Water Stone

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Water Stone
Water Stone
Water Stone
Water Stone
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Introduced in Generation I
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The Water Stone (Japanese: みずのいし Water Stone) is a type of Evolution stone introduced in Generation I.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY PokémonDollar.png2100 PokémonDollar.png1050
N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
FRLG PokémonDollar.png2100 PokémonDollar.png1050
N/A PokémonDollar.png1050
B PokémonDollar.png10000 PokémonDollar.png1050
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png2000 PokémonDollar.png1050
XY PokémonDollar.png2,100 PokémonDollar.png1,050
ORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png1,050
SMUSUM PokémonDollar.png3,000 PokémonDollar.png1,500
PE PokémonDollar.png5,000 PokémonDollar.png2,500
SwSh N/A PokémonDollar.png1,500

In the Generation V games, the Water 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 Water Stone.

Other uses

In Pokémon Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver, in the Ruins of Alph, the player requires a Water Stone to open the hidden room in the southwestern chamber. In Pokémon Crystal, the player simply needs to have it in their Bag. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, they need to use it while facing the wall.


Games Description
Stad A Stone used for making certain kinds of Pokémon evolve.
GSC Evolves certain kinds of Pokémon.
RSEColo.XD Makes certain species of Pokémon evolve.
FRLG A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a clear light blue.
DPPt A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a clear, light blue.*
An odd stone needed for evolution. It is a clear light blue.*
A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is a clear, light blue.
A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It is the blue of a pool of clear water.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
Celadon Department Store
GSC Sea Cottage (from Bill's grandfather) Mystery Gift, Route 42 (gift from Fisherman Tully)C
RSE Abandoned Ship Route 124 (trade for Blue Shard with Treasure Hunter)
FRLG Seafoam Islands (×2) Celadon Department Store
XD Phenac Stadium, Gateon Port
DPPt Route 213, Solaceon RuinsPt, Route 230 The Underground
HGSS Seafoam Islands, Sea Cottage (from Bill's grandfather) Route 42 (gift from Fisherman Tully), Bug-Catching Contest first prize (post-National Pokédex), Pokéathlon Dome (2500 Pts.)MoTuWeFr
PW Beyond the Sea (held by wild Staryu)
BW Castelia City, Driftveil City Dust clouds, Black CityB/White ForestW (Ralph)
B2W2 Route 19, Clay Tunnel Battle Subway/Pokémon World Tournament (3 BP), Join Avenue (Antique Shop), White Forest (Store 2),
Dust clouds (Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm),
Hidden Grottoes (Routes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 18, 22, 23; Floccesy Ranch; Giant Chasm; Abundant Shrine; Lostlorn Forest; Pinwheel Forest)
Pokémon Dream Radar (regular areas after catching Thundurus)
DW Rugged Mountain, Pokémon Café Forest
XY Routes 8 and 12 Lumiose City (Stone Emporium), Secret Super Training (The Water Stone Cup Begins!, The Battle for the Best: Version X!X, and The Battle for the Best: Version Y!Y), Route 18 (from Psychic Inver), Spiky Rock 2 (in battles; using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide)
ORAS Route 124 (trade for Blue Shard with Treasure Hunter), Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Secret Super Training (The Water Stone Cup Begins!, The Battle for the Best!), Route 106 (rematch with Fisherman Elliot), Secret Base ("Pick up stones" with Secret Pal)
PMC Balloon Popping (Lv. 2)
SMUSUM Route 8, Paniola RanchUSUM Konikoni City, Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun - Brilliant-Stone Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)
PE Routes 12 and 21 Celadon Department Store
SwSh Route 2, Bridge Field Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field (Digging Duo)


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

Mine Water Stone.png
Water Stone

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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


Games Cost Sell price
MDRB 3000MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 1MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png
MDTDS 1000MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 1MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png
MDGtI ? 100Poké currency V.png


Can be used to evolve one of several Pokémon by offering it at the Luminous CaveRB or Luminous SpringTDS or by using it in a dungeonGtI. This consumes the Water Stone.

If thrown, it will deal 1RBTDS/2GtI damage (2 if sticky). In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky, 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 A peculiar stone that holds the color of clearest blue. It allows certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.
MDGtI A peculiar stone that holds the color of clearest blue. It helps certain kinds of Pokémon to evolve.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
MDRB Northwind Field (29F)
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)
MDGtI Treasure Boxes
Pokémon Paradise (Sunken Treasure, Beartic Slide, Prize Palace)
Skill Treasury, Treasure Trove


MDBag Water Stone RTRB Sprite.png MDBag Water Stone TDS Sprite.png MDBag Water Stone V Sprite.png Water Stone PMD GTI.png
Sprite from
Red Rescue Team and
Blue Rescue Team
Sprite from
Explorers of Time,
, and Sky
Sprite from
Gates to Infinity
Model from
Gates to Infinity*

Pokémon Conquest

In Pokémon Conquest, Eevee and Panpour evolve into Vaporeon and Simipour, respectively, if their link is improved while their Warrior is equipped with a Water Stone.

A Water 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 Pinball series

In Pokémon Pinball and Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, the player gets three Water Stone symbols in order to evolve any of the Pokémon below.

Evolves from Evolves into Pokémon Pinball Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Poliwhirl Poliwrath
Shellder Cloyster
Staryu Starmie
Lombre Ludicolo


Pinball Water.png Pinball Counter Water.png Pinball RS Water.png
Sprite from
Counter from
Sprite from
Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire

In the anime

A Water Stone in the anime

The Water Stone debuted in The Battling Eevee Brothers as part of a collection held by the Eevee brothers.

In Once in a Mawile, a Water Stone belonging to Samantha appeared; Brock's Lombre used it to evolve into Ludicolo. This is the first time that a main character's Pokémon evolved via an Evolution stone onscreen.

Professor Oak gave a Water Stone to a wild Lombre in A Faux Oak Finish! so that it could evolve into Ludicolo.

In Last Call — First Round!, Ursula used a Water Stone and a Fire Stone during the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival to evolve her two Eevee, evolving them into a Vaporeon and Flareon, respectively.

Mystery on a Deserted Island! featured the Water 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!.

In On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!, Chloe received a Water Stone from Kiley. She asked her Eevee if she wanted to use it, but she decided not to evolve yet. Another Water Stone appeared in a flashback in the same episode, used by Kiley to evolve his own Eevee into Vaporeon.

In the manga

Evolution stones in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

The focus of the chapter To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question! was Evolution stones. Misty hoped to buy a Water Stone for her Poliwhirl in Stone Town, a town on Dream Island where all the Evolution stones in the Pokémon world come from. However, she couldn't afford one, remarking that an inexpensive one might make the evolution go bad.

Misty was later given a Water Stone by Mikey, who was being pressured to join the "Knights of the E Stone", a club which requires members to own a Pokémon evolved by an Evolution stone.

Pokémon Adventures

Evolution stones in Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

In Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, Red's Poliwhirl was able to evolve into a Poliwrath with the help of a Water Stone when they were thrown into the water in Vermilion Harbor, although the cause of his evolution wasn't revealed until the Yellow chapter.

Yellow chapter

In The Kindest Tentacruel, the Pokémon Fan Club Chairman told Yellow about a legend of an underwater dome at the bottom of Vermilion Harbor, housing a set of Evolution stones which, unlike normal stones, did not disappear after making a Pokémon evolve, allowing them to be used repeatedly. The cause of Red's Poliwhirl's evolution had been one of these said stones, proving the legend to be true. Yellow was later led to the dome by a wild Tentacruel, finding a Leaf Stone in it, but the Fire, Thunder, and Water Stones were missing. Later, it was revealed that Giovanni had given them to Red so he could freely evolve and devolve his Eevee.

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

In Mowing Down Ludicolo, Shelly used a Water Stone to evolve her Lombre into a Ludicolo while battling against Sapphire's Pokémon.

Black & White chapter

In Triple Threat, Cilan, Chili, and Cress used a Leaf Stone, Fire Stone, and Water Stone to evolve their Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour into Simisage, Simisear, and Simipour, respectively, during their battle against the Shadow Triad.


  • 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 Water Stone, this Pokémon is Onix.
  • In Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, if the player tries to give their partner Eevee a Water Stone, they will not accept it, and therefore, will not evolve. The same thing will happen if the player attempts to give them a Fire Stone or a Thunder Stone.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 水之石 Séui-jī Sehk
Mandarin 水之石 Shuǐ-zhī Shí
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vandsten
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vesikivi
France Flag.png French Pierre Eau
Germany Flag.png German Wasserstein
Israel Flag.png Hebrew אבן מים Even Mayim
Italy Flag.png Italian Pietraidrica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물의돌 Mur-ui Dol
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vannstein
Poland Flag.png Polish Kamień Wody*
Wodny Kamień*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Pedra d'Água (PS058-present)
Pedra da Água (anime, PS519, Pokémon Club)
Pedra-d'água (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Pedra de Água (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pedra Água
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Roca Acuática (anime, original series)
Spain Flag.png Spain Piedra Agua
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Vattensten
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Su Taşı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đá nước

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