Most of the special evolves in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet! I’ve seen too many guides with ads and bloat text. Here is a neat chart for what you’re looking for.

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Stone evolutions

Requires a stone for evolving to next form.

PokémonStoneEvolves to
CapsakidFire StoneScovillain
CetoddleIce StoneCetitan
CrabrawlerIce StoneCrabominable
EeveeFire StoneFlareon
EeveeWater StoneVaporeon
EeveeThunder StoneJolteon
EeveeLeaf StoneLeafeon
EeveeIce StoneGlaceon
FloetteShiny StoneFlorges
GrowlitheFire StoneArcanine
JigglypuffMoon StoneWigglytuff
Kirlia (male)Dawn StoneGallade
MagnetonThunder StoneMagnezone
MisdreavusDusk StoneMismagius
MurkrowDusk StoneHonchkrow
PetililSun StoneLilligant
PikachuThunder StoneRaichu
ShellderWater StoneCloyster
Snorunt (female)Dawn StoneFroslass
SunkernSun StoneSunflora
TadbulbThunder StoneBellibolt

Item evolves

Pokémon needs to hold an item to evolve.

PokémonItemEvolves to
ApplinSweet AppleAppletun
ApplinTart AppleFlapple
CharcadetAuspicious ArmorArmarouge
CharcadetMalicious ArmorCeruledge
Gimmighoul999 Gimmighoul CoinsGholdengo
SinisteaChipped PotPolteageist (antique form)
SinisteaCracked PotPolteageist (Phony form)

Find items

  • Sweet Apple and & Tart Apple can be found in Delibird Presents shop
    • Shop in Cascraffa is known to have it
  • Auspicious Armor and Malicious Armor are version exclusive items
    • Both items can be found from the same person in Zapapico
    • Pokemon Scarlet
      • Requires 10 Bronzor Fragments
    • Pokemon Violet
      • Requires 10 Sinistea Chips
  • Chipped Pot & Cracked Pot
    • Win it in an auction at Porto Marinada after winning the Gym
  • Gimmighoul Coins
    • They are hidden around the map!
    • Beating / capturing Gimmighoul gives 20-60 Gimmighoul coins

Primeape and Bisharp

Primeape and Bisharp have a new form to which they can evolve into.


PokémonConditionEvolves to
FinizenLevel 38 & needs to be in multiplayerPalafin

Requires Let’s Go

PokémonConditionEvolves to
Bramblin1 000 stepsBrambleghast
Pawmo1 000 stepsPawmot
Rellor1 000 stepsRabsca

Requires special move

PokémonConditionEvolves to
BonslyLVL16 & knows MimicSudowoodo
DunspaceLVL32 & knows Hyper DrillDudunsparce
EeveeHigh friendship & Fairy-type moveSylveon
GirafarigLVL32 & knows Twin BeamFarigiraf
SteeneeLVL28 & knows StompTsareena

Time of day

PokémonTimeConditionEvolves to
EeveeDayHigh friendshipEspeon
EeveeNightHigh friendshipUmbreon
HappinyDayHolds Oval StoneChansey
RioluDayHigh friendshipLucario
Rockruff7-8 PMLVL25 & Own Tempo moveLycanroc (Dusk Form)
RockruffDayLVL25Lycanroc (Midday Form)
RockruffNightLVL25Lycanroc (Midnight Form)
SneaselNightHolds Razor ClawWeavile
  • Oval Stone can be found by exploring
  • Razor Claw can be found in Delibrd Presents shop
    • Cascarrafa - 2 stores
    • Mesagoza - 3 stores
    • Levincia - 1 store


PokémonItem HeldEvolves to
ScytherMetal CoatScizor
SlowpokeKing’s RockSlowking
  • Metal Coat item can be found in Porto Marinada Market’s Delibird Presents
  • King’s Rock item can be found in Mesagoza’s Delibird Presents

Specific gender

PokémonConditionEvolves to
CombeeFemale & LVL21Vespiquen
KirliaMale & Dawn StoneGallade
SalanditFemale & LVL33Salazzle
SnoruntFemale & Dawn StoneFroslass
SnoruntMale & LVL42Glalie