Sun Stone

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Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
Sun Stone
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Introduced in Generation II
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The Sun Stone (Japanese: たいようのいし Sun Stone) is a type of Evolution stone introduced in Generation II.

In the core series games


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

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


Manual activation

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


Games Description
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 red as the sun.
Colo.XD Makes certain species of Pokémon evolve.
A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is as red as the sun.
A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It burns as red as the evening sun.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Bug-Catching Contest first prize
RSE Mossdeep City Held by wild Solrock
FRLG Ruin Valley
DPPt Valor Lakefront The Underground, held by wild Solrock
HGSS Route 13 (gift from Camper Tanner), Bug-Catching Contest first prize, Pokéathlon Dome (post-National Pokédex) (3000 Pts.)SuMoFr, held by wild Solrock
PW Volcano Path, Amity Meadow
BW Nimbasa City, Relic Castle Dust clouds, Pickup, Black CityB/White ForestW (Lena), held by wild Solrock
B2W2 Nimbasa City, Relic Castle, Giant Chasm, Pinwheel Forest Pickup, Join Avenue (Antique Shop), held by wild Solrock
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 Route 13, Anistar City, Shalour City Pickup, Secret Super Training (Drag Down Hydreigon!), Route 18 (from Psychic Inver), held by wild Solrock
ORAS Mossdeep City Pickup, Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Secret Super Training (Drag Down Hydreigon!), Route 115 (rematch with Expert Timothy), Secret Base ("Pick up stones" with Secret Pal), held by wild Solrock
PMC* Balloon Popping (Lv. 2)
SM Blush Mountain, Haina DesertS Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Brilliant-Stone Hunting)


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

Mine Sun Stone.png
Sun Stone

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Sun 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 Sun Stone at Luminous Cave or Luminous Spring, Gloom and Sunkern can be evolved into Bellossom and Sunflora, respectively. This consumes the Sun 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 glows with sunny warmth. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Solar Cave (1-20F)
MDTDS Golden Chamber (Deluxe Box)
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 Sun Stone III Sprite.png MDBag Sun Stone Sprite.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
, and Sky

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Petilil and Cottonee evolve into Lilligant and Whimsicott, respectively, if their link is improved while their Warrior is equipped with a Sun Stone.

A Sun 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.

Pokémon GO

The Sun Stone in Pokémon GO

The Sun Stone is required to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon GO:

Sun Stones can be obtained starting at level 10 by searching PokéStops or Gyms. While normally rare, from March 21, 2017 onward, the player is guaranteed to find an Evolution item when obtaining the bonus for spinning a Photo Disc for the seventh day in a row.

The Sun Stone was added to Pokémon GO on February 16, 2017.

In the anime

A Sun Stone in the anime

Ash won a Sun Stone in the Bug-Catching Contest during The Bug Stops Here, later using it to evolve a Sunkern in Moving Pictures.

A Sun Stone, along with a Leaf Stone, appeared in Whichever Way the Wind Blows during an explanation of the branch in Gloom's evolutionary line.

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

A full set of evolutionary stones was seen on display in a stone shop in Geosenge Town in The Cave of Trials!. In addition, an unnamed Trainer used a Sun Stone purchased from the shop to evolve his Helioptile into Heliolisk. Clemont then revealed that he had also used a Sun Stone to evolve his own Helioptile into Heliolisk.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP187 Sun Stone Ash's Pokédex The Sun Stone enables evolution in several Pokémon, changing Gloom into Vileplume and changing Sunkern into Sunflora.
This concludes the entries from the original series.


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In The Last Battle VI, Gold's Sunkern evolved into a Sunflora because the sun's energy reflected off of the rocks near Ilex Forest replicated the Sun Stone's effects.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 日之石 Yaht-jī Sehk *
Mandarin 日之石 Rì-zhī Shí *
太陽之石 Tàiyáng-zhī Shí *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Solsten
Finland Flag.png Finnish Aurinkokivi
France Flag.png French Pierresoleil*
Pierre Soleil*
Germany Flag.png German Sonnenstein
Italy Flag.png Italian Pietrasolare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 태양의돌 Taeyang-ui Dol
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Solstein
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamień Słońca*
Kamień Słoneczny*
Słoneczny Kamień*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pedra Solar*
Pedra do Sol*
Rocha Solar*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pedra Sol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piedra Solar
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Solsten
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Güneş Taşı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá mặt trời

External links

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

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