How to get Applin, Flapple & Appletun in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Sam Smith
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There are a lot of great Pokemon you can catch in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, and the apple-themed ‘mon Applin, Flapple, and Appletun have returned for the Gen 9 titles. Here’s how to get an Applin in the games and how to get its evolutions.

Applin, Flapple, and Appletun are returning Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet. Each one is a dual Grass/Dragon-type Pokemon that made its debut in Gen 8 of the franchise. Unlike in Gen 8, neither of Applin’s evolutions are version exclusive so you can get all three regardless of which game you own.

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Each Pokemon resembles an apple with some dragon-like elements in its design. This evolution line is thought to be a play on a worm eating an apple. With the worm actually being a wyrm, hence the Dragon-typing.

Below we’ll cover where you can catch Applin and how to evolve the little dragon fruit into either a Flapple or an Appletun in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Applin likes to hide in trees.

Where to find Applin in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Paldea locations

True to its Apple-like appearance, Applin can be found by dashing into trees while riding Koraidon or Miraidon. The Dash ability for Koraidon or Miraidon is unlocked after completing ‘The Search For the Stone Cliff Titan’ quest.

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Alternatively, you can make a Great Avocado Sandwich by combining x1 Avocado, x1 Smoked Fillet, x1 Tomato, and x1 Salt. This sandwich greatly boosts the rate at which Dragon-type Pokemon spawn and makes it easy to find Applin wandering around in its respective spawn areas.

Trainers can find Applin in the following areas:

  • South Province (Area Two) – around Cortondo
  • South Province (Area Four) – around trees near the northern river and ponds
  • East Province (Area One) – around Artazon
  • East Province (Area Two)
  • Tagtree Thicket
  • West Province (Area Three)
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Here’s where you can find Applin in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Kitakami locations

Applin makes a return in the Teal Mask DLC, and can be found around Kitakami in the following locations:

  • Apple Hills
  • Kitakami Road (near Bus Stop)
  • Mossfell Confluence (around Candy Apple stand)
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Where to find Appletun in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Unfortunately for those looking to skip Applin and go straight to one of its evolutions, Appletun cannot be found naturally in the wild. Instead, Applin evolves into Appletun when exposed to a Sweet Apple item.

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You can purchase a Sweet Apple for $2,200 from the Delibird Presents stores in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa, and Levincia after you’ve defeated at least three Gym Leaders.

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Appletun cannot be encountered in the wild in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Kitakami locations

Appletun makes a return in the Teal Mask DLC, and it can actually be found rarely in the wild this time around. Specifically, Appletun rarely spawns in the Mossfell Confluence around the Candy Apple Stand in the southeast of the map.

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Where to find Flapple in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Similar to Applin’s other evolution Appletun, Flapple cannot be found in the wild around Paldea. Instead, Applin evolves into Flapple when exposed to a Tart Apple item.

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You can purchase a Tart Apple for $2,200 from the Delibird Presents stores in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa, and Levincia after you’ve defeated at least three Gym Leaders.

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Flapple cannot be encountered in the wild in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Kitakami locations

Flapple makes a return in the Teal Mask DLC, and it can also be found rarely in the wild this time around. Specifically, Appletun rarely spawns in the Mossfell Confluence around the Candy Apple Stand in the southeast of the map.

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Appletun specializes in HP and Special Attack, while Flapple’s best stats are Speed and Attack. While trainers can get both evolutions easily, each one has its own strengths and weaknesses to be aware of.

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About The Author

Sam is a Senior Games Writer for Dexerto specializing in Survival Horror, Diablo, Final Fantasy, and Soulslikes. An NCTJ accredited journalist, Sam also holds a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire and has many years of experience as a professional writer. Being able to marry his love of writing with his addiction to video games was always one of his life goals. He also loves all things PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo in equal measure. Contact at sam.smith@dexerto.com