Everstone

The Everstone (Japanese: かわらずのいし Unchanging Stone) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It prevents the holder from evolving.

Everstone
かわらずのいし
Unchanging Stone
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Everstone
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Introduced in Generation II
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Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
BDSP
N/A $100
SMUSUM
SwSh
N/A $1,500
SV $3,000 $750

In the Generation V games, the Everstone can be sold to an item maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for $1000.

Effect

Evolution prevention

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Reason: State whether the Everstone prevents any other methods of evolution. The evolutions of these Pokémon are not currently covered by this article: Milcery, Galarian Yamask, Galarian Farfetch'd, Hisuian Qwilfish, and several evolutions from being exposed to items (Galarian Slowpoke, Applin, Sinistea, Kubfu, Charcadet, Poltchageist, and Duraludon) - it is not needed to verify the Pokémon exclusive to Legends: Arceus since this game has no held item feature

A Pokémon holding an Everstone is prevented from evolving using certain methods depending on the games.

In all games where the Everstone is available, this item prevents any of the methods of evolution triggered by gaining a level in battle or by consuming a Rare Candy. This includes but is not limited to leveling up at or above a certain level, or with high friendship, or in certain locations, or knowing a certain move, holding a certain item, and so on.

If a Pokémon is able to evolve by trade with no held item, then it is possible to prevent this evolution by trading it with a held Everstone. However, this does not work in Generation III due to a glitch which causes those Pokémon to consume whatever item they are holding (including the Everstone) while evolving. In Generation II only, the Everstone is able to prevent Kadabra from evolving into Alakazam. From Generation IV onwards, a Kadabra still evolves into Alakazam while holding an Everstone due to an explicitly programmed exception.

If either Karrablast or Shelmet holds an Everstone when traded for the other, neither will evolve.

Only in Generations II and VIII, a Pokémon holding an Everstone is unable to evolve by using an Evolution stone. In Generation VIII, the text "Cannot use" appears when attempting to use an Evolution stone to evolve a Pokémon that is holding an Everstone.

Breeding

Natures
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Reason: Does the Everstone work if held by a female Pokémon bred with Ditto in E/DPPt? What happens if both parents hold an Everstone in HGSS/BW?
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In Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, if held by a female Pokémon or Ditto in Pokémon Day Care, bred Pokémon have a 50% chance of having the same Nature as that parent. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Pokémon Black and White, this is changed so that either parent will have a 50% chance of having its nature passed down, if that parent holds an everstone. In either case, in Generation IV, this does not work if the parents come from games in different languages (due to the Masuda method).

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and Generation VI onward, if held by either parent in Pokémon Day Care or the Pokémon Nursery, bred Pokémon are guaranteed to have the same Nature as the parent holding the Everstone. If both parents hold an Everstone, each parent has an equal chance of passing down their Nature.

Regional forms

At the Pokémon Nursery, when breeding Pokémon who would produce offspring that has a regional form, if a parent that is part of the same evolutionary line as the offspring holds an Everstone, bred Pokémon will be the same regional form as the parent that is holding the Everstone, regardless of the region they are bred in. (Normally, bred Pokémon with regional forms are always in the form corresponding to the region in which they were bred.)

If both parents hold an Everstone, the form will correspond to the female parent. However, in Pokémon Sword and Shield, due to an oversight, breeding a Unovan Stunfisk and a Galarian Stunfisk that both hold Everstones will always result in Unovan Stunfisk offspring, regardless of the parents' genders.

Description

Games Description
GSC Stops evolution. (HOLD)
RSColoXD A wondrous stone & a hold item that prevents evolution.
E A wondrous hold item that prevents evolution.
FRLG An item to be held by a Pokémon. The holding Pokémon is prevented from evolving.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
An item to be held by a Pokémon. The Pokémon holding this peculiar stone is prevented from evolving.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
An item to be held by a Pokémon. A Pokémon holding this peculiar stone is prevented from evolving.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC New Bark Town (from Professor Elm after hatching the Mystery Egg), Sea Cottage (from Bill's grandfather) Bug-Catching Contest second prize
Held by wild Geodude and wild Graveler (2% chance each)
RSE Granite Cave Held by wild Geodude and wild Graveler (5% chance each)
FRLG Route 10 Pokémon Center (from Oak's aide after obtaining 20 Pokémon)
DPPt Snowpoint City (held by in-game trade Haunter) Underground
Held by wild Geodude and wild Graveler (5% chance each)
HGSS New Bark Town (from Professor Elm after hatching the Mystery Egg), Sea Cottage (from Bill's grandfather) Bug-Catching Contest second prize
Held by wild Geodude and wild Graveler (5% chance each)
BW Castelia City Pokémon Center (from a man in black for having Pokémon from 10 different original Trainers) Dust clouds
Held by wild Graveler (5% chance), wild Roggenrola, and wild Boldore (50% chance each)
B2W2 Driftveil City Join Avenue (Antique Shop)
Dust clouds (Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm)
Held by wild Roggenrola and wild Boldore (50% chance each)
DW* Rugged Mountain
XY Geosenge Town Route 18 (from Psychic Inver)
Held by wild Geodude, wild Graveler (5% chance each), wild Roggenrola, and wild Boldore (50% chance each)
ORAS Granite Cave Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop); Secret Base ("Pick up stones" with Secret Pal)
Held by wild Geodude, wild Graveler (5% chance each), wild Roggenrola, and wild Boldore (50% chance each)
PMC* Balloon Popping (Lv. 3)
SMUSUM Hau'oli City (from Ilima after Hala's grand trial)SM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Brilliant-Stone Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting), Battle Royal Dome (16 BP)
Held by wild Roggenrola and wild Boldore (50% chance each)
SwSh Turffield Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Poké Job reward (Tier X)
Held by wild Roggenrola, wild Boldore, and wild Gigalith (50% chance each)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Soothing Wetlands, Challenge Road, Courageous Cavern)
Cram-o-matic (Rock: 52-60 points)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Tunnel to the Top, Giant's Foot, Roaring-Sea Caves, Lakeside Cave)
BDSP Snowpoint City (held by in-game trade Haunter) Grand Underground
Held by wild Geodude and wild Graveler (5% chance each)
SV Delibird Presents
Sparkling overworld item (South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three))
SVTM Sparkling overworld item (Oni Mountain)
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Canyon Biome, Savanna Biome)
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Distribution

As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
DPPt Shokotan Pikachu-colored Pichu Japanese June 19 to August 31, 2009
Mikena Pichu Korean December 17, 2009 to January 8, 2010
GameStop Pichu United States January 30 to February 14, 2010
Spring 2010 Pikachu-colored Pichu English March 5 to 25, 2010
SMUSUM Pokémon Center Shaymin Japan April 25 to June 30, 2018
BDSP Dawn's Piplup Korea June 1 to July 31, 2022
SV Michina Town Pichu South Korea May 31 to July 31, 2023

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Sprites

   
Underground sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Grand Underground sprite from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In the spin-off games

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, the player carries an Everstone from start that keeps Magikarp from evolving into Gyarados. It cannot be thrown away but can be broken by tapping Magikarp repeatedly.

Description

Games Description
Magikarp Jump Prevents Magikarp from evolving.
It's broken.*

Pokémon Quest

In Pokémon Quest, the Everstone can be toggled on and off when editing any Pokémon's Power Charm. While holding an Everstone, a Pokémon will not evolve.

In the anime

Main series

In Stopped in the Name of Love!, Dawn received an Everstone from Sandalstraw Town's Nurse Joy. She then gave it to Piplup to prevent him from evolving. Despite this, however, Piplup has never been shown holding the stone later.

In No Stone Unturned!, Ash's Rowlet found an Everstone, which it started keeping in its stomach. With it, it also learned how to use Seed Bomb.

POKÉTOON

An Everstone appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero. A Pancham wore it for most of the short until finally throwing it away, allowing itself to evolve into Pangoro.

In the manga

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

In (Violent) Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition!!, it was revealed that Mitsumi had secretly attached an Everstone to Hareta's Piplup before he started his journey, because she had thought Hareta would learn faster with weaker Pokémon. After Mitsumi removed the Everstone, Piplup immediately evolved into Prinplup, and then into Empoleon.

Trivia

See also

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不變之石 Bātbin-jī Sehk
Mandarin 不變之石 / 不变之石 Bùbiàn-zhī Shí
  Danish Everstone
  Dutch Eeuwigsteen
  Finnish Ikikivi
  French Pierre Stase
  German Ewigstein
  Italian Pietrastante
  Korean 변함없는돌 Byeonham-eomneun Dol
  Norwegian Everstone
  Polish Kamień Młodości
  Brazilian Portuguese Pedra da Eternidade (SM097-present, manga)
Everstone (DP122)
  Russian Вечный камень Vechnyy kamen'
  Spanish Piedra Eterna*
Piedraeterna*
  Swedish Everstone
  Turkish Ebediyet Taşı
  Vietnamese Đá tuổi trẻ


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