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Pokemon Sword and Shield evolution stone guide – Locations, combinations, more

Published: 5/Dec/2019 18:31

by David Purcell


Evolving Pokemon in Sword and Shield is just like many others in the series, with different species requiring particular methods to start the process. If you’re wondering what stones work for which Pokemon, this guide should help you out. 

The Galar Region has introduced a number of new Pokemon that we’ve never seen before, let alone got them to evolve!

Many species found inside the area, such as Galarian Farfetch’d, Galarian Yamask and others evolve in strange ways and we have guides for those, but a more traditional way of applying a stone is just as prevalent as ever. First of all, let’s take a look at where you can find the stones easily.


Best place to find stones in Pokemon Sword and Shield

There’s a really good spot that players have identified as a stone haven in Pokemon Sword and Shield, featuring all different types as well. To find it, you’re going to need to head over to a huge rock formation in the Wild Area.

It can be seen from a fair distance away, but if you start at Hammerlocke Hills and bike over towards the right side, you will eventually see the Lake of Outrage. Cross that, approach the rocks and behind every huge stone will be an evolution stone.

The Lake of Outrage is marked by the red arrow, just under Hammerlocke Hills...

These can be quick tricky to collect as they’re hidden on the floor, but there will be a noticeable shining animation near the back of each of them. Simply click around each spot to grab yourself a handful of stones.

Here, you can come across anything from a Leaf Stone to Shiny Stone, as they randomly spawn.

Pokemon / NintendoHead over to each of the rocks and locate the shining stones on the ground. Click them to harvest.

What stone does your Pokemon need to evolve?

Now that you’re armed with your evolution stones, you’re probably going to need some guidance on which stone each Pokemon needs to evolve. So, we’ve put together a list for you to make things a little easier.

As you will be able to tell pretty early on in the list, there are a lot of Eeveelutions included, but if you didn’t know that already then are you really a Pokemon fan?

Just kidding, here’s all possible stone evolutions in Sword and Shield:

  • Dawn Stone evolves Kirlia into Gallade and Snorunt into Froslass
  • Dusk Stone evolves Lampent into Chandelure
  • Fire Stone evolves Eevee into Flareon, Vuplix into Ninetales and Growlithe into Arcanine
  • Ice Stone evolves Eevee into Glaceon and Galarian Darumaka into Galarian Darmanitan
  • Leaf Stone evolves Eevee into Leafeon, Nuzleaf into Shiftry and Gloom into Vileplume
  • Moon Stone evolves Clefairy into Clefable and Munna into Musharna
  • Shiny Stone evolves Minccino into Cinccino, Roselia into Roserade and Togetic into Togekiss
  • Sun Stone evolves Cottonee into Whimsicott, Helioptile into Heliolisk and Gloom into Bellossom
  • Thunder Stone evolves Charjabug into Vikavolt, Pikachu into Raichu and Eevee into Jolteon
  • Water Stone evolves Eevee into Vaporeon, Lombre into Ludicolo and Shellder into Cloyster
NintendoIf you want Togepi’s final evolution, you’ll need to grab yourself one of the stones.

These combinations will be useful for all different types of players, whether you’re looking to check off all of the Pokemon in the Galar Region Pokedex, or perhaps even looking to get ahold of one of the new evolutions for the very first time.

We also have a complete fossil guide for Pokemon Sword and Shield which is really useful for learning the combinations, fossil locations and more useful tips.

Either way, we wish you luck on your travels throughout the new region and hopefully, with some of these Pokemon included in your team, you will make easy work of each gym leader you face!


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.