If you have been playing Pokemon Go for a while, you’ll be familiar with Sinnoh Stones. Sinnoh Stones is a very necessary item for trainers to complete their Pokedex database. Basically, Sinnoh Stone is required item to evolve a number of pocket monsters in the game. However, the game itself didn’t explain where and how to give them. And it confuses even the most active Pokemon trainers around.
Today, we will help you further understand what Sinnoh Stone is, and how to acquire some. We will also cover related topics, so set back and relax.
How to get Sinnoh Stone in Pokemon Go?
Currently, there are three ways to get Sinnoh Stone in the game. We will try to discuss each of the available ways with you.
1. Completion of 7 day Research Task
Stop looking for Sinnoh Stones at Poke Stops. You will not find one lurking around like the pocket monsters. Instead, move your attention to completing Research Task.
After completing a full seven days’ worth of research progress, you will have a chance to earn a single Sinnoh Stone from a Research Breakthrough. Note that it will not be as easy as counting one to three. Sometimes, it may take several weeks of Breakthrough before you’re rewarded with the rare item.
Piece of advice, don’t stop and just keep on doing it.
2. PvP battles
Yes. You can get Sinnoh Stones by participating in the newly introduced PvP battles. Sinnoh Stone may drop as part of your post-battle rewards. As with our first way though, odds of getting it aren’t that high. Simply because sometimes, the game is unpredictable. Some people has been rewarded with Sinnoh Stone for both wins and losses. So, it’s hard to asses or predict when you will be rewarded with one.
To improve your chance of acquiring the elusive Sinnoh Stone, you can battle with an AI trainer for at least once a day. You can also battle with another player three times a day. All in all, this is far easier than our first entry on this list.
3. Battling against the three team leaders during the Community Day
If the first two entries are not convenient for you, you still have one last option to get a Sinnoh Stone in Pokémon Go. And it is by battling against three team leaders during the Community Game.
Every month, Pokémon Go holds a Pokémon Go Community Day. However, to get a Sinnoh Stone, you will have to wait until the February Community Day to get them. During this time, users are allowed to obtain up to 10 Sinnoh Stones. Five of which is by beating the three team leaders in battles. The remaining five Sinnoh Stones can be yours by winning PvP battles against your friends.
Gen 4 Pokémon Sinnoh Stone tier list
Now that you have a supply of Sinnoh Stones, it’s time to know where to use them. As mentioned earlier, some pocket monsters require Sinnoh Stones for evolution. All in all, there are about 20 pocket monsters that can evolve using a Sinnoh Stone. This is as of October 2019.
- Elekid – Electabuzz – Electivire
- Budew – Roselia – Roserade
- Sneasel – Weavile
- Rhyhorn – Rhydon – Rhyperior
- Murkrow – Honchkrow
- Tangela – Tangrowth
- Togepi – Togetic – Togekiss
- Yanma – Yanmega
- Magmar – Magby – Magmortar
- Ralts – Kirlia – Gallade
- Misdreavus – Mismagius
- Gligar – Gliscor
- Lickitung – Lickilicky
- Snorunt – Froslass
- Porygon – Porygon2 – Porygon-Z
- Duskull – Dusclops – Dusknoir
- Aipom – Ambipom
- Magneton – Magnezone
- Swinub – Piloswine – Mamoswine
- Nosepass – Probopass
Note that aside from Sinnoh Stone, you will also need 100 candies for each one of them. So, make sure to stock as many as you can.
Editor’s choice of best Sinnoh Stone evolution in Pokemon Go
While some Gen 4 Pokémon on the list above is just good at filling and completing the Pokedex, there are some that are must-haves for Pokémon trainers. These Pokémon are going to be great in Raids and PvP battles.
Check out the following:
This Pokémon is the final evolve form of Rhyhorn. This pocket monster can be a great Ground or Rock-type monster. Rhyperior can give a lot of damage output, and is good at Raid or PvP battles.
If you already have a Smack Down Tyranitar, this will not be a good option as it will perform worse than the Smack Down Tyranitar at most occasion. However, its double resistance to Zapdos’ Electric attacks is hard to neglect as it performs relatively well versus any Electric-type Pokémon. If you missed out on having a great Rock-type Pokémon, Rhyperior will be a viable option.
This Pokémon is a good option as an Ice or Dark-type attacker. While Piloswine can easily outclass this pocket monster, Weavile’s high stats, solid move pool, and double type coverage, makes it a worthy choice to spend your Sinnoh Stone.
A Weavile with Ice moves is on par with Glaceon, just slightly below the Ice Beam Mewtwo, and way better than Articuno, Lapras or Cloyster. A Weavile with Dark moves, on the other hand, often has higher damage per second (DPS) than Tyranitar, but with lower total damage output (TDO).
Roserade is a Poison-type Pokémon, and is one of the most beautiful pocket monsters of its type. A Roserade with double Poison mode can easily outclass Fairy-type Pokémon such as Clefable, and Grandbull.
The Grass-type Roserade, on the other hand, will perform worse than Venusaur, but could top Leafeon, and Tangrowth. The Razor Leaf and Solar Beam will be its best move to take down its enemies.
Electivire is one of our favorites on this list. Its incredible Thunder Shock with Wild Charge can outperform Magnezone’s Spark in most occasion.
It also has a slightly higher stats than Magnezone – 540, versus Magnezone’s 535. In short, if you want a fast physical sweeper, then Electivire will be the best option. However, if you have Legendary Pokémon like Zapdos or Raiku, you can definitely skip this one.
This Pokémon has great stats and moveset, making it a very popular choice among Pokémon trainers. Its 247 attack seems pretty decent, and despite its average-tier defence stat, its stamina stat makes up for it. It is not bulky, but it can definitely take some hard hits.
The Powder Snow/Avalanche Mamoswine can outperform Zapdos as it has high-energy gain Fast Move that will allow you to fire off as many Avalanches as you want. However, in partly cloudy weather, powerful Rock-type attackers such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, and Tyranitar can easily outclass Mamoswine.
What is Damage per Second (DPS)?
The Damage per Second (DPS) is the amount of damage the Pokémon or group of Pokémon can produce per 1 second. Higher Damage per Second can sometimes mean better. As with the case with Mewtwo.
What is Total Damage Output (TDO)?
The Total Damage Output (TDO) is the amount of the damage the Pokémon can give before it dies. This incorporates a Pokémon’s DPS with its bulk. A Pokémon with high Total Damage Output can deal more damage during its lifetime.
What is Attack (Atk)?
A Pokémon with high Attack (Atk) stat can deal more damage. And yes, you should never use a Pokémon with low Atk stat on its offense.
What is Bulk?
Bulk refers to the overall HP, Def, and general “staying power” of a Pokémon. This also translates to how much it can withstand attacks.
What is Combat Power (CP)?
A Combat Power (CP) tells the battle effectiveness of a Pokémon based on its HP, Atk, and Def stats. The higher the Combat Power, the more effective the Pokémon will be during the battle.
What is Defence (Def)?
The higher the Defence of a Pokémon, the less damage it takes. In other words, a Pokémon with high Defence is great at taking damages.
What is Hit Points (HP)?
Hit Points (HP) refers to the Pokémon’s vitality or stamina. Once the monster’s Hit Point reaches 0, it dies and can no longer be used in battle.
What should I use Sinnoh Stone on?
You can use the Sinnoh Stone to evolve a Pokémon.
Can I have more than one Sinnoh Stone?
Yes. During Community Day, trainers are allowed to obtain up to 10 Sinnoh Stones, plus the number of Sinnoh Stones you accumulated before the Community Day
How many Sinnoh Stone is needed to evolve a Pokémon?
It only takes one Sinnoh Stone to evolve a single Pokémon. Of course, for example, you want to have both the regular and shiny pocket monster (like Mamoswine), you will have to use two. Choose the one that has highest IV.