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Pokemon GO Sun Stone Evolutions: Full List

Pokémon GO trainers want to know which Pokemon evolve using the Sun Stone.
Pokémon GO trainers want to know which Pokemon evolve using the Sun Stone. / Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO trainers want to know which Pokemon evolve using the Sun Stone.

Niantic Labs implemented several ways for Pokemon to evolve in its mobile augmented reality (AR) title, Pokemon GO. One of these—arguably, the easiest—is by using special evolution items. While trainers won’t find the classic Water, Fire, and Thunder Stones, they will need to collect later generation items such as the King’s Rock, Dragon Scale, and Sun Stone.

To that end, we’ve compiled a list of all the Pokemon that can evolve in Pokemon GO using a Sun Stone.

Pokemon GO Sun Stone Evolutions: Full List

At the time of writing, only four Pokemon can be evolved using the Sun Stone. Those Pokemon are:

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

As the Sun Stone is supposed to be a distillation of the Sun’s rays, it makes sense that it would primarily affect grass-type Pokemon and prompt them to “bloom.” Each of these Pokemon will quite literally flower when exposed to the Sun Stone—Sunkern turns into a “sunflower,” Gloom becomes a bouquet with a grass skirt, and so on.

Unfortunately, acquiring a Sun Stone is just as rare as its evolutions. Trainers have a chance to get a Sun Stone as part of their PokeStop rewards or during a research quest line.