Since the Moon Stone is only used for a single pocket monster’s evolution in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, it is a rather scarce resource in Paldea.
Unlike most Evolution Items in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, the Moon Stone only is related to a single pocket monster’s evolution instead of two. As a result, the game only features one guaranteed method of obtaining this stone. If players wish to get another, they will need to deal with the RNG mechanics of foraging or the Auction House. These are not bad by any means but will undoubtedly hinder the rate at which Moon Stones can be acquired. Fortunately, the related pocket monster for this Evolution Item is well-known for its adorable appearance but not popular in combat. Therefore, evolving once should be sufficient unless Trainers encounter its Shiny.
To get a Moon Stone in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Trainers must explore the canyons of South Province (Area Three), the desert region east of Mesagoza. Starting from the Pokémon Center of Area Three, players must head slightly northeast, following the elevated trail until reaching a spacious gully with two patches of grass with trees. Glide downward to the patch in the corner with the smaller tree, and a glowing Poké Ball should render into the players’ view. After landing, pick up the item to obtain a Moon Stone.
Getting Moon Stones in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Other than the spot described above, the only other “locations” to get Moon Stones in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet would be the aforementioned Auction House in Porto Marinada or gathering glinting nodes found along the rocky cliffs throughout Paldea. According to Attack of the Fanboy, there is a slight chance that Trainers might stumble upon a rare Moon Stone while farming sparkling Evolution Items in mountain ranges. Naturally, the drop rates are notably low, but a spawn is possible.
PowerPyx suggests Trainers try their luck for Moon Stones in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet at the Auction House West Province (Area Two). After defeating the Open Sky Titan in West Province (Area One), which will unlock the ability to swim for one’s Mount. Accordingly, players will be able to swim across the river at East Province (Area Two), enabling them to reach Porto Marinada.
Keep in mind that the Auction House follows a daily schedule in real-time, and players will need to prepare sufficient funds to outbid NPCs attempting to get the Moon Stone, if available. After acquiring this Evolution Item, Trainers can use it for the following exclusive evolution in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:
Giving the Normal- and Fairy-type Jigglypuff a Moon Stone will cause it to evolve into Wigglytuff.
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- Original Release Date:
- Game Freak
- RPG, Adventure, Action
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
- Pokemon returns in its next installment series: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Now set in a fictional locale based around Mediterranean Spain, players will traverse the land of Paldea as they continue catching the series’ classic and new Pokemon. New to this entry are unique Pokemon that can transform into vehicles, allowing players to traverse the world through new means- which helps with Scarlet and Violet’s new open-world approach. Players can tackle gym battles in any order they wish, with foes scaling to their level as they progress. Scarlet and Violet also introduce co-op exploration online and a new battle feature known as Terastallize.
- Online Co-Op, Online Multiplayer
- Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Single Player, Multiplayer