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How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO

Evolve your favorite Pokémon from Sinnoh.

Pokemon GO is a mobile Pokémon spin-off where you can collect numerous Pokémon in the real world. Many mechanics carry over from the mainline games, like evolution and trading.

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However, Generation 4 has unique evolution methods that cannot be replicated in Pokémon GO and require Sinnoh Stones. Here’s how to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon GO.

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO

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There are numerous ways to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO.

Field Research

After completing 7 Field Research tasks, you’ll earn a Research Breakthrough. In your Research Breakthrough, you can obtain several rewards, including a Sinnoh Stone. Unfortunately, the Sinnoh Stone isn’t a guaranteed drop, and only your first Field Research task per day counts toward the quota.

Related: Pokemon GO Eeveelution guide: How to get all Eevee evolutions

Team Rocket Leader Battles

You can get a Sinnoh Stone by defeating a Team Rocket leader. You’ll need to use a Rocket Radar or Super Rocket Radar to find these trainers. You can earn the Rocket Radar by collecting six Mysterious Components, which are dropped from regular Team Rocket grunts.

PvP battles

You can earn a Sinnoh Stone as a potential reward after ranking up in PvP trainer battles.

Pokémon that evolve with a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO
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There are 18 Pokemon that evolve with a Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon GO. You’ll also need 100 Candies to complete the evolution.

  • Kirlia (male) evolves into Gallade
  • Gligar evolves into Gliscor
  • Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior
  • Dusclops evolves into Dusknoir
  • Roselia evolves into Roserade
  • Yanma evolves into Yanmega
  • Misdreavus evolves into Mismagius
  • Sneasel evolves into Weavile
  • Lickitung evolves into Lickilicky
  • Magmar evolves into Magmortar
  • Togetic evolves into Togekiss
  • Porygon 2 evolves into Porygon-Z
  • Aipom evolves into Ambipom
  • Murkrow evolves into Honchkrow
  • Snorunt (female) evolves into Frosslass
  • Piloswine evolves into Mamoswine
  • Electabuzz evolves into Electivire
  • Tangela evolves into Tangrowth

With how difficult Sinnoh Stones are to acquire, evolving every Pokemon in the list will take some time. I recommend treating this part of your Pokedex as a long-term goal to make it more manageable. If you’re a returning player and are curious about the Party system, check out our guide for a crash course.

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