It might not come to mind too often, but Pokémon games have always held a ton of mysteries and secrets. Some turned out to be just rumors, like the infamous Mew under the truck in Red and Blue Pokémon, but others were simply objects for which it was difficult to find a use. Well, until the Internet comes, that is. Now we all know what every item in every game does, but that doesn’t mean they’re always easy to find.
The stones of evolution should not be despised. Some trainers who watched the anime at the time may see them as some kind of cheat, but in Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl, these are essential items if you want to evolve specific Pokémon. Each stone can only be used once, so finding them is only the first step as you’ll have to think carefully about which Pokémon you want to spend it on. While that decision is up to you, we can at least guide you to the location of each Evolution Stone in Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl.
How Evolution Stones Work
Evolution Stones are single-use items that will instantly evolve a single Pokémon. There are nine types in total, at least one of each on the outside world except Sunstone and Moonstone, but you can get multiple of each type if you need to by researching them. in the Grand Underground. Once used, you cannot undo or reverse an evolution, so the engagement is permanent.
However, these stones will not work on any Pokémon, even if they are of the same type. Below we will list all applicable Pokémon that each stone can be used on.
Location of the fire stone
The Stone of Fire is hidden inside the Forges of Fuego. You can get there from Route 205, where you have to use the surf and head west until you reach the building. Once inside, head to the right side wall once you have solved the booster cushion maze and reached Fuego himself, he will give you a Fire Stone.
A second can also be picked up here on the ground with the floor tile puzzle. Solve it and do it all the way to the right side of the room. Near a blue container in the corner is a fire stone.
A Stone of Fire can be used to evolve:
- Goupix at Ninetails
- Growlithe at Arcanine
- Eevee to Flareon
Location of the water stone
You will get the first water stone as part of the main story when you are on route 213. While you are here, go south until you reach the beach and surf further south to until you come to a small island surrounded by rocks with a sailor on it. He will fight you, allowing you to go further north to find the object in the water near two other trainers in the water.
You can collect a second Water Stone, but not until you’ve unlocked the National Pokédex. Once you’ve done that and can access the combat area in the battle tower, one will be on route 230. Keep your eyes on the right side for a set of stairs to a boulder. where you can use Rock Smash and continue to the item.
A Water Stone can be used to evolve:
- Poliwhirl to Poliwrath
- Shellder in Cloyster
- Staryu to Starmie
- Eevee to Vaporeon
- Shadow in Ludicolo
Location of the thunder stone
The only Thunder Stone outside of the Grand Underground is behind the Sunyshore City Lighthouse. You can reach the lighthouse by going down the stairs near the Pokémon Rock solar panels. The item is tucked away next to the rock on the left side.
A Thunder Stone can be used to evolve:
- Pikachu to Raichu
- Eevee in Jolteon
Leaf stone location
Our journey to retrieve a Leaf Stone will take us to a secret area of Floaroma Meadows. To find it, go south from Fuego Ironworks and look for the entrance to the meadow across the river while surfing. Take the stairs to the south and you will reach a field of flowers with the object lying among them.
A Leaf Stone can be used to evolve:
- Sadness in Vileplume
- Weepinbell in Victreebel
- Exeggcuter to Exeggcutor
- Nuzleaf in Shiftry
Moonstone and Sunstone to Track are two of the most difficult to obtain as they don’t appear anywhere in the Overworld. The only place you can get them is through the mining mini-game in the Grand Underground or get lucky and catch a Pokemon that already has one.
A Moon Stone can be used to evolve:
- Nidorina in Nidoqueen
- Nidorino to Nidoké
- Clefairy to Clefable
- Jigglypuff to Wigglytuff
- Skitty to Delcatty
Like Moonstone, get your hands dirty while digging in the Grand Souterrain if you need one of these rare Evolution Stones.
A Sun Stone can be used to evolve:
- Sadness in Bellossom
- Sunkern to Sunflora
Location of the shining stone
The wild shining first stone to grab is on the Iron Isles that you first visit with Riley. As part of the story, you’ll both navigate a mine, but right before the exit you’ll see the object on the right side of your screen.
The other shining stone can be hung on route 228. As you cross the bridge on this path, keep an eye on the left side for two rangers who will engage you in a double battle. Right before the pair, you can grab the shiny stone.
A shining stone can be used to evolve:
- Togetic in Togekiss
- Roselia in Roserade
Twilight Stone Location
Your first shot at a Twilight Stone takes place during the story section when you defeat Galactic Team Commander Jupiter in Lake Acuity and collect the Storage Key item. With it, head to Veilstone City and use it to enter the Galactic Warehouse. There is a side piece in the upper right section with the Twilight Stone on a table near a computer.
The second won’t be until you’ve beaten the final boss and become the Pokémon League champion. At this point you will be able to enter the Hall of Fame and Victory Road. Head to the end of the first floor of Victory Road and look in the back left corner. Use the Force to move the rocks to pick up the stone.
A Twilight Stone can be used to evolve:
- Murkrow to Honchkrow (Brilliant diamond)
- Misdreavus to Mismagius (Shiny pearl)
Dawn Stone Location
There are two chances to catch a Dawn Stone during the game. The first is at Mount Coronet, which you access via Route 207. Once inside, head to the southern end of cave and go down a few stairs to the water. Surf to the other side and take the object here for the stone.
The Second Dawn Stone will not be available until you have the National Pokédex and can access Route 225. Go north along this road until you reach a rock wall where you can use Rock Climb to climb onto a ledge. The Dawn Stone is behind a trainer that you must defeat to reach it.
A Dawn Stone can be used to evolve:
- Male Kirlia in Gallade
- Female snorunt at Froslass
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