Some of the Pokemon GO evolutions aren’t obvious, which means doing something like getting an Inkay to evolve into Malamar could confuse people. The thing is, Niantic decided to reference the character’s original evolutionary method. That means thinking outside of the box and requiring another action. So once you get enough candies, actually making things happen is fairly easy.
How to Catch an Inkay in Pokemon GO
Inkay tends to be one of the rarer characters in Pokemon GO, so it might take a while to find them! They can appear in the wild. Which is good, because it doesn’t mean relying on Raids or eggs. Standard and shiny versions are available. (The shiny one debuted during the September 2022 Inkay Limited Research.)
How to Evolve an Inkay into Malamar in Pokemon Go
Getting an Inkay to evolve into Malamar is honestly quite easy in Pokemon GO. First, you need 50 Inkay candies. Use Pinap berries to increase the yield from catching. Once you have 50, turn your phone upside-down. This is in reference to the 3DS entries, like Pokemon X and Y. While the phone is upside-down, press the button to evolve it.
Pokemon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. In case you missed it, here’s how Teddiursa can become Ursaring and Ursaluna.