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Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone – What Pokemon It Works For

For those wanting more of the fourth generation of Pokemon, good news: the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone allows you to evolve even more Pokemon into their Gen 4 counterparts. Just last night Niantic added something called the Sinnoh Stone to the game. This allows players to evolve Pokemon from previous generations into their new fourth generation evolutions. However, only some of them are available now. We can help you if you don’t know what the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone evolutions are.

Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone – What Pokemon It Works For

While 22 in Pokemon got new evolutions Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, only 11 have been unlocked today. The lucky Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone evolutions that will be able to evolve today include:

  • Rhydon
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Togetic
  • Misdreavus
  • Murkrow
  • Gligar
  • Sneasel
  • Porygon2
  • Roselia
  • Dusclops

These Pokemon will be able to evolve after using the Sinnoh Stone and getting enough candy for evolution, usually around 100. Pokemon like Tangela, Lickitung, Magneton and Eevee will likely get their evolutions in the near future.

How to Get the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone

You may be asking how to obtain the Sinnoh Stone. As it turns out, as of right now you can only get it after hitting the seven-day Field Research Task reward. Getting a stone roughly around once a week seems like a daunting task; however, Niantic has said there will be other ways to obtain more stones in the future.

This does solve a problem that Pokemon Go developers likely faced when adding the fourth generation. There are many evolutionary stones and held items in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum that evolved these Pokemon. Some Pokemon even evolve in special areas that can only be found within the games. All of those items and other mechanical issues have now been fixed thanks to this one evolutionary item. It’s like killing 22 birds with one stone. Well, maybe not killing, but evolving!

Much like how they dealt with previous generations of Pokemon, it seems like the developers at Niantic will take their time putting out new Pokemon. They rolled out the first fourth generation Pokemon last month.

Is the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone Not Guaranteed Anymore?

It seems that the Pokemon Go Sinnoh Stone is no longer a guaranteed reward for completing seven days of research tasks.

Polygon has reported that many players online have shared their recent and unfortunately fruitless endeavors to obtain the rare item. Although players used to get a guaranteed Sinnoh Stone reward for completing a week’s worth of research tasks, many players who have done exactly that have instead received stock rewards such as Poke Balls and Stardust.

The way to obtain a Sinnoh Stone was always somewhat difficult, but at least it was accessible. Now that Sinnoh Stones are no longer guaranteed, evolving Pokemon into their Generation 4 evolutions proves to be even more difficult than before, which greatly complicates Pokedex progress.

This isn’t yet confirmed, though. Apparently, the disappearance of Sinnoh Stone rewards could be due to the ending of a previous event. Reddit user starg09 wrote: “Is it possible Niantic just rolls back to the previous version of the game master, causing these issues to happen again? Out of recent memory: The Sinnoh Stone was added to the weekly research rewards right as the hatching event started. When said event ended, it unexpectedly got removed.”

As a result, it seems that the removal of Sinnoh Stones could just be an error. With no other sure way to get Sinnoh Stones established yet, it would certainly be odd for Niantic to completely remove the way in which they were originally obtained. For now, nothing is certain; however, it does seem likely that this is either an error, or a that maybe a new way to obtain Sinnoh Stones will be established soon.