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Evolution Items

Evolution Items are items used to evolve certain species of Pokémon. There are currently six items that can be obtained, that are:

  • Dragon Scale,
  • King's Rock,
  • Metal Coat,
  • Sun Stone,
  • Up-Grade
  • and Sinnoh Stone.

To see currently owned Evolution Items player can check them out on the item bag page White Button Bag.

Types

Dragon Scale

Dragon Scale
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve Seadra into Kingdra.

In-game description
A scale that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is very tough and inflexible.

King's Rock

King's Rock
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed and Slowpoke into Slowking.

In-game description
A rock that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It looks like a crown.

Metal Coat

Metal Coat
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve Onix into Steelix and Scyther into Scizor.

In-game description
A coating that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a special metallic film.

Sun Stone

Sun Stone
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve Gloom into Bellossom and Sunkern into Sunflora.

In-game description
A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It burns as red as the evening sun.

Up-Grade

Up-Grade
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve Porygon into Porygon2.

In-game description
A transparent device that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It was produced by Silph Co.

Sinnoh Stone

Sinnoh Stone
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve many cross-generational Pokémon.

In-game description
A special stone originally found in the Sinnoh region that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is very tough and has a beautiful sheen.

Obtaining methods

Sinnoh Stone

Claiming Research Breakthrough or participating Trainer Battle has a small chance to obtain it.

Others

There is small chance that they can be obtained from spinning Photo Disc in PokéStops and Gyms and trainer is guaranteed one on their seventh day spin streak. They can be also obtained as a reward from research tasks and gifts.

Usage

Dragon Scale

53. Horsea
#116 Horsea
25 Horsea candy
Seadra
#117 Seadra
100 Horsea candy + Dragon Scale
Kingdra
#230 Kingdra

King's Rock

26. Poliwag
#60 Poliwag
25 Poliwag candy
Poliwhirl
#61 Poliwhirl
100 Poliwag candy
Poliwrath
#62 Poliwrath
100 Poliwag candy + King's Rock
Politoed
#186 Politoed
33. Slowpoke
#79 Slowpoke
50 Slowpoke candy
Slowbro
#80 Slowbro
50 Slowpoke candy + King's Rock
Slowking
#199 Slowking

Metal Coat

41. Onix
#95 Onix
50 Onix candy + Metal Coat
Steelix
#208 Steelix
57. Scyther
#123 Scyther
50 Scyther candy + Metal Coat
Scizor
#212 Scizor

Sun Stone

18. Oddish
#43 Oddish
25 Oddish candy
Gloom
#44 Gloom
100 Oddish candy
Vileplume
#45 Vileplume
100 Oddish candy + Sun Stone
Bellossom
#182 Bellossom
93. Sunkern
#191 Sunkern
50 Sunkern candy + Sun Stone
Sunflora
#192 Sunflora

Up-Grade

67. Porygon
#137 Porygon
25 Porygon candy + Up-Grade
Porygon2
#233 Porygon2
100 Porygon candy + Sinnoh Stone
Porygon-Z
#474 Porygon-Z

Sinnoh Stone

49. Rhyhorn
#111 Rhyhorn
25 Rhyhorn candy
Rhydon
#112 Rhydon
100 Rhyhorn candy + Sinnoh Stone
Rhyperior
#464 Rhyperior
59. Elekid
#239 Elekid
25 Electabuzz candy
Electabuzz
#125 Electabuzz
100 Electabuzz candy + Sinnoh Stone
Electivire
#466 Electivire
60. Magby
#240 Magby
25 Magmar candy
Magmar
#126 Magmar
100 Magmar candy + Sinnoh Stone
Magmortar
#467 Magmortar
67. Porygon
#137 Porygon
25 Porygon candy + Up-Grade
Porygon2
#233 Porygon2
100 Porygon candy + Sinnoh Stone
Porygon-Z
#474 Porygon-Z
86. Togepi
#175 Togepi
25 Togepi candy
Togetic
#176 Togetic
100 Togepi candy + Sinnoh Stone
Togekiss
#468 Togekiss
96. Murkrow
#198 Murkrow
100 Murkrow candy + Sinnoh Stone
Honchkrow
#430 Honchkrow
97. Misdreavus
#200 Misdreavus
100 Misdreavus candy + Sinnoh Stone
Mismagius
#429 Mismagius
103. Gligar
#207 Gligar
100 Gligar candy + Sinnoh Stone
Gliscor
#472 Gliscor
108. Sneasel
#215 Sneasel
100 Sneasel candy + Sinnoh Stone
Weavile
#462 Weavile
158. Budew
#406 Budew
25 Roselia candy
Roselia
#315 Roselia
100 Roselia candy + Sinnoh Stone
Roserade
#407 Roserade
182. Duskull
#355 Duskull
25 Duskull candy
Dusclops
#356 Dusclops
100 Duskull candy + Sinnoh Stone
Dusknoir
#477 Dusknoir

Trivia

  • All Pokémon, that to evolve into them there is evolution item required, cannot be neither caught in the wild, hatched from an egg nor be a Raid Boss in the gym and the only way to acquire them is the evolution.
  • Historically, in the Pokémon game core-series, the following conditions described below will take place when one of these items are given to a Pokémon to hold:
    • Pokémon capable of holding either a Dragon Scale, King's Rock or Metal Coat will evolve when traded.
    • Pokémon capable of holding either a Sun Stone or Up-Grade will evolve when leveled-up.
  • On the official support page for Pokémon GO, Deepsea Scale and Deepsea Tooth are mentioned.
  • The Sinnoh Stone was first discovered in network traffic on November 6th, 2018.[2]
  • During Hatchathon, claiming Research Breakthrough guaranteed a Sinnoh Stone.

References

  1. Evolving your Pokémon. Pokémon GO Support. Retrieved on 2017-14-12.
  2. New item: Sinnoh Stone!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-11-13.


Items
Poké Balls
Poké Balls
Berries
Berries
Potions
Potions
Revives
Revives
Evolution Items
Evolution Items
TMs
TMs
Raid Passes
Raid Passes
Rare Candy
Rare Candy
Star Piece
Star Piece
Gift
Gift
Incubators
Egg Incubators
Incense
Incense
Lucky Egg
Lucky Egg
Lure Module
Lure Module
Camera
Camera