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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet continue the tradition of keeping certain items and Pokémon exclusive to one version or another. In Pokémon Violet, you can trade with an NPC in Pickaxe for a unique item, Malicious Armor, which will allow you to evolve from Charcadet to Ceruledge. Here is where to find the NPC and how to get it.
Where to get Malicious Armor in Pokémon Violet
The NPC you are looking for can be found almost directly in the center of Zapapico. Check the map above for the exact location. In exchange for the Malicious Armor, the NPC will ask you to exchange his 10 Sinistea tokens. Sinistea Chips are crafting material drops found when fighting Sinistea.
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Sinistea is a rarer Pokemon to find, but it can be found conveniently near Pickaxe. They are very small and float. You have to be careful to spot them. In the screenshot above you can see that we found it near the yellow trucks. If you have a strong enough Pokémon, using Let’s Go mode will be more efficient for farming Sinistea tokens.
If you have Pokemon Scarlet, not all hope is lost. You can easily trade Malicious Armor or Auspicious Armor with a friend. Have any Pokemon other than Charcadet hold the armor and trade that Pokemon to send the armor to the opposite version.
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