Moon Stone

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Moon Stone
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
Moon Stone
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Introduced in Generation I
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The Moon Stone (Japanese: つきのいし Moon Stone) is a type of Evolutionary stone introduced in Generation I.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png0
DPPtHGSS N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
B PokémonDollar.png10000 PokémonDollar.png1050
N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png1500

In the Generation V games, the Moon Stone can be sold to an item maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for PokémonDollar.png3000.


Can be used to evolve one of several Pokémon. This consumes the Moon Stone.


Games Description
Stad A Stone used for making certain kinds of Pokémon evolve.
GSC Evolves certain kinds of Pokémon.
RSE Makes certain species of Pokémon evolve.
FRLG A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is as black as the night sky.
Colo.XD Makes certain species of Pokémon evolve.
A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is as black as the night sky.
A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is as black as the night sky.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Route 2, Mt. Moon (×2), Rocket Hideout, Pokémon Mansion
GSC Tohjo Falls, Ruins of AlphC, purchased by Mom Mt. Moon SquareMo, held by wild Clefairy
RSE Meteor Falls Held by wild Lunatone
FRLG Mt. Moon (×2), Rocket Hideout, Pokémon Mansion, Two Island Held by wild Clefairy
DPPt Eterna CityPt, Mt. CoronetPt The Underground; held by wild Lunatone, wild Clefairy, and wild Cleffa
HGSS Tohjo Falls, Ruins of Alph, purchased by the player's Mom Mt. Moon SquareMo, Bug-Catching Contest first prize (post-National Pokédex), Pokéathlon Dome (3000 Pts.)MoWe, held by wild Clefairy and wild Lunatone
PW Volcano Path, Night Sky's Edge, Amity Meadow
BW Pinwheel Forest, Twist Mountain Dust clouds; Pickup; Black CityB/White ForestW (Rosa); held by wild Clefairy, Clefable and wild Lunatone
B2W2 Route 6, Giant Chasm Pickup; Join Avenue (Antique Shop); held by wild Clefairy, Clefable and wild Lunatone;
Dust clouds (Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm);
Hidden Grottoes (Routes 6, 13; Abundant Shrine);
Pokémon Dream Radar (regular areas after catching Tornadus)
DW Rugged Mountain
XY Reflection Cave, Terminus Cave Pickup, Secret Super Training (Drag Down Hydreigon!), Route 18 (from Psychic Inver), held by wild Lunatone
ORAS Meteor Falls Pickup, Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Secret Super Training (Drag Down Hydreigon!), Jagged Pass (rematch with Expert Shelby), Secret Base ("Pick up stones" with Secret Pal), held by wild Clefairy and wild Lunatone
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 3)
SM Route 13, Haina DesertM Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Brilliant-Stone Hunting); held by wild Cleffa, wild Clefairy, and wild Jigglypuff


This is the appearance of the Moon Stone in the Sinnoh Underground.

Mine Moon Stone 1.pngMine Moon Stone 2.png
Moon Stone


In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Moon Stone appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky.


Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png
MDTDS 1000Poké currency.png 1Poké currency.png


If the player offers a Moon Stone at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Nidorina, Nidorino, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and Skitty can be evolved into Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Clefable, Wigglytuff, and Delcatty, respectively. This consumes the Moon Stone.

If thrown, it will deal 1 damage (2 if sticky). Using this item in a dungeon will consume it, with no effect.


Games Description
MDRB It enables certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve. Give it to the Pokémon when it's ready to evolve.
MDTDS An odd stone that gleams like the moon in the evening sky. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Solar Cave (1-20F), Wish Cave (Kecleon Shop: 13, 26, 33, 41, 49, 59, 65, 71, 78, 83, 88, 93F)
MDTDS Treasure boxes, Job requests (★3-★9)
Mystifying Forest (Kecleon Shop: 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 13F), Lake Afar (Kecleon Shop: B3F, B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F), Midnight Forest (Kecleon Shop: B5F, B7F, B9F, B11F, B13F, B15F, B17F, B19F, B21F, B23F)


MDBag Moon Stone III Sprite.png MDBag Moon Stone Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
, and Sky

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Jigglypuff and Munna evolve into Wigglytuff and Musharna, respectively, if their link is improved while their Warrior is equipped with a Moon Stone.

A Moon Stone can be purchased from the traveling merchant for 5000 gold, and sold for 2500-3250 gold.


Games Description
Conq. Enables certain Pokémon to evolve.

In the anime

A Moon Stone in the anime

In Clefairy and the Moon Stone, a giant Moon Stone appeared deep within Mt. Moon, being worshipped by a group of Clefairy who lived there. It was soon stolen by Team Rocket, and ultimately ended up being blown up; the shards from the shattered giant Moon Stone rained down on the Clefairy and caused some of them to evolve into Clefable. In this episode, the characters speculated that the Moon Stone was how various Pokémon—Clefairy in particular—arrived in the Pokémon world. Another giant Moon Stone was later seen in the same location in A Real Cleffa-Hanger.

A Moon Stone appeared in a flashback in Delcatty Got Your Tongue?, evolving Dr. Abby's Skitty into a Delcatty.

Mystery on a Deserted Island! featured the Moon Stone along with all of the other Evolution stones available as of Generation V.

A full set of Evolution stones was seen on display in a stone shop in Geosenge Town in The Cave of Trials!.

A Moon Stone appeared in a fantasy in SM044, where it was revealed that Lusamine had used one to evolve her Clefairy into a Clefable.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Evolution stones in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In Clefairy Tale, Ash, Professor Oak, and Bill witnessed a Clefairy evolution ceremony involving a large Moon Stone.

The focus of the chapter To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question! was Evolution stones, including the Moon Stone.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Moon Stone in Pokémon Adventures

A Moon Stone was first mentioned by Professor Oak in Gyarados Splashes In! as a rock with a crescent moon-shaped indentation that boosts a Pokémon's power immensely. In the next round, Team Rocket searched for one in Mt. Moon. However, it was Red who eventually found it. In The Winged Legends, Red used his Moon Stone to evolve Green's Clefairy into a Clefable in order to fight Thu-Fi-Zer during the Silph Co. showdown with Team Rocket.

In Guile from Mawile, Ruby's Skitty evolved into a Delcatty due to being exposed to one of Steven's Moon Stones.

In Give It Your Best, Blastoise, during the battle against the Deoxys Duplicates, Green evolved her Jiggly and Nido into Wigglytuff and Nidoqueen, respectively, using two Moon Stones.

In Homecoming, it was revealed that Black's Musha evolved into a Musharna using a Moon Stone received from Caitlin.

In the TCG

Moon Stone
Main article: Moon Stone (Vending S1)

The Moon Stone was released as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the Japanese Original Era with Extended Sheet 1. The card was only ever released in Japanese and has never been reprinted. It allows the player to add 1 Colorless Evolution card from their deck to their hand.

Unrelated to the other TCG card, a Moon Stone appears as a held item on the Secret Wonders Clefairy card. It allows Clefairy to evolve on the turn it is played.


  • From Generation IV onward, the Moon Ball is more likely to catch Pokémon that evolve via Moon Stone. While this was intended to be the case in Generation II, the Poké Ball always has 1× effectiveness due to a bug.
  • Through a glitch in the Generation I games, Pokémon that would normally require an Evolution stone to evolve can be evolved without it, provided that the Pokémon levels up in the battle and the player has sent out a specific Pokémon in the same battle. In the case of the Moon Stone, this Pokémon is Exeggutor.
  • The Moon Stone shares its name with an actual gemstone.
  • In the Chuang Yi translation of Pokémon Pocket Monsters the Moon Stone is called Moon Rock.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月之石 Yuht-jī Sehk
Mandarin 月之石 Yuè-zhī Shí *
月亮石 Yuèliàng Shí *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Měsíční kámen
Denmark Flag.png Danish Månesten
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kuukivi
France Flag.png French Pierre Lune
Germany Flag.png German Mondstein
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Holdkő
Italy Flag.png Italian Pietralunare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 달의돌 Dar-ui Dol
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Månestein
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamień Księżycowy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pedra da Lua
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pedra da Lua *
Pedra Lua
Romania Flag.png Romanian Piatra Lunii
Russia Flag.png Russian Лунный камень Lunnyy kamen'
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piedra Lunar
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Månsten
Moon Stone*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Ay Taşı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá mặt trăng

External links

Evolution stones
Fire StoneWater StoneThunder StoneLeaf StoneMoon Stone
Sun StoneShiny StoneDusk StoneDawn StoneIce Stone

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