How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go

Daniel Megarry
A Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go

Some creatures in the Pokemon universe require particular methods in order to evolve, like the use of special stones. One of them, the Sinnoh Stone, is quite an elusive item to find in Pokemon Go. So to help you out, here’s exactly how to get one in Niantic’s game.

Every Pokemon Go trainer wants to eventually catch ’em all, and this can be done in several ways in the game, from finding creatures in the wild to taking part in Raid Battles, and some can only be evolved by using specific items.

One of the main evolution resources in Pokemon Go is the Sinnoh Stone. This item that was originally introduced back in 2019 can specifically evolve Pokemon found in the Sinnoh region of the Gen 4 games, Diamond and Pearl.


How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone evolutions

Here are the four main ways to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go:

  • Earning a Research Breakthrough by completing seven Field Research tasks.
  • Defeating a Team Go Rocket Leader.
  • Winning PvP battles against other Trainers.
  • Earning a Mystery Item in the Go Battle League.

The main way one can earn a Sinnoh Stone is by completing Field Research tasks, which give you stamps.

One stamp can be earned daily and after seven, a Research Breakthrough and a potential Sinnoh Stone can be earned.

You’ll also have a chance to receive them by defeating a Team Go Rocket Leader, defeating other players in PvP Trainer Battles, or earning a ‘Mystery Item’ reward in the Pokemon Go Battle League.

As you can see, there are a few different ways you can get your hands on Sinnoh Stones in the game, but they won’t come easily. It doesn’t matter which Pokemon you want to evolve; the methods of getting this item are the same.

Which Pokemon can evolve with a Sinnoh Stone?

There are currently 18 Pokemon that can evolve with the help of a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go. All of these forms were first found in Gen IV’s Sinnoh region and evolved from previous generations.

Below, you’ll find a list of Pokemon that can evolve with a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy:

  • Aipom evolves into Ambipom
  • Lickitung evolves into Lickilicky
  • Tangela evolves into Tangrowth
  • Yanma evolves into Yanmega
  • Kirlia (male) evolves into Gallade
  • Snorunt (female) evolves into Frosslass
  • Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior
  • Electabuzz evolves into Electivire
  • Magmar evolves into Magmortar
  • Togetic evolves into Togekiss
  • Misdreavus evolves into Mismagius
  • Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow
  • Gligar evolves into Gliscor
  • Sneasel evolves into Weavile
  • Porygon 2 evolves into Porygon-Z
  • Roselia evolves into Roserade
  • Dusclops evolves into Dusknoir
  • Piloswine evolves into Mamoswine

With Sinnoh Stones in short supply in Pokemon Go, it will probably take you a while to evolve every single one of these creatures, especially as each one requires 100 Candy alongside the Sinnoh Stone.

But as they can’t be found in the wild, this is the best way to add them to your Pokedex right now – unless you have a friend willing to trade them with you.

How to evolve Pokemon with Sinnoh Stones

To evolve your chosen Pokemon with a Sinnoh Stone, all you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Click the Poke Ball icon displayed at the bottom-middle of the screen.
  • Select ‘Pokemon’ to open your collection.
  • Find the creature you want to evolve and tap on it.
  • Make sure you have a Sinnoh Stone and enough Candy to evolve it.
  • Select ‘Evolve’ which should be listed underneath ‘Power Up’.

Your chosen Pokemon will now use the Sun Stone to evolve, and it will be ready to send out in battle!

If you’re looking for more tips to become the ultimate Trainer, check out the rest of our Pokemon Go guides below:

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