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Pokémon Go update adds Sinnoh-region evolutions

Introducing Sinnoh Stones, a new evolutionary item

A Togekiss The Pokémon Company

A Pokémon Go update has added a new evolutionary item into the game: Sinnoh Stones, items that allow Pokémon from previous generations to become their Sinnoh-region forms. But for collectors looking to evolve their first-, second-, or third-gen Pokémon into special, exclusive fourth-gen monsters, it may take some time in order to collect enough Sinnoh Stones to do so.

Only one Sinnoh Stone is required to evolve compatible Pokémon, alongside 100 candies. Thus far, the only way to obtain these items is through completing field research. After collecting seven consecutive days’ worth of stamps, received by completing daily tasks, some players have found their research breakthrough rewards to be the elusive new item.

But players receive just one Sinnoh Stone at a time when they complete the week’s worth of research challenges. With 11 Pokémon that have Sinnoh-specific evolutions, that means it will take 11 weeks of research to collect all of them.

The full list of new evolutions is:

  • Rhydon → Rhyperior
  • Magmar → Magmortar
  • Electabuzz → Electivire
  • Togetic → Togekiss
  • Murkrow → Honchkrow
  • Misdreavus → Mismagius
  • Gligar → Gliscor
  • Sneasel → Weavile
  • Porygon 2 → Porygon-Z
  • Roselia → Roserade
  • Dustclops → Dusknoir

The good news is that, according to a Niantic rep and member of The Silph Road community, there will be additional ways to collect those Sinnoh Stones in the future. Until then, check out this graphic — also provided by The Silph Road — to illustrate all the Pokémon compatible with this new item.

A graph of all the Pokémon that use the Sinnoh Stone to evolve Swayz0r5000#7102/Discord via Reddit