Our guide for Pokémon Sun and Moon's strongest Pokémon cites the sultry Salazzle as one of the game's best Pokémon. Its base stats are strong, and its Poison / Fire-typing is highly unique and capable of giving other Trainers a bad day.
There's a catch, of course. Salazzle only evolves from level 33 female Salandit. Male Salandit stay in their pre-evolved form forever. To make things even more hair-pulling, Salandit's gender ratio is 87.5 male to 12.5 female, and Salandits of either gender are hard to come by, period.
Oof. Well, you can do things the old-fashioned way and go on a hunt while listening to your favorite album(s). If you're lucky, Salandit may call for help and summon a female. But there's an easier way to get yourself a Salandit girl.
Don't forget to check out our Pokémon Sun and Moon guide for similar tricks, tips, and hints!
First, Evolve a Male Eevee into Sylveon
The fair and flowing Fairy-type evolution of Eevee is your ticket to keeping your sanity, here. You need a male for this trick to work. Luckily, the encounter rate for Eevees is 87.5% male to 12.5% female. You should be able to find an Eevee on Route 4 without much problem: Look in the first patch of grass after leaving Heahea City.
Next, evolve your Eevee into Sylveon by getting its affection up to two hearts or more in Pokémon Refresh. This is easy to do: Feeding it two Rainbow Beans, which you can find on the PokéPelago, will max out is hearts in no time. If you don't have Rainbow Beans, simply feeding it regular beans and petting it will gradually do the trick.
When Eevee becomes Sylveon, it automatically learns Cute Charm. Outside of battle, if your Sylveon takes the lead in your party, your chances of encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender shoots up to 66.7%. You probably see where this is going.
Next, Catch a Salandit
You can find these shifty-looking lizards in the grass on Route 8 (20% chance of encounter, night or day), or at the base of Wela Volcano Park (30% chance of encounter, night or day).
By the way, you're going to want a Pokémon on your team who knows False Swipe or Hold Back; you don't want to pummel your Salandit to death, especially if you get super-lucky and find a female on your first try. Incidentally, the Mystery Gift Munchlax knows Hold Back, so why not take it along?
When you catch your female Salandit, simply level it up until it's level 33. It'll evolve into Salazzle.
Enjoy your new companion, and check out our Pokémon Sun and Moon Ultra Beasts and Necrozma-hunting guide, and our Pokémon Sun and Moon QR code scanning guide. You might also want to check out our guide to Pokemon Sun and Moon's strongest Pokemon.
(Special thanks: Amsdolphin)