A few years ago, all you needed to evolve a Pokémon in Pokémon Go was enough candy and the press of a button. These days, however, you have to go through several steps and meet some requirements to evolve a Pokémon. Some tasks call for playing a series of challenges or walking a specified distance. Others require you to obtain a stone. There are multiple Pokémon stones in the Pokémon Go game, each one with a unique function in the game. In this post, we will focus on the Unova Stone Pokémon GO. We will tell you what it is, why you need it, how to use it, and how to collect it in Pokémon Go.
What Is the Unova Stone?
Pokémon Go is one of the biggest names today in the world of mobile games. Its popularity has grown even more during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a renewed interest in online games and the game’s many item discounts and special events.m Within Pokémon Go, incense items allow Pokémon to get closer to you so you don’t have to go out of your way to capture them. Some Pokémon, however, require evolutionary items to evolve into their next form. This is where items like Unova stones come in handy. According to GamesRadar, the Uvona Stone is a unique Pokémon item introduced to the game to help players evolve Unova Pokemon and complete their Pokedex. Primarily, it is designed to help you evolve certain Pokémon on the DS from Pokémon Black and White. It is important to note that only several of the Pokémon in the fifth generation require the Unova Stone to evolve. This does not mean that the stone is easy to obtain. In fact, it is one of the rarest items in Pokémon Go and there is currently only one way to obtain it.
Which Pokémon Use Unova Stones to Evolve?
Besides helping you complete your Pokedex, Unova Stones are also needed to evolve certain Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Some Pokémon that currently use these stones include:
- Minccino → Cinccino
- Pansear → Simisear
- Litwick → Lampent → Chandelure
- Panpour → Simipour
- Pansage → Simisage
- Munna → Musharna
- Eelektrik → Eelektross
Evolving Eelektross and Chandelure will require more than Uvona Stones. You will also need about 100 Candy. Similarly, you will need 50 Candy as well as an Unova Stone to evolve the other Pokémon.
Where Should You Use Your Unova Stones?
Unova Stones and other evolutions items were first introduced to Pokémon Go during the second generation. Now, they are a must-have for evolving certain Pokémon, such as the ones we have mentioned above. You should note that the stone is usually consumed when you use it to evolve a Pokémon so, if you only have a few, you should be deliberate about how you use them. Of all the Unova-evolved Pokémon, the strongest is the fire and ghost-like Chandelure. It can come in handy if you arm it with Shadow Ball and Hex when facing ghosts.
Getting Unova Stones in Pokémon Go
As mentioned, there is only one true way to obtain Unova Stones in Pokémon Go. Since Pokémon Go added Pokémon to the game from the Unova region, you will need these items to evolve several Pokémon. The stones work similar to other evolution items in the game. You can obtain them by completing Field Research Breakthroughs every week. Currently, completing Field Research Tasks is the only way to obtain Unova Stones but it is not an easy route. You will need to complete seven tasks on different days and claim a stamp after each Breakthrough. Completing the task will spawn a Pokémon and could also give you an Uvona stone. According to ScreenRant, you can make this process easier by completing one Research Task every day. It is also recommended that you begin with the easiest ones and move on to more complicated tasks. For example, you can easily complete a task like ‘Catch 2 Pokémon.’ Completing the Research Tasks could be easy but you cannot complete all seven at once. You will need to claim one stamp each day until you have collected enough Unova Stones. Although this might seem like a long and tedious process, it is necessary because several Pokémon require the item to evolve. In the event you complete all seven Field Research quests, you will have collected seven stamps and will receive a Research Breakthrough (this could get you a Sinnoh Stone). You can then unlock the Breakthrough to collect rewards through the following steps:
- Step 1: Log onto your Pokémon Go app.
- Step 2: Go to the nearest PokeStop.
- Step 3: Find the latest Field Research quest and complete it.
- Step 4: Do this for 7 consecutive days.
- Step 5: On the last day, check whether your reward is an Unova Stone.
As you can see from the last step, there is no guarantee that the reward you receive will be an Uvona Stone. You may need to repeat the process several times to complete your Pokedex. In some cases, you may get a Unova Stone as a reward for completing a Timed Research from a special event. These rewards can help you build your collection faster.
Spinning Gyms and Pokestops
In some cases, players can obtain the Unova Stone Pokémon GO from spinning Gyms and Pokestops. The probability of obtaining the item this way is low at approximately 1 percent per spin. Additionally, there is a change that you might not receive an Uvona Stone and instead get another evolution item. The probability is equally distributed between the five available items. But while there is no way to ensure that you drop a Unova stone when you spin, the odds are good with only four other items in play. In fact, your probability of getting the Uvona Stone will rise to 50 percent after you spin 250 Pokestops. This is not easier than the option of completing seven Research Tasks, but this option is also not guaranteed to yield the Stones.
Ease of Finding Unova Stones
As you may have realized by now, there is only one official and one unofficial but alternative method of obtaining a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go. Both ways are not easy or fast and none guarantees that you will get a Unova Stone as a reward. This means that it will probably take you some time to complete your Pokedex in the Unova region of Pokémon Go. You will need a lot of patience, perseverance, and luck to stick to the methods and reap the rewards.
How to Use Unova Stones
Since Unova Stones are difficult to contain and require a lot of screen time and task completion, it is only prudent that, once you obtain them, you use them wisely. It would be a shame to waste your Stones on weak Pokémon after working so hard to get them. Here are some ideas for how to use your Unova Stones on Pokémon Go the best way possible: Your first use of the Stones should be to evolve Lampent into Chandelure. This is by far the best use of this item because Chandelure is one of the best ghost types in Pokémon Go. If possible, use your Stones to evolve this Pokémon fast unless you have another ghost type with high stats. A close second is the Giratina. As your second option, you can evolve Panpour into Simipour, Pansear into Simisear, or Pansage into Simisage. These pairings are all pure types, regional exclusives that offer good move set potentials. You can even choose which pair to evolve if you travel or trade. As a last resort, you can evolve Cinccino or Eelektross. These Pokémon are very weak and would not be a great use of your Unova Stones. However, they are a viable option.
Using Unova Stones to Evolve Pokémon
Once you complete your Pokedex and have collected enough Unova Stones, you can use them to evolve certain Pokémon. The following descriptions should help you do this:
1. Evolving Pansage into Simisage
This evolution is simple in Pokémon Go than in other Pokémon games which call for you to trade your Pokémon to another player. This one only needs Candy and a Unova stone. As with most evolutions, evolving Pansage into Simisage requires one Unova Stone and 50 Candy. You will need to open your Pansage screen and choose the evolution from the game menu. Once you do this, your Pansage Pokémon will be evolved and your Candy and Unova Stone consumed.
2. Evolving Panpour into Simipour
Evolving Panpour into Simipour works much the same way as the evolution above and requires one Unova Stone and 50 Candy. You will need to open your screen, choose the evolution from the game menu, and the Pokémon will be evolved and your Candy and Unova Stone consumed.
3. Evolving Pansear into Simisear
According to Pokémon Database, Simisear is a Fire type Pokémon also called the Ember Pokémon that was introduced to Pokémon Go in the fifth generation. Its main ability is Gluttony but it has a hidden talent: blaze. Its weaknesses include water, rock, and ground. As Pokémon number 514, it is described as follows:
“A flame burns inside its body. It scatters embers from its head and tail to sear its opponents.”
Evolving Pansear into Simisear is also similar to the above evolution. It requires one Unova Stone and 50 Candy. You open your screen, choose the evolution from the game menu, and the Pokémon is evolved and your Candy and a Unova Stone consumed.
4. Evolving Munna into Musharna
Musharna is a bipedal, rounded psychic type Pokémon with a light purple body and pale pink head. It is also called the Drowsing Pokémon and has a 55 Attack, 85 Defense, 29 Speed, and 95 SP Defense. Its main abilities are Synchronize, Forewarn, and Telepathy, which is hidden. As Pokémon 518, its description is recorded as:
“When dark mists emanate from its body, don’t get too near. If you do, your nightmares will become reality.”
Evolving Munna into Musharna also works the same way as the evolution above and requires one Unova Stone and 50 Candy. Start by opening your screen, then choosing the evolution from the game menu and the Pokémon will be evolved and your Candy and Unova Stone consumed.
5. Evolving Eelektrik into Eelektross
Eelektross, also known as the EleFish Pokémon, is an electric type Pokémon that is considered one of the scariest in the game. This is thanks to its impressive offensive moveool, wide coverage, and high attacking stats. Its primary ability is Levitate. As Pokémon number 604, it is described as:
“With their sucker mouths, they suck in prey. Then they use their fangs to shock the prey with electricity.”
Evolving Eelektrik into Eelektross also requires a Unova Stone but 100 Candy instead of 50.
6. Evolving Minccino into Cinccino
Cinccino, or the Scarf Pokémon, is a normal type Pokémon that was introduced to the game in the fifth generation. While it can be used as a charm-spammer, it is very frail and often not effective in its role. However, it has other abilities like Technician and Skill Link, which is a hidden ability. Its national number is 573 and it is described as:
“Its body secretes oil that this Pokémon spreads over its nest as a coating to protect it from dust. Cinccino won’t tolerate even a speck of the stuff.”
Evolving Panpour Minccino into Cinccino involves the same process and requires one Unova Stone and 50 Candy. You will need to open your screen, choose the evolution from the game menu, and the Pokémon will be evolved and your Candy and Unova Stone consumed.
7. Evolving Lampent into Chandelure
Evolving Lampent into Chandelure requires a Unova Stone and 100 Candy.
Overall, the best way to obtain a Unova Stone Pokémon GO is to complete seven consecutive Research Tasks and collect the reward. The item you receive may or may not be a Unova Stone, which is one reason this evolution item is very difficult to obtain. Additionally, even if you get the Stone, you can only collect one every seven days. This means that it will likely take you some time to complete your Pokedex. The process can be frustrating and tedious but it is necessary. With the introduction of the Unova region, several Pokémon require Unova Stones to be evolved so you need to collect them.