Lickitung, Magby, Porygon, and Togepi are some Pokémon that evolve with Sinnoh Stone. Give any of them a Sinnoh stone, and they will evolve into a stronger Sinnoh version of themselves.
I first came across the Sinnoh stone while playing Pokémon Go. The game introduced it as a single evolution item for evolving different Pokémon into the Gen IV versions. The tricky bit, however, was that this stone was very hard to come by and was mostly available through special events. Additionally, the stone could only be used once to evolve one Pokémon. As such, it was very important for me to understand the type of Pokémon that could be evolved using the Sinnoh stone, for me to make an informed decision.
In case, you are faced with the same dilemma, I wrote this article to share insights I got while researching on this matter. Therefore, makes sure you read until the end to get all the information you need on how to use the Sinnoh stone.
How a Sinnoh Stone works?
A Sinnoh Stone evolves any Pokémon that is compatible with it into a cross-generation species from Generation IV. You will need this precious Stone for all cross-generational evolutions into the 4th generation of Pokémon, except Nosepass, Eevee, and Magneton. These three require special Lure instead. You can acquire a Sinnoh Stone as a reward for research breakthroughs, winning in Go Battle League, Trainer Battle, and defeating a Team Go Rocket Leader.
List of Pokémon that evolve with a Sinnoh Stone
Lickitung to Lickilicky
When given a hundred Lickitung candies and a Sinnoh Stone, Lickitung evolves into Lickilicky. Lickitung is a two-legged amphibian Pokémon (ground/rock type) with a powerful tail and a round body. It has a yellow marking on the knees and pink skin with curved yellow lines. Lickitung is 2 meters tall, with a 4 meters tongue coated with sticky, smelly saliva. The saliva can cause rashes if not washed off immediately. Also, it causes a tingling sensation when touched. Lickitung uses saliva to capture prey and clean and explore its environment.
Conversely, Lickilicky is a rotund Pokémon (ground/rock type) with a long tongue and a small tail. It is dark pink and has yellow lines on its belly. Lickilicky resembles a round baby boy. Also, it has a curled tuft on its head. This Pokémon has a big appetite; it licks anyone or anything close to it for leftover crumbs. Its saliva is a strong solvent that decomposes anything.
Rhyhorn to Rhyperior
Rhyhorn evolves into Rhyperior. When fed, Rhyhorn candy evolves into Rhydon. When given a hundred Rhyhorn candies and a Sinnoh Stone, Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior. Rhyhorn is a rhinoceros-looking Pokémon (ground/rock type). Its body is covered in grey, rock-like plates. Rhyhorn’s brain is very small, making it forget things quickly. Also, due to how short Rhyhorn’s legs are, it only turns in straight lines. It smashed everything in its path, including mountains and skyscrapers. Conversely, Rhyperior is a humongous brownish-grey Pokémon (ground/rock type). It has two horns and blade-like protrusions on its elbows. The holes on its hands function as guns or cannons. It can insert boulders and rocks into its arms and fire them as projectiles through these holes. Rhyperior can survive almost anything, including volcanic eruptions.
Tangela to Tangrowth
Tangela evolves to Tangrowth when given a hundred Tangela candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Tangela is a plant-based Pokémon (grass type) covered by seaweed-like vines that hide its face. It is unknown what Tangela looks like without the vines. It can entangle and trap anything close to it with the vines. The vines sway and jiggle and tickle enemies that it traps.
Conversely, Tangrowth is a Pokémon (grass type) with a black body wrapped in many blue vines. It uses the vines to entangle prey and foe. The vines grow back when broken off.
Elekid to Electivire
Elekid evolves into Electabuzz when twenty-five Electabuzz candy. Electabuzz changes into Electivire when given a hundred Electivire candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Elekid is round-bodied Pokémon (Electric type) that is yellow with black stripes. This Pokémon becomes restless when it hears the thunderstorm. It breaks into houses to charge from wall electricity outlets. Electabuzz is a humanoid Pokémon with some feline traits. It has antennae instead of ears, two tufts atop its head, two large fangs, and small eyes.
In the dark, this Pokémon emits a blue glow from the electric current running across its body. Electabuzz leaks more electric current than it consumes. They gather in groups around tall trees, waiting for upcoming storms. They compete to be struck by lightning; it charges them. Electivire is a humanoid Pokémon with yellow fur and black stripes. It has a black on its forehead, terrifying red eyes, and a pair of antennae atop its head. Electivire is the best electricity current output among Electric type Pokémon.
Magby to Magmortar
Magby (fire-type Pokémon) evolves into Magmar when given twenty Magmar candies. Magmar evolves into Magmortar when given a hundred Magmar candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Magby has a red body and a yellow marking on the stomach. This cute Pokémon can breathe 600 °C flames. You can determine Magby’s health by looking at the flame.
A smoky flame shows that the Pokémon is fatigued. Magmar is a better version of Magby; its red body has a yellow flame design. Its body temperature is 1200 °C, making its body emit an orange glow. On the other hand, Magmortar blasts 2,000 °C hot fireballs from the cannons on its hands.
Porygon to Porygon-Z
Porygon (normal type Pokémon) evolves into Porygon2 when given twenty-five Polygon candies and one upgrade. Porygon2 evolves into Porygon-Z when given a hundred Porygon candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Porygon is made out of programming code (Artificial Pokémon). It has a blue beak, feet, tail, and a pink polyhedral head and body. This Pokémon can transform itself into digital data and travel through cyberspace. Porygon2 is an improved version of Porygon. Porygon Z is a better version of Porygon2.
Togepi and Togekiss
Togepi (fairy-type Pokémon) evolves into Togetic when given twenty-five Togepi candies. Togetic evolves into Togekiss when given a hundred Togepi candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Togepi has an egg-shaped body and is light yellow. After hatching, this Pokémon remains encased in its multi-colored eggshell.
Togepi siphons positive energy from those around it and stores it in the shell. This energy is used later when the need arises. Togetic can sense kindness in Pokémon’s hearts. It flies around the world looking for kind-hearted people. Togekiss goes around the world sharing blessings. It only appears in peaceful places.
This table summarizes the above evolutions.
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Evolution is crucial if you want to progress fast in the Pokémon games. It strengthens a Pokémon and gives it a wider pool of fantastic moves. One way to evolve your Pokémon is to give it candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Lickitung, Tangela, Elekid, Magby, Porygon, and Togepi are some of the Pokémon that evolve into General IV Pokémon when given candies and a Sinnoh Stone.
How can you acquire a Sinnoh Stone in the Pokémon game series?
You can acquire a Sinnoh Stone as a reward for research breakthroughs, Trainer Battle winning in Go Battle League, and defeating a Team Go Rocket Leader.
Which Pokémon do not require the Sinnoh Stone to Evolve into Generation IV Pokémon?
Eevee, Nosepass, and Magneton are the only Pokémon that do not require the Sinnoh Stone to Evolve into Generation IV Pokémon.
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