How to get Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon Go


Finding a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go is not like other Pokemon Go special items. Released with Pokemon Go’s 4th generation of adorable creatures, the Sinnoh Stone is significantly more difficult to track down than the first sets of special items. While you’re probably drowning in King’s Rocks, Metal Coats, and Up-Grades, getting a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go is a little more elusive but not impossible. Here’s how to get Sinnoh Stones in Pokemon Go and all 11 generation 4 evolutions you’ll be able to unlock. Prepare to do some waiting. It’s going to take some time. 

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go

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
  • During PvP

Yes, those looking for Sinnoh Stones at Poke Stops or as part of the tasks themselves can stop torturing themselves. The two current 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 Legendary Pokemon reward.

The other, far less common place to find this elusive special item is during the newly introduced PvP, where it is possible for a Sinnoh Stone to drop as part of your post battle rewards. There’s no clear sign of the odds of this though as people have been rewarded for both wins and losses with this special item. Just like Pokemon Go shiny Pokemon, it’s going to be a case of letting yourself not get too frustrated by the odds.

If you don’t fancy spinning the PvP wheel, stick to getting through your Research Tasks every day and every seven days you should earn yourself a Sinnoh Stone. Then it’s merely a matter of choosing which of the 4th generation Pokemon you’re going to evolve first. 

All 11 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’s plenty of 4th generation Pokemon who require a Sinnoh Stone for their evolution. Here are all eleven and the Pokemon to evolve them from. 

Just remember that as well as the Sinnoh Stone you’re also going to have 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. Time to get to work for 11 weeks of Research Tasks. 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
  • Duskull evolves into Dusknoirt

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