This puzzle showed special types of evolution methods used in the Pokémon games. Unlike the normal methods of levelling up or being exposed to or traded with items, these mons have unique evolution methods.
They are in order Pancham -> Pangoro, Inkay -> Malamar, Mantyke -> Mantine, Nincada -> Shedinja. Taking the indicated letters in the numbered order spells out the fitting answer GIMMICKRIES.
|The answer is: gimmickries|