Pokemon Go Evolution Items – Everything You Need to Know

Are you exploring to know all about Pokemon Go Evolution Items? Just like in the main games, you need to use specific items to evolve certain Pokemon. These are the Pokemon Go evolution items, and as time has gone on, more have been added to the point where there are a lot of them now.

You don’t get told exactly which Pokemon in Pokemon Go you can evolve with each one, though, so that’s where this guide comes in. We’ve got explainers for every one of the Pokemon Go evolution items right here, so read on if you’re confused about any of them.

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How to Get Evolution Items in Pokemon Go

Now, I don’t want to sound like a nagging Poke-parent – ironic given how lax parents are in the main games – but it’s time to up your game and starts playing Pokemon Go every day. Yep, on your feet, soldier. If you aren’t previously, this small step will assure you a Pokemon Go evolution item in every seven days from your seven-day Pokestop streak and increase your odds of finding a Sinnoh Stone.

Proper special items such as Up-Grades and King’s Rocks sometimes even drop from frequent Poke Stops but making sure to spin a Poke Stop every day and working towards your streak will ensure you get at least one each week. Bear in mind, though, that it’s impossible to predict what you’ll get, so you might have to see a few Metal Coats before you find the Sun Stone you want.

The Sinnoh Stone, preceded with Gen 4, is a significantly trickier find but not impossible. There are two main ways to find a Sinnoh Stone. The first is to develop your seven-day research breakthrough tasks. This essentially means earning one stamp each day until you reach a legendary Pokemon encounter. If you’re lucky, at the same time, you’ll make a Sinnoh Stone, but they are not guaranteed. The second method to find one is to take part in trainer battles via PvP. Sinnoh Stones have been known to drop for both winners and losers. Good luck!

What do Evolution Items do in Pokemon Go? 

If you’ve spun a Pokestop for the seventh day in a row or completed your weekly research breakthrough task and found a brand new shiny thing you’ve never seen before, you can say hello to your initial Pokemon Go evolution item. You might indeed have a few you don’t know you have, so pop into your items list and have a quick scroll.

Evolution items were introduced with the Gen 2 update back in 2017 and mean a whole stack of new ‘mon via evolution if you hoard your candy just right. So far, we’ve only got one fourth-generation item, the Sinnoh Stone, but you’re going to require it for a stack of 4th generation Pokemon evolutions. More on that below, but the popular evolution items are as follows:

    • Dragon Scale: Evolves Seadra into Kingdra
    • King’s Rock: Evolves Poliwhirl into Politoed including Slowpoke into Slowking
    • Metal Coat: Evolves Onix into Steelix also Scyther into Scizor
    • SunStone: Evolves Gloom into Bellossom and Sunkern into Sunflora
    • Up Grade: Evolves Porygon into Porygon 2
  • Stones
    • Sinnoh Stone: Evolves Gen 1 and 2 Pokémon inside their Gen 4 evolutions with 100 candy. See the table below for all the Pokémon that presently evolve with the Sinnoh Stone
    • Unova Stone: Evolves Gen 5 Pokémon that would differently evolve through a stone unavailable in Pokémon GO (like a Thunder Stone)
  • Lures
    • Magnetic Lure: Done in place of a regular Poke Stop lure. Allows Pokemon like Magneton and Nosepass to evolve inside Magnezone and Probopass when within range
    • Mossy Lure: Used in place of a stable Poke Stop lure. Admits Eevee to evolve into Leafeon when within range
    • Glacial Lure: Used in place of a stable Poke Stop lure. Allows Eevee to evolve toward Glaceon when within range

Everyone can be used to evolve one of your existing Pokemon into a new evolution. Here are each of the ways you can use evolution items.

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pokemon go special evolution items

Evolution Items facts

Here’s a listing of all facts covering Pokémon GO Evolution items:

  • Evolution items are obtained by spinning PokéStops.
  • Evolution items are unique, with drop rates from 0.76% – 1%.
  • Evolution items drops are uniformly distributed, so the chance to get any of the items are equal.
  • 7th-day streak is not a guaranteed way to obtain Evolution items, although it’s more likely to get an evolution item on the 7th-day bar.
  • You can see an evolution item out of any PokéStop spin.


[wps_faq style=”standard” question=”Q: What is the new evolution item in Pokemon Go?”]A: Certain Pokémon now require either a steel coat, a sunstone, a king’s rock, a dragon scale, or an upgrade to evolve, and these items are all random drops from Pokéstops. Let’s break them hair: The metal coat transforms Onix into Steelix or Scyther into Scizor.[/wps_faq][wps_faq style=”classic” question=”Q: How do you evolve special items in Pokemon?”]A: Sunkern needs one sunstone and 50 candies to evolve into a Sunflora. Poliwhirl needs one king’s rock and 100 sweets to develop into a Politoed. Slowpoke requires one king’s rock and 50 candies to evolve into a Slowking.[/wps_faq][wps_faq style=”classic” question=”Q: Can you trade evolution items in Pokemon Go?”]A: In the main series, a handful of other Pokemon–such as Scyther and Onix–also evolve by trading if they’re holding certain items. Still, their evolution method in Pokemon Go has not been changed, so you cannot trade for a Scyther and then evolve it into Scizor without spending any Candy.[/wps_faq][wps_faq style=”classic” question=”Q: How do I evolve Eevee into Sylveon?”]A: Raise the Eevee’s Friendship to three hearts, and then level it up during the day. Do sure Eevee does not know a Fairy-type move, or it will evolve into Sylveon! You can delete a movie from the NPC in the left counter inside any PokemonCenter.[/wps_faq]


Ultimately, with the arrival of Gen 5, it’s now possible to evolve some Pokémon by trading, just like in the original games.

This chapter has been about all the Evolution Items in General. I hope you enjoyed this article, and feel free to leave feedback in the comments!

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