Pokemon Sword and Shield arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Gen 8 games contain many new and returning Pokémon, and, as before, many of them can only be developed using certain elemental stones. In addition to the traditional stones of Water, Fire and Leaf, Game Freak over the years introduced a number of new evolutionary stones, such as Dawn Stone and Dusk Stone. If you are not sure which monsters evolve using these items, we have outlined all the evolutionary stones in the Sword and Shield and Pokemon that require them below.
Which pokemon evolves with which stones?
|Water stone||Lombre -> Ludicolo, Shellder -> Cloyster, Eevee -> Vaporeon|
|Fire stone||Vulpix -> Ninetales, Growlithe -> Arcanine, Eevee -> Flareon|
|Leaf stone||Nuzleaf -> Shiftry, Gloom -> Vileplume, Eevee -> Leafeon|
|Thunder stone||Pikachu -> Raichu, Eevee -> Jolteon|
|Ice stone||Eevee -> Glaceon, Galarian Darumaka -> Galarian Darmanitan|
|Moon rock||Clefairy -> Clefable, Munna -> Musharna|
|Sun stone||Gloom -> Bellossom, Cottoni -> Uhimsikott, Helioptil -> Heliolisk|
|Dawn stone||Snorunt (female) -> Froslass, Kirlia (male) -> Gallade|
|Twilight stone||Lampent -> Chandelier, Dublade -> Aegislash|
|Shiny stone||Minccino -> Cinccino, Roselia -> Roserade, Togetic -> Togekiss|
Where to find evolutionary stones
There are several reliable ways to find evolutionary stones in the Sword and Shield. Every day, you can find different stones behind the boulders in Lake Perturbation, so it’s better to return to the area often to pick them up. You can also give 500 Watts – a new type of currency in the Sword and Shield – to the Digging Duet near the Pokemon Nursery on Bridge Field so that they can unearth items. The items that they can dig up usually include evolutionary stones, so you'll want to collect as many watts as you can, and visit the duo often to stock up.
Pokemon Sword and Shield has many other features. If you are just starting your journey into Pokemon, check out our other sword and shield guides below for more helpful tips. To fully think about the new Pokemon games, be sure to read our review of Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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