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Evolution Stones – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl guide

Where to find the Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunder Stone, Leaf Stone, Moon Stone, Sun Stone, Shiny Stone, Dusk Stone, and Dawn Stone.

A Pokémon trainer finds a Leaf Stone in a flowery field Image: Game Freak, ILCA/The Pokémon Company via Polygon
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Some Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl require special Evolution Stones to evolve, like Murkrow needing a Dusk Stone or Kirlia needing a Dawn Stone. These stones are rare around Sinnoh. Our evolution stone guide explains where to find rare Evolution Stones and what they’re used on.

Since Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a remake of an older game, it uses older evolution methods. That being said, Eevee does not use an Ice Stone to evolve into Glaceon. Instead, you have to level it up near a special rock. The same goes for Leafeon.

You can find all of the stones in the Grand Underground. With some luck, you can dig them out of walls, as you would with other treasure. Some other stones outside of the Grand Underground are being held by other Pokémon. To get items from them, you can catch them or you can use the dark-type move Thief or the fairy-type move Covet.

We’ve listed out the locations to find Evolution Stones in the overworld below.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl evolution stone locations

Stone Used on Location
Stone Used on Location
Fire Stone Vulpix, Growlithe, Eevee Fuego Ironworks (inside and from an NPC)
Water Stone Poliwhirl, Shellder, Staryu, Eevee, Lombre Route 213 (to the southeast, requires Surf)
Thunder Stone Pikachu, Magneton, Eevee Sunyshore City (on island behind the lighthouse)
Leaf Stone Gloom, Weepinbell, Exeggcute, Nuzleaf Floaroma Meadows (when entered from the north entrance below the Fuego Ironworks)
Moon Stone Nidorina, Nidorino, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Skitty Sometimes held by wild Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Cleffa, and Lunatone
Sun Stone Gloom, Sunkern Sometimes held by wild Solrock
Shiny Stone Togetic, Roselia Route 228 (along a bike path), Iron Island (at the very end of the cave)
Dusk Stone Murkrow, Misdreavus Victory Road (in the area that opens after you get the National Pokédex), Galactic Warehouse (after you open the door with the Storage Key)
Dawn Stone Kirlia, Snorunt Route 225 (up a Rock Climb wall), Mt. Coronet (from the Route 207 entrance, requires Surf)

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