Evolution items in Pokémon GO aren't anything new – we've had items like Metal Coat and Dragon Scale for ages – but the recent introduction of the Sinnoh Stone has caused quite a stir, mainly because this exclusive item is the only way to evolve several different 'mon into more powerful forms.
How To Get Sinnoh Stones In Pokémon GO
Given that it's such a valuable item, it's understandable that getting hold of Sinnoh Stones isn't easy. Unlike other evolution items, which can be obtained from spinning Poké Stops and gifts received from other players, there are only two known ways of getting them in Pokémon GO:
- When collecting your seventh day Field Research reward
- Participating in PvP Trainer Battles
Even then, you're not guaranteed to get a stone from either of these events. The drop rate isn't fantastic when taking part in battles; if you play against the computer then you only gain rewards (Stardust and a 1-in-7 chance of getting a Sinnoh Stone - thanks Eurogamer) once per day. Playing against people on your friend list gives you three chances at earning a stone per day (again, it's a 1-in-7 chance).
Which Pokémon Can Be Evolved With Sinnoh Stones
While there are 22 different monsters which use the Sinnoh Stone to evolve, only 11 are currently available in Pokémon GO. They are listed below.
|Base Pokémon||Requirements||Evolved Pokémon|
|Rhydon||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Rhyhorn Candy||Rhyperior|
|Electabuzz||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Electabuzz Candy||Electivire|
|Magmar||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Magmar Candy||Magmortar|
|Togetic||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Togepi Candy||Togekiss|
|Misdreavus||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Misdreavus Candy||Mismagius|
|Murkrow||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Murkrow Candy||Honchkrow|
|Gligar||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Gligar Candy||Gliscor|
|Sneasel||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Sneasel Candy||Weavile|
|Porygon 2||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Porygon Candy||Porygon-Z|
|Roselia||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Roselia Candy||Roserade|
|Dusclops||Sinnoh Stone and 100 Duskull Candy||Dusknoir|
As far as can tell, you can only get these from battle reward now. The last 7 day rewards I have gotten have not given me any for several weeks now.
For the record though, Rhyperior is an excellent Gym defender.
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You also can develop a Piloswine into Mamoswine with a Sinnoh Stone.
And you can also evolve Tangela to Tangrowth with a Sinnoh Stone.
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