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{{samename|item whose Japanese name translates to Evolution Stone|Eviolite}}
 
{{samename|item whose Japanese name translates to Evolution Stone|Eviolite}}
 
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{{move|Evolution stone}}
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[[File:Branched evolution.png|thumb|250px|Gloom's [[List of Pokémon with branched evolutions|branched]] [[evolution family]] as demonstrated in the anime: both of Gloom's potential evolutions require an Evolution stone.]]
[[File:Branched evolution.png|thumb|250px|right|Gloom's [[List of Pokémon with branched evolutions|branched]] [[evolution family]] as demonstrated in the anime: both of Gloom's potential evolutions require an evolutionary stone.]]
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An '''Evolution stone''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|進化の石|しんかのいし}}''' ''Evolution stone'') is a type of [[Evolution item]] that can be used to [[evolution|evolve]] certain Pokémon. In {{game5|Red|Blue|Yellow|FireRed|LeafGreen}}, they are referred to as '''element Stones''' and in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} of the anime as '''Evolutionary stones'''; since [[Pokémon X and Y]] (in the games) and the {{series2|Best Wishes}} (in the anime), they have been referred to as '''Evolution stones'''.
An '''Evolutionary stone''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|進化の石|しんかのいし}}''' ''Evolution stone'') is a type of Evolution item that can be used to [[evolution|evolve]] certain Pokémon. In {{game5|Red|Blue|Yellow|FireRed|LeafGreen}}, they are referred to as '''element Stones''' and in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} of the anime as '''Evolutionary stones'''; since [[Pokémon X and Y]] (in the games) and the {{series2|Best Wishes}} (in the anime), they have been referred to as '''Evolution stones'''.
 
   
==List of Evolutionary stones==
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==List of Evolution stones==
 
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| [[Fire Stone]]
 
| [[Fire Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
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*Causes {{p|Vulpix}} to evolve into {{p|Ninetales}}
 
*Causes {{p|Vulpix}} to evolve into {{p|Ninetales}}
 
*Causes {{p|Growlithe}} to evolve into {{p|Arcanine}}
 
*Causes {{p|Growlithe}} to evolve into {{p|Arcanine}}
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| [[Water Stone]]
 
| [[Water Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
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*Causes {{p|Poliwhirl}} to evolve into {{p|Poliwrath}}
 
*Causes {{p|Poliwhirl}} to evolve into {{p|Poliwrath}}
 
*Causes {{p|Shellder}} to evolve into {{p|Cloyster}}
 
*Causes {{p|Shellder}} to evolve into {{p|Cloyster}}
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| [[Thunder Stone]]
 
| [[Thunder Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
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*Causes {{p|Pikachu}} to evolve into {{p|Raichu}} (outside of [[Alola]]) or {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Raichu}} (in Alola)
 
*Causes {{p|Pikachu}} to evolve into {{p|Raichu}} (outside of [[Alola]]) or {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Raichu}} (in Alola)
 
*Causes {{p|Eevee}} to evolve into {{p|Jolteon}}
 
*Causes {{p|Eevee}} to evolve into {{p|Jolteon}}
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| [[Leaf Stone]]
 
| [[Leaf Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
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*Causes {{p|Gloom}} to evolve into {{p|Vileplume}}
 
*Causes {{p|Gloom}} to evolve into {{p|Vileplume}}
 
*Causes {{p|Weepinbell}} to evolve into {{p|Victreebel}}
 
*Causes {{p|Weepinbell}} to evolve into {{p|Victreebel}}
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| [[Moon Stone]]
 
| [[Moon Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen I color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen I color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=1 | '''I'''
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*Causes {{p|Nidorina}} to evolve into {{p|Nidoqueen}}
 
*Causes {{p|Nidorina}} to evolve into {{p|Nidoqueen}}
 
*Causes {{p|Nidorino}} to evolve into {{p|Nidoking}}
 
*Causes {{p|Nidorino}} to evolve into {{p|Nidoking}}
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| [[Sun Stone]]
 
| [[Sun Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen II color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen II color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=2 | '''II'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen II color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen II color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=2 | '''II'''
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*Causes {{p|Gloom}} to evolve into {{p|Bellossom}}
 
*Causes {{p|Gloom}} to evolve into {{p|Bellossom}}
 
*Causes {{p|Sunkern}} to evolve into {{p|Sunflora}}
 
*Causes {{p|Sunkern}} to evolve into {{p|Sunflora}}
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| [[Shiny Stone]]
 
| [[Shiny Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
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*Causes {{p|Togetic}} to evolve into {{p|Togekiss}}
 
*Causes {{p|Togetic}} to evolve into {{p|Togekiss}}
 
*Causes {{p|Roselia}} to evolve into {{p|Roserade}}
 
*Causes {{p|Roselia}} to evolve into {{p|Roserade}}
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| [[Dusk Stone]]
 
| [[Dusk Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
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*Causes {{p|Murkrow}} to evolve into {{p|Honchkrow}}
 
*Causes {{p|Murkrow}} to evolve into {{p|Honchkrow}}
 
*Causes {{p|Misdreavus}} to evolve into {{p|Mismagius}}
 
*Causes {{p|Misdreavus}} to evolve into {{p|Mismagius}}
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| [[Dawn Stone]]
 
| [[Dawn Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen IV color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen IV color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=4 | '''IV'''
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*Causes male {{p|Kirlia}} to evolve into {{p|Gallade}}
 
*Causes male {{p|Kirlia}} to evolve into {{p|Gallade}}
 
*Causes female {{p|Snorunt}} to evolve into {{p|Froslass}}
 
*Causes female {{p|Snorunt}} to evolve into {{p|Froslass}}
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| [[Ice Stone]]
 
| [[Ice Stone]]
 
| style="background: #{{Gen VII color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen VII color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=7 | '''VII'''
 
| style="background: #{{Gen VII color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Gen VII color dark}}; text-align: center" data-sort-value=7 | '''VII'''
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* Causes {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Sandshrew}} to evolve into Alolan {{p|Sandslash}}
 
* Causes {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Sandshrew}} to evolve into Alolan {{p|Sandslash}}
 
* Causes Alolan {{p|Vulpix}} to evolve into Alolan {{p|Ninetales}}
 
* Causes Alolan {{p|Vulpix}} to evolve into Alolan {{p|Ninetales}}
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==In the core series games==
 
==In the core series games==
Using an Evolutionary stone on an appropriate Pokémon causes it to evolve instantly, consuming the Evolution stone.
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Using an Evolution stone on an appropriate Pokémon causes it to evolve instantly, consuming the Evolution stone.
   
 
Many Pokémon that result from a stone-based evolution can no longer learn new moves by [[level]]ing up, unlike their pre-evolved form.
 
Many Pokémon that result from a stone-based evolution can no longer learn new moves by [[level]]ing up, unlike their pre-evolved form.
   
 
===Acquisition===
 
===Acquisition===
While individual Evolutionary stones can often be found in a variety of locations, multiple different Evolutionary stones can often be acquired in a single location.
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While individual Evolution stones can often be found in a variety of locations, multiple different Evolution stones can often be acquired in a single location.
 
* In the [[Generation I]] games and {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone can be purchased from the [[Celadon Department Store]]. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], the Ice Stone can be purchased there as well, in addition to these four stones.
 
* In the [[Generation I]] games and {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone can be purchased from the [[Celadon Department Store]]. In [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], the Ice Stone can be purchased there as well, in addition to these four stones.
 
* In {{game5|Gold|Silver|Crystal|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, the player can obtain the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone once each from [[Bill's grandfather]] by showing him a Pokémon that evolves using that stone.
 
* In {{game5|Gold|Silver|Crystal|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, the player can obtain the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone once each from [[Bill's grandfather]] by showing him a Pokémon that evolves using that stone.
 
* In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player can obtain the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone from [[Mystery Gift]].
 
* In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player can obtain the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone from [[Mystery Gift]].
* In [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire]], {{v2|Emerald}}, {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the player can exchange a [[Shard]] with the [[Treasure Hunter]] for a Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone. Each Shard corresponds to one of the four Evolutionary stones.
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* In [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire]], {{v2|Emerald}}, {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the player can exchange a [[Shard]] with the [[Treasure Hunter]] for a Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, and Leaf Stone. Each Shard corresponds to one of the four Evolution stones.
 
* In {{Pokémon XD}}, a Sailor at [[Gateon Port]] will give the player either a Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, [[Sun Shard]], or [[Moon Shard]] (of the player's choice).
 
* In {{Pokémon XD}}, a Sailor at [[Gateon Port]] will give the player either a Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, [[Sun Shard]], or [[Moon Shard]] (of the player's choice).
 
* In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the player can dig up Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunderstones, Leaf Stones, Moon Stones, and Sun Stones from [[The Underground]].
 
* In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the player can dig up Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunderstones, Leaf Stones, Moon Stones, and Sun Stones from [[The Underground]].
 
* In Pokémon Platinum, the player can find a Fire Stone, Water Stone, and Thunderstone hidden in the [[Solaceon Ruins]].
 
* In Pokémon Platinum, the player can find a Fire Stone, Water Stone, and Thunderstone hidden in the [[Solaceon Ruins]].
* In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]], the first prize for the [[Bug-Catching Contest]] is a random Evolutionary stone or an [[Oval Stone]].
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* In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after obtaining the [[National Pokédex]], the first prize for the [[Bug-Catching Contest]] is a random Evolution stone or an [[Oval Stone]].
* In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player can purchase Evolutionary stones from the [[Pokéathlon Dome]]'s {{DL|Pokéathlon Dome|Athlete Shop}}. The specific stones available depend on the [[day of the week]].
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* In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player can purchase Evolution stones from the [[Pokéathlon Dome]]'s {{DL|Pokéathlon Dome|Athlete Shop}}. The specific stones available depend on the [[day of the week]].
* In [[Pokémon Black and White Versions|Pokémon Black, White]], [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Black 2, and White]], the player can find Evolutionary stones in {{DL|phenomenon|dust cloud}}s.
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* In [[Pokémon Black and White Versions|Pokémon Black, White]], [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Black 2, and White]], the player can find Evolution stones in {{DL|phenomenon|dust cloud}}s.
 
* In Pokémon Black and White, the player can choose between a Fire Stone, Water Stone, and Leaf Stone on [[Castelia City]]'s {{DL|Castelia City|Thumb Pier}}.
 
* In Pokémon Black and White, the player can choose between a Fire Stone, Water Stone, and Leaf Stone on [[Castelia City]]'s {{DL|Castelia City|Thumb Pier}}.
* In Pokémon Black and White, Evolutionary stones are among the possible items that NPCs can cause to appear in [[Black City]] and [[White Forest]]. In Pokémon Black's Black City, the player must purchase the items; in Pokémon White's White Forest, the player can find the items.
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* In Pokémon Black and White, Evolution stones are among the possible items that NPCs can cause to appear in [[Black City]] and [[White Forest]]. In Pokémon Black's Black City, the player must purchase the items; in Pokémon White's White Forest, the player can find the items.
* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can purchase Evolutionary stones in [[Black City]] and [[White Forest]] on [[day of the week|weekdays]]. The Thunderstone, Fire Stone, Dusk Stone, and Dawn Stone can be purchased in Black City; while the Leaf Stone, Water Stone, and Shiny Stone can be purchased in White Forest.
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* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can purchase Evolution stones in [[Black City]] and [[White Forest]] on [[day of the week|weekdays]]. The Thunderstone, Fire Stone, Dusk Stone, and Dawn Stone can be purchased in Black City; while the Leaf Stone, Water Stone, and Shiny Stone can be purchased in White Forest.
 
* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can purchase the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Leaf Stone, and Thunderstone with [[Battle Point|BP]] at the [[Battle Subway]] and [[PWT]].
 
* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can purchase the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Leaf Stone, and Thunderstone with [[Battle Point|BP]] at the [[Battle Subway]] and [[PWT]].
* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can obtain Evolutionary stones from [[Join Avenue]]'s {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}.
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* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can obtain Evolution stones from [[Join Avenue]]'s {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}.
* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can obtain Evolutionary stones from certain [[Hidden Grotto]]s.
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* In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the player can obtain Evolution stones from certain [[Hidden Grotto]]s.
 
* In [[Pokémon Dream Radar]], after catching {{p|Thundurus}}, the player can obtain Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunderstones, and Leaf Stones. These items can then be transferred to Pokémon Black 2 or White 2.
 
* In [[Pokémon Dream Radar]], after catching {{p|Thundurus}}, the player can obtain Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunderstones, and Leaf Stones. These items can then be transferred to Pokémon Black 2 or White 2.
 
* In {{g|X and Y}}, the player can purchase Fire Stones, Water Stones, and Leaf Stones from [[Lumiose City]]'s {{DL|Lumiose City|Stone Emporium}}.
 
* In {{g|X and Y}}, the player can purchase Fire Stones, Water Stones, and Leaf Stones from [[Lumiose City]]'s {{DL|Lumiose City|Stone Emporium}}.
 
* In Pokémon X and Y, Fire Stones, Water Stones, Leaf Stones, and Thunder Stones can be obtained by breaking the Spiky rock 2 [[natural object]].
 
* In Pokémon X and Y, Fire Stones, Water Stones, Leaf Stones, and Thunder Stones can be obtained by breaking the Spiky rock 2 [[natural object]].
* In Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, all Evolutionary stones are available as rewards from {{DL|Super Training|Secret Super Training}}.
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* In Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, all Evolution stones are available as rewards from {{DL|Super Training|Secret Super Training}}.
* In Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, all Evolutionary stones are available as rewards from [[Inver]] for performing well in [[Inverse Battle]]s with him once per day.
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* In Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, all Evolution stones are available as rewards from [[Inver]] for performing well in [[Inverse Battle]]s with him once per day.
* In the [[PokéMileage Club]], all Evolutionary stones are available as rewards from {{DL|PokéMileage Club|Balloon Popping}}. These items can then be transferred to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.
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* In the [[PokéMileage Club]], all Evolution stones are available as rewards from {{DL|PokéMileage Club|Balloon Popping}}. These items can then be transferred to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.
* In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can obtain Evolutionary stones by using the "Pick up stones" skill of a {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}} in a [[Secret Base]].
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* In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can obtain Evolution stones by using the "Pick up stones" skill of a {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}} in a [[Secret Base]].
 
* In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], {{pkmn|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}}, the player can purchase Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunder Stones, and Leaf Stones from {{DL|Konikoni City|Olivia's jewelry shop}} in [[Konikoni City]].
 
* In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], {{pkmn|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}}, the player can purchase Fire Stones, Water Stones, Thunder Stones, and Leaf Stones from {{DL|Konikoni City|Olivia's jewelry shop}} in [[Konikoni City]].
* In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, all Evolutionary stones can be found on {{DL|Poké Pelago|Isle Aphun}}'s ''Path for Brilliant-Stone Hunting!'' and ''Path for Interesting-Item Hunting!''.
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* In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, all Evolution stones can be found on {{DL|Poké Pelago|Isle Aphun}}'s ''Path for Brilliant-Stone Hunting!'' and ''Path for Interesting-Item Hunting!''.
 
* In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can receive either a Fire Stone, Water Stone, or Thunder Stone at [[Paniola Ranch]].
 
* In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player can receive either a Fire Stone, Water Stone, or Thunder Stone at [[Paniola Ranch]].
 
* In many games, Sun Stones can be held by {{wild|Solrock}}, while Moon Stones can be held by {{wild|Cleffa}}, {{wild|Clefairy}}, {{wild|Clefable}}, and {{wild|Lunatone}}.
 
* In many games, Sun Stones can be held by {{wild|Solrock}}, while Moon Stones can be held by {{wild|Cleffa}}, {{wild|Clefairy}}, {{wild|Clefable}}, and {{wild|Lunatone}}.
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==In spin-off games==
 
==In spin-off games==
 
===Pokémon Conquest===
 
===Pokémon Conquest===
In [[Pokémon Conquest]], Evolutionary stones are required to evolve certain Pokémon. They can be purchased from the {{DL|Pokémon Conquest|traveling merchant}}.
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In [[Pokémon Conquest]], Evolution stones are required to evolve certain Pokémon. They can be purchased from the {{DL|Pokémon Conquest|traveling merchant}}.
   
 
===Pokémon GO===
 
===Pokémon GO===
In [[Pokémon GO]], there are three Evolutionary stones: The [[Sun Stone]] and the Pokémon GO-original [[Sinnoh Stone]] and [[Unova Stone]].
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In [[Pokémon GO]], there are three Evolution stones: The [[Sun Stone]] and the Pokémon GO-original [[Sinnoh Stone]] and [[Unova Stone]].
   
 
The Sun Stone is required to evolve the same Pokémon as in other media.
 
The Sun Stone is required to evolve the same Pokémon as in other media.
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The [[Sinnoh Stone]] is used to evolve Pokémon into their [[List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions|cross-generational evolutions]] that were introduced in [[Generation IV]] (except {{p|Magneton}}, {{p|Eevee}}, and {{p|Nosepass}}, which require special [[Lure Module]]s instead).
 
The [[Sinnoh Stone]] is used to evolve Pokémon into their [[List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions|cross-generational evolutions]] that were introduced in [[Generation IV]] (except {{p|Magneton}}, {{p|Eevee}}, and {{p|Nosepass}}, which require special [[Lure Module]]s instead).
   
The [[Unova Stone]] is used to evolve [[Generation V]] Pokémon that evolve using any Evolutionary stone in other media, except a Sun Stone.
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The [[Unova Stone]] is used to evolve [[Generation V]] Pokémon that evolve using any Evolution stone in other media, except a Sun Stone.
   
 
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
 
[[File:Large Moon Stone.png|thumb|250px|A giant Moon Stone in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
 
[[File:Large Moon Stone.png|thumb|250px|A giant Moon Stone in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
The first evolutionary stone to appear in the anime was Moon Stone in ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]''. A giant Moon Stone appeared deep within [[Mt. Moon]], being worshipped by a group of {{p|Clefairy}} who lived there. It was soon stolen by {{TRT}}, and ultimately ended up being blown up; the shards from the shattered giant Moon Stone rained down on the Clefairy and caused some of them to evolve into {{p|Clefable}}. In this episode, the characters speculated that the Moon Stone was how various Pokémon—Clefairy in particular—arrived in the Pokémon world. Another giant Moon Stone was later seen in the same location in ''[[AG134|A Real Cleffa-Hanger]]''.
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The first Evolution stone to appear in the anime was Moon Stone in ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]''. A giant Moon Stone appeared deep within [[Mt. Moon]], being worshiped by a group of {{p|Clefairy}} who lived there. It was soon stolen by {{TRT}}, and ultimately ended up being blown up; the shards from the shattered giant Moon Stone rained down on the Clefairy and caused some of them to evolve into {{p|Clefable}}. In this episode, the characters speculated that the Moon Stone was how various Pokémon—Clefairy in particular—arrived in the Pokémon world. Another giant Moon Stone was later seen in the same location in ''[[AG134|A Real Cleffa-Hanger]]''.
   
In ''[[EP014|Electric Shock Showdown]]'', [[Nurse Joy]] gives {{Ash}} a Thunderstone so that he could evolve [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]] in order to defeat [[Lt. Surge]]'s {{TP|Lt. Surge|Raichu}}. Pikachu, however, refused the offer. Ash kept the Thunderstone in case Pikachu ever wanted to evolve; however, in ''[[DP074|Pika and Goliath!]]'', a similar scenario occurred and Pikachu still refused to evolve. Seeing his determination to not evolve, {{TRT}} stole the stone, planning to sell it.
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In ''[[EP014|Electric Shock Showdown]]'', [[Nurse Joy]] gives {{Ash}} a Thunder Stone so that he could evolve [[Ash's Pikachu|his Pikachu]] in order to defeat [[Lt. Surge's Raichu]]. Pikachu, however, refused the offer. Ash kept the Thunder Stone in case Pikachu ever wanted to evolve; however, in ''[[DP074|Pika and Goliath!]]'', a similar scenario occurred and Pikachu still refused to evolve. Seeing his determination to not evolve, {{TRT}} stole the stone, planning to sell it.
   
The remaining [[Generation I]] evolution stones made their debut in ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]'' as part of a collection held by the [[Eevee brothers]]. Additionally, two of the Eevee brothers offered a Fire Stone and Thunderstone to {{an|Brock}} and {{Ash}} to evolve their respective {{TP|Brock|Vulpix}} and Pikachu, though both refused.
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The remaining [[Generation I]] Evolution stones debuted in ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]'' as part of a collection held by the [[Eevee brothers]]. Additionally, two of the Eevee brothers offered a Fire Stone and Thunder Stone to {{an|Brock}} and {{Ash}} to evolve their respective {{TP|Brock|Vulpix}} and Pikachu, though both refused.
   
The [[Leaf Forest]] appeared in ''[[EP043|The March of the Exeggutor Squad]]'', which is a reported hotbed of Leaf Stones. The radiation from these stones in the forest is so strong that it caused [[Melvin]]'s {{p|Exeggcute}} to evolve.
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The [[Leaf Forest]] appeared in ''[[EP043|The March of the Exeggutor Squad]]'', which was a reported hotbed of Leaf Stones. The radiation from these stones in the forest was so strong that it caused [[Melvin]]'s {{p|Exeggcute}} to evolve.
   
 
A fake Leaf Stone, made by Team Rocket, appeared in ''[[EP068|Make Room for Gloom]]'', where the discovery of its nature as a fake was central to the episode.
 
A fake Leaf Stone, made by Team Rocket, appeared in ''[[EP068|Make Room for Gloom]]'', where the discovery of its nature as a fake was central to the episode.
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In ''[[EP178|The Grass Route]]'', a set of Leaf Stones was offered as the prize for winning the [[Grass Tournament]]. Although Team Rocket tried to steal the stones, they were eventually won by [[Ephraim]]. He planned on using to evolve [[Ephraim's parents|his parents]]' Pokémon.
 
In ''[[EP178|The Grass Route]]'', a set of Leaf Stones was offered as the prize for winning the [[Grass Tournament]]. Although Team Rocket tried to steal the stones, they were eventually won by [[Ephraim]]. He planned on using to evolve [[Ephraim's parents|his parents]]' Pokémon.
   
Ash won a Sun Stone in the [[Bug-Catching Contest]] during ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]'', later using it to evolve a {{p|Sunkern}} in ''[[EP187|Moving Pictures]]''.
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Ash won a Sun Stone in the [[Bug-Catching Contest]] during ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]'', later using it to evolve a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Sunkern}} in ''[[EP187|Moving Pictures]]''.
   
 
A set of Fire Stones played an important role in ''[[EP190|The Stolen Stones!]]'', where [[Ramona]] and [[Keegan]] had been tasked with delivering them to be used as prizes for the competitors of a {{type|Fire}} Pokémon competition. During the delivery, Team Rocket stole the stones, requiring Ash and {{ashfr}} to help retrieve them.
 
A set of Fire Stones played an important role in ''[[EP190|The Stolen Stones!]]'', where [[Ramona]] and [[Keegan]] had been tasked with delivering them to be used as prizes for the competitors of a {{type|Fire}} Pokémon competition. During the delivery, Team Rocket stole the stones, requiring Ash and {{ashfr}} to help retrieve them.
   
Both a Leaf Stone and a Sun Stone appeared in ''[[EP239|Whichever Way the Wind Blows]]'' during an explanation of the [[List of Pokémon with branched evolutions|branch]] in {{p|Gloom}}'s [[List of Pokémon by evolution family|evolutionary line]].
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Both a Leaf Stone and a Sun Stone appeared in ''[[EP239|Whichever Way the Wind Blows]]'' during an explanation of the [[List of Pokémon with branched evolutions|branch]] in {{p|Gloom}}'s [[List of Pokémon by evolution family|evolutionary family]].
   
In ''[[AG105|Once in a Mawile]]'', a Water Stone belonging to [[Samantha]] appeared, which Brock's Lombre used to evolve into {{TP|Brock|Ludicolo}}. This is the first time that a main character's Pokémon evolves via an evolutionary stone on-screen, although it is likely that [[James's Victreebel|James's Weepinbell]] was evolved using a Leaf Stone prior to ''[[EP057|The Breeding Center Secret]]''.
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In ''[[AG105|Once in a Mawile]]'', a Water Stone belonging to [[Samantha]] appeared, which Brock's Lombre used to evolve into {{TP|Brock|Ludicolo}}. This is the first time that a main character's Pokémon evolves via Evolution stone onscreen, although it is likely that [[James's Victreebel|James's Weepinbell]] was evolved using a Leaf Stone prior to ''[[EP057|The Breeding Center Secret]]''.
   
 
A Moon Stone appeared in a flashback in ''[[AG060|Delcatty Got Your Tongue?]]'', evolving [[Dr. Abby]]'s Skitty into a Delcatty.
 
A Moon Stone appeared in a flashback in ''[[AG060|Delcatty Got Your Tongue?]]'', evolving [[Dr. Abby]]'s Skitty into a Delcatty.
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Ash had to find a Thunder Stone as part of a scavenger hunt during the [[Wishing Bell Festival]] in ''[[BW069|Climbing the Tower of Success!]]''. He came across a young man in possession of one who tried to toss it to him from a long distance. The Thunder Stone nearly came in contact with Pikachu but he jumped out of the way just in time leaving Ash to catch it.
 
Ash had to find a Thunder Stone as part of a scavenger hunt during the [[Wishing Bell Festival]] in ''[[BW069|Climbing the Tower of Success!]]''. He came across a young man in possession of one who tried to toss it to him from a long distance. The Thunder Stone nearly came in contact with Pikachu but he jumped out of the way just in time leaving Ash to catch it.
   
''[[BW135|Mystery on a Deserted Island!]]'' featured all evolutionary stones available as of [[Generation V]]. Several Eevee were shown to evolve into Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon using the required stones.
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''[[BW135|Mystery on a Deserted Island!]]'' featured all Evolution stones available as of [[Generation V]]. Several Eevee were shown to evolve into Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon using the required stones.
   
 
A Thunder Stone appeared in ''[[XY012|To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!]]'' as a part of {{an|Clemont}}'s explanation of how Pokémon Evolution works, Pikachu's evolution into Raichu working as an example of stone-induced Evolution.
 
A Thunder Stone appeared in ''[[XY012|To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler!]]'' as a part of {{an|Clemont}}'s explanation of how Pokémon Evolution works, Pikachu's evolution into Raichu working as an example of stone-induced Evolution.
   
A full set of evolutionary stones was seen on display in a stone shop in [[Geosenge Town]] in ''[[XY031|The Cave of Trials!]]''. In addition, an unnamed Trainer used a Sun Stone purchased from the shop to evolve his {{p|Helioptile}} into {{p|Heliolisk}}. Clemont then revealed that he had also used a Sun Stone to evolve his own Helioptile into {{TP|Clemont|Heliolisk}}.
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A full set of Evolution stones was seen on display in a stone shop in [[Geosenge Town]] in ''[[XY031|The Cave of Trials!]]''. In addition, an unnamed Trainer used a Sun Stone purchased from the shop to evolve his {{p|Helioptile}} into {{p|Heliolisk}}. Clemont then revealed that he had also used a Sun Stone to evolve his own Helioptile into {{TP|Clemont|Heliolisk}}.
   
 
A Moon Stone appeared in a fantasy in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'', where it was revealed that {{an|Lusamine}} had used one to evolve her Clefairy into a {{TP|Lusamine|Clefable}}.
 
A Moon Stone appeared in a fantasy in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'', where it was revealed that {{an|Lusamine}} had used one to evolve her Clefairy into a {{TP|Lusamine|Clefable}}.
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An [[Ice Stone]] was first seen in ''[[SM080|Not Caving Under Pressure!]]'', where [[Sophocles's Charjabug]] found one while helping to fix up a cave inhabited by a group of {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Sandshrew}}, revealing that the cave was in fact an Ice Stone mine where Sandshrew gather to evolve. The leader of the Sandshrew pack, a {{pkmn2|giant}} Sandshrew, touched the stone and proceeded to evolve into an Alolan {{p|Sandslash}}. Later, after exiting the cave, Charjabug was revealed to have found another Ice Stone, which {{an|Sophocles}} gave to {{an|Lillie}}. She asked [[Snowy]] if it wanted to use the stone to evolve, but Snowy didn't feel ready for it yet, so Lillie decided to hold on to the stone in case Snowy ever changed its mind.
 
An [[Ice Stone]] was first seen in ''[[SM080|Not Caving Under Pressure!]]'', where [[Sophocles's Charjabug]] found one while helping to fix up a cave inhabited by a group of {{rf|Alolan}} {{p|Sandshrew}}, revealing that the cave was in fact an Ice Stone mine where Sandshrew gather to evolve. The leader of the Sandshrew pack, a {{pkmn2|giant}} Sandshrew, touched the stone and proceeded to evolve into an Alolan {{p|Sandslash}}. Later, after exiting the cave, Charjabug was revealed to have found another Ice Stone, which {{an|Sophocles}} gave to {{an|Lillie}}. She asked [[Snowy]] if it wanted to use the stone to evolve, but Snowy didn't feel ready for it yet, so Lillie decided to hold on to the stone in case Snowy ever changed its mind.
   
Evolutionary stones do not seem to be required for evolution in the anime as they are in the games. {{DL|List of Pokémon temporarily owned by the Team Rocket trio|Victreebel|James's second Weepinbell}} evolved without a Leaf Stone in ''[[EP261|Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid]]''. In addition, Pokémon that evolve via proximity of evolutionary stones apparently seem to control their evolutionary urges and physically touch the stone without evolving, as evidenced by Pikachu whacking away the Thunder Stone when refusing to evolve the first time, as well as a Clefairy holding onto a Moon Stone for prolonged periods of time before delivering it to the larger Moon Stone without evolving.
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Evolution stones do not seem to be required for evolution in the anime as they are in the games. {{DL|List of Pokémon temporarily owned by the Team Rocket trio|Victreebel|James's second Weepinbell}} evolved without a Leaf Stone in ''[[EP261|Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid]]''. In addition, Pokémon that evolve via proximity of Evolution stones apparently seem to control their evolutionary urges and physically touch the stone without evolving, as evidenced by Pikachu whacking away the Thunder Stone when refusing to evolve the first time, as well as a Clefairy holding onto a Moon Stone for prolonged periods of time before delivering it to the larger Moon Stone without evolving.
   
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
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In ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]'', {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}}, {{an|Professor Oak}}, and [[Bill]] witnessed a {{p|Clefairy}} evolution ceremony involving a large Moon Stone.
 
In ''[[ET03|Clefairy Tale]]'', {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|EToP|Ash}}, {{an|Professor Oak}}, and [[Bill]] witnessed a {{p|Clefairy}} evolution ceremony involving a large Moon Stone.
   
The focus of the chapter ''[[ET06|To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question!]]'' was evolutionary stones. {{an|Misty}} hoped to buy a Water Stone for her {{TP|Misty|Poliwhirl}} in [[Stone Town]], a town on Dream Island where all the evolutionary stones in the Pokémon world come from. However, she couldn't afford one, remarking that an inexpensive one might make the evolution go bad.
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The focus of the chapter ''[[ET06|To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question!]]'' was Evolution stones. {{an|Misty}} hoped to buy a Water Stone for her {{TP|Misty|Poliwhirl}} in [[Stone Town]], a town on Dream Island where all the Evolution stones in the Pokémon world come from. However, she couldn't afford one, remarking that an inexpensive one might make the evolution go bad.
   
Misty was later given a Water Stone by [[Mikey]], who was being pressured to join the "[[Knights of the E Stone]]", a club which requires members to own a Pokémon evolved by an evolutionary stone. By battling club members, Ash and Mikey proved to the club leaders that Pokémon which have evolved by evolutionary stone are not necessarily superior to their unevolved counterparts.
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Misty was later given a Water Stone by [[Mikey]], who was being pressured to join the "[[Knights of the E Stone]]", a club which requires members to own a Pokémon evolved by an Evolution stone. By battling club members, Ash and Mikey proved to the club leaders that Pokémon which have evolved by Evolution stone are not necessarily superior to their unevolved counterparts.
   
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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====={{chap|Yellow}}=====
 
====={{chap|Yellow}}=====
In ''[[PS058|The Kindest Tentacruel]]'', the [[Pokémon Fan Club Chairman]] told {{adv|Yellow}} about a legend of an underwater dome at the bottom of Vermilion Harbor, housing a set of evolutionary stones which, unlike normal stones, did not disappear after making a Pokémon evolve, allowing them to be used repeatedly. The cause of Red's Poliwhirl's evolution had been one of these said stones, proving the legend to be true. Yellow was later led to the dome by a wild {{p|Tentacruel}}, finding a Leaf Stone in it, but the Fire, Thunder, and Water Stones were missing. Later, it was revealed that {{adv|Giovanni}} had given them to Red so he could freely evolve and [[devolution|devolve]] his [[Vee|Eevee]].
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In ''[[PS058|The Kindest Tentacruel]]'', the [[Pokémon Fan Club Chairman]] told {{adv|Yellow}} about a legend of an underwater dome at the bottom of Vermilion Harbor, housing a set of Evolution stones which, unlike normal stones, did not disappear after making a Pokémon evolve, allowing them to be used repeatedly. The cause of Red's Poliwhirl's evolution had been one of these said stones, proving the legend to be true. Yellow was later led to the dome by a wild {{p|Tentacruel}}, finding a Leaf Stone in it, but the Fire, Thunder, and Water Stones were missing. Later, it was revealed that {{adv|Giovanni}} had given them to Red so he could freely evolve and [[devolution|devolve]] his [[Vee|Eevee]].
   
 
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====={{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}=====
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==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
The Moon Stone and Dusk Stone are featured in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] on a {{TCG|Trainer card}} and on Pokémon cards as held items. These held items work in the same fashion as Poké-Bodies, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play. The following is a list of cards named or including Moon Stone or Dusk Stone.
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The Moon Stone and Dusk Stone are featured in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] as {{TCG|Trainer card}}s and on Pokémon cards as held items. These held items work in the same fashion as Poké-Bodies, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play. The following is a list of cards named or including Moon Stone or Dusk Stone.
   
{{cardlist/header|Evolutionary stone cards|Trainer|char=yes}}
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{{cardlist/header|Evolution stone cards|Trainer|char=yes}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Vending|Moon Stone|S1}}|type=Trainer|jpsetlink=Vending Machine cards|jpset=Extended Sheet 1}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Vending|Moon Stone|S1}}|type=Trainer|jpsetlink=Vending Machine cards|jpset=Extended Sheet 1}}
{{cardlist/div|Pokémon cards with evolutionary stones as held items|Trainer}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Unbroken Bonds|Dusk Stone|167}}|type=Item|enset=Unbroken Bonds|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=167/214|jpset=Double Blaze|jprarity=U|jpnum=084/095}}
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{{cardlist/div|Pokémon cards with Evolution stones as held items|Trainer}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Clefairy|83}}{{tt|*|Moon Stone}}|type=Colorless|enset=Secret Wonders|enrarity=Common|ennum=83/132|jpsetlink=Secret Wonders|jpset=Shining Darkness|jprarity=Common}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Clefairy|83}}{{tt|*|Moon Stone}}|type=Colorless|enset=Secret Wonders|enrarity=Common|ennum=83/132|jpsetlink=Secret Wonders|jpset=Shining Darkness|jprarity=Common}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Murkrow|95}}{{tt|*|Dusk Stone}}|type=Darkness|enset=Secret Wonders|enrarity=Common|ennum=95/132|jpsetlink=Secret Wonders|jpset=Shining Darkness|jprarity=Common}}
 
{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Murkrow|95}}{{tt|*|Dusk Stone}}|type=Darkness|enset=Secret Wonders|enrarity=Common|ennum=95/132|jpsetlink=Secret Wonders|jpset=Shining Darkness|jprarity=Common}}
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The [[Leaf Stone]] is the only evolutionary stone that cannot be sold to the {{DL|Item maniac|ore maniac}} in {{2v2|Black|White}}. This was corrected in {{2v2|Black|White|2}}.
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* In the [[Generation I]] core series games, due to a {{DL|List of glitches in Generation I|Evolution stone bypassing|a glitch}}, Pokémon that would normally require an Evolution stone to evolve may also evolve after leveling up in battle, if the player had sent out a specific Pokémon in the same battle it leveled up.
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* No Pokémon that has evolved from exposure to an Evolution stone is capable of evolving again.
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* Despite the fact that [[Oval Stone]] is sorted along with other Evolution stones in all core series games since its introduction, it is not an Evolution stone, as it can only cause evolution as a [[held item]]; it cannot be directly used on a Pokémon like the Evolution stones are.
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**This makes Oval Stone the only Evolution item with "Stone" in its English name which is not an Evolution stone.
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* The [[Leaf Stone]] is the only Evolution stone that cannot be sold to the {{DL|Item maniac|ore maniac}} in {{2v2|Black|White}}. This was corrected in {{2v2|Black|White|2}}.
 
* All Pokémon that evolve with the [[Fire Stone]] and the [[Ice Stone]] are in the {{egg3|Field}}.
 
* All Pokémon that evolve with the [[Fire Stone]] and the [[Ice Stone]] are in the {{egg3|Field}}.
* Due to the [[Game-exclusive Pokémon#Sinnoh|unavailability]] of {{p|Murkrow}} and {{p|Misdreavus}} line in {{v|Platinum}}, the [[Dusk Stone]] cannot be used on any Pokémon without trading in said game. This is the only case where an evolutionary stone is available but not usable on any available Pokémon.
 
 
* The [[Dawn Stone]] is the only stone which can only evolve a Pokémon if it is a specific [[gender]], with this requirement applying to both of the Pokémon it can evolve.
 
* The [[Dawn Stone]] is the only stone which can only evolve a Pokémon if it is a specific [[gender]], with this requirement applying to both of the Pokémon it can evolve.
<!--* Though six Pokémon families evolve with Moon Stones, only the four introduced in [[Generation I]] can be caught in a [[Moon Ball]], which are only acquirable from [[Kurt]] in [[Azalea Town]].-->
 
* Through {{DL|List of glitches in Generation I|Evolutionary stone bypassing|a glitch}} in the Generation I games, Pokémon that would normally require an evolutionary stone to evolve can be evolved without it, provided that the Pokémon levels up in the battle and the player has sent out a specific Pokémon in the same battle.
 
* Despite the fact that [[Oval Stone]] is sorted along with other evolutionary stones in all core series games since its introduction, it is actually an [[evolution-inducing held item]] because the Oval Stone does not trigger Evolution in any Pokémon when it is used on them. It must instead be held on a specific Pokémon with it levelling up during the day to take effect.
 
**This makes Oval Stone the only evolution-inducing item with "Stone" in its English name which is not an evolutionary stone.
 
 
* The {{wp|Sunstone|Sun Stone}} and {{wp|Moonstone (gemstone)|Moon Stone}} share their names with actual {{wp|gemstones}}.
 
* The {{wp|Sunstone|Sun Stone}} and {{wp|Moonstone (gemstone)|Moon Stone}} share their names with actual {{wp|gemstones}}.
* The [[Ice Stone]] was first revealed by a picture on the official [[Pokémon in Spain|Spanish]] Pokémon website on October 4, 2016. However, the picture was quickly removed due to the stone not having been previously announced.
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* The [[Sinnoh Pokédex]] is the only [[regional Pokédex]] to not include any Pokémon compatible with the [[Sun Stone]].
* No Pokémon that has evolved from exposure to an evolutionary stone is capable of evolving again.
 
* The [[Sinnoh Pokédex]] is the only [[regional Pokédex]] to not include any Pokémon compatible with the [[Sun Stone]] or the [[Leaf Stone]].
 
 
** In {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}, it is also the only one to not include any Pokémon compatible with the [[Fire Stone]] or the [[Water Stone]].
 
** In {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}, it is also the only one to not include any Pokémon compatible with the [[Fire Stone]] or the [[Water Stone]].
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** Prior to [[Generation VIII]], it had no Pokémon that could evolve using the [[Leaf Stone]]
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* In {{game|Platinum}}, due to the [[Game-exclusive Pokémon#Sinnoh|unavailability]] of the {{p|Murkrow}} and {{p|Misdreavus}} lines, the [[Dusk Stone]] cannot be used on any Pokémon without trading. This is the only case where an Evolution stone is available but not usable on any available Pokémon.
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* {{p|Gloom}} and {{p|Eevee}} are the only Pokémon compatible with more than one Evolution stone in the same form.
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** {{p|Vulpix}} as a species is compatible with two different Evolution stones, but each [[Regional form|form]] is only compatible with a single stone.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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If you were looking for the item whose Japanese name translates to Evolution Stone, see Eviolite.

Gloom's branched evolution family as demonstrated in the anime: both of Gloom's potential evolutions require an Evolution stone.

An Evolution stone (Japanese: 進化の石 Evolution stone) is a type of Evolution item that can be used to evolve certain Pokémon. In Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen, they are referred to as element Stones and in the Diamond & Pearl series of the anime as Evolutionary stones; since Pokémon X and Y (in the games) and the Best Wishes (in the anime), they have been referred to as Evolution stones.

Contents

List of Evolution stones

Name Debut
Gen.
Applicable Pokémon
Fire Stone Fire Stone I
Water Stone Water Stone I
Thunder Stone Thunder Stone I
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone I
Moon Stone Moon Stone I
Sun Stone Sun Stone II
Shiny Stone Shiny Stone IV
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone IV
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone IV
Ice Stone Ice Stone VII

In the core series games

Using an Evolution stone on an appropriate Pokémon causes it to evolve instantly, consuming the Evolution stone.

Many Pokémon that result from a stone-based evolution can no longer learn new moves by leveling up, unlike their pre-evolved form.

Acquisition

While individual Evolution stones can often be found in a variety of locations, multiple different Evolution stones can often be acquired in a single location.

Artwork

RG Moon Stone.png
Moon Stone

Underground

This is artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground.

Mine Fire Stone.png Mine Water Stone.png Mine Thunder Stone.png
Fire Stone Water Stone Thunderstone
Mine Leaf Stone 1.pngMine Leaf Stone 2.png Mine Moon Stone 1.pngMine Moon Stone 2.png Mine Sun Stone.png
Leaf Stone Moon Stone Sun Stone

Global Link

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Fire Stone Sprite.png Dream Water Stone Sprite.png Dream Thunder Stone Sprite.png Dream Leaf Stone Sprite.png Dream Moon Stone Sprite.png
Fire Stone Water Stone Thunder Stone Leaf Stone Moon Stone
Dream Sun Stone Sprite.png Dream Shiny Stone Sprite.png Dream Dusk Stone Sprite.png Dream Dawn Stone Sprite.png Dream Ice Stone Sprite.png
Sun Stone Shiny Stone Dusk Stone Dawn Stone Ice Stone

In spin-off games

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Evolution stones are required to evolve certain Pokémon. They can be purchased from the traveling merchant.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, there are three Evolution stones: The Sun Stone and the Pokémon GO-original Sinnoh Stone and Unova Stone.

The Sun Stone is required to evolve the same Pokémon as in other media.

The Sinnoh Stone is used to evolve Pokémon into their cross-generational evolutions that were introduced in Generation IV (except Magneton, Eevee, and Nosepass, which require special Lure Modules instead).

The Unova Stone is used to evolve Generation V Pokémon that evolve using any Evolution stone in other media, except a Sun Stone.

GO Sun Stone.png GO Sinnoh Stone.png GO Unova Stone.png
Sun Stone Sinnoh Stone Unova Stone

In the anime

A giant Moon Stone in the anime

The first Evolution stone to appear in the anime was Moon Stone in Clefairy and the Moon Stone. A giant Moon Stone appeared deep within Mt. Moon, being worshiped by a group of Clefairy who lived there. It was soon stolen by Team Rocket, and ultimately ended up being blown up; the shards from the shattered giant Moon Stone rained down on the Clefairy and caused some of them to evolve into Clefable. In this episode, the characters speculated that the Moon Stone was how various Pokémon—Clefairy in particular—arrived in the Pokémon world. Another giant Moon Stone was later seen in the same location in A Real Cleffa-Hanger.

In Electric Shock Showdown, Nurse Joy gives Ash a Thunder Stone so that he could evolve his Pikachu in order to defeat Lt. Surge's Raichu. Pikachu, however, refused the offer. Ash kept the Thunder Stone in case Pikachu ever wanted to evolve; however, in Pika and Goliath!, a similar scenario occurred and Pikachu still refused to evolve. Seeing his determination to not evolve, Team Rocket stole the stone, planning to sell it.

The remaining Generation I Evolution stones debuted in The Battling Eevee Brothers as part of a collection held by the Eevee brothers. Additionally, two of the Eevee brothers offered a Fire Stone and Thunder Stone to Brock and Ash to evolve their respective Vulpix and Pikachu, though both refused.

The Leaf Forest appeared in The March of the Exeggutor Squad, which was a reported hotbed of Leaf Stones. The radiation from these stones in the forest was so strong that it caused Melvin's Exeggcute to evolve.

A fake Leaf Stone, made by Team Rocket, appeared in Make Room for Gloom, where the discovery of its nature as a fake was central to the episode.

A real Leaf Stone first appeared at the very end of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure. With it, the Exeggcute that had been following Misty's Togepi evolved into an Exeggutor.

In The Grass Route, a set of Leaf Stones was offered as the prize for winning the Grass Tournament. Although Team Rocket tried to steal the stones, they were eventually won by Ephraim. He planned on using to evolve his parents' Pokémon.

Ash won a Sun Stone in the Bug-Catching Contest during The Bug Stops Here, later using it to evolve a wild Sunkern in Moving Pictures.

A set of Fire Stones played an important role in The Stolen Stones!, where Ramona and Keegan had been tasked with delivering them to be used as prizes for the competitors of a Fire-type Pokémon competition. During the delivery, Team Rocket stole the stones, requiring Ash and his friends to help retrieve them.

Both a Leaf Stone and a Sun Stone appeared in Whichever Way the Wind Blows during an explanation of the branch in Gloom's evolutionary family.

In Once in a Mawile, a Water Stone belonging to Samantha appeared, which Brock's Lombre used to evolve into Ludicolo. This is the first time that a main character's Pokémon evolves via Evolution stone onscreen, although it is likely that James's Weepinbell was evolved using a Leaf Stone prior to The Breeding Center Secret.

A Moon Stone appeared in a flashback in Delcatty Got Your Tongue?, evolving Dr. Abby's Skitty into a Delcatty.

Professor Oak gave a Water Stone to a wild Lombre in A Faux Oak Finish!.

A Dusk Stone was central to the plot of Try for the Family Stone!, where Rhyanna and Mitchell searched for one to evolve their respective Pokémon. They eventually found one, and decided to have a battle to settle which one of them would get to use it.

Ursula used a Fire Stone and a Water Stone to evolve her two Eevee in Last Call, First Round!, making them a Flareon and Vaporeon, for use in the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

Ash had to find a Thunder Stone as part of a scavenger hunt during the Wishing Bell Festival in Climbing the Tower of Success!. He came across a young man in possession of one who tried to toss it to him from a long distance. The Thunder Stone nearly came in contact with Pikachu but he jumped out of the way just in time leaving Ash to catch it.

Mystery on a Deserted Island! featured all Evolution stones available as of Generation V. Several Eevee were shown to evolve into Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon using the required stones.

A Thunder Stone appeared in To Catch a Pokémon Smuggler! as a part of Clemont's explanation of how Pokémon Evolution works, Pikachu's evolution into Raichu working as an example of stone-induced Evolution.

A full set of Evolution stones was seen on display in a stone shop in Geosenge Town in The Cave of Trials!. In addition, an unnamed Trainer used a Sun Stone purchased from the shop to evolve his Helioptile into Heliolisk. Clemont then revealed that he had also used a Sun Stone to evolve his own Helioptile into Heliolisk.

A Moon Stone appeared in a fantasy in A Dream Encounter!, where it was revealed that Lusamine had used one to evolve her Clefairy into a Clefable.

An Ice Stone was first seen in Not Caving Under Pressure!, where Sophocles's Charjabug found one while helping to fix up a cave inhabited by a group of Alolan Sandshrew, revealing that the cave was in fact an Ice Stone mine where Sandshrew gather to evolve. The leader of the Sandshrew pack, a giant Sandshrew, touched the stone and proceeded to evolve into an Alolan Sandslash. Later, after exiting the cave, Charjabug was revealed to have found another Ice Stone, which Sophocles gave to Lillie. She asked Snowy if it wanted to use the stone to evolve, but Snowy didn't feel ready for it yet, so Lillie decided to hold on to the stone in case Snowy ever changed its mind.

Evolution stones do not seem to be required for evolution in the anime as they are in the games. James's second Weepinbell evolved without a Leaf Stone in Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid. In addition, Pokémon that evolve via proximity of Evolution stones apparently seem to control their evolutionary urges and physically touch the stone without evolving, as evidenced by Pikachu whacking away the Thunder Stone when refusing to evolve the first time, as well as a Clefairy holding onto a Moon Stone for prolonged periods of time before delivering it to the larger Moon Stone without evolving.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP187 Sun Stone Ash's Pokédex The Sun Stone enables evolution in several Pokémon, changing Gloom into Vileplume and changing Sunkern into Sunflora.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

Gallery

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Evolution stones in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In Clefairy Tale, Ash, Professor Oak, and Bill witnessed a Clefairy evolution ceremony involving a large Moon Stone.

The focus of the chapter To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question! was Evolution stones. Misty hoped to buy a Water Stone for her Poliwhirl in Stone Town, a town on Dream Island where all the Evolution stones in the Pokémon world come from. However, she couldn't afford one, remarking that an inexpensive one might make the evolution go bad.

Misty was later given a Water Stone by Mikey, who was being pressured to join the "Knights of the E Stone", a club which requires members to own a Pokémon evolved by an Evolution stone. By battling club members, Ash and Mikey proved to the club leaders that Pokémon which have evolved by Evolution stone are not necessarily superior to their unevolved counterparts.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Evolution stones in Pokémon Adventures

History

Red, Green & Blue chapter

A Moon Stone was first mentioned by Professor Oak in Gyarados Splashes In! as a rock with a crescent moon-shaped indentation that boosts a Pokémon's power immensely. In the next round, Team Rocket searched for one in Mt. Moon. However, it was Red who eventually found it. In The Winged Legends, Red used his Moon Stone to evolve Green's Clefairy into a Clefable in order to fight Thu-Fi-Zer during the Silph Co. showdown with Team Rocket.

In Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, Red's Poliwhirl was able to evolve into a Poliwrath with the help of a Water Stone when they were thrown into the water in Vermilion Harbor, although the cause of his evolution wasn't revealed until the Yellow chapter.

Yellow chapter

In The Kindest Tentacruel, the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman told Yellow about a legend of an underwater dome at the bottom of Vermilion Harbor, housing a set of Evolution stones which, unlike normal stones, did not disappear after making a Pokémon evolve, allowing them to be used repeatedly. The cause of Red's Poliwhirl's evolution had been one of these said stones, proving the legend to be true. Yellow was later led to the dome by a wild Tentacruel, finding a Leaf Stone in it, but the Fire, Thunder, and Water Stones were missing. Later, it was revealed that Giovanni had given them to Red so he could freely evolve and devolve his Eevee.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In The Last Battle VI, Gold's Sunkern evolved into a Sunflora because the sun's energy reflected off of the rocks near Ilex Forest replicated the Sun Stone's effects.

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

In Mowing Down Ludicolo, Shelly used a Water Stone to evolve her Lombre into a Ludicolo while battling against Sapphire's Pokémon.

In Guile from Mawile, Ruby's Kiki evolved into a Delcatty due to being exposed to one of Steven's Moon Stones.

In Ring Ring Goes Beldum, Steven was shown to have a Leaf Stone and another Moon Stone. In addition, he also found a Sun Stone while he and Ruby escaped from a group of wild Mawile in Granite Cave.

FireRed & LeafGreen chapter

In Give It Your Best, Blastoise, during the battle against the Deoxys Duplicates, Green evolved her Jiggly and Nido into Wigglytuff and Nidoqueen, respectively, using two Moon Stones.

Platinum chapter

In Leaping Past Lopunny, a Shiny Stone and Dawn Stone were seen amongst the rare stones that Steven had found during his stay in Sinnoh.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Silver's Murkrow evolved into a Honchkrow due to gaining experience while holding a Dusk Stone, which had been given to Silver by Green.

In All About Arceus II, Lance gave Gold's Togepi a Shiny Stone, allowing it to evolve into Togekiss in All About Arceus VIII immediately after evolving into Togetic.

Black & White chapter

In Triple Threat, Cilan, Chili, and Cress used a Leaf Stone, Fire Stone, and Water Stone to evolve their Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour into Simisage, Simisear, and Simipour, respectively, during their battle against the Shadow Triad.

In Homecoming, it was revealed that Black's Musha evolved into a Musharna using a Moon Stone received from Caitlin.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

In Omega Alpha Adventure 0, Sapphire's Kirly evolved into a Gallade due to a Dawn Stone hitting him while training with Rara, who had evolved into a Gardevoir. Later, Steven found another Dawn Stone on the ground.

Gallery

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In Indigo Plateau, Satoshi's Pikachu used a Thunder Stone to evolve itself into a Raichu before Satoshi left to challenge the Elite Four.

In the TCG

The Moon Stone and Dusk Stone are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Trainer cards and on Pokémon cards as held items. These held items work in the same fashion as Poké-Bodies, in that the effect the item provides is active whenever the Pokémon is in play. The following is a list of cards named or including Moon Stone or Dusk Stone.

Evolution stone cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Moon Stone T       Extended Sheet 1    
Dusk Stone I Unbroken Bonds Uncommon 167/214 Double Blaze U 084/095
Pokémon cards with Evolution stones as held items
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Clefairy* Colorless Secret Wonders Common 83/132 Shining Darkness Common  
Murkrow* Darkness Secret Wonders Common 95/132 Shining Darkness Common  
 

Trivia

  • In the Generation I core series games, due to a a glitch, Pokémon that would normally require an Evolution stone to evolve may also evolve after leveling up in battle, if the player had sent out a specific Pokémon in the same battle it leveled up.
  • No Pokémon that has evolved from exposure to an Evolution stone is capable of evolving again.
  • Despite the fact that Oval Stone is sorted along with other Evolution stones in all core series games since its introduction, it is not an Evolution stone, as it can only cause evolution as a held item; it cannot be directly used on a Pokémon like the Evolution stones are.
    • This makes Oval Stone the only Evolution item with "Stone" in its English name which is not an Evolution stone.
  • The Leaf Stone is the only Evolution stone that cannot be sold to the ore maniac in Black and White. This was corrected in Black 2 and White 2.
  • All Pokémon that evolve with the Fire Stone and the Ice Stone are in the Field Egg Group.
  • The Dawn Stone is the only stone which can only evolve a Pokémon if it is a specific gender, with this requirement applying to both of the Pokémon it can evolve.
  • The Sun Stone and Moon Stone share their names with actual gemstones.
  • The Sinnoh Pokédex is the only regional Pokédex to not include any Pokémon compatible with the Sun Stone.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, due to the unavailability of the Murkrow and Misdreavus lines, the Dusk Stone cannot be used on any Pokémon without trading. This is the only case where an Evolution stone is available but not usable on any available Pokémon.
  • Gloom and Eevee are the only Pokémon compatible with more than one Evolution stone in the same form.
    • Vulpix as a species is compatible with two different Evolution stones, but each form is only compatible with a single stone.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 進化之石 Jeunfa-jī Sehk *
進化石 Jeunfa Sehk *
Mandarin 進化之石 / 进化之石 Jìnhuà-zhī Shí *
進化石 / 进化石 Jìnhuà Shí *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Udviklingssten
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Evolutionaire steen (DP139)
Evolutiesteen (BW135, XY031)
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kehityskivi
France Flag.png French Pierre d’Évolution
Germany Flag.png German Element-Stein (I, III)
Evolutionsstein (IV)
Entwicklungsstein (VI, VII)
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Batu evolusi
Italy Flag.png Italian Pietre elemento (I, III)
Pietre evolutive (IV, V, VII)
Pietre per l'evoluzione (VI, VII)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진화에 필요한 돌 Jinhwa-e Piryohan Dol (VI, VII)
진화의 돌 Jinhwa-ui Dol (VII)
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Evolusjonsstein (DP139, XY012, XY031)
Utviklingsstein (BW135)
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamień Ewolucyjny
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pedra de Evolução (BW135, PS085)
Pedra evolucionária (DP139, XY031, PS058)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Piatră evoluție
Russia Flag.png Russian Эволюционные камень Evolyutsionnyye kamen' (DP139, XY031)
Камень эволюция Kamen' evolyutsiya (BW135)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Piedra evolutiva (DP139)
Roca evolutiva (BW135, XY031)
Spain Flag.png Spain Piedra elemental (I, III)
Piedras de evolución (IV)
Piedra Evolutiva (VI, VII)
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Utvecklingssten (DP139, XY031)
Utvecklings-sten (BW135)
Thailand Flag.png Thai หินวิวัฒนาการ Hin Wiwatnakan
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Evrim taşı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá tiến hóa

See also