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how to use Sweet Apple and Tart Apple to evolve Applin into Flapple or Appletun explained pixiegames

3 julio, 2021


Applin, a Gen 8 Pokémon debuted in Pokémon Sword and Shield, can evolve towards Flapple or Appletun by using the Apple pie or Sweet Apple.

Sweet apple evolves Applin into Appletun, while Tart apple turns it into Flapple.

Since you can only find Sweet Apple in Pokémon Shield, Appletun is exclusive to that game. This also means that Flapple is exclusive to Pokémon Sword, as Tart Apple is only available in that game.

Other Gen 8 Pokémon that have unique evolution methods include Sinistea, Sirfetch’d, Toxel, Milcery, and Yamask.

In this page:

  • Where to find Applin in Pokémon Sword and Shield

  • How to evolve Applin to Flapple or Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield

  • What is the difference between Flapple and Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

  • How useful are Flapple and Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

Where to find Applin in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Applin can be found on Route 5 and in various sections of the Wild Area: Dusty Bowl, Giant’s Mirror, and Stony Wilderness.

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Applin locations.

In all of these areas, Applin appears as a random encounter when walking through the grass. This means you need to keep your eyes peeled for those exclamation points and your high hopes.

How to evolve Applin to Flapple or Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield

Once you have your Applin, it’s time to travel to the town of Hammerlocke.

You can access this city after defeating the 3rd Gym Leader and receiving the Fire Badge.

At Hammerlocke, follow the road to the left, past the clothing stores and the second Pokémon Center.

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Follow the path to the left.

Just before crossing the last drawbridge, you will meet a brown-haired man, dressed in a red jacket.

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Talk to the man in the red jacket.

Talk to him and give him your Applin, don’t worry, you’ll get it back.

After watching the scene, the man will return your Applin to you, but will also give you an extra gift.

In Pokémon Sword, it will give you an Apple Pie, and in Pokémon Shield, it will give you a Sweet Apple.

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He will give you Sweet Apple or Tart Apple depending on the version you are playing.

No matter which apple you receive, you will always find it in the ‘Other Items’ section of your bag.

Whatever apple you have and use it in your Applin to begin its evolution.

If you give Applin a Tart Apple, he will evolve into Flapple, while if you give him a Sweet Apple, he will evolve into Appletun.

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Use the apple you have in Applin to make it evolve.

You can also find another apple once you unlock the ability to ride your bike on water.

Return to the first section of the Wild Area you ventured into and visit the area called Axew’s Eye. This is a lake with an island in the middle.

Travel to this island and under the tree you will find another sweet or sour apple, depending on the version of the game you are playing.

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You will find another apple on this island.

What is the difference between Flapple and Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

While Flapple and Appletun are both grass and dragon type Pokémon, they are as different as they appear.

Flapple is the much more aggressive Pokémon, learning a variety of useful dragon-type moves, including Dragon Breath and Dragon Pulse. You can also learn some useful grass-type moves, like Grav Apple. This attack not only damages your opponent, but it will also reduce their defense.

Trained properly, Flapple can be a deadly fighter.

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Appletun’s attacks, however, focus more on being a defensive Pokémon, learning more grass-type attacks, then dragon. Many of his attacks have the added advantage of lowering opponents’ stats.

You can also learn Recover, which will help you stay in battle for much longer.

Ultimately, your choice is whether you want a Pokémon that focuses more on the dragon type, Flapple, or grass, Appletun.


With him finally out in the wild, here’s how to get started with the Crown Tundra DLC and our full Pokémon Crown Tundra walkthrough. Also, here is how to catch Calyrex, Glastrier and Spectrier, Regieleki and Regidrago puzzle solving and Regirock, Regice, Registeel locations, details on how to catch legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in Crown Tundra, the adventure of Ultra Beasts and Necrozma, Dynamax Adventures, including the legends you can see on these adventures, and the new Crown Tundra Pokédex and returning Pokémon explained. For Isle of Armor players, here’s how to find Slowpoke, where to find Max Mushroom locations, and how to get Kubfu, become best friends, and evolve it, plus all of the Diglett locations as well! For the base game, here is information on the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, the Wild Area, lists of all TM and TR locations, all Galar forms, and finally our main Pokémon Sword and Shield tutorial for the entire play.


How useful are Flapple and Appletun in Pokémon Sword and Shield?

Flapple and Appletun are incredibly useful Pokémon, thanks to their dual type of grass and dragon, which was previously only used for Mega Sceptile. This makes it a great grass-type Pokémon to add to your team if you didn’t choose Grookey as your starter Pokémon.

The trick is to evolve your Applin early so that it can take advantage of all the moves that either evolution can learn. Especially since Applin will only learn Astonish and will retire upon leveling up and that’s at Level 1.

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While you are somewhat limited in whether you are playing Pokémon Sword or Shield, you can trade with a friend or online to get Flapple or Appletun.

For more tips on the evolution methods unique to Gen 8 Pokemon, check out our guide on the evolution of Sinistea, Sirfetch’d, Toxel, Milcery, and Yamask.





how to use Sweet Apple and Tart Apple to evolve Applin into Flapple or Appletun explained pixiegames