Pokémon GO was inundated with a huge number of new Gen. 2 Pokémon two weeks ago as part of the Johto update. Over 80 new Pokémon were added as part of the update and some Kanto Pokemon from Gen. 1 can now be evolved.

Two of those Pokémon, Scyther and Onix, can be evolved into Steelix and Scizor, respectively. The video below goes into the brief breakdown of how to evolve both Pokémon. The same method can be used for both Pokemon, so long as you have the Metal Coat.

A full rundown of the process is also posted in the text below:

How to get the Metal Coat in Pokémon Go

You can find Metal Coat in Pokémon Go at any PokeStop, as you would find eggs. Urban areas are your best bet for Metal Coat. However, they’ve got a substantially low drop rate. Don’t be discouraged, though. Remember that every seventh day your PokéStop Daily Bonus streak should cough up one of five Special Items: either a King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Upgrade, Dragon Scale or Sunstone. All of which are used for special evolutions, but in this case, you’ll hopefully pull a Metal Coat.

How to evolve Scyther into Scizor

Once you have your Metal Coat and 50 Candy you’ll be able to evolve Scyther into Scizor. Just evolve using the in-game menu as you would any other Pokemon.

Remember that once you’ve used the Metal Coat you won’t get it back, so make sure you’re certain of this evolution.

How to evolve Onix into Steelix

Evolving Onix into Steelix is just as easy as evolving Scyther into Scizor. Use one Metal Coat and 50 Candy and evolve using the normal method.

After completing the steps above, both Scizor and Steelix should now be part of your Pokédex.


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