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

  • Dragon Scale
  • King's Rock
  • Metal Coat
  • Sun Stone
  • Up-Grade
  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Unova Stone

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

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, Sunkern into Sunflora, Cottonee into Whimsicott and Petilil into Lilligant.

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 Pokémon into Sinnoh-region 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.

Unova Stone

Unova Stone
Details
Evolution Item that is required to evolve many Pokémon into Unova-region Pokémon.

In-game description
A rare stone that originates from the Unova region that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is known for its intertwined black-and-white appearance.

Obtaining methods

Johto Items

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.

Sinnoh Stone

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

Unova Stone

Claiming Research Breakthrough or defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders has a small chance to obtain one.

Usage

Dragon Scale

53.
Horsea
#116 Horsea
25 Horsea candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Seadra
#117 Seadra
100 Horsea candy.png
Dragon Scale
Arrow Dark.png
Kingdra
#230 Kingdra

53.
Horsea
#116 Horsea
25 Horsea candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Seadra
#117 Seadra
100 Horsea candy.png
Dragon Scale
Arrow Dark.png
Kingdra
#230 Kingdra

King's Rock
Metal Coat
Sun Stone

18.
Oddish
#043 Oddish
25 Oddish candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Gloom
#044 Gloom
100 Oddish candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Vileplume
#045 Vileplume
100 Oddish candy.png
Sun Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Bellossom
#182 Bellossom

18.
Oddish
#043 Oddish
25 Oddish candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Gloom
#044 Gloom
100 Oddish candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Vileplume
#045 Vileplume
100 Oddish candy.png
Sun Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Bellossom
#182 Bellossom
|}

Up-Grade
Sinnoh Stone

60.
Magby
#240 Magby
25 Magmar candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Magmar
#126 Magmar
100 Magmar candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Magmortar
#467 Magmortar

60.
Magby
#240 Magby
25 Magmar candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Magmar
#126 Magmar
100 Magmar candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Magmortar
#467 Magmortar

140.
Ralts
#280 Ralts
25 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Kirlia
#281 Kirlia
100 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Gardevoir
#282 Gardevoir
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Pokédex Male Caught Selected.png
Arrow Dark.png
Gallade
#475 Gallade

140.
Ralts
#280 Ralts
25 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Kirlia
#281 Kirlia
100 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Gardevoir
#282 Gardevoir
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Pokédex Male Caught Selected.png
Arrow Dark.png
Gallade
#475 Gallade
|}

158.
Budew
#406 Budew
25 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Roselia
#315 Roselia
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Roserade
#407 Roserade

158.
Budew
#406 Budew
25 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Roselia
#315 Roselia
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Arrow Dark.png
Roserade
#407 Roserade

186.
Snorunt
#361 Snorunt
100 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Glalie
#362 Glalie
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Pokédex Female Caught Selected.png
Arrow Dark.png
Froslass
#478 Froslass

186.
Snorunt
#361 Snorunt
100 None candy.pngArrow Dark.png
Glalie
#362 Glalie
100 None candy.png
Sinnoh Stone
Pokédex Female Caught Selected.png
Arrow Dark.png
Froslass
#478 Froslass
|}

Unova Stone

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 were mentioned.
    • In the main series games, these items are required to evolve Clamperl into either Huntail or Gorebyss respectively. [1]
    • This concept was scrapped. The evolution of Clamperl is finally decided to be random.
  • The Sinnoh Stone was first discovered in network traffic on November 6th, 2018.[2]
  • Graphic design of Sinnoh Stone hints that it is made of diamond and pearl materials which is reference to Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl games in which Sinnoh region was introduced.
  • Similarly to Sinnoh Stone, graphic design of Unova Stone is made of black and white materials which is reference to Pokémon: Black and White games in which Unova region was introduced.
  • During Hatchathon in 2018, claiming Research Breakthrough guaranteed a Sinnoh Stone.
  • During the February 2019 Community Day, Trainers were guaranteed to receive up to five Sinnoh Stones as a reward from Trainer Battles; in order to evolve their Piloswine into Mamoswine.[3]
    • No Sinnoh Stone was guaranteed on August 2019 Community Day for Gallade evolution.
  • During the February 2020 Community Day, Trainers were guaranteed to receive two Sinnoh Stones as a reward from one set of GO Battle League; in order to evolve their Rhydon into Rhyperior.[4]
  • Porygon family is the only evolutionary line that requires two different evolution items.

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.
  3. NianticHelp. (2019, January 23). Allow us to clarify further. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-08-04.
  4. PokemonGoApp. (2020, February 20). From Saturday, February 22, at 12 a.m. to Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to earn two Sinnoh Stones per set of regular- or premium- track #GOBattle League battles completed, regardless of whether you win or lose!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-02-22.


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