Trainers,

the official Niantic support page for Evolution Items was updated, confirming that Deep Sea Scale and Deep Sea Tooth are the two new upcoming evolution items. The following text is now on the support page:

Select Pokémon require an Evolution item as well as Candy to evolve. There are seven different types of Evolution items (Dragon Scale, Deepsea Scale, Deepsea Tooth, King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Sun Stone, and Up-Grade) that can be used to evolve these Pokémon. You can collect Evolution items by visiting PokéStops.

DS Scale and Tooth are used to evolve Clamperl into a Gorebyss or a Huntail, depending which item is used, making this the Generation 3’s evolution line that requires a new item in order to advance.

As usual, these item will be available from PokéStop drops and there is no indication that the chance to obtain them will be increased on launch. It could be a while before you get both of them, given how large the evolution item pool is now.

In addition the two new items, the same page has confirmed that some Pokémon, like Feebas will have a walking requirement before they’re ready to evolve:

In addition to collecting Candy, select Pokémon, like Feebass, need to be walked as your buddy Pokémon before they are ready to be evolved.

At the moment, only Feebas has it’s buddy walking distance evolution requirement in the Game Master:

  • Edwin Fung

    Well, with the coming update, the use of buddy system is greatly enhanced. I’d like to see more alternatives of evolution.

    • Jon Jon Javellana

      Sylveon would be one… Any friendly required evolution should be required a buddy type system.

      • scelestion

        There’s a difference between friendship (what Espeon and Umbreon need) and affection (what Sylveon needs). Friendship can be boosted (among other things) by walking with the respective Pokémon in the main games as well, while affection can be boosted by petting and feeding. I guess that is something we will see with Gen 6.

  • Six Pence

    Does anyone know if Niantic will ever add evo-stones like water, thunder, fire for eevee so we skip the randomness evolutions 😑

    • Dan

      Maybe in Gen IV when we get Lefeon and Glaceon.

      • Chanderule

        Leafeon and Glaceon do not evolve with items

        • Dan

          That’s beside the point. They won’t touch Eevee until they need to.

    • Crazybloodx897

      I know should have get a lot of stones to evolve different ones make it a little harder to get it

  • Christina M. Van Hoey

    On the Niantic support page, they spelled it “feebass”. That’s not right, is it?

    • Jon Jon Javellana

      Feel the Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………..BASS!!! *head bang*

      • Christina M. Van Hoey

        😆🤣😆🤣

  • Gentry Geissler

    “We have Feebas. They’re mutated”
    “Are they ill tempered?”
    “Absolutely”
    “Oh well, that’s a start”

  • Vinni Erb

    Shows 50 candies to evolve rattata in the example, are they going to up it from 25?!

  • hkmaly

    Waaait … Feebas is only pokemon with distance requirement in master file, but how are Espeon and Umbreon implemented? Exception directly in code?

    • Storta

      I believe its because feebas CANNOT evolve unless you walk a specific distance with it, while you can still evolve eevee when you dont walk the distance, getting the random 3 eeveelutions, but you can turn the evolve pool into only umbreon / espeon if you walk that distance

  • Guy

    Select Pokémon require an Evolution item as well as Candy to evolve. There are five different types of Evolution items (Sun Stone, Metal Coat, King’s Rock, Up-Grade, and Dragon Scale) that can be used to evolve these Pokémon. You can collect Evolution items by visiting PokéStops.

    Nope still says 5 not 7