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How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO
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With the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl right around the corner, everyone’s got Sinnoh on the brain. Generation IV of Pokémon was an interesting one, as it was the one to finally go back and give new evolutions to previously single-state Pokémon, as well as some two-state Pokémon just for fun. Most of these evolutions have already found their way into Pokémon GO, though evolving a Pokémon into one requires a special ingredient. Here’s how to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO.

In order to evolve a Pokémon into its Gen IV evolution, you’ll need 100 of their respective Candy and a Sinnoh Stone. Since Sinnoh doesn’t exist in the real world, you’ll need to source a Sinnoh Stone as a reward for completing certain tasks. The good news is that these particular tasks are available year-round, so you almost always have an avenue to obtain a Sinnoh Stone.

How to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO

You can get a Sinnoh Stone by completing one of these objectives. The only catch is that they’re not guaranteed to yield a Sinnoh Stone, but as I said, you’re free to retry as many times as you like, for the most part.

To get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon GO, follow these steps:

  • Collect Field Research rewards for 7 straight days
  • Complete (not win, just complete) a PvP Trainer Battle
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader
  • Earn a “Mystery Item” reward from the GO Battle League

Once you’ve got your Sinnoh Stone and Candy, you can use them to evolve one of the following Pokémon:

  • Ambipom
  • Lickilicky
  • Tangrowth
  • Yanmega
  • Gallade
  • Froslass
  • Rhyperior
  • Electivire
  • Magmortar
  • Togekiss
  • Mismagius
  • Honchkrow
  • Gliscor
  • Weaville
  • Porygon-Z
  • Roserade
  • Dusknoir
  • Mamoswine

Bear in mind, some Sinnoh evolutions require the use of particular Lures to enact; Sinnoh stones won’t work on them. These Pokémon include:

  • Magnezone (Magnetic Lure)
  • Leafeon (Mossy Lure)
  • Glaceon (Glacial Lure)
  • Probopass (Magnetic Lure)
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