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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 one of the evolution items features in Pokemon Go. They're specifically used to evolve certain Gen 5 Pokemon, and work almost identically to Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stones. If your goal is to complete the Pokedex in Pokemon Go and collect some of the strongest Pokemon in the game, you'll need to know exactly how Pokemon Go Unova Stones work. 

Pokemon Go Unova Stones: How to get one

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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 (opens in new tab) guide.

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

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