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How to find special evolution items in Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go evolution items are essential if you want to complete the Pokedex and collect some of the strongest Pokemon in the game. There are many different items and methods to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Go, this is where this guide comes in handy. We have all the Pokemon Go evolution items listed here for you to learn and review exactly what they do so you know how to collect them.

How to find evolution items in Pokemon Go?

Now is the time to improve your game and start playing Pokemon Go every day. Yes, stand up soldier. If you haven’t yet completed your field research stamp, this small step will give you a chance to earn the Pokemon Go evolution item every seven days from your seven-day Pokestop series and increase your odds of finding a Sinnoh Stone.

Regular special items like Up-Grades and King’s Rocks can sometimes even drop from regular Poke Stops, but making sure you spin a Poke Stop every day and working on your streak will ensure you get at least one each week. Keep in mind that it’s impossible to predict what you’ll get, so you may need to see a few Metal Coats before you find the Sun Stone you want.

There are two main ways to find the Sinnoh Stone introduced with Gen 4. The first is to complete your seven-day research assignments. This essentially means earning a stamp every day until you win a legendary Pokemon match. If you’re lucky you’ll also get a Sinnoh Stone, but it’s not guaranteed. The second way to find it is to participate in trainer battles via PvP in the Battle section. Sinnoh Stones have been known to fall for both winners and losers.

How to use evolution items in Pokemon Go?

If you’ve returned a Pokestop for the seventh consecutive day or completed your weekly field research quest and found something brand new, shiny that you’ve never seen before, you can say hello to your first Pokemon Go evolution item. You might even have a few you didn’t know you had, so just pop into your list of items and do a quick scroll.

Evolution items in 2017 with the Gen 2 update. The available evolution items are as follows:

  • Dragon Scale
  • King’s Rock
  • Metal Coat
  • Sunstone
  • Up-Grade
  • Sinnoh Stone
  • Magnetic Lure
  • Mossy Lure
  • Glacial Lure

Each can be used to evolve one of your existing Pokemon into a new evolution. Below are each of the ways you can use evolution items.

How to use Dragon Scale in Pokemon Go?

You can only use the Dragon Scale item on a certain Pokemon, but you need to take a trip to the seaside or the nearest river. Combine Dragon Scale with 100 Horsea Candy to transform Seadra into Kingdra.

How to use King’s Rock in Pokemon Go

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Now multiple options come into play here. King’s Rock can be used in two different ways, which means you may already have the candies you need for at least one Pokemon evolution.

Kings’ Rock can not only transform Poliwhirl into frog-like Politoed, but also transform Slowpoke into Slow King. As always, you’ll need a serious amount of Candy for both Pokemon. Poliwhirl transforms into Politoed with King’s Rock and 100 Poliwag candies. Slowpoke transforms into Slow King with King’s Rock and 50 Slowpoke candies

How to use Metal Coat in Pokemon Go?

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Metal Coat can also be used on two different Pokemon, and as you’d expect, they both turn into Steel type. If you upgrade Scyther, you can get the fast Scizor, while the rock snake Onix will transform into Steelix.

Scyther transforms into Scizor with a Metal Coat and 50 Scyther candies. Onix transforms into Steelix with a Metal Coat and 50 Onix candies

How to use Sun Stone in Pokemon Go?

sun stone

Sun Stone will not only let you transform Gloom into Bellossom, but will also transform the lovely Sunkern into the equally delightful Sunflora.

Gloom transforms into Bellossom with Sun Stone and 100 Oddish Candy. Sunkern transforms into Sunflora with Sun Stone and 50 Sunkern candies

How to use Up-Grade in Pokemon Go?

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Another one-shot special item. Provided you have enough Candy, Pokemon Go’s Up-Grade is only used to transform the oddly cute Porygon into Porygon2. Porygon transforms into Porygon2 with Up-Grade and 50 Porygon candies

How to use Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go?

Sinnoh Stones are much more curved than other special items, so we have a special Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone guide that goes into detail about Sinnoh Stones and ways to obtain all Sinnoh Stone evolutions.

How to use Magnetic Lure in Pokemon Go?

magnetic lure

The Magnetic Lure is one of three bait types in the game and works like a regular bait with some minor changes. For 30 minutes, extra Pokemon will be attracted to the lure, but a Magnetic Lure will only attract electric, steel, and rock-type pocket monsters, although a regular bait can attract any type of Pokemon.

It’s also an evolution item! If you are near a Poke Stop with Magnetic Lure applied, you can convert Magneton and Nosepass into Magnezone and Probopass respectively; if you have enough sugar of course.

How to use Unova Stone in Pokemon Go?

Like the Gen 4 Sinnoh Stone, the Unova Stone is a Gen 5 Pokemon-exclusive evolution item. We have a special guide you should check out, which includes all the Pokemon you can evolve with Unova Stone and how to get them.

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