Numel has been in the Pokémon series since generation three, and while it’s not necessarily one of the most popular Pokémon around, it can be a useful friend to have in your collection. Fire and Earth typists come in handy in certain situations, and their evolution, Camerobot, can be very powerful. If you’re looking to fill up your Pokédex, here’s where you can find Numel in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to catch Numel in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Numel appears in one place in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. On the western side of the Baldia region, it can be found between the Western Province (District I) and the Asado Desert. They can appear during the day or night and prefer the mountains, so stick to these areas to find them. In our experience, a quick trip to the West Province (Region I) – North Pokémon Center is a really easy place to find.
When you go to battle Numel, keep both Fire and Earth types in mind. She has a little buff to ground moves, but her water moves will do more damage than normal super effective attacks. It is also immune to electricity. Her resistances include Bug, Fairy, Fire, Poison, and Steel. With that in mind, we recommend countering it with almost any other attack so you can take damage but not make it faint or waste time.
After you have Numel, you can evolve it into Camerupt just by raising it to level 33. If you want to level up faster, put it at the front of your party and have it fight or feed it EXP Candies or Rare Candy. As mentioned above, water attacks are very strong against Numel, so don’t try to take any water Pokemon. Other than that, you can expect to go on a trip to the Pokémon Center in the near future.