Malicious Armor is a rare unique evolution material in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. In fact, unique enough that you’ll only find it in Violet. It’s also only used for a single purpose: turning Charcadet into Ceruledge, one of the better Fire-type Pokémon that’s new to Scarlet and Violet. The Malicious Armor has unlock requirements commensurate with its rarity and importance, as you won’t be able to gather all of the materials you need to obtain it until at least a couple of hours into your adventure. We go over everything you need to know here.
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How to get vicious armor in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
To get Malicious Armor you need to own Pokemon Violet and then head to the city of Zapapico in the eastern part of Paldea. You cannot go there directly after completing your introductory segment at Uva Academy. You must defeat Bombbirdier, the open-sky titan and unlock Miraidon’s ability to swim. From there, head back east and north until you reach the river that divides the northern and southern parts of the continent. Zapapico is closest to the Great Crater of Paldea in the Eastern Province (Area Three).
Once you reach Zapapico, go to the western part of town and look for a woman standing near a small fountain. She will shout out to you in a yellow speech bubble and say, “Feel like a trade?”
If you speak to her, she will say that she has “an oddity with a dark past” and is willing to trade in for ten Sinistea chips. Finding these involves not only defeating the lurking Titan of Steel east of town, but also making your way to a series of ruins in the Southern Province (Area Six) near Alfornada. All Pokemon in this part of the world are around level 40, so expect a tough fight, even against a spooky teacup.
When you have the ten Sinistea Chips, return to the woman and trade them for the Malicious Armor. You can then use it on any level charcadet to evolve it into Ceruledge. If you get a Ceruledge with a better nature and want to use that instead, you can return to the woman with ten more Sinistea Chips and she’ll give you another set or Malevolent Armor for your extra troubles.
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