Pokemon Legends: Arceus has added some brilliant quality of life upgrades to the Pokemon universe, completely changing simple game mechanics like catching and evolving Pokemon.
Whereas in previous games you could only evolve some Pokemon via time-consuming methods like trading back and forth with a friend, Pokemon Legends: Arceus has heaps of useful evolution items to help make getting your hands on cool Pokemon even easier.
If you’re on the hunt for useful items to boost your team in game, this is the guide for you. I’ve gathered up where to find all the evolution items in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and I’ve included which Pokemon tie into each item, too.
Where to Find All The Evolution Stones
There are 11 evolution stones in Pokemon Legends Arceus, which are all useful for different Pokemon. They’re commonly associated with Eevee and its evolutions, but can be used to evolve a number of other cool Pokemon, too.
There’s a number of different places that you can get evolution stones (and other evolution items) in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, so don’t worry if one of them doesn’t work out for your play style.
To start off with, the Trading Post in Jubilife Village is going to be your best bet for tracking down all the evolution stones in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Here, you’ll be able to get a number of different items to help boost your team.
If you’ve not been to the stall before, it’s on the main road in Jubilife Village and the vendor’s name is Simona. She’s wearing a pink and white outfit, and her stall is just outside of the trading grounds in the village center.
To help you find her easily, I’ve included a screenshot of where the stall is on the map below.
To buy items from Simona, you’ll need to get your hands on Merit Points. You can earn this in-game currency by locating lost satchels from other players in the world and turning them in. Lost satchels spawn randomly in every zone in the game, and you can track them by checking the map for little bag icons.
On average, a satchel will bring you around 50-100 Merit Points, depending on what’s in the satchel itself. Most of the evolution items at the vendor will cost around 1000 Merit Points, so make sure to set aside some time to grab plenty of satchels.
Simona’s stall is one of the best places to get evolution items in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Here’s the full list of evolutionary stones that you can get.
Fire stones are part of the evolution stone series, and they cost 1000 Merit Points each at Simona’s stall. One of these stones will evolve either a Hisuian Growlithe, a Vulpix or an Eevee. Eevee evolves into Flareon when you use a fire stone.
If you’ve never used an evolution stone before (or any other evolution item, for that matter) they’re incredibly easy to use. Once you’ve got the item that you need, add the Pokemon that you want to evolve into your party and head into your inventory.
Next, select the item that you want to use from your inventory and select the ‘use’ option. It’ll then show you which Pokemon are compatible with the item, and let you select them.
Once you’ve selected the Pokemon, it’ll proceed to the usual evolution animation.
It’s important to note that you can only use evolution items once, so make sure you’re certain before deciding to evolve your Pokemon.
Fire stones are also available from a number of other sources, too. They can be found as a random drop in space time distortions, and can be brought from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars, too. If you need a hand finding Ginter, you can locate him outside his stall in the Jubilife Village center. I’ve included a screenshot of where his stall is.
Ginter has a weird way of describing the items that he sells, so he won’t outright call a fire stone by its actual name. For example, when I went to find him for this article, he was selling black augurite but was calling it a jet black stone.
You can also obtain the fire stone as a random drop from red ore deposits around the world, or as a reward for completing request 52 ‘Eevee’s Evolution’ in the Professor’s office. For this quest, you’ll be able to pick between getting a fire stone, a water stone and a thunder stone.
To unlock this request, you’ll first need to finish up request 48 ‘ The Taste Of Home ‘ which can also be found on the Professor’s request board. It’s the quest that unlocks the Basculegion mount, allowing you to surf on the seas.
As with the majority of the other evolution stones in this list, water stones cost 1000 Merit Points each when you visit Simona at her stall.
While other games have had multiple evolutions available for water stones, Pokemon Legends: Arceus only has one. You can evolve an Eevee into a Vaporeon by using this stone.
You can nab a water stone via other methods, too.
As noted above, you can receive a water stone as a reward for completing the Eevee request from the Professor’s office, or via random drops in space time distortions. You can buy a water stone from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars, or sometimes find one as a rare drop from a blue ore deposit in the world.
Thunder stones cost 1000 Merit Points each at the Trading Post, and they’re used for evolving Pikachu into Raichu. Catching a Pikachu in Pokemon Legends: Arceus can be tricky as they’re somewhat rare, but it’s worth your time as they’re powerful Pokemon.
You can also use thunder stones to evolve an Eevee into a Jolteon, too.
Thunder stones are very similar to water stones and fire stones.
They can be found as a rare drop in a space time distortion or from gray ore, they can be obtained from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars or they can be picked as a reward for completing the Eevee quest line from the Professor’s office.
Leaf stones cost 1000 Merit Points a pop at the Trading Post. You can use one to evolve a Hisuian Voltorb into a Hisuian Electrode, or for evolving an Eevee into a Leafeon.
Leaf stones can be found as rare drops from space time distortions, too, or purchased from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars at his stall.
Ice stones are one of the coolest evolution stones in the game.
At Simona’s stall, they cost 1000 Merit Points each, and can evolve Eevee into Glaceon. They’re not suitable for use with a regular Vulpix due to the difference in Pokemon types , but they can evolve an Alolan Vulpix into an Alolan Ninetales.
You can also obtain an ice stone by saving Wanda in request 86 ‘Gone Astray in the Icelands’ , along with a peat block and a star piece, too. To unlock this request, finish up request 77 ‘Gone Astray in the Fieldlands’ and turn it in.
As with the other evolution stones, ice stones are available at Ginter’s stall, too. One ice stone will cost you 5000 Pokedollars.
At the Trading Post, moon stones cost 1000 Merit Points each, and they can evolve Clefairy into Clefable.
If you don’t want to purchase one for Merit Points, this is one of the evolution stones that you can find via a request mission in game. You’ll need to have finished up the Scaling Perilous Heights main mission in the game to have access to this request, and you’ll need a Clefairy.
If you don’t have a Clefairy yet, head to the Fabled Spring area in Coronet Highlands as shown in the screenshot below. Currently, this appears to be the only place that they spawn in game.
The request to get a moon stone is available on the request board in the Professor’s office, in the Jubilife Village Galaxy Hall. It’s request number 67.
Moon stones are also available for purchase from Ginter. He’ll be selling them as ‘moon-like stones’ for 5000 Pokedollars each.
Sun stones cost 1000 Merit Points each, and they can evolve Petilil into a Hisuian Lilligant. This is the last of the evolution stones that costs 1000 Merit Points at the trading post, as they start to increase in price from here on out.
You can also buy a sun stone for 5000 Pokedollars from Ginter.
At the Trading Post, shiny stones cost 1200 Merit Points a pop, and they can evolve Togetic into Togekiss. They can also evolve Roselia into Roserade.
Shiny stones can also be obtained from Ginter, as he sells them for 5000 Pokedollars each.
It’s also possible to find shiny stones as rare drops from space time distortions, too.
Dusk stones cost 1200 Merit Points at Simona’s stall, and they work for two evolutions. They can evolve Misdreavus into Mismagius, and Murkrow into Honchkrow.
Both of these Pokemon are great to have on your team, especially if you know where to catch a Misdreavus with good stats. Misdreavus also helps to unlock more hairstyles with the hairdresser in Jubilife Village too, via a request mission.
You can purchase a dusk stone from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars, and he’ll be selling them as deep-dark rocks.
Dusk stones are also available as a reward for gathering 30 wisps and speaking to Vessa. You can find her by the river in Jubilife Village, and she offers up a number of handy items like rare candies and other evolution stones for wisps.
I’ve marked where she’s located on the map below.
If you’re struggling to find enough wisps, I’d recommend using your rideable Pokemon (like Braviary) and trying to view your location from a new perspective. They’re often hidden in tricky places that require climbing or flying to get to, so experiment with your travel methods.
Dawn stones cost 1200 Merit Points each at the Trading Post and work for two evolutions. They evolve Kirlia into Gallade, and Glalie into Froslass too.
You can also purchase a dawn stone from Ginter for 5000 Pokedollars, and find them as rare drops from space time distortions.
Oval stones are one of the cheapest evolution items available to buy at the Trading Post, coming in at 400 Merit Points each. They’re used to evolve Happiny into Chansey.
You can also get an oval stone as one of the first rewards for collecting wisps, by speaking to Vessa. Once you’ve got 5 wisps, head back to Vessa and turn them in. You’ll get an oval stone for your efforts.
Where to Find The Porygon Evolution Items
Porygon is a fantastic Pokemon that looks slightly out of place in Hisui. There’s two key items that you’ll need to get your hands on if you want to evolve your Porygon.
If you’re struggling to find a Porygon to evolve, head to your nearest space time distortion. I’d recommend looking for one in the Crimson Mirelands in particular. Porygons can spawn inside the distortions, and you can hunt for the evolution items while you’re there too.
The upgrade item will help you to evolve your Porygon into Porygon2.
You can purchase an upgrade item at the Trading Post for 1000 Merit Points. They’re also available for sale at Ginter’s stall, for 8000 Pokedollars.
Upgrades can also be found as a rare spawn in space time distortions, as well.
A dubious disc will help you to evolve your Porygon2 into Porygon-Z.
You can purchase a dubious disc from Simona for 1400 Merit Points, or from Ginter for 10,000 Pokedollars instead.
As with the upgrade item, you can find a dubious disc as a rare spawn in a space time distortion.
Where to Find Other Pokemon Evolution Items
There’s plenty of other evolution items that you can grab in the game, available in lots of different locations and for different amounts of money. Here’s the remaining evolution items in Pokemon Legends: Arceus to help you boost your team.
Razor claws cost 1400 Merit Points each at the Trading Post , and they can evolve both forms of Sneasel into their respective form of Sneasler.
You can buy one from Ginter for 10,000 Pokedollars, and they can be found as rare spawns inside space time distortions.
Razor fangs also cost 1400 Merit Points from the Trading Post. They’re used to evolve Gligar into Gliscor.
If you don’t want to buy one with Merit Points, you can head to Ginter and buy one for 10,000 Pokedollars instead. They can also be found as rare spawns in space time distortions, too.
A reaper cloth will cost you 1400 Merit Points at Simona’s stall, and can evolve a Dusclops into a Dusknoir.
Ginter sells reaper cloths as mysterious cloths, for 10,000 Pokedollars each. They can be found as rare spawns from space time distortions, as well.
If you’re keeping on top of your wisp collecting game, you can turn in 70 wisps to Vessa in Jubilife Village to receive a reaper cloth as a reward. The wisp collecting is a worthwhile side project, as it leads to plenty of useful items and can help you to catch Spiritomb, too.
Metal coats are slightly cheaper compared to most items available at the Trading Post, coming in at 1000 Merit Points. They can evolve an Onix into a Steelix, and can also evolve Scyther into Scizor.
You can purchase a metal coat from Ginter for 8000 Pokedollars, or try your hand at finding one as a rare spawn inside a space time distortion.
Protectors cost 1400 Merit Points each at the Trading Post, and they evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior.
Protectors are available at Ginter’s stall too, for 10,000 Pokedollars. They can also be found in space time distortions as rare spawns.
Electirizers cost 1400 Merit Points at Simona’s stall, and can evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.
You can also purchase an Electirizer at Ginter’s stall for 10,000 Pokedollars each. As with many of the items in this list, they’re also available as rare spawns in space time distortions.
You can use a Magmarizer to evolve Magmar into Magmortar, and is available to purchase from Simona for 1,400 Merit Points.
You can also purchase a Magmarizer from Ginter for 10,000 Pokedollars, or find one as a rare spawn in a space time distortion anywhere on the map.
Linking cords are one of the most useful evolution items in the game. Pokemon Legends: Arceus brought them in as a replacement for the trading evolution mechanic, so you can evolve Pokemon like Gengar without trading with a friend.
Linking cords are very versatile items, and can evolve Haunter into Gengar, Graveler into Golem and Kadabra into Alakazam.
Linking cords are available for purchase at Simona’s stall for 1000 Merit Points each, and you can buy them for 8000 Pokedollars from Ginter. They can be found as rare spawns in space time distortions as well.
If you don’t want to purchase a linking cord, you can grab one as a reward for turning 50 wisps in to Vessa. As mentioned above, she can be found in Jubilife Village by the river.
Peat blocks are one of the most interesting evolution items in the game, due to the main method that you can use to find them.
You can dig in the sand in Cobalt Coastlands with Ursaluna to try and find one. This makes sense as they’re used to evolve Teddiursa into Ursaluna.
Peat blocks are available for 10,000 Pokedollars from Ginter. You can’t purchase them from the Trading Post, though.
Black augurite can evolve Scyther into Kleavor. It’s available for purchase from Ginter for 8000 Pokedollars apiece. He sells them as jet-black rocks, as shown below.
You can’t purchase black augurite from Simona, but you can find one as a rare spawn in a space time distortion if you’re lucky.