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How to get Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon Go

Sinnoh Evolutions Pokemon Go
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Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stones are a special type of evolution stone. Similar to Leaf, Water and Fire Stones in the mainline games, the Sinnoh Stone is crucial to evolving certain Pokemon species.

In Pokemon Go, there are quite a handful of Pokemon that need the Sinnoh Stone to evolve. And, as the name suggests, they are part of the Sinnoh region Pokedex. So if you’re looking to fill your Pokemon Go Pokedex and add some very powerful Pokemon to your team to fight Team Go Rocket or your friends, you’ll want to continue reading about all things Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon Go.

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go

Sinnoh Stone

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 There are currently two ways to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go.  

  • On the completion of the final day of your 7-day Research Task, also known as a Research Breakthrough
  • As reward for winning Trainer Battles -- although this is random 

Yes, those looking for Sinnoh Stones at Poke Stops or as part of the tasks themselves can stop torturing themselves. The two main places to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go are currently only on the 7th day of your Research Task completion or as a reward for taking part in PvP. Unfortunately there’s no guarantee that you will get a Sinnoh Stone as the end of your seven day streak but the chances are very high of a Sinnoh Stone dropping as well as your usual Pokemon Go Legendaries (opens in new tab) reward.

There are also some special events that will reward trainers Sinnoh Stones for completing certain tasks. This is especially the case when Community Days focus on Pokemon that can evolve using the Sinnoh Stone like when there was the Magmar and Electabuzz Community Days.

Be sure to keep an eye on Pokemon Go’s social channels or our own guides for more information on where to get Sinnoh Stones.

All 18 4th generation Pokemon that require the Sinnoh Stone

So you’ve finally got your hands on a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go and need to know where to use it. Well, the good news is that there is plenty of 4th generation Pokemon who require a Sinnoh Stone for their evolution. Here are all 18 available and the Pokemon to evolve them from. 

Just remember that in addition to a Sinnoh Stone trainers will need to use 100 candies for each one. However, given that these are evolutions of earlier generations of Pokemon, hopefully, you’ll already be rolling in the sweet stuff from the Professor. Good luck!

  • Sneasel evolves into Weavile
  • Electabuzz evolves into Electivire
  • Roselia evolves into Roserade
  • Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior
  • Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow
  • Porygon2 evolves into Porygon-Z
  • Togetic evolves into Togekiss
  • Magmar evolves into Magmortar
  • Misdreavus evolves into Mismagius
  • Gligar evolves into Gliscor
  • Dusclops evolves into Dusknoir
  • Swinub evolves into Mamoswine
  • Aipom evolves into Ambipom
  • Yanma evolves into Yanmega
  • Tangela evoles into Tangrowth
  • Lickitung evolves into Lickilicky
  • Kirlia (male) evolves into Gallade
  • Snorunt (female) evolves into Froslass

18 Sinnoh Stone evolutions in total, so it'll take a while to catch 'em all, but as long as you go for as many Sinnoh Stones as possible, you should be able to complete them before long.

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Phillip Martinez
Phillip Martinez

I'm currently a GamesRadar guide contributor with a specialty in everything Pokemon GO. If you've wanted to know the best way to take down a Rayquaza, there's a good chance you read one of my guides. I previously have written for IBT Media, Newsweek and Screen Rant. I'm a huge fighting game fan and everything Pokemon, but I've grown to love RPGs.

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