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In the second open-world game of the Pokémon franchise, here is how to find all the evolution stones in Scarlet and Violet. Some have set spots in the region of Paldea, and others require some luck to acquire.

Evolution Stone locations in Paldea

Here is a full list of how to get all the stones across Paldea. Let’s start off with the more common ones.

Water Stone

After getting your third gym badge, the Water Stone is unlocked and can be purchased at any Delibird Presents store. All stones added to these stores cost 3,000 Poké Dollars. Aside from that, the only other spot is around Area Zero, a late-game area.

Thunder Stone

The city of Levincia. | Provided by The Pokémon Company.

Just like the Water Stone, you can buy the Thunder Stone from Delibird Presents after your third gym badge. But you can also find Thunder Stones scattered as pickup items in two areas; around the city of Levincia and within East Province Area Three.

Fire Stone

Another stone on the list, another one you can buy from Delibird Presents after your third gym badge. As for random drops, you can find this stone in East Province Areas Two and Three.

Leaf Stone

The Leaf Stone can be purchased at Delibird Presents, but specifically after you beat the Levincia gym, not after three gym badges like previous stones. As for drop areas, the Tagtree Thicket is the only area you can find them as pickup items.

Ice Stone

These stones aren’t able to be purchased from stores, but they are found all over Glaseado Mountain. For a specific area, the northeast of the city of Montenevera is a good place to look.

Sun Stone

You get some Sun Stones for free after beating the Artazon gym trial. You can also find them as pickup items by the river in the West Province Area One.

Dusk Stone

Dusk Stones are rare, with the only confirmed spot being a Poké Ball pickup item behind the Montenevera gym. Asides from that, the only way to pick them up will be randomly through the in-game auction system at Porto Marinada.

Pokémon Scarlet Violet Porto Marinada
Porto Marinada in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. | Provided by The Pokémon Company.

Shiny Stone

These stones have a couple of set places where you can find them. The most common one is in South Province Area Six, just northeast of Alfornada. However, you can also find them randomly across Soccarat Trail and north of Casseroya Lake.

Dawn Stone

There are two set areas to find Dawn Stones. One is the ruins just northwest of Medali; the other is near the river in East Province Area Three.

Moon Stone

Last but not least, Moon Stones are also a tough stone to get in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The main drop zone is within Area Zero, an area of the map you access in the late stages of the game. The only other option to find them is the Porto Marinada auction house.