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.



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

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.


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.


  • 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


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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