Dusk Stone

Dusk Stone
Darkness Stone
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Dusk Stone (Japanese: やみのいし Darkness Stone) is a type of Evolution stone introduced in Generation IV.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS N/A  1050
B  10000  1050
B2  40000  1050
N/A  1,050
N/A  1,500

In the Generation V games, the Dusk Stone can be sold to an item maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for  3000.


Can be used to evolve one of several Pokémon. This consumes the Dusk Stone.


Games Description
A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is as dark as dark can be.
A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It holds shadows as dark as can be.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Wayward CavePt, Galactic Warehouse, Victory Road Pickup
HGSS Cerulean Cave Route 17 (gift from Biker Reese), Bug-Catching Contest first prize (post-National Pokédex), Pokéathlon Dome (3000 Pts.)MoTuThFrSa
PBR 7200 Poké Coupons
BW Route 10, Mistralton Cave Dust clouds, Black CityB/White ForestW (Herman)
B2W2 Strange House, Victory Road Join Avenue (Antique Shop), Black City (Store 3),
Dust clouds (Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm),
Hidden Grottoes (Routes 6, 13; Abundant Shrine)
DW Rugged Mountain
XY Laverre City, Terminus Cave Secret Super Training (Watch Out! That's One Tricky Second Half!), Route 18 (from Psychic Inver)
ORAS Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Secret Super Training (Watch Out! That's One Tricky Second Half!), Mt. Pyre (rematch with Hex Maniac Valerie), Secret Base ("Pick up stones" with Secret Pal)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 3)
SMUSUM Malie CityMUM, Poni Wilds Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Brilliant-Stone Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)
SwSh Stow-on-Side Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field (Digging Duo)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Dusk Stone appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, and Gates to Infinity.


Games Cost Sell price
MDTDS 1000  1 
MDGtI ? 100 


Can be used to evolve one of several Pokémon by offering it at the Luminous SpringTDS or by using it in a dungeonGtI. This consumes the Dusk Stone.

If thrown, it will deal 1TDS/2GtI damage (2 if sticky). In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky, using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.


Games Description
MDTDS An odd stone with a mesmerizing darkness. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.
MDGtI An odd stone with a mesmerizing darkness.It helps certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDTDS Treasure Boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Happy Outlook (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F), Mt. Mistral (Kecleon Shop: 3F, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F, 15F, 17F, 19F), Shimmer Hill (Kecleon Shop: 2F, 4F, 6F, 8F, 10F, 12F, 14F, 16F), Lost Wilderness (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F)
MDGtI Treasure Boxes
Pokémon Paradise (Sunken Treasure, Beartic Slide, Prize Palace)
Skill Treasury, Treasure Trove


Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
, and Sky
Sprite from
Gates to Infinity
Model from
Gates to Infinity*

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Misdreavus and Lampent evolve into Mismagius and Chandelure, respectively, if their link is improved while their Warrior is equipped with a Dusk Stone.

A Dusk Stone can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.


Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve.

In the anime

A Dusk Stone in the anime

The Dusk Stone debuted in 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.

Mystery on a Deserted Island! featured the Dusk Stone, along with all of the other Evolution stones available as of Generation V.

A full set of Evolution stones was seen on display in a stone shop in Geosenge Town in The Cave of Trials!.

In the manga

A Dusk Stone in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

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 the TCG

A Dusk Stone held by Murkrow

The following is a list of cards named or including Dusk Stone.

Dusk Stone
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Dusk Stone I Unbroken Bonds   167/214 Double Blaze   084/095
Pokémon cards with Evolution stones as held items
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Murkrow   Secret Wonders   95/132 Shining Darkness    


  • Even though this item is available in Platinum, the Pokémon that evolve by using it are unobtainable without trading.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 暗之石 Am-jī Sehk
Mandarin 暗之石 Àn-zhī Shí
  Finnish Pimeä kivi*
  French Pierre Nuit
  German Finsterstein
  Italian Neropietra
  Korean 어둠의돌 Eodum-ui Dol
  Polish Kamień Zmierzchu
Portuguese   Brazil Pedra do Crepúsculo*
Pedra da Penumbra*
Pedra do Escuro*
  Portugal Pedra Crepúsculo
  Spanish Piedra Noche
  Turkish Alacakaranlık Taşı
  Vietnamese Đá bóng tối

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