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How to Evolve Piloswine Into Mamoswine (Pokemon Brilliant & Shining Pearl)

This guide will explain how to evolve Piloswine into Mamoswine in Pokemon Diamond and Shining Pearl. So whether you’re looking to add him to your team or just want to complete the Pokedex — continue reading to learn more.

How to Evolve Piloswine

Follow these steps to turn Piloswine into Mamoswine:

  1. Collect a Heart Scale.
  2. Go to the Move Rememberer at Pastoria City.
  3. Select a Piloswine from your pokemon to relearn the Ancient Power move (this will remove the Heart Scale from your inventory).
  4. Piloswine will evolve into Mamoswine the next time he levels up (you can use a Rare Candy to make him evolve instantly).
How to Evolve Piloswine
How to Evolve Piloswine

How to Get a Heart Scale in Pokemon Diamond?

If you haven’t used a Heart Scale before, you likely already have one in your inventory — you’re guaranteed to get one from Route 212. Otherwise, you can get one at the Grand Underground by randomly digging. There’s also a chance that captured Luvdiscs have one equipped. 

What Level Does Piloswine Evolve?

There are three stages to Piloswine’s evolution. Once Swinub has reached level 33, it will first evolve into Piloswine. After that, you must relearn the move Ancient Power and level it up once. Doing this will trigger Piloswine to evolve into Mamoswine. For more information, we cover how to do this in our guide above.

Related: How to Evolve Happiny to Chansey to Blissey (Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl)

What Level Does Piloswine Learn Ancient Power?

There is no level requirement for Piloswine to learn Ancient Power. Instead, you must travel to the Move Rememberer NPC (which can be found in Pastoria City) and relearn the move. There is unless your captured Swinub already has Ancient Power. Players usually learn this move because it’s a requirement for Piloswine can evolve into Mamoswine. 

Can You Catch Piloswine in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond?

Unlike previous pokemon games, Pokemon Diamond and Shining Pearl don’t allow players to catch Piloswine in the wild. Instead, they must first catch Swinub and evolve him at level 33. The best location for encountering Swinub is throughout Route 217 or within the Grand Underground. 

Route 217 (Suggested)40%
Swampy CaveBrilliant Diamond: 40%
Shining Pearl: 50%
Whiteout Cave20%
Icy Cave20%
Glacial Cavern20%
Bogsunk Cavern40%
Swinub Encounter Chances


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