Scyther Metal Coat Evolution
Scyther Metal Coat Evolution

A Pokémon GO Evolution Item is required to make certain Pokémon evolve. There are a variety of different Evolution Items available that can be obtained in different ways. Currently there are Sun Stones, King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, Up-Grade, Sinnoh Stone, and Unova Stone.

Pokémon requiring Evolution Items are not typically found in the wild, so Evolution Items are the only way to obtain many of these Pokémon.

Trainers can collect certain Evolution items by spinning PokéStops. Drop rates for evolve items are fairly low (0.76% – 1%). However, trainers can get 1 guaranteed, albeit random, Evolution Item by completing their “First PokéStop (or Gym) of the Day” 7 day streak.

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Evolution Items are used for both normal and split evolutions:

 Normal Split
 


Generation 2 Evolution Items

Pokémon GO’s Generation 2 evolution items can be obtained via the 7 day streak, randomly from PokéStop spins, or from opening gifts sent by other Trainers.

Sun Stone Evolution Item Sun Stone

A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It burns as red as the evening sun.

King's Rock Evolution Item King’s Rock

A rock that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It looks like a crown.

Metal Coat Evolution Item Metal Coat

A coating that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a special metallic film.

Dragon Scale Evolution Item Dragon Scale

A scale that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is very tough and inflexible.

Up-Grade Evolution Item Upgrade

A transparent device that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It was produced by Silph Co.

Sun Stone

A Sun Stone is used to evolve to the following Pokémon: 

Sunflora Bellossom
Whimsicott Lilligant

King’s Rock

A King’s Rock is used to evolve to the following Pokémon: 

Politoed Slowking

Metal Coat

A Metal Coat is used to evolve to the following Pokémon: 

Scizor Steelix

Dragon Scale

A Dragon Scale is used to evolve to the following Pokémon:

Kingdra

Upgrade

An Upgrade is used to evolve to the following Pokémon:

Porygon2

 

Check out these guides to find out more about Evolution Items:


Sinnoh Stone

Sinnoh Stone
Sinnoh Stone
A special stone originally found in the Sinnoh region that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is very tough and has a beautiful sheen.

The Sinnoh Stone was introduced with the release of the Sinnoh region, Generation IV. Rather than needing a variety of different evolution items as we had in previous generations, this time we only needed to obtain Sinnoh Stones to perform all item based evolutions in Gen IV.

Sinnoh Stones are obtained via 7 day streaks, as PVP rewards and from defeating a Team GO Rocket leader.

For more information on Sinnoh Stones check out our Sinnoh Stone Guide.

The following Pokémon are evolved to using the Sinnoh Stone: 


Unova Stone

Unova Stone
Unova Stone
A rare stone that originates from the Unova region that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is known for its intertwined black and white appearance.

The Unova Stone was introduced with the release of Pokémon from Generation V. Much like the Sinnoh Stone, Pokémon from the Unova region only need this particular stone to evolve, rather than a variety of different stones.

Currently the Unova Stone is the hardest of the Evolution Items to obtain. It is only available in 2 ways – either through completing 7 days of research as a reward for your weekly Research Breakthrough, or from defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader.

Currently there are only 5 Pokémon that need a Unova Stone, but we expect this could increase as more Pokémon from the Unova region are released.

For more information on the Unova Stone check out our Unova Stone Guide.

The following Pokémon will need a Unova Stone to be evolved into:

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