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Pokemon GO Evolution Items Guide: How to Get, Pokemon They Can Evolve & More

If you want to evolve all of your Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you’ll need some Evolution Items. Here’s a full rundown of what they are, where you can get them, and which Pokemon you can evolve using them!

Every Pokemon GO player wants to complete their Pokedex, but to do so, you’ll need to evolve Pokemon as well as catch them.

While evolving most Pokemon is simple and just requires Candy, some Pokemon also need Evolution Items to evolve.

Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to know about Evolution Items in Pokemon GO right here!

Pokemon GO Evolution Items and Lure Modules

What Are Evolution Items in Pokemon GO?

Evolution Items are items that allow players to evolve certain species of Pokemon.

To evolve certain Pokemon you will need to use up a particular Evolution Item in addition to the Candy cost for evolving. For example, Onix needs a Metal Coat to evolve into Steelix as well as 50 Onix Candy.

Evolution items are quite rare in Pokemon GO and can only be obtained in a couple of ways. Additionally, there are a number of different Evolution Items and each of those can only be used with certain Pokemon.

Don’t confuse these with Mega Energy, which is required to Mega Evolve Pokemon. Here’s how to earn Mega Energy in Pokemon GO, in case you want some Mega Pokemon too!

Every Evolution Item in Pokemon GO

There are currently 7 Evolution Items in Pokemon GO. They are:

  • Dragon Scale
  • King’s Rock
  • Metal Coat
  • Sun Stone
  • Up-Grade
  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Unova Stone

Read More: How to Get PokeCoins Fast in Pokemon GO – Ultimate Guide

Dragon Scale

Pokemon GO Dragon Scale

How to Get Dragon Scales in Pokemon GO

  • Possible very rare drop from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
  • A random evolution item is guaranteed after a 7-day streak of spinning PokeStops
    • This could be a Dragon Scale

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With a Dragon Scale

  • Seadra -> Kingdra

King’s Rock

Pokemon GO King's Rock

How to Get King’s Rocks in Pokemon GO

  • Possible very rare drop from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
  • A random evolution item is guaranteed after a 7-day streak of spinning PokeStops
    • This could be a King’s Rock

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With a King’s Rock

  • Poliwhirl -> Politoed
  • Slowpoke -> Slowking

Metal Coat

Pokemon GO Metal Coat

How to Get Metal Coats in Pokemon GO

  • Possible very rare drop from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
  • A random evolution item is guaranteed after a 7-day streak of spinning PokeStops
    • This could be a Metal Coat

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With a Metal Coat

  • Onix -> Steelix
  • Scyther -> Scizor

Sun Stone

Pokemon GO Sun Stone

How to Get Sun Stones in Pokemon GO

  • Possible very rare drop from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
  • A random evolution item is guaranteed after a 7-day streak of spinning PokeStops
    • This could be a Sun Stone

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With a Sun Stone

  • Gloom -> Bellossom
  • Sunkern -> Sunflora
  • Cottonee -> Whimsicott
  • Petilil -> Lilligant
  • Helioptile -> Heliolisk

Up-Grade

Pokemon GO Up-Grade

How to Get Up-Grades in Pokemon GO

  • Possible drop from spinning PokeStops and Gyms
  • A random evolution item is guaranteed after a 7-day streak of spinning PokeStops
    • This could be an Up-Grade

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With an Up-Grade

  • Porygon -> Porygon2

Sinnoh Stone

Pokemon GO Sinnoh Stone

How to Get Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon GO

None of these actions guarantee a Sinnoh Stone drop in Pokemon GO. However, as each gives a chance of dropping a Sinnoh Stone, you will almost certainly get one soon.

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With a Sinnoh Stone

  • Lickitung ->Lickylicky
  • Rhydon -> Rhyperior
  • Tangela ->Tangrowth
  • Electabuzz -> Electivire
  • Magmar -> Magmortar
  • Porygon2 -> Porygon-Z
  • Togetic -> Togekiss
  • Aipom -> Ambipom
  • Yanma -> Yanmega
  • Murkrow -> Honchkrow
  • Misdreavus -> Mismagius
  • Gligar -> Gliscor
  • Sneasel -> Weavile
  • Piloswine -> Mamoswine
  • Kirlia ->Gallade
  • Roselia -> Roserade
  • Dusclops -> Dusknoir
  • Snorunt -> Frosslass

Unova Stone

Pokemon GO Unova Stone

How to Get Unova Stones in Pokemon GO

  • Claiming Research Breakthrough Rewards
    • This can be done after collecting 7 Field Research Stamps
  • Defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders

Every Pokemon You Can Evolve With an Unova Stone

  • Pansage -> Simisage
  • Pansear -> Simisear
  • Panpour -> Simipour
  • Munna-> Musharna
  • Minccino -> Cinccino
  • Eelektrik -> Eelektross
  • Lampent -> Chandelure

How to Get Every Evolution Item in Pokemon GO

Below are all of the methods of getting Evolution Items in Pokemon GO and which specific Evolution Items can drop from each method, if you are lucky.

Spinning Gyms & PokeStops

  • Dragon Scale
  • King’s Rock
  • Metal Coat
  • Sun Stone
  • Up-Grade

7-Day PokeStop Spin Streak

  • Dragon Scale
  • King’s Rock
  • Metal Coat
  • Sun Stone
  • Up-Grade

Research Breakthrough Rewards

  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Unova Stone

Drop After PvP Battles

  • Sinnoh Stone

GO Battle League Mystery Reward

  • Sinnoh Stone

Defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader

  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Unova Stone

Additionally, Evolution Items can sometimes be bought from the in-game Shop as part of Event Boxes and gained as a one-time reward during certain Research Storylines.

Getting the right Evolution Item isn’t the only thing you’ll need to evolve Pokemon, you need Candy too! Here’s how to boost the Candy you earn in Pokemon GO!

Another integral part of Pokemon GO that every player should learn about it is Berries. Check out our Pokemon GO Berries guide to find out all of the effects and how to obtain every Berry in the game.

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