Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Evolution Stones Locations – Where to find Moonstone, Icestone, Duskstone, Dawnstone

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Evolution stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are hard to track down, and once you find them, you’re a bit limited in what you can do with them. Outside of staples like Fire Stone, finding most evolution stones is a matter of luck. If you’re hoping to raise an army of Glaceons or Mismagius, you’re going to need a lot of patience and perhaps a friend or two willing to lend you there.

This guide shows you where to find each stone and which Pokémon need them. If you already have stones and need a Pokémon to use them on, check out our guide on where to find Eevee.

All evolution stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Found some stones in fixed locations around Paldea, in Poké Balls with beams of red light that shine out of them like other items. These are one-of-a-kind items. Others will not appear in that location during any point in the game.

Others appear as random elements, denoted by sparkles of gold on the ground, and you may be able to find more than one on your trip. Similar to finding rare Pokémon like Eevee, you can leave a certain area and return to reset available items (and Pokémon) to give yourself another chance to find an evolution stone.

Thunder Stone locations

You can Purchase Thunderstones from any Delibird Presents location for 3,000 Poké Dollars after earning your third gym badge.

You might also find some randomly scattered around:

  • Levincia
  • Zone three of the eastern province

Pokémon that evolve with Thunder Stone

  • Eevee
  • Pikachu
  • Tadpole
  • Magneton
  • Elektrick

Firestone locations

Scarlet and Purple Fire Stone
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After you earn your third gym badge, you can purchase Fire Stones from Delibird Presents for 3,000 Poké Dollars.

You may also find them as random drops in:

  • Areas of the eastern province two
  • Zone three of the eastern province

Pokémon that evolve with Firestone

Positions of the water stones

Water stones look like permanent stock in Delibird Presents after winning your third gym badge.

You could potentially find them as random drops lying around Zone Zero also.

Pokémon that evolve with Waterstone

Leaf Stone locations

Evolution stones Delibird Presents
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Leaf Stones can appear in Tagtree Grove as random items, and you can buy them for 3,000 Poké Dollars at Delibird Presents once you get the Levincia gym badge.

Pokémon that evolve with Leaf Stone

Ice Stone locations

Scarlet and Purple Icestone
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Ice stones are random items on Glaseado Mountainprecisely the area north-east of the Palestra di Montenevera.

Pokémon that evolve with Froststone

  • Eevee
  • cetoddle
  • crawler

Sunstone locations

Scarlet and Purple Sunstone
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Sun Stones can look like random items near the river in area one of western province. You also get a pair for defeating the Sunflora in the Artazon Gym Trial.

Some players have reported finding them as random items in the desert, but we haven’t found any yet.

Pokémon that evolve with Sunstone

Dusk Stone locations

Dusk Stone Scarlet and Violet
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So far, we’ve only found one Dusk Stone location, and that’s it behind the building of the Montenevera Gym. This is a permanent item drop, unlike the other stones, meaning you have to rely on the Auction House to get you more.

Pokémon that evolve with Dusk Stone

Shining Stone Locations

Scarlet and purple shining stone
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You can find Shiny Stones like random items on Soccarat Trailnorth of Lake Casseroya, and there is also a static position in area six of southern province. Head to the lake northeast of Alfornada to get it.

Pokémon that evolve with Shiny Stone

Locations of Dawn Stone

Dawn Stone Scarlet and Violet
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Dawnstones appear to be more abundant. You can find one:

  • In the ruins northwest of Medali
  • On the riverside in area three of Eastern Province

They could potentially appear as random items, but we haven’t been able to confirm where, specifically, yet.

Pokémon that evolve with the Dawn Stone

Moonstone locations

Scarlet and purple moonstone
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Moonstones are a little more complicated, it seems. We found one near Zone Zero on the southeastern rim of the Gran Crater of Paldea, but some reports suggest that they may be found as well anywhere in Area Zero as a random item. It’s quite a large space, so keep your eyes peeled for the telltale golden glitter as you travel.

Pokémon that evolve with Moonstone

Port Marinada Auction House

Scarlet and Violet Auction House
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Port Marinada, north of the Asado Desert, is home to a bustling auction house with several sellers. Many of these vendors change their wares every day in the real world – when your Switch’s internal clock drifts from one date to another – and while their stock is seemingly determined at random, one or more of them may have evolutionary stones of any kind for sale.

The downside is that, being an auction house, you may end up paying exceptionally large sums of money for these stones if an NPC keeps driving up the price. If you have the Poké Dollars and don’t mind spending them, though, this is your best chance to get evolution stones like the Dusk Stone after you’ve used up all of their known locations in the wild.


Check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough for more tips and tricks!

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