Evolutions are a big part of the game in the Pokémon franchise. They’re useful for combat, but also can be just kind of cool to look at. There are plenty of Trainers out there that want to capture all 493 Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and that’s what our guides are designed to do. This one is going to help you with a very involved and specific evolution, Kingdra.
How to Evolve Horsea into Seadra and Kingdra in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Horsea evolves into Seadra at level 32, so you simply need to train the Pokémon and level it up. Evolving Seadra into Kingdra. You then need to get your hands on a Dragon Scale, and give it to that Seadra. From there, you need to trade it to another Trainer. Find someone you trust and give them the Seadra with the Scale, when you get it back, you get a Kingdra.
If you’re chasing more evolutions, there’s plenty more. Budew and Kadabra can both be evolved in similar ways for this game. but if you don’t want to waste time with that, there’s a duplication exploit floating around. Evolution items are a big part of the game now, in this modern era of Pokémon. There are tons of evolution stones and other items you need to hunt for, like the Reaper Cloth. There are both stat-boosting and evolution items you might want. The Splash Plate is useful for Water-favoring Trainers. You could also be hunting for the Electrizer, which is useful for getting Electabuzz.
So now, let’s talk about how to get Kingdra. The one thing you need to do this is to get a Dragon Scale.
Finding a Dragon Scale to evolve your Seadra into a Kingdra is a matter of getting through most of the game. You need to unlock the National Dex, then head into the Grand Underground. You’re looking for Fountainspring Cave. When you go into this zone after getting the National Dex, you will have most of the spawns that can hold a Dragon Scale when caught.
The best way is to actually just catch a bunch of Pokémon until you find one. Alternatively, you can use a Pokémon with the move Thief or Covet.
You can get Dragon Scale as a held item from certain Pokémon. These are the ones that can hold the item with a 5% chance: