Pokémon Go Guide – How to get UNOVA Stone for Chandelure and many more

The Unova Stone from Pokémon Go is a special evolution object that allows you to evolve Pokémon from Gen 5 , similar to Sinnoh Stone .

It has some differences with respect to this, since the Unova Stone cannot be used to evolve Pokémon from previous generations, only those that will be introduced in the fifth generation.

How to get a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go

Thanks to Chrales on Twitter, we already have the first details of the Unova Stone and, according to its description, we know that “it can make certain species of Pokémon evolve.”

Similar to Sinnoh Stone , you can receive a Unova Stone in this way:

  • Collecting the rewards of the seventh day for completing Field Investigations.
  • Beating a Team Go Rocket leader

More ways to get Unova Stones may appear, in the same way that Sinnoh Stones can be achieved by defeating other coaches in PVP Trainer Battles .

Until then, the only safe method is to complete seven days of Field Investigations.

In which Pokémon is the Unova Stone used in Pokémon Go?

The Gen 5 has some Pokémon that require special conditions to evolve, including the use of stones that do not appear in Pokémon Go and be replaced by the Stone Unova in the game.

These are the current uses of a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go:

Before evolutionEvolution Method
Pansage… evolves in Simisage with a Unova Stone and 100 Candies
Pansy… evolves in Simisear with a Unova Stone and 100 Candies
Panpour… evolves in Simipour with a Unova Stone and 100 Candies
Lampent… evolves in Chandelure with a Unova Stone and 100 Candies

What other Pokémon could use a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go?

In addition to those above, the following Pokémon may require a Unova Stone when they are available in the game.

It is important to note that in Black and White Pokémon some of these creatures evolve when they are exchanged or when they reach a high level of friendship in the game, systems that Pokémon Go could try to replicate in other ways. We will have to wait to see how they surprise us.

Until then, these are the possible candidates to use a Unova Stone in Pokémon Go:

Before evolutionEvolution Method
Boldore… evolves in Gigalith when exchanged
Woobat… evolves in Swoobat by reaching a high level of friendship
Gurdurr… evolves in Conkeldurr when exchanged
Swadloon… evolves in Leavanny upon reaching a high level of friendship
Minccino… evolve in Cinccino using a Variocolor Stone
Karrablast… evolves in Escavalier when being exchanged for a Shelmet
Shelmet… evolves in Accelgor when exchanged for a Karrablast
Munna… evolve in Musharna using a Moonstone
Eelektrik… evolve in Eelektross using a Moonstone

Other Rock Pokémon (such as Cottonee and Petilil of Gen 5) will use the Solar Stone to evolve.