'Pokémon Go' Sinnoh Stone: How to Obtain Evolution Item

The Sinnoh Region brought a lot of older Generation Pokémon back to prominence by giving them new evolutions.

Some classic Pokémon like Electabuzz and Magmar received another form that made them powerhouses in Gen 4 and beyond. In Pokémon Go , Niantic decided to slowly release these game-changing evolutions.

However, unlike past evolutions in Pokémon Go these Sinnoh evolutions require a brand new item called the Sinnoh Stone. Similar to how item evolutions were introduced with Gen 2, the Sinnoh Stone (along with the appropriate amount of Candy) will evolve older generation Pokémon.

So if you're looking to get your own Porygon Z or Rhyperior, here's all the ways you can obtain a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon Go.

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There are two ways to receive Sinnoh Stones in Pokémon Go and, unfortunately, they are random.

The first is through rewards for achieving a Research Breakthrough. A Research Breakthrough in Pokémon Go is when you fill up the Research Task log with seven stamps. Again, this is random but there is a good chance to get a Sinnoh Stone.

The other way is to win one randomly in Trainer Battles. After each PVP fight in Pokémon Go , both trainers receive a handful of items. The Sinnoh Stone can be one of the items that can drop.

Recently, Niantic revealed its upcoming February Community Day event featuring Swinub will give Pokémon Go trainers an opportunity to stockpile Sinnoh Stones.

During this event, players' first five Trainer Battles will automatically give a Sinnoh Stone as one of the rewards. That's at least five Sinnoh Stones trainers can use to evolve their Pokémon.


Many evolutions in the Sinnoh Region come from Pokémon in prior generations. Most of the Sinnoh evolutions come from Generation 1 (Kanto) but there are some in Gen 2 (Johto) and a couple in Gen 3 (Hoenn).

In addition to needing one Sinnoh Stone to evolve, they also need 100 of that specific Pokémon's candy. Some species have other specifications, like gender, but you can learn all about that in the list of Pokémon that evolve using the Sinnoh Stone below.

Electabuzz -> Electivire

Magmar -> Magmortar

Rhydon -> Rhyperior

Lickitung -> Lickilicky

Tangela -> Tangrowth

Murkrow -> Honchkrow

Sneasel -> Weavile

Yanma -> Yanmega

Aipom -> Ambipom

Misdreavus -> Mismagius

Porygon 2 -> Porygon Z

Togetic -> Togekiss

Roselia -> Roserade

Kirlia (male) -> Gallade

Snorunt (female) -> Froslass

Dusclops -> Dusknoir

Not yet released in Pokémon Go:

Magneton -> Magnezone

Piloswine -> Mamoswine (arriving February 16)

How many Sinnoh Stones do you have? How else would you want Niantic to distribute Sinnoh Stones? Let us know in the comments section below.