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An evolutionary stone (Japanese: 進化の石 Shinka no ishi) refers to any of eleven items with mysterious properties that radiate energy that cause some Pokémon to evolve. The exception to this is the Everstone, which radiates energy to dampen evolutionary energy and prevent evolution in the holder.

Evolutionary stones may be used at any time and cause instant evolution which cannot be canceled. With the exception of the Oval Stone and the Everstone, all evolutionary stones must be applied directly to the Pokémon, rather than being made to hold them.

Many Pokémon which evolve by use of a stone no longer learn new moves by leveling up, or have a radically different level-up learnset.

List of stones

File:FireStoneSprite.png Fire Stone

File:Pyro brother.jpg
Pyro and Flareon with the Fire Stone

Fire Stones can be bought at the Celadon Dept. Store for PokémonDollar.png2100, or are given in exchange for a Red Shard in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Gold and Silver they are given away only by Bill's Grandpa if he is shown a Vulpix or a Growlithe when requested. In Pokémon Crystal, they are also given away by Schoolboy Alan. They can also be found on the ground in certain locations in the wild and underground in Sinnoh.

As the name suggests, it is strongly associated with Template:Type2s. It is a bright yellow color with a fire pattern depicted.

Evolves

In the anime

The Fire Stone played an important role in the episode, The Stolen Stones. They were supposed to be delivered to a stadium and used as a prize in a competition held there.

In other languages

  • German: Vuursteen
  • Italian: Pietrafocaia

File:WaterStoneSprite.png Water Stone

File:Water stone.png
A Water Stone in the anime

Water Stones can be bought at the Celadon Dept. Store for PokémonDollar.png2100, or are given in exchange for a Blue Shard in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Gold and Silver they are given away only by Bill's Grandpa if he is shown a Staryu when requested. In Pokémon Crystal, they are also given away by Fisher Tully. They can also be found on the ground in certain locations in the wild and underground in Sinnoh.

As the name suggests, it is strongly associated with Template:Type2s. It is a blue color with a bubble pattern depicted.

Evolves

In the anime

Brock's Lombre found a Water Stone in Samantha's backpack and promptly evolved into a Ludicolo in Once In A Mawile.

In other languages

  • German: Waterstee
  • Italian: Pietraidrica

File:ThunderstoneSprite.png Thunderstone

File:Thunderstone.png
A Thunderstone

Thunderstones can be bought at the Celadon Dept. Store for PokémonDollar.png2100, or are given in exchange for a Yellow Shard in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Gold and Silver they are given away only by Bill's Grandpa if he is shown a Pichu when requested. In Pokémon Crystal, they are also given away by Lass Dana. They can also be found on the ground in certain locations in the wild and underground in Sinnoh.

As the name suggests, it is strongly associated with Template:Type2s. It is a green color with a thunderbolt pattern depicted.

Evolves

In the anime

Ash was given a Thunderstone that the Nurse Joy from Vermilion City found in Electric Shock Showdown. He asked Pikachu whether or not it wanted to evolve to compete against Lt. Surge's Raichu; however, Pikachu decided not to. Ash kept this Thunderstone with him until Pika and Goliath!, when Pikachu again denied evolution when offered the chance. Jessie, James, and Meowth stole this Thunderstone when it was sitting on the windowsill of the room Pikachu was sleeping in.

In other languages

  • German: Dondersteen
  • Italian: Pietratuono

File:LeafStoneSprite.png Leaf Stone

File:Leafstone.png
A Leaf Stone replica

Leaf Stones can be bought at the Celadon Dept. Store for PokémonDollar.png2100, or are given in exchange for a Green Shard in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Gold and Silver they are given away only by Bill's Grandpa if he is shown an Oddish when requested. In Pokémon Crystal, they are also given away by Picnicker Gina. They can also be found on the ground in certain locations in the wild and underground in Sinnoh.

As the name suggests, it is strongly associated with Template:Type2s. It is earth colored with a leaf pattern imprinted onto it.

Trivia

This is the only stone to appear in the original series that does not evolve Eevee.

Evolves

In the anime

A fake Leaf Stone appeared in Make Room for Gloom!, where it was given to a woman who wanted her Gloom to evolve into a Vileplume. It was later realized this stone was fake, and created by Team Rocket.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Bladsteen
  • Italian: Pietrafoglia

File:MoonStoneSprite.png Moon Stone

File:Moonstone.png
Seymour holding a Moon Stone

This is one of five stones which can never be bought at stores. It can be found in a few locations in the wild and underground in Sinnoh. In Generation II, one can be found in Tohjo Falls, plus one on each Monday night in Mt. Moon's relaxation square by using Rock Smash on the rock that the Clefairy danced around. Also, the player's mother will give one to the player through the PC after she has saved up a certain amount of money. There is also a small chance of stealing one off of a wild Lunatone or Clefairy in Generations III or IV by catching them or with Thief or Covet.

It is related with the moon. Most Pokémon that evolve with the Moon Stone have some connection to it. It was once depicted as grey in color, but it is now depicted as being dark as the night sky. It also sparkles.

Pokémon that evolve using this item have a higher probability of capture with the Moon Ball.

Evolves

In the anime

File:Large Moon Stone.jpg
The larger Moon Stone

The Moon Stone is the first of the evolutionary stones to appear in the anime, in Clefairy and the Moon Stone. In this episode, many Clefairy were collecting them from all around Mt. Moon and bringing them before a larger Moon Stone. After an altercation with Team Rocket, this large Moon Stone exploded, raining shards down on the Clefairy, who, exposed to its radiation, evolved into Clefable. It seemed to be partially restored by the end of the episode, however. It's also implied that the large Moon Stone that was destroyed was the same Moon Stone that transported the Clefairy down to Earth.

Moon Shard

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, there is a key item that may be related to the Moon Stone called the Moon Shard. It is used only for Eevee.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Maansteen
  • Italian: Pietralunare

File:SunStoneSprite.png Sun Stone

File:Sunstone.png
Ash holding his Sun Stone

This stone was first introduced in Generation II.

It is one of the five stones which can never be bought in stores. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal it is the first prize at the National Park's Bug-Catching Contest. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, a man in Mossdeep City will give one away. There is also a very small chance of stealing one off of wild Solrock with Thief or Covet. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen one can be found in Ruin Valley on Fortune Island. In Sinnoh it, like the other stones released before the fourth generation of games, can be found underground, but there is one hidden near the Hotel Grand Lake as well.

The stone itself - being orange and spherical, with spikes round the circumference - and the Pokémon which it causes to evolve, not only look like the sun, but have a sort of mystical connection with it.

Evolves

In the anime

Ash managed to win a Sun Stone as first prize in a bug-catching competition in The Bug Stops Here. He later used this Sun Stone to evolve a Sunkern in Moving Pictures.

Sun Shard

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, there is a key item that may be related to the Sun Stone called the Sun Shard. It is used only for Eevee.

In other languages

  • Italian: Pietrasolare

File:ShinyStoneSprite.png Shiny Stone

This stone was first introduced in Generation IV. One can be found on Iron Island, and another on Route 228. They are also readily available with the Pickup ability, or can be Mystery Gifted from Pokétopia for 7200 Poké Coupons.

It is imbued with radiant energy. Pokémon that evolve with the Shiny Stone have a connection to the day and light. It has a brilliant white glow to it.

Evolves

In other languages

  • Italian: Pietrabrillo

File:DuskStoneSprite.png Dusk Stone

This stone was first introduced in Generation IV. One can be found in the Galactic Warehouse, and another in an area of Victory Road that can only be accessed after the defeat of the Elite Four. In Pokémon Platinum, one more can be found hidden in Wayward Cave. They are also readily available with the Pickup ability, or can be Mystery Gifted from Pokétopia for 7200 Poké Coupons.

It is imbued with a dark energy. Pokémon that evolve with the Dusk Stone have a connection to the night and darkness. It has an unusual dark purple glow to it.

Evolves

In the Anime

  • The Dusk Stone will debut in DP148.

In other languages

  • Italian: Neropietra

File:DawnStoneSprite.pngDawn Stone

This stone was first introduced in Generation IV. One can be found in Mt. Coronet and another can be found on Route 225. In Pokémon Platinum, one more can be found hidden in Route 212. They are also readily available with the Pickup ability, or can be Mystery Gifted from Pokétopia for 7200 Poké Coupons.

It is imbued with a mysterious energy. Pokémon that evolve with the Dawn Stone must be of a specific gender. It is a turquoise color with a starburst pattern onto it and it is said to sparkle like eyes.

Evolves

In other languages

  • Italian: Pietralbore

File:OvalStoneSprite.png Oval Stone

This stone was first introduced in Generation IV.

An Oval Stone can be found in the Lost Tower. More can be found underground and there is a good (50%) chance it can be held by a wild Happiny or Chansey. Unlike other stones, it is not used on the Pokémon to evolve it, but instead held by it. It can be selected to be used like the other stones, however, it has no effect on any Pokémon.

It seems like an ordinary rock, but it is shaped like an egg.

Evolves

In other languages

  • Italian: Pietraovale

File:Everstone.png Everstone

Dawn's Everstone

This stone was first introduced in Generation II.

An Everstone is unlike any of the other stones, as when a Pokémon holds it, they will not evolve for whatever reason. Furthermore, a Ditto or a female Pokémon that holds an Everstone has a 50% chance of passing its nature to its offspring when at the Pokémon Daycare. These can be found underground or held by wild Geodude and Graveler in Generations II and IV. An Everstone can also be found in Granite Cave in Hoenn.

Everstones can be used to prevent evolution until a more optimum time, such as when a Pokémon learns a move. This can be useful for training Pokémon who meet evolutionary requirements, as it will cause the Pokémon to not even attempt evolution, saving time; in all other aspects, it is no more advantageous than canceling evolution with the B button.

It looks like an ordinary dull grey rock.

In the anime

In Stopped in the Name of Love, Dawn used an Everstone on her Piplup to permanently prevent it from evolving.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Immersteen
  • Italian: Pietrastante

Appearance

Mine Fire Stone.png Mine Water Stone.png File:Mine Thunderstone.png Mine Leaf Stone 1.png
Fire Stone Water Stone Thunderstone Leaf Stone
Mine Moon Stone 1.png Mine Sun Stone.png Mine Oval Stone.png Mine Everstone.png
Moon Stone Sun Stone Oval Stone Everstone


In the Pokémon Special manga

In the Red, Green & Blue chapter a Moon Stone is first mentioned by Professor Oak in Gyarados Splashes In! as a rock with a moon shape inscription that boost Pokémon's power immensely, in the next round, Raging Rhydon, Team Rocket search for one in Mt. Moon, however it is Red who finds it. Later on, Red uses this Moon Stone to evolve Blue's Clefairy. Red's Poli evolves in a Poliwrath with the help of the Water Stone when he falls in the water.

In the Yellow chapter chapter, Yellow finds a Leaf Stone in Vermilion Harbor, but the Fire, Thunder, and Water Stones are missing. Later, it is revealed Giovanni gave them to Red so he could evolve his Eevee.

In the anime

Gloom's evolutionary line as demonstrated in the anime

The first appearance of evolutionary stones in the anime was that of the Moon Stone in Clefairy and the Moon Stone. After a rather large Moon Stone was blown up, its pieces rained down and caused several of the Clefairy gathered around to evolve.

A second appearance in The Electric Shock Showdown introduced the Thunderstone, as well as the first opportunity for one of the main characters' Pokémon to evolve via stone. However, Ash's Pikachu refused the offer to evolve, knocking away the Thunderstone.

All of the evolutionary stones introduced in Generation I appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers, where two of the Eevee brothers offered a Thunderstone and a Fire Stone to Ash and Brock so that they could evolve their Pikachu and Vulpix. Both Ash and Brock declined.

A Leaf Stone appeared in Make Room for Gloom.

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

Ash wins a Sun Stone in the Bug-Catching Contest during The Bug Stops Here. He later uses it to evolve a Sunkern in Moving Pictures.

Both the Leaf Stone and Sun Stone appear in Whichever Way the Wind Blows as a demonstration of the branch in Gloom's evolutionary line.

The Water Stone appears in Once in Mawile and is used by Brock's Lombre to evolve into Ludicolo. This is the first time that a main character's Pokémon evolves via an evolutionary stone, although it is possible that James's Weepinbell was evolved by way of a Leaf Stone prior to The Breeding Center Secret.

In Stopped in the Name of Love, Dawn used an Everstone on her Piplup to prevent it from evolving.

Strangely, evolutionary 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, though this may just be an example of anime physics.

Trivia

  • So far, only Generation I Pokémon can use the Fire Stone and Thunderstone, only Generation II Pokémon can use the Dusk Stone, and only Generation III Pokémon can use the Dawn Stone.
  • The Moon Stone, Leaf Stone, and Water Stone are the only stones introduced in one generation that evolve Pokémon introduced in a later generation.
  • Of the original five evolutionary stones, the Thunderstone sees the least use, with only two Pokémon species that evolve using it.
  • All evolutionary stones introduced after Generation I can only evolve two species.
  • Of all Pokémon that evolve by evolutionary stone, only Eevee and Gloom can use multiple ones; together they can use any of the stones introduced before Generation IV except for the Moon Stone.
  • Only four Pokémon that evolve by stone can evolve using another method: Poliwhirl, Eevee, Kirlia, and Snorunt.
  • Only Template:Type2 Pokémon evolve using the Leaf Stone and Sun Stone, and both Pokémon that evolve using the Sun Stone evolve into pure Grass-types.
  • The Oval Stone is the only evolutionary stone that must be held by the Pokémon, instead of used directly on it, to induce evolution. Thus, it works more like a Razor Claw or Razor Fang in functionality.
  • Of all the Pokémon that evolve by evolutionary stone, only Happiny is able to evolve further.
  • All Pokémon that evolve with the Fire Stone and Thunderstone are in the Ground Egg Group, all the Pokémon that evolve with the Leaf and Sun Stones are in the Plant Egg Group, and all the Pokémon that evolve with the Shiny Stone are in the Fairy Egg Group.
  • Both Pokémon that evolve with Shiny Stone evolve into Pokémon with a red right appendage and a blue left appendage.
  • Generation III is the only generation that had not introduced a new evolutionary stone.
  • Togekiss is the only Pokémon to have evolved using an evolutionary stone who doesn't share any level-up moves with its pre-evolution. All other Pokémon to have evolved by using an evolutionary stone learn at least one move by level-up that their pre-evolution also learned by level-up.


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