How to get Unova Stone in Pokemon Go & best evolutions

Ezequiel Leis
Pokemon that evolve with Unova Stones in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has many special items to complete evolutions and some popular Gen 5 additions require Unova Stones to evolve.

If you’re wondering how to get the Unova Stone and what Pokemon you should evolve with it, here are all the details.

How to find Unova Stone in Pokemon Go

You can get Unova Stones by opening the Research Breakthrough box.

To do this, you need to complete one Field Research task a day for seven days. Luckily, you don’t need to do it in a row.

Keep in mind that these weekly rewards are completely random, so you might have to open many Research Breakthrough boxes to get one Unova Stone.

All Unova Stone evolutions

  • Pansage – Simisage
  • Pansear – Simisear
  • Panpour – Simipour
  • Eelektric – Eelektross
  • Minccino – Cinccino
  • Lampent – Chandelure
  • Munna – Musharna

Also, note that all these Pokemon require Candy to evolve on top of the Unova Stone, so you’ll need to catch many of the same species to evolve them.

Elemental monkeys in Pokemon Go
Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour are region-exclusive Pokemon.

Best Pokemon to evolve using Unova Stone


Chandelure, Lampent’s final evolution, is one of the best Ghost-type Pokemon in the game, so it should be your priority. Setting Hex and Shadow Ball as its attacks should give you a strong attacker for Raids and the Go Battle League. Adding a Fire-type move to its arsenal can make it an extremely useful asset for a variety of battles.

Pansage, Pansear, or Panpour

The elemental monkey trio can also be an interesting addition to your PvP team. Simisage, Simisear, and Simipour start with a great base thanks to Bite and Crunch. Additionally, each one can also add an attack with STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) to expand its arsenal.

Sadly, Eelektrik, Minccino, and Munna‘s evolutions aren’t very good at PvP or PvE, so you should evolve them only to complete your Pokedex.