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How to get a Pokémon Go sun stone

With our Pokémon Go sun stone guide you’ll be able to evolve the likes of Cottonee, Helioptile, and Gloom, though you still need some candy.

Helioptile, Bellossom, and sunflora in front of a sun stone in front of a red and yellow background

You need to know how to get Pokémon Go sun stones if you want any hope of completing your Pokedex, as numerous Pokémon rely on this evolution item to ascend into their next stage. Not only do we intend to tell you who those creatures are, but we also plan to tell you how you can get your hands on a sun stone.

It’s not just stones that you need to complete your Pokédex, mind you, so make sure you read our Pokémon Go king’s rock and Pokémon Go dragon scale guides to learn how to get some specific ‘mon. It’s also wise to consult our Pokémon Go raid and Pokémon Go event guides to stay up to date with what’s going on in-game. Who knows, you might be able to get some rewards for taking part. Speaking of which, if the idea of freebies excites you, check out our Pokémon Go codes list.

Anyway, here’s everything you need to know about Pokémon Go’s sunstone.

What is a Pokémon Go sunstone?

The sun stone is an evolution item introduced in the gen 2 Pokémon games, Gold and Silver, which went on to be a mainstay item as ‘mon from past and future generations also rely on this stone to evolve. We’re talking gen 1 Pokémon, gen 5 Pokémon, and gen 6 Pokémon, and we have no doubt that more ‘mon will arrive in future generations that also need a sun stone.

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How do I get a Pokémon Go sunstone?

The most obvious way to get a Pokémon Go sun stone is to spin Pokéstops and gyms. However, the drop rate is low, meaning this isn’t the most efficient option available, but seven consecutive days of spins does guarantee you an evolution item, so you might get lucky. You can also find sunstones by opening gifts, reaching new research breakthroughs, and completing special research tasks.

Pokémon Go sun stone evolution

Five Pokémon rely on the sun stone to evolve into their next stage, this is how you get Helioptile’s evolution and Gloom’s evolution (Bellossom, not Vileplume), as well as how you evolve Sunkern, Petilil, and Cottonee.

To evolve Gloom you need:

  • 100 Oddish candy
  • Sunstone

To evolve Helioptile you need:

  • 50 Helioptile candy
  • Sunstone

To evolve Petilil you need:

  • 50 Petilil candy
  • Sunstone

To evolve Cottonee you need:

  • 50 Cottonee candy
  • Sunstone

To evolve Sunkern you need:

  • 50 Sunkern candy
  • Sunstone

With that, you know all there is to know about the Pokémon Go sunstone. For even more Pokémon knowledge, take a look at our flying Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, and dark Pokémon weakness guides.