Pokémon GO: what they are for and how to get special items

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In Pokémon GO there are some special items that are used to evolve specific Pokémon. These items are much more difficult to obtain than normal ones and, therefore, are very coveted by players who want to get some rarer Pokemon.

Check out the updated list of special Pokémon GO items and how to get them below!

Pokemon GO special items

Item evolves



dragon scale

(Dragon Scale)

Seadra para Kingdra

Metallic Coating

(Metal Coat)

Onyx for Steelix

Scyther para Scizor

Sunstone

(Sun Stone)

Gloom to Belossom

Sunkern para Sunflora

King's Stone

(King's Rock)

Poliwhirl to Politoed

Slowpoke for Slowking

Improvement

(Up Grade)

Porygon to Porygon 2



Sinnoh stone

(Sinnoh Stone)

Aipom to Ambipom

Dusclops for Dusknoir

Electabuzz for Electivire

Gligar to Gliscor

Kirlia to Gallade

Lickitung para Lickilicky

Magmar to Magmortar

Misdreavus for Mismagius

Murkrow for Honchkrow

Piloswine for Mamoswine

PORYON2 A pair of PORYON-Z

Rhydon for Rhyperior

Roselia to Roserade

Sneasel for Weavile

Snorunt to Froslass

Tangela to Tangrowth

Togetic for Togekiss

burning money Yanmega

Unova stone

(Unova Stone)

Grooming para Simisation

Pansear to Simisear

Panpour to Simipour

Lamps for Chandelure

Attention: to evolve the pokémons above, in addition to using the special items mentioned, it is still necessary to pay the normal amount of Candy (Candy).


Find out how to earn Sinnoh Stones!

How to get special items in Pokemon GO

The game's six special items can be obtained in the same ways, so there is no way to search for a specific item. If you are in need of an Up Grade, for example, you should try the ways listed below until the item appears.


PokeStops

Despite being the standard way to get special items, this is also the most difficult. It is possible to get special items at PokeStops, but the odds are very low, so many players don't even know it's possible. Generally, you'll need to visit A ‚Äč‚ÄčLOT of PokeStops to get a special item, unless you're very lucky.

weekly rewards

The safest way to get special items. If you visit PokeStops every day for a week, you will receive a reward containing a guaranteed special item.

Present

Gifts have the chance, however small, of containing special items. Try to exchange them with friends whenever possible.

field surveys

Completing Field Research can also yield special items. Keep an eye on the list of rewards for each one to seek out your desired items.

Battles between trainers

Battles between trainers offer rewards that may contain special items. Battles against other players can yield up to three rewards per day, while dueling NPCs (non-player characters) is limited to one reward per day.

See also:

  • How to Evolve Combee into Vespiquen in Pok√©mon GO!
  • How to evolve Nosepass into Probopass in Pok√©mon GO!
  • How to evolve Tyrogue into Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee and Hitmontop in Pokemon GO!
  • Pokemon GO: How to make every Eevee evolution!
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