Gimmighoul coin locations and how to evolve Gimmighoul in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Gimmighoul is perhaps one of the most unique and exciting Pokémon found in Paldea, the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

This new Ghost-type ‘Coin Chest’ Pokémon, which was first teased with Golden PokéStops in Pokémon Go, has already caught the attention of the fanbase.

The biggest problem with this Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet (or challenge if you prefer) is that evolving it is like a part-time job. You must travel the world in search of no less than 999 Gimmighoul coins. But fear not, because we are here to make the task of evolving this ghost a little less terrifying.

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Gimmighoul Forms

The Pokémon Coin Chest, Gimmighoul, comes in two flavors in scarlet and purple: one you can catch and one you can’t.

The roaming form Gimmighoul, which players will recognize from Pokémon Go, will appear throughout the world, but runs away as soon as you click on it.

Meanwhile, Chest Form Gimmighoul is the one you can catch. These appear in specific locations, but can return over time, so it’s worth remembering where they can appear and return over time.

Ghimmighoul Pokédex entry.

How do you evolve Gimmighoul into Gholdengo in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Gimmighoul follows the franchise’s tradition of making you do a bunch of things to unlock a new Ghost-type Pokémon. However, unlike Spiritomb, which forces you to search for a mere 108 things, Gimmighoul goes all out and demands no less than 999 Gimmighoul Coins.

Once you have accumulated the necessary amount of coins, all you need to do is level up a Gimmighoul in your party.

Congratulations, you now have Gholdengo, the String Cheese Pokémon, the Coin Entity Pokémon!

Gholdengo has so much personality it’s unreal.

If you’re complaining about it possibly being the 1000th Pokémon, you just don’t know what you’re talking about.

– Slowflake (@Slowflake1601) November 13, 2022

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Where to find Gimmighoul coins in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Moving on to the meat of the matter: what are these coins and how are they obtained?

Fortunately, with the large number of coins required, this is not one of those Feathers for Petruccio moments, as the coins drop in packs of between 1 and 60. (We have heard reports of coin packs of up to 80, but we have not I haven’t been able to confirm that.)

Coins are classified as “TM Material”, where you can see your Gimmighoul coin and a number (assuming you found one).

Oh look, another treasure hunt reference!

We have found at least four ways to get Gimmighoul Coins, which we describe below. Instead of giving an exhaustive list of all the currencies in the game, here’s what you need to find them all yourself:

Catch (or defeat) Gimmghoul in chest form

More than 50 coins each

This is your mainstay for collecting Gimmighoul Coins: catching or defeating a wild Gimmighoul will net you a whopping 50+ coins. In testing, we’ve seen packs of 50 and 60, and we’ve heard reports of as many as 80. You get the same amount of coins whether you catch them or not, but given their rarity, we recommend catching them all.

These are pretty easy to find once you realize that they mainly appear at the top of the Watchtowers. If you see a tower with a ladder on the outside, climb it to the top to see if you have a Gimmighoul. You will often also find a TM or similar item on top to solve your problems.

You can find Chest Form Gimmghoul on watchtowers and cliffs.

Other Gimmighoul can become trapped in hard-to-reach areas, such as on top of cliffs. It’s best to wait until you’ve unlocked all of your Koraidon/Miraidon abilities, such as climbing, high jumping, and flying, to be able to scale these cliffs.

This is largely based on player logic: if you look at something difficult to climb and think “Hey, I bet there’s an item hidden up there”, check it out, as it might be a Gimmighoul!

Know that these locations reappear over time; It is unknown how long it takes and could vary depending on multiple factors, but our recommendation is to return to any place where you have found one; Again, the Watchtowers are your best option, from time to time to try your luck.

Find (and click on) the Gimmghoul roaming form

1 to 6 coins each

This is perhaps the most common way to find Gimmighoul coins. While it may seem daunting at first, it’s surprisingly easy once you understand the system here. Start with the best pro tip ever: turn up the volume to hear nearby Roaming Form locations.

Once you tune your ears to the cry of a wild Gimmighoul, you will become an expert treasure hunter. Whenever you’re riding Koraidon/Miraidon around the world, turn up the volume and head straight for rocks, Pokémon Centers, signs, or environmental objects; we have found them on battlements, under an overturned wagon wheel, on the edge of cliffs, and on the post of an old rope bridge over a waterfall.

Look at the rocks, Pokémon Center signs, and, well, anything unique in the environment: a Gimmghoul could be waiting for you.

The trick is to keep the volume up while loudly announcing their presence. When you hear it, hit the brakes and pan the camera to see if you can spot one of the things listed above. Head over to it and check it out. We’ve had better luck with road signs and Pokémon Centers.

Roaming Gimmighoul will drop at least 1 coin, but we have received packs of up to 6.

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Find the janitor

20 coins (possible multiple use)

Another franchise first, Scarlet and Violet add color-coded characters, and the gold ones are worth their weight in, well, gold.

The most valuable of these, as far as Gimmighoul is concerned, is located in Medali West. He flies to the Pokémon Center, crosses the amphitrate and immediately turns to the right: there is a small cloister with a golden balloon-shaped character waiting.

This janitor generously donates 20 coins to Gimmighoul’s trust fund. His snack is still golden, leading players to speculate that he will donate again in the future, but our testing hasn’t been so fortunate.

The friendly neighborhood janitor will donate to the cause.

Look at the Shinies on the ground

? coins

You know those shiny gold dots on the ground you see as you traverse the world of Paldea? If you’re lucky, they might be Gimmighoul coins. We’ve only found one so far, but it was a pack of 15 coins, so it’s worth keeping an eye out!

In the future… Pokémon Go?

This is completely speculative, but we know that there will be a future integration between Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with Pokémon Go.

Currently in the mobile game you can only have a maximum of 100?????? Coins (as they are called in-game) when spinning Golden PokéStops. We don’t know how this link will work, but we do know that the evolution system in Go is tailored to the game. While you can evolve with in-game items, it never works the same way as in the main series games, thanks to the Candy system.

The Gimmighoul roving form has been detected in the world of @PokemonGOApp!

Mr. Jacq and Professor Willow have joined forces to figure out how to catch them. Stay tuned for future announcements about the results of their research.

❤️💜 #PokemonScarletViolet

— Pokémon (@Pokemon) November 6, 2022

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It’s possible that the coins are transferred, that they remain locked in that game to evolve Gimmighoul there, or similar to transferring Pokémon to Home to load the Meltan Box that ties into Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, which is the reason behind of this assumption. . If we’re right, I guess you heard it here first!

Good luck hunting for Gimmighoul Coins in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!

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