Evolution is a cornerstone of Pokemon, but not every cuddly creature evolves in the same way.
Some Pokemon need special evolution stones to reach their full potential, including most of the Eeveelutions and fan-favourites like Oddish, Vulpix, and Jigglypuff.
Here’s where you can lay your hands on evolution stones in Pokemon Let’s Go, including the Moon Stone, Fire Stone, Leaf Stone, Water Stone, and Thunder Stone.
Pokemon Let’s Go Evolution Stones
Most Pokemon reach their final stages through levelling up, but there are a few notable exceptions. A few of those exceptions – like Kadabra and Machoke – need trading with another player, whereas others need special evolutionary stones that you find throughout Kanto.
Where to find a Moon Stone in Pokemon Let’s Go
There are four Pokemon that evolve using a Moon Stone, including:
- Nidorino to Nidoking
- Nidorina to Nidoqueen
- Jigglypuff to Wigglytuff
- Clefairy to Clefable
You can find Moon Stones quite easily in Mt. Moon early on in the game as hidden items. They appear in the craters that you see on the ground inside of the dungeon and respawn every 24 hours.
You can tell when you get near to the stones because your partner Pokemon’s tail starts to wag really quickly.
We found Moon Stones in the second basement levels of the dungeon, in the craters in the screenshots below:
If you’re later on in the game, you can find an additional Moon Stone as a hidden item in the Copycat’s house, next to her Clefairy dolls.
Where to find a Fire Stone, Leaf Stone, Water Stone and Thunder Stone in Pokemon Let’s Go
The easiest way to find all of the elemental stones is to head to the big department store in Celadon City. Here you can buy each of the stones for 5,000 Pokédollars – as easy as that.
You can also find some of them for free out in Kanto, and we’ll add those locations to this page as we find them.
Additional Fire Stone locations
- There’s a Fire Stone inside of a pokeball in the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island
Additional Leaf Stone locations
- You can find another Leaf Stone on Route 2 through Diglett Cave, you can only get to it once you’ve got cut/chop down from Vermilion City
Additional Water Stone locations
- We found a Water Stone on Route 12, which is the one east of Vermilion City and south of Lavender Town that’s blocked by Snorlax
Additional Thunder Stone locations
- There’s a Thunder Stone inside the Power Plant behind Rock Tunnel
Elemental Stone Evolutions
There are three Pokemon that evolve with a Fire Stone:
- Vulpix to Ninetales
- Eevee to Flareon
- Growlithe to Arcanine
There are three Pokemon that evolve with a Leaf Stone:
- Weepinbell to Victreebel
- Gloom to Vileplume
- Exeggcute to Executor
There are four pokemon that evolve using a Water Stone:
- Staryu to Starmie
- Eevee to Vaporeon
- Poliwhirl to Poliwrath
- Shellder to Cloyster
And finally, there are just two Pokemon that evolve using a Thunder Stone:
- Wild Pikachu to Raichu
- Wild Eevee to Jolteon
For more on how to catch rare Pokemon, take a look at our guide to Lures in Pokemon Let’s Go.
You can check out more Pokémon Let’s Go tips and tricks in our guide here.