Evolution Stones are essential in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl as certain ‘mon only evolve with a specific one, whether that’s Raichu with a Thunder Stone or Misdreavus with a Dusk Stone. Here’s how to get every type, including exact location.
If you’re wanting to fill out your Sinnoh Pokedex or your National Dex in BDSP, you are going to need to not only catch Pokemon but evolve them too. Some are easy – just level them up and they’ll transform. But others require a different method.
Evolution Stones are littered throughout the region, and you’ll need to find specific ones to level up certain ‘mon. Here’s how to find each type in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
- How to get Fire Stone
- How to get Thunder Stone
- How to get Leaf Stone
- How to get Water Stone
- How to get Shiny Stone
- How to get Dusk Stone
- How to get Dawn Stone
- How to get Oval Stone
- How to get Everstone
All Evolution Stone locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Two Fire Stones can be found in Fuego Ironworks. One is in the maze of booster pads, in the top right corner by a blue crate, and the other is held by Fuego.
To speak to him, navigate through the floor puzzle until you reach the center where he’s waiting for you.
In order to find the Thunder Stone, you’ll need to travel to Sunyshore City. Once there, head to the path behind the lighthouse and interact with the boulder at the bottom of the stairs.
Thunder Stones can also be dug up from walls in the Grand Underground, but it is more time-consuming than the above method so do so only if you need more than one.
You can retrieve the Leaf Stone from the Floaroma Meadow, which is just north of Floaroma Town. It’s one of the easiest Evolution Stones to find, but you’ll need Surf first.
To get to the meadow, head south from Fuego Ironworks. Once there, head south and you’ll see the item in a patch of flowers.
For the Water Stone, you’ll need to Surf from the edge of Route 213, the road that connects Pastoria City to the Valor Lakefront.
The stone is behind two swimming Trainers in the middle of the labyrinthine path that leads you through the rocks.
The Shiny Stone is at the tip-top of the cavern located at the center of Iron Island. You’ll have to find three total elevators to make your way to it.
If you completed Riley’s side-quest and received the Riolu Egg from him, you’ll see it on the way out – it’s very hard to miss!
The easiest Dusk Stone to collect is the one in the Galactic Warehouse in Veilstone City, but you’ll need to pick up the Storage Key. To get it, beat the seventh Gym in Snowpoint City and then speak to the Team Galactic Grunt outside of their HQ.
Once you have the key, go to the Warehouse and open the locked door. The stone will be right in front of you, next to the laptop on the table.
Alternatively, there’s another Dusk Stone trapped by the boulder blockade on Victory Road, but you’ll have to have a Pokemon with Strength if you want to reach it.
One Dawn Stone is atop the wall on Route 225 inside the Battle Zone. You’ll have to maneuver through a small grassy area to reach the wall, but the stone rests atop a small ledge next to an NPC. Use Rock Climb to reach it.
Another one can be found in Whiteout Cave in the Grand Underground. Enter from Snowpoint City to access it.
Finding an Oval Stone is fairly easy, as you’ll be able to pick one up from the second floor of the Lost Tower.
There will be a Trainer waiting for you on the other side of the ball, but that should be the only obstacle blocking your path.
The Everstone can be traded for in Snowpoint City at the northwestern-most house in the city. In the house, Mindy will ask you to trade a Medicham in exchange for a Haunter holding the item.
This is ultimate bait for players hoping her Haunter will evolve into Gengar, but at least you get the Everstone out of it.
That’s all you need to know about Evolution Stone locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl! For more BDSP guides, check out the list below:
How to get Eevee | How to get Leafeon | How to get Glaceon | How to get Umbreon & Espeon | Where to catch Spiritomb | How to get Riolu & Lucario | Where to find Gible & Garchomp | How to unlock the Bike | All trade evolutions