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.
In the core series games
In the Generation V games, the Everstone can be sold to an item maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for 1000.
In the overworld
A Pokémon holding an Everstone cannot evolve by any method, including level-up, trade, or Evolution stone.
Unlike later generations, Kadabra is no exception; a Kadabra holding an Everstone is prevented from evolving, like any other Pokémon.
In this generation only, trade evolutions are affected by the held item loss glitch: If Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, or Haunter is traded while holding any item (including an Everstone), that Pokémon will evolve and its held item will be permanently lost.
Generation IV onwards
From Generation IV onwards, the Everstone does not prevent a Pokémon evolving via Evolution stone. It also fails to prevent Kadabra from evolving.
If either Karrablast or Shelmet holds an Everstone when traded for the other, neither will evolve.
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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?
Does the Everstone affect the regional form of a Pokémon if held by a male parent in a male/female pair? What if both parents hold an Everstone but have different regional forms?
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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 Generation IV, this does not work if the parents come from games in different languages (due to the Masuda method).
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and Pokémon Black and White, if held by either parent in Pokémon Day Care, bred Pokémon have a 50% chance of having the same Nature as the parent holding the Everstone. 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.
If held by a Pokémon that has regional forms in the Pokémon Nursery, bred Pokémon will be the same regional form as the parent regardless of the region they are bred in. (Normally, hatched Pokémon are always in the form corresponding to the region in which they were bred.)
Scarlet and Violet
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Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
In 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.
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
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.
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.
- In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, a question on the Biology class's Final Exam references this item, specifically its interaction with Evolution stones: "If a Pokémon is holding an Everstone, will using an item that induces Evolution, such as a Fire Stone, cause it to evolve?". The "correct" answer (as indicated by the score received after the exam) is that holding an Everstone will prevent an eligible Pokémon from evolving using its corresponding stone: "No, it won't [evolve]." It should be noted that this has not been an effect of the Everstone since Generation IV.
In other languages
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