How to Evolve Tandemaus into Maushold in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How does this pair of mice evolve?

by Diego Perez

Tandemaus is a fan-favorite newcomer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. As the couple Pokemon, Tandemaus is a pair of inseparable mice that operate as one unit. Because they come in pairs, they are genderless and have better-than-average stats compared to other Pokemon at similar levels. Tandemaus does have an evolution, but this Pokemon has a special evolution method that is stumping most Scarlet and Violet players. There is a certain level requirement just like most evolutions, but you’ll have to be patient if you want your Tandemaus to evolve into Maushold in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Evolve Tandemaus in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Before you can evolve Tandemaus, it must reach level 25. You can level it up by participating in wild battles, battling trainers, or feeding it XP Candy from Tera Raids found throughout the Paldea region. Once your Tandemaus has reached the appropriate level, the waiting game begins.

There is no way to manually evolve Tandemaus into Maushold. Instead, Maushold will randomly appear in your party and replace Tandemaus. This is because Maushold is just a larger group of Pokemon, so they just show up somehow. You don’t need an empty space in your party like you would need to get something like Shedinja though, so you can keep a full team of 6 and still get Maushold.


To speed up the Tandemaus evolution process and get your hands on Maushold as fast as possible, keep progressing through any of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s three story paths. The more times you visit new cities, regions, and Pokemon Centers, the more chances you’ll have for Maushold to appear on your team.

Maushold Forms Explained

Maushold actually has two separate forms with one of them being rarer than the other. Typically, Maushold is a Family of Four mice. However, there’s a possibility for only one baby mouse to appear, and if that’s the case, you’ll have the rarer Family of Three form of Maushold. There’s no way to influence which one you get though, so if you want the rare form, you’ll have to catch and evolve as many Tandemaus as you can.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available now on Nintendo Switch.

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