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I have a level 74 Braixen which I have given the Everstone to prevent her from evolving. There are many reasons, including I kind of like the look of her current evolution better than her fully evolved form. However, I would like to know what will happen if I level Braixen up to level 100 without letting her evolve.

If I remove the Everstone will she forever stay a Braixen? Or will she try evolving into Delphox?

If she doesn't evolve, will there be a way for her to evolve later as there will be no more XP gained from battling?

I have never done this before I have always allowed my Pokemon to evolve eventually so I was wondering if someone has tried this or knows what will happen?

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If a Pokemon is level 100, unevolved and evolves by level, it will remain unevolved forever. The evolution process is started by a new level obtained and there is no way to level down to level back up. So if you get it to level 100 without evolving it, it will remain that way. Only stone and trading evolution can occur at max level; happiness/etc evolutions also can't occur since they also trigger on level up.

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what about evolution by trading it? – Gigala Jul 25 '14 at 11:38

Friendship is an exception to the rule, when you hit level 100 with this type of evolution the value has to be reduced below 220 to trigger evolution through that method.

Stones and trades obviously can as the first person said

if it evolves with a hold item in trade, yes

for shelmet and karrablast, yes because those only evolve each other

for those isolated to an evolutionary line, you have to do it before level 100 as it happens in that moment

for those with additional factors, before level 100 or it stays unevolved

time is generally friendship or hold item (for the first method at level 100 it has to be reduced to below 220 in value)

when evolved in a certain area, not too sure if that works or not

when needing to know a type of move, you have to learn the move the moment it shows up in the movepool and before level 100

for leveling up they have to obviously before 100 is reached

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This is messy, wrong in places, and adds nothing new. – DanmakuGrazer Apr 25 at 8:03

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