Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: How To Find All Evolution Stones | Fire, water, thunder and more

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Pokemon Shining Diamond & Shining Pearl take the series back to its Gen IV roots, simplifying a series of games that went absolutely massive – and even back then we had evolution items. The famous evolution stones are back, and they are particularly rare in this region. Finding them all can be a real pain, so we're going to help you track down all the evolution items to fully evolve your favorite Pokémon. We've already found the Fire Stone, Dawn Stone, and Leaf Stone - and there are plenty more to find. We will continue to track them down and update this article with the information you need.



Evolution Stones are essential items, especially if you have your own Eevee. Evolution Stones are just one of many evolution methods for Pokemon, but they're important for a pretty simple reason: you can evolve Pikachu into Raichu with a Thunder Stone! They turn Eevee into different variants. And they can be used to evolve a bunch of other creatures. Most of them are hard to find and can only be picked up after unlocking specific movement abilities later in the game. Just keep this page saved and refer to it once you've cleared all eight Gyms.

All Evolution Stone Slots

[Work-In-Progress: Check back soon for more Evolution Item locations.]


  • fire stone: Route 205 – Enter from the town of Floaroma and reach the bridge with water on the left. Swim and enter Fire Ironwork. Reach the Pokeball in the upper right corner of the area, next to the blue container. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground et Ruins of Solaceaon.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Goupix -> Ninetales
    • Growlithe -> Arcanin
    • Évoli -> Flareon
  • water stone: Route 213 – Acquire Surf, then travel to the shallows on the eastern edge of the route. Find the item north of two swimming NPCs. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground et Ruins of Solaceaon.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Poliwhirl -> Poliwrath
    • Sheller -> Cloyster
    • Staryu -> Starmie
    • Évoli -> Vaporeon
    • Lombre -> Playful
    • Panpour -> Simipour
  • thunder stone: Sunyshore City – Found behind Vista Lighthouse. Also available on route 229, to the southwest. It is only accessible with Surf and Cut. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground et Ruins of Solaceaon.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Pikachu-> Raichu
  • dawn stone: Route 207 – Enter from Oreburgh City and enter Mount Coronet. From the entrance, drop down to the water at the bottom of the map. Swim right to get this hidden pokeball. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Murkrow -> Honchkrow
    • Misdreavus -> Mismagius
  • sheet of stone: Route 205 – Enter from Floaroma Town and use Water Surf near the bridge. Swim to the entrance of Fuego Ironworks. Instead of going up, go down to a seemingly empty grassy spot surrounded by trees. Go all the way down to enter a hidden passage leading to Floaroma Meadow. Inside you will find the pokeball item near the entrance. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Sadness -> Vileplume
    • Weepinbell -> Victreebel
    • Exegcuter -> Exeggutor
    • Eevee -> Leafeon (Requires testing)
    • Nuzleaf -> Shiftry
  • Moon stone: Eterna City – Use Surf in the upper right corner of the city. There is a hidden element here. Go to the right and swim across the large open lake to reach the small patch of grass at the top. Can also be found in southeast Mount Coronet with Surf. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Nidorina -> Nidoqueen
    • Nidorino -> Nidoké
    • Clefairy -> Clefable
    • Jigglypuff -> Wigglytuff
    • Skitty -> Delcatty
  • Stone of the Sun: Valor Lakefront – Climb the rock walls to the right of the Grand Lakes Hotel. At the top you will find this article. Requires unlocking Rock Climb. Can also be found randomly in the Great Underground.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Gloom -> Bellossom
    • Sunkern -> Sunflora
  • shining stone: Iron Island – Found deep in the mine at Iron Island. Can be picked up in B3F1. Also found in Route 10; use Defog in the foggy north area and use Rock Climb. When you reach a place between two climbing walls, go down.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Togetic -> Togekiss
    • Roselia -> Roserade
  • twilight stone: Veilstone City – Once you gain access to the Galactic Warehouse, reach the entrance floor and get the storage key. You will get the storage key at Lake Acuity. Can also be found in Victory Road; reach the Hall of Fame and push the rocks that require strength in the upper left corner.
    • Used to evolve:
    • Murkrow -> Honchkrow
    • Misdreavus -> Mismagius

More stone locations coming soon!



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