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While Sinnoh has a fairly modest Pokédex of its own, it did give plenty of Pokémon much needed evolutions. Several new methods were introduced, including evolution brought about by knowing certain moves. Seven evolutions were move dependent in Gen IV, and have remained so in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. One of these evolutions is Yanmega, the Gen IV evolution of Gen II’s Yanma.

Read on to learn how to evolve Yanma into Yanmega, and where to find the former!



Where to find Yanma in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


Yanma can be found in the Great Marsh, but only after you’ve obtained the National Dex. It is not a standard encounter, however. You’ll need to check the binoculars in the Great Marsh’s lookout tower to see if Yanma is appearing in any area. Once you spot it via binoculars, you can encounter it in that area of this Safari Zone-like place. The Yanma found in the Great Marsh will be Levels 20-26 and there is a 10% chance of encountering one.


How to evolve Yanma into Yanmega in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


Like Tangela, Yanma also evolves via the move Ancient Power. Once you have Yanma, level it up to 33 and it will learn Ancient Power naturally. This will spur its evolution into Yanmega, getting you one step closer to Pokédex completion.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.