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Pokémon Sword and Shield stone evolutions guide

Which Pokémon evolve with which stones? Here’s your guide.

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Getting your companions to evolve in Pokémon Sword and Shield is pretty straightforward. Almost every creature you capture will eventually upgrade to a much stronger version of themselves with enough experience gained through combat, hanging out at your camp while eating good curry, or through candies.

But several Pokémon won’t evolve unless they are given a certain stone. To evolve Pokémon using special stones, all you need to do is go into your bag, select a stone, and give it to your Pokémon. If give the right create the right stone, they will instantly evolve into their new form, regardless of level.

How to use stones to evolve Pokémon

To evolve a Pokémon using a stone, it’s simple. All you need to do is:

  • Press X to enter the menu
  • Select your Bag
  • Head to the “Other Items” section
  • Highlight the stone you want to use
  • Select “Use this item,” not “Give to a Pokémon”
  • Select the right Pokémon

When you have a stone highlighted in your menu, it will let you know if a Pokémon is compatible or incompatible with a stone for evolution. You could go through trial and error testing each one, or just refer to our list below of which Pokémon evolve with which stones.

Pokémon Sword and Shield stone evolution list

Below will show you which stone evolves which Pokémon. If you have any of these stones and Pokémon, simply give the stone to that creature and witness their evolution.

Note that stones are a single-use item, so choose carefully as stones aren’t available for purchase at your whim. However, there is place where you can easily find evolution stones in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Dawn Stone

  • Kirlia > Gallade
  • Snorunt > Froslass

Dusk Stone

  • Lampent > Chandelure

Fire Stone

  • Eevee > Flareon
  • Growlithe > Arcanine
  • Vulpix > Ninetales

Ice Stone

  • Eevee > Glaceon
  • Galarian Darumaka > Galarian Darmanitan

Leaf Stone

  • Eevee > Leafeon
  • Gloom > Vileplume
  • Nuzleaf > Shiftry

Moon Stone

  • Clefairy > Clefable
  • Munna > Musharna

Shiny Stone

  • Minccino > Cinccino
  • Roselia > Roserade
  • Togetic > Togekiss

Sun Stone

  • Cottonee > Whimsicott
  • Gloom > Bellossom
  • Helioptile > Heliolisk

Thunder Stone

  • Charjabug > Vikavolt
  • Eevee > Jolteon
  • Pikachu > Raichu

Water Stone

  • Eevee > Vaporeon
  • Lombre >Ludicolo
  • Shellder > Cloyster