Pokémon Go Sinnoh Stone - how to get the Sinnoh Stone for Gallade, Froslass, Tangrowth and much more

How to get 17 new Pokémon - including Gallade, Froslass and Tangrowth - using a Sinnoh Stone.

Pokémon Go's Sinnoh Stone is a special evolution item that allows you to transform many of the game's existing creatures into Gen 4 versions.

Not only is it is exciting to see many fan favourites - such as Togetic and Magmar - be granted new forms, but it makes many of the game's best Pokemon even more powerful - including Rhydon.

There are many other special evolution items too - such as the Metal Coat for Steelix and Scizor, the Dragon Scale for Kingdra, the King's Rock for Slowking and Politoed, and the Up-Grade for Porygon2.

Update (February 1st): Six new Gen 4 evolutions using a Sinnoh Stone have been added! They are listed in our table, with the latest additions first.

How to get the Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon Go

We learned of the Sinnoh Stone through early in-game leaks (Chrales), which told us how it can "make certain species of Pokemon evolve" in the description.

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A look at the Sinnoh Stone (credit: Chrales)

Regardless of which creature you use the Sinnoh Stone on - the full list is mentioned later in the article - the methods in how to get the Sinnoh Stone remains the same:

It's worth noting the February Community Day gives you the opportunity to get 10 Sinnoh Stones in a single day - five from PvP Trainer Battles against players, and another five against the computer.

This is different to other special evolution items so far - which require either the seventh day of your PokéStop Daily Bonus streak, or a rare drop from spinning standard Poké Stops and opening Gifts.

For now, it means it'll take some time for players to get every creature - right now, 11 weeks to be exact! (Unless, of course, you can trade some from others...)

Which Pokémon can use Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon Go?

There are a staggering 22 Gen 4 creatures that evolve from previous generations.

The ones that are currently available are as follows - their newest additions first - with their previous evolution listed, and the Gen 4 creature they become with the use of the Sinnoh Stone at that point.

Note you'll also need to use 100 Candy to evolve them, and with some creatures, a specific gender:

Pre-EvolutionNoneEvolutionNone
Aipom
190
...evolves into Ambipom using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
424
Lickitung
108
...evolves into Lickilicky using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
463
Tangela
114
...evolves into Tangrowth using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
465
Yanma
193
...evolves into Yanmega using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
469
Male Kirlia
281
...evolves into Gallade using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
475
Female Snorunt
361
...evolves into Froslass using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
478
Rhydon
112
...evolves into Rhyperior using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
464
Electabuzz
125
...evolves into Electivire using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
466
Magmar
126
...evolves into Magmortar using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
467
Togetic
176
...evolves into Togekiss using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
468
Misdreavus
200
...evolves into Mismagius using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
429
Murkrow
198
...evolves into Honchkrow using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
430
Gligar
207
...evolves into Gliscor using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
472
Sneasel
215
...evolves into Weavile using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
461
Porygon 2
233
...evolves into Porygon-Z using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
474
Roselia
315
...evolves into Roserade using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
407
Dusclops
356
...evolves into Dusknoir using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
477
Piloswine
221
...evolves into Mamoswine using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
473

A few new exciting additions are coming to the game - Armored Mewtwo, an on-going series of Pokémon Go Global Challenges, the tease of Shadow Pokémon and the Invasion of Team Go Rocket. In the meantime, we have a new Go Fest Global research task rewards and the Jump-Start Research quest and Field Research, which can help with some of the harder-to-find Gen 4 Pokémon. Elsewhere, you can read up on the latest the currently available Legendary Pokémon.


Other Pokémon expected to use Sinnoh Stone in the near future

What about the remaining five, including Eevee evolutions Leafeon and Glaceon? It was previously assumed the Sinnoh Stone would also be used to evolve them, but that's not the case - at least right now.

Either developer Niantic is holding back these evolutions for another wave - the most likely cause - or there's an additional or even completely different mechanic in the wings to make them evolve.

What makes the list of Sinnoh Stone creatures different those that don't evolve yet are their methods from the main games - which require either having a set move or being in a set location before they can evolve.

Some already live require Stones in the main games - such as the Dusk Stone for Honchcrow and Mismagius, Shiny Stone for Togekiss, or holding a special item at night for Gliscor and Weavile - so the game isn't above making the process simple with a Sinnoh Stone.

Perhaps the rest will be the same too - it's just a case of waiting for them to be active.

Remaining Gen 4 evolutions we are waiting on are:

No.PokémonType, Evolution and predicted catch method
462Magnezone
462
Electric / Steel Type
Evolves from Magneton (when leveled up using magnetic field in main games)
470Leafeon
470
Grass Type
Evolves from Eevee (using a Moss Rock in main games)
471Glaceon
471
Ice Type
Evolves from Eevee (using Ice Rock in main games)
476Probopass
476
Rock / Steel Type
Evolves from Nosepass (when leveled up using a special magnetic field in main games)

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer.net. When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.

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