The world of Pokémon Go continues to expand; as it should be when it will overtake the new Gen 8 Pokémon that will soon be introduced via Pokémon Sword & Shield. With every new generation come a few unique evolutionary methods – such as through the use of new special items.
If you have recently viewed a counter counter list, you will probably have noticed a good number of the best brands evolve through the use of items. Getting these coveted trinkets is rarely explained in the game, so we have described the countless ways you can try to find them during your travels below.
Special items explained
So, what are special items in Pokémon Go ? As we said, it is items that trainers can use to develop their Pokémon. Special items are much rarer and harder to find than your typical drink or Ultra Ball. Although the games of generation one have Pokémon that can evolve from stones such as Eevee, that was not initially the case in Pokémon Go because special items were only introduced until the release of generation two. Since then, Niantic has added even more special items for players. In fact, new special items were added in September 201
List of all special items in Pokémon Go
Here is the complete list of all currently available special items and when they are released below:
- Dragon Scale: Evolves Seadra in Kingdra  King & # 39; s Rock: Evolves Poliwhirl in Politoed and Slowpoke in Slowking
- Metal Coat: Evolves Onix in Steelix and Scyther in Scizor
- Sun Stone: Evolves Gloom to Bellossom and Sunkern to Sunflora
- Up Grade: Evolves Porygon to Porygon 2
- Sinnoh Stone: Evolves Gen 1 and 2 Pokémon to Gen 4 evolutions with 100 sweets. See the table below for all Pokémon that are currently evolving with the Sinnoh Stone.
- Unova Stone: Evolves Gen 5 Pokémon that would otherwise evolve through a stone that is not available in Pokémon GO (like a Thunder Stone)
How to get special items in Pokémon Go  There are a few different ways you can get special items such as King's Rock, Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, Up-Grade, Sun Stone, Unova Stone, and Sinnoh Stone Pokémon Go . It is important to note that they are all obtained in the same way, so until Niantic changes this, there are no special methods for acquiring specific evolutionary items. Here are the best options to get these super rare items.
1. Poke Stops
Poke Stops are places around the world that you can physically visit and turn the medallion to get free items. You can also find them at Gyms. Poke Stops are the standard method for getting special items in Pokémon Go but they are also one of the most difficult. The chances of getting special items at Poke Stops are pretty small. They are by far the rarest item you can get, so it can make hundreds if not thousands of attempts to use this method.
Another way to get special items in Pokémon Go is through gifts. Gifts are items that players can send to and receive from friends, as well as through Poke Stops. Gifts are like a free Poke Stop and offer rewards such as special items. If you have one of these, send them to your friends and you may get one in return.
3. Weekly rewards
Another way to get special items is through weekly rewards. For example, if you spin at least one Poke Stop a day for seven consecutive days, you'll receive a weekly reward. What is the reward? Well, it's a guaranteed special evolution item. This is by far one of the easiest methods, but it requires patience and you can only get one per week.
4. Field Research
Occasionally a new Field Research task may contain a special item. This can & # 39; Battle X number of Gyms & # 39; or & # 39; Walk 10 kilometers & # 39; to be. Field Research rewards are always the same for each individual mission goal, so it's worth checking a compendium online to see which (if any) you should look out for.
5. Trainer fights
Last but not least, trainer fights are one of the best ways to get special items in Pokémon Go. Recently introduced, you can now fight against your friends and NPC team leaders. You can receive rewards up to three times a day from these fights for real players and once a day for NPC & # 39; s. On Community Day you can usually earn a good number of Sinnoh bricks by fighting other trainers. So check the events page to see when the next one will take place.
6. Research Breakthroughs
Currently, the only way to get the new Unova Stone item is through a so-called Research Breakthroughs. These are the 7 stamp slots at the top of the research tab, and you earn one per day when submitting a field research task. After you've submitted your seventh (not necessarily in a row), the Research Breakthrough box can be opened, giving you a chance to win a Unova Stone, Sinnoh Stone or some non-evolution items such as Rare Candy and Pokeballs.
Although largely unheard of before the unveiling of the Regiggigas-ticketed event, it is now possible to get a few rare evolution items such as Unova and Sinnoh Stones by opening your wallet at the right time.
Purchase awarded players at the Regiggas-ticketed event with access to the event, raid passes during the event window and Unova and Sinnoh Stones. If you need them, this is the only way to guarantee them. They are currently not available in regular retail bundles, but the Regiggas event could open the possibility. It is worth checking in regularly to see what is available.