trainers can add Chest Form Gimmighoul to their teams.

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It’s said that Gimmighoul’s chest form tends to control its owners and even makes them deposit coins in its chest. Its Pokedex entry states it’s often mistaken for an antique and is taken home to collectors.

However, this little ghoul can evolve into a much stronger Pokemon known as Gholdengo. Here is where you can find Chest Form Gimmighoul and the required materials to evolve it into Gholdengo.

Gimmighoul up close

How to evolve Chest Form Gimmighoul into Gholdengo

To evolve Chest Form Gimmighoul, you’ll need to collect Gimmighoul coins. Its Chest Form will evolve into Gholdengo once the player has collected 999 Gimmighoul coins. The player will then need to level up their Gimmighoul once while the coins are in their inventory. You won’t need to do anything with the coins themselves.

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Gimmighoul's evolution, Gholdengo

Where to find Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

There are two methods of obtaining Gimmighoul Coins in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet:

  1. Catching or defeating Chest Form Gimmighoul. Each defeat in battle will drop 50-60 coins.
  2. Finding Roaming Form Gimmighouls.

The second and more tedious method is by finding Roaming Form Gimmighouls that are hiding around the map. These little ghosts aren’t too hard to find as they make loud noises when a trainer gets close, and they tend to stick to similar hiding spots. They can be found on or behind rocks, ruined walls, trees, road signs, farm equipment, and more.

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However, they only drop 1-5 coins for each one you encounter. And in our experience, they drop a single coin much more often than five. All you have to do is approach the Gimmighoul and press A.

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Gimmighoul coins can be found around all of Paldea

Where to find Chest Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Unlike most Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet, there’s a limited number of Chest Form Gimmighoul in Paldea. However, they spawn at the same structures making their locations easy to pinpoint on the map.

Chest Form Gimmighoul spawns at the top of Watchtowers and inside most ruins. These landmarks can easily be spotted on the map. Watchtowers appear as beige circles, and ruins are rectangular structures with the inner walls outlined.

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  • On top of the South Province Watchtower – South Province (Area Five)
  • On top of the South Province Watchtower – South Province (Area Three)
  • On top of the East Province Watchtower – East Province (Area One)
  • On top of the East Province Watchtower – East Province (Area Three)
  • On top of the East Province Watchtower – East Province (Area Three)
  • Southwest of the North Province Watchtower – North Province (Area One)
  • On top of the North Province Watchtower – North Province (Area One)
  • On top of the Glaseado Mountain Watchtower
  • On top of the Casseroya Watchtower #1 – Casseroya Lake
  • On top of the Casseroya Watchtower #2 – Casseroya Lake
  • On top of the Casseroya Watchtower #3 – Casseroya Lake
  • On the rock formation south of the Asado Desert Watchtower
  • On the top of the West Province Watchtower – West Province (Area One)
  • On the top of the South Province Watchtower – South Province (Area Two)
  • On the top of the South Province Watchtower –
  • Beside a tree on the rocky outcropping north of Poco Path Lighthouse –
  • Southwest of the East Province Pokemon Center – East Province (Area Two)
  • Sitting on a small island – North Province (Area Two)
  • Next to a waterfall west of the Montenevera Pokemon Center – Glaseado Mountain (North)
  • Withing the ruins on the mountain above Dalizapa Passage – West Province (Area Three)
  • In the ruins between the first and second Casseroya Watchtowers – Casseroya Lake
  • On the cliffs above the Socarrat Trail – Casseroya Lake
  • On an upper path within the Colonnade Hollow – West Province (Area Two)
  • In the ruins by the northern edge of the Asado Desert
  • At the northern point of the long island close to Porto Marinada – West Province (Area Two)
  • On top of the Leaking Tower of Palea – South Province (Area Six)

To engage in battle, players need to approach the chest or throw their Pokemon at it. Gimmighoul will open its chest, revealing that it is a Pokemon.

Gimmighoul chest form will open when players approach

Roaming Form Gimmighoul locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Below is an in-progress list of all locations where you can find Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

South Province (Area One)

  • On a rock in between South Province (Area One) and Los Platos
  • Inside the western-most wall of some ruins in South Province (Area One)
  • Inside the same ruins, but standing on a piece of debris to the south of the other Gimmighoul
  • On the northeast corner wall of the same ruins
  • Standing inside of box in a smaller set of ruins east of the larger ruins
  • Standing on the edge of a tall cliff in the middle of Area One
  • Under the bridge right before Los Platos

South Province (Area Two)

  • On a sign next to a dirt road on the southern side of Area Two
  • On a rock to the right of the waterfall located south of the bug gym
  • Behind a rock in between two plots of farmland, next to the Vespiquen Strong Spawn
  • Beside two stacked crates and a hoe in between plots of farmland
  • Behind a yellow farm truck headed toward Cortondo
  • On a rock behind a road sign on the northern road heading toward Cortondo

South Province (Area Four)

  • Behind the Watchtower
  • Under the bridge leading North to West Province (Area 1)

South Province (Area Six)

  • Behind a sign on the western edge of the Area heading to Alfornada

West Province (Area One)

  • On the sign right outside of the Alfornada Cavern

It’s important to note that the Roaming Form Gimmighoul respawn after a while, making them a replenishing source of coins. However, there are a limited number of Gimmighoul Chest Forms that do not respawn.

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