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Pokemon Go Unova Stone: How to get one and which Pokemon can evolve

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Pokemon Go Unova Stones are absolutely necessary to evolve a number of Gen 5 Pokemon, much like the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stones that came before them. Unova Stones are crucial if you hope to complete your Pokedex in Pokemon Go because they evolve Pokemon such as the Pan trio, Munna, and Lampent. Here's everything you need to know about how to get Pokemon Go Unova Stones.

Pokemon Go Unova Stones: How to get one

Much like the Sinnoh Stone, you can get a Pokemon Go Unova Stone by completing seven days' worth of field research. Those are the tasks you get from spinning Pokestops; complete one each day until you've filled in all the stamps, then claim your reward and there's a chance you might get an Unova Stone. Essentially, you need to cross your fingers and hope you've appeased the Pokemon Go RNGesus recently.

There's a chance that you'll be able to get Unova Stones from PvP battles later down the line but for now, that's not possible.

Pokemon Go Unova Stones: Who to evolve

There's a bunch of new Pokemon in the game now, but there's only a few specific ones that will evolve with a Pokemon Go Unova Stone:

  • Pansage evolves into Simisage with an Unova Stone and 100 candy
  • Panpour evolves into Simipour with an Unova Stone and 100 candy
  • Pansear evolves into Simisear with an Unova Stone and 100 candy
  • Lampent evolves into Chandelure with an Unova Stone and 100 candy
  • Minccino evolves into Cinccino with an Unova Stone and 100 candy
  • Eelektrik evolves into Eelektross with an Unova Stone and 100 candy (unreleased)
  • Munna evolves into Musharna with an Unova Stone and 50 candy (unreleased)

It's worth noting that Pansage, Panpour, and Pansear are all regional Pokemon, and you can read more about that at our Pokemon Go regionals guide.

Good luck getting an Unova Stone – you'll need it!

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