Pokémon Go Unova Stone - how to get the Unova Stone for Chandelure and many more

Everything we currently know about the Unova Stone in Pokémon Go. 

Pokémon Go's Unova Stone is an special evolution item that allows you to evolve Pokémon from Gen 5 just like the Sinnoh Stone.

Unlike the Sinnoh Stone, however, the Unova Stone won't be used to evolve Pokémon from previous generations. Instead, it will be used to complete many of those introduced in Gen 5.

The Unova Stone is one of many special evolution items in Pokémon Go, including the King's Rock for Slowking and Politoed, the Metal Coat for Steelix and Scizor, the Up-Grade for Porygon 2 and the Dragon Scale for Kingdra.

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How to get a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go

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Thank you to Chrales for this image of the Unova Stone.

Thanks to Chrales from Twitter, we first learned of the Unova Stone through a leak and, from its description, we know that it can "make certain species of Pokémon evolve."

Similar to the Sinnoh Stone, you can receive the Unova Stone by:

It is possible more Unova Stone sources will be rolled out over time - Sinnoh Stone can also be found by defeating fellow trainers in PVP Trainer Battles, for example.

Until then, completing those seven day Field Research rewards is the way to source those Unova Stones.

Which Pokémon can use Unova Stone in Pokémon Go?

Gen 5 has a range of Pokémon that have special conditions to their evolutions, including the use of Stones that aren't available in Pokémon Go, of which are replaced with the Unova Stone in Pokémon Go.

Here are the current available uses of a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go:

Pre-EvolutionEvolution Method
Pansage
Pokemon_Go_Pansage
...evolves into Simisage a Unova Stone and 100 Candy
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Pansear
Pokemon_Go_Pansear
...evolves into Simisear a Unova Stone and 100 Candy
Pokemon_Go_Simisear
Panpour
Pokemon_Go_Panpour
...evolves into Simipour using a Unova Stone and 100 Candy
Pokemon_Go_Simipour
Lampent
Pokemon_Go_Lampent
...evolves into Chandelure using a Unova Stone and 100 Candy
Pokemon_Go_Chandelure

The first Gen 5 Pokémon have arrived! These include new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Elsewhere this year we've also seen a Jirachi quest, Team Rocket Invasions and freeingShadow Pokémon, as well as monthly Field Research rewards.


Which other Pokémon might use Unova Stone in Pokémon Go?

As well as the above, the following Pokémon could use an Unova Stone when they are available in the game.

It should be noted in the core games, some of these evolve when traded or have high friendship in the game - of which Pokémon Go could replicate in other ways. We'll have to wait and see!

Until then, here's a list of other possible Unova Stone candidates in Pokémon Go:

Pre-EvolutionEvolution Method
Boldore
Pokemon_Go_Boldore
...evolves into Gigalith by being traded
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Woobat
Pokemon_Go_Woobat
...evolves into Swoobat from having a high friendship level
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Gurdurr
Pokemon_Go_Gurdurr
...evolves into Conkeldurr by being traded
Pokemon_Go_Conkeldurr
Swadloon
Pokemon_Go_Swadloon
...evolves into Leavanny from having a high friendship level
Pokemon_Go_Leavanny
Minccino
Pokemon_Go_Minccino
...evolves into Cinccino using a Shiny Stone
Pokemon_Go_Cinccino
Karrablast
Pokemon_Go_Karrablast
...evolves into Escavalier by being traded for a Shelmet
Pokemon_Go_Escavalier
Shelmet
Pokemon_Go_Shelmet
...evolves into Accelgor by being traded for a Karrablast
Pokemon_Go_Accelgor
Munna
Pokemon_Go_Munna
...evolves into Musharna using a Moon Stone
Pokemon_Go_Musharna
Eelektrik
Pokemon_Go_Eelektrik
...evolves into Eelektross using a Moon Stone
Pokemon_Go_Eelektross

Other Stone-based evolutions - such as Gen 5's Cottonee and Petilil - have been confirmed to use a Sun Stone.

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