Evolution-inducing held item

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Ash's Gligar reaching for the Razor Fang Ash tossed

An evolution-inducing held item is an item which makes the Pokémon holding it evolve when a certain event happens, such as if the Pokémon is traded or leveled up. The item disappears once the Pokémon has evolved. For evolution-inducing items that are not meant to be held, see the page on evolutionary stones.

List of evolution-inducing held items

In the main series

Items that induce evolution upon trading

Items that induce evolution upon leveling up

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Main article: Mystery Dungeon evolutionary items

The Mystery Dungeon series introduced some new evolutionary items as the series does not include elements such as day and night, and trading.

Artwork

Underground

This is artwork of the items as seen in the Sinnoh Underground

Mine Oval Stone.png
Oval Stone

Global Link

These are artwork of the items as seen in the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Deep Sea Scale Sprite.png Dream Deep Sea Tooth Sprite.png Dream Dragon Scale Sprite.png Dream Dubious Disc Sprite.png Dream Electirizer Sprite.png Dream King's Rock Sprite.png
Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Tooth Dragon Scale Dubious Disc Electirizer King's Rock
Dream Magmarizer Sprite.png Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png Dream Oval Stone Sprite.png Dream Prism Scale Sprite.png Dream Protector Sprite.png Dream Razor Claw Sprite.png
Magmarizer Metal Coat Oval Stone Prism Scale Protector Razor Claw
Dream Razor Fang Sprite.png Dream Reaper Cloth Sprite.png Dream Sachet Sprite.png Dream Up-Grade Sprite.png Dream Whipped Dream Sprite.png
Razor Fang Reaper Cloth Sachet Up-Grade Whipped Dream

Pokémon GO

This is artwork of the items as seen in Pokémon GO.

GO Dragon Scale.png GO King's Rock.png GO Metal Coat.png GO Up-Grade.png
Dragon Scale King's Rock Metal Coat Up-Grade

Evolutions

Several Pokémon evolve using an evolution-inducing held item.

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Poliwag
 Water 

Rare Candy Level 25+
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Poliwhirl
 Water 

Water Stone Water Stone
062Poliwrath.png
Poliwrath
 Water  Fighting 
Poliwrath does not evolve

Trade Dream King's Rock Sprite.png
(Holding King's Rock)
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Politoed
 Water 
Politoed does not evolve
Slowpoke is the lowest in its line 079Slowpoke.png
Slowpoke
 Water  Psychic 

Rare Candy Level 37+
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Slowbro
 Water  Psychic 
Slowbro does not evolve

Trade Dream King's Rock Sprite.png
(Holding King's Rock)
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Slowking
 Water  Psychic 
Slowking does not evolve
Onix is the lowest in its line 095Onix.png
Onix
 Rock  Ground 

Trade Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png
(Holding Metal Coat)
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Steelix
 Steel  Ground 
Steelix does not evolve
111Rhyhorn.png
Rhyhorn
 Ground  Rock 

Rare Candy Level 42+
112Rhydon.png
Rhydon
 Ground  Rock 

Trade Dream Protector Sprite.png
(Holding Protector)
464Rhyperior.png
Rhyperior
 Ground  Rock 
Rhyperior does not evolve
116Horsea.png
Horsea
 Water 

Rare Candy Level 32+
117Seadra.png
Seadra
 Water 

Trade Dream Dragon Scale Sprite.png
(Holding Dragon Scale)
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Kingdra
 Water  Dragon 
Kingdra does not evolve
Scyther is the lowest in its line 123Scyther.png
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 

Trade Dream Metal Coat Sprite.png
(Holding Metal Coat)
212Scizor.png
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 
Scizor does not evolve
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Elekid
 Electric 

Rare Candy Level 30+
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Electabuzz
 Electric 

Trade Dream Electirizer Sprite.png
(Holding Electirizer)
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Electivire
 Electric 
Electivire does not evolve
240Magby.png
Magby
 Fire 

Rare Candy Level 30+
126Magmar.png
Magmar
 Fire 

Trade Dream Magmarizer Sprite.png
(Holding Magmarizer)
467Magmortar.png
Magmortar
 Fire 
Magmortar does not evolve
Porygon is the lowest in its line 137Porygon.png
Porygon
 Normal 

Trade Dream Up-Grade Sprite.png
(Holding Up-Grade)
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Porygon2
 Normal 

Trade Dream Dubious Disc Sprite.png
(Holding Dubious Disc)
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Porygon-Z
 Normal 
Gligar is the lowest in its line 207Gligar.png
Gligar
 Ground  Flying 

Night Dream Razor Fang Sprite.png
(Holding Razor Fang)
472Gliscor.png
Gliscor
 Ground  Flying 
Gliscor does not evolve
Sneasel is the lowest in its line 215Sneasel.png
Sneasel
 Dark  Ice 

Night Dream Razor Claw Sprite.png
(Holding Razor Claw)
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Weavile
 Dark  Ice 
Weavile does not evolve
Feebas is the lowest in its line 349Feebas.png
Feebas
 Water 

Trade Dream Prism Scale Sprite.png
(Holding Prism Scale)
350Milotic.png
Milotic
 Water 
Milotic does not evolve
355Duskull.png
Duskull
 Ghost 

Rare Candy Level 37+
356Dusclops.png
Dusclops
 Ghost 

Trade Dream Reaper Cloth Sprite.png
(Holding Reaper Cloth)
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Dusknoir
 Ghost 
Dusknoir does not evolve
Clamperl is the lowest in its line 366Clamperl.png
Clamperl
 Water 

Trade Dream Deep Sea Tooth Sprite.png
(Holding Deep Sea Tooth)
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Huntail
 Water 
Huntail does not evolve

Trade Dream Deep Sea Scale Sprite.png
(Holding Deep Sea Scale)
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Gorebyss
 Water 
Gorebyss does not evolve
Happiny is the lowest in its line 440Happiny.png
Happiny
 Normal 

Day Dream Oval Stone Sprite.png
(Level up
holding Oval Stone)
113Chansey.png
Chansey
 Normal 

Soothe Bell Friendship
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Blissey
 Normal 
Spritzee is the lowest in its line 682Spritzee.png
Spritzee
 Fairy 

Trade Dream Sachet Sprite.png
(Holding Sachet)
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Aromatisse
 Fairy 
Aromatisse does not evolve
Swirlix is the lowest in its line 684Swirlix.png
Swirlix
 Fairy 

Trade Dream Whipped Dream Sprite.png
(Holding Whipped Dream)
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Slurpuff
 Fairy 
Slurpuff does not evolve

In the anime

A King's Rock first appeared in Ring Masters, where Ash received it as a prize for winning the Sumo Conference. Misty's Poliwhirl later used it to evolve itself into a Politoed in Outrageous Fortunes.

Another King's Rock appeared in A Crowning Achievement, where it was found on a rock after the water level in the local river dropped dramatically; Alice's Slowpoke used it to evolve into a Slowking.

A Deep Sea Scale and Deep Sea Tooth appeared in The Evolutionary War, where the people in the A-B-C Islands were having an argument over which Pokémon was best, Gorebyss or Huntail.

A King's Rock, two Deep Sea Teeth, and two Deep Sea Scales appeared in Showdown At Linoone as some of the items Tokin picked up.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Brock carved and made an Oval Stone for his newly born Happiny, which later helped her evolve into a Chansey in The Brockster is In.

In Fighting Fear with Fear!, Ash received a Razor Fang from Gary. Later in the episode, he used it to evolve his Gligar into a Gliscor.

Gallery

King's Rock anime.png Deep Sea Scale anime.png Deep Sea Tooth anime.png
King's Rock Deep Sea Scale Deep Sea Tooth
Oval Stone anime.png Razor Fang anime.png
Oval Stone Razor Fang

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Quilava Quandary, Gold was given a King's Rock by the Day-Care Couple after training with them, which he gave to his Poliwag to hold. In Ampharos Amore, Gold's newly evolved Poliwhirl and Silver's Seadra evolved into a Politoed and a Kingdra, respectively, while holding their respective evolutionary items, King's Rock and Dragon Scale.

In Yikes, Yanmega! II, Diamond's Lickilicky, Kit, used a Protector to protect itself from Mars's Yanmega swarm's soundwaves. Roseanne later revealed that the Protector was one of the items she used in her research of Pokémon Evolution, the other seen items being a Reaper Cloth, Dragon Scale, Magmarizer, and King's Rock.

In Dealing With A Koffing Fit, Silver's Sneasel evolved into a Weavile due to having gained experience while holding a Razor Claw, which had been given to Silver by Green.

In Raising the Stakes with Rhyperior, it was revealed that Silver had given Blue a Protector to be held by his Rhydon, allowing it to evolve into a Rhyperior when it was traded between the two Trainers. Afterwards, Blue had let Silver keep Rhyperior as a replacement for his lost Ursaring.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Black and White, the Prism Scale was incorrectly categorized in the Bag as a general item and not as an evolution-inducing held item. This was later fixed in Black 2 and White 2, but starting from Pokémon X and Y it is now again incorrectly categorized, this time as a valuable item.
  • Along with being listed amongst the evolutionary stones, the Oval Stone has the "Use" option when selected in the Bag, but if the player tries to use it, it won't say "Able" under any Pokémon.
    • This makes it the only evolutionary item with "Stone" in its English name which is not an evolutionary stone.

See also

References


Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesColored orbsDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held items
Experience-affecting itemsGemsIncenseMega StonesMemoriesPlates
Stat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing itemsZ-Crystals
Out-of-battle effect items
EV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsIncenseMailScarves

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