Pokemon Go: What is a Sun Stone used for?

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Pokemon Go Sun Stone item

Pokemon Go has plenty of different items that don’t outright state their purposes, you might have even already come across some of these yourself – and to help understand them, in this article we’ll be talking about the Sun Stone item.

Pokemon Go – Sun Stone

Sun Stones are fairly simple items with precisely one purpose in Pokemon Go, and that purpose is to evolve Pokemon. Unlike a few other evolution items however, Sun Stones are used for numerous different Pokemon.

What does it do?

As mention above, a Sun Stone in Pokemon Go is used purely to evolve Pokemon. So which Pokemon can it be used on?

Pokemon Go Sun Stone Item
The Sun Stone in Pokemon Go, Credit: Niantic

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Unlike some other Evolution items in the game, the Sun Stone has quite a few potential candidates, which I’ll cover all of, below:

  • Gloom > Bellossom
  • Sunkern > Sunflora
  • Cottonee > Whimiscott
  • Petilil > Lilligant

You also need some of the respective candy to evolve any of the above Pokemon, but don’t forget to bring the evolution item too or you’ll not be evolving them at all.

Lilligant in the Pokemon Anime
Credit: Bulbapedia, The Pokemon Company

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How do I get a Sun Stone?

For those players who don’t have a Sun Stone (or several of them) already, you can find more of them by spinning Pokestops at random, though the chance is quite small.

That said, you should be spinning plenty of Pokestops as part of simply playing the game, so you’ll likely stumble on to a few of these sooner or later.

If your luck just isn’t giving you the item you want specifically, you can check your research tasks – special research sometimes gives fixed evolution items. Otherwise, try opening gifts if you can.

There are very few fixed ways to get Evolution items in the game – check your available research rewards and simply keep trying is the best advice I can give if you can’t find one so far.

That’s about everything there is to know about the Sun Stone item in Pokemon Go.

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