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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.

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.

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:

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 either a Sinnoh Stone or Lure at that point.

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

Pre-EvolutionNoneEvolutionNone
Magneton
...evolves into Magnezone using a Magnetic Lure and 100 Candy
Eevee
...evolves into Leafeon using a Mossy Lure and 100 Candy
Eevee
...evolves into Glaceon using a Glacial Lure and 100 Candy
Nosepass
...evolves into Probopass using a Magnetic Lure and 100 Candy
Aipom
...evolves into Ambipom using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Lickitung
...evolves into Lickilicky using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Tangela
...evolves into Tangrowth using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Yanma
...evolves into Yanmega using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Male Kirlia
...evolves into Gallade using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Female Snorunt
...evolves into Froslass using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Rhydon
...evolves into Rhyperior using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Electabuzz
...evolves into Electivire using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Magmar
...evolves into Magmortar using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Togetic
...evolves into Togekiss using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Misdreavus
...evolves into Mismagius using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Murkrow
...evolves into Honchkrow using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Gligar
...evolves into Gliscor using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Sneasel
...evolves into Weavile using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Porygon 2
...evolves into Porygon-Z using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Roselia
...evolves into Roserade using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Dusclops
...evolves into Dusknoir using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy
Piloswine
...evolves into Mamoswine using a Sinnoh Stone and 100 Candy

Currently live is the Fashion Week event, and along with it the debut of Mareanie and Toxapex. Recently, we've seen the arrival of Season of Light and special research quest A Cosmic Companion. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. Finally - don't forget about the new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


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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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