Ice Stones can be used to evolve certain Pokémon into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including Eevee, Crabrawler, and Cetoddle.
For some Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, using an Ice Stone is the only way to evolve them, as simply raising their level won’t be enough.
Here’s where to find ice stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, one of the few evolution items that money simply can’t buy.
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Where to get Ice Stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Currently, there is only one way to obtain Ice Stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that is to find them in the wild, specifically in the snowy region of Frosting Mountain to the north.
Unlike the other evolution stones, they cannot be purchased in stores or auctions.
It could very well be an Ice Stone.
We’re not sure if this is because they replace Icy Rock from previous games (geographical locations that allow you to evolve Pokémon into their icy evolutions) or if it’s something that will be patched in future updates. For now, though, we all have to scour the slopes of Frosting Mountain in search of sparkles! No, not shiny Pokémon, you get shiny items.
The only way to know if it is the item you are looking for is to click on it. If you’re lucky, these shiny objects could be ice stones; but they could also be Ethers, Poké Balls, or any other random item that fits into this category.
You can find ice stones while moving through snowy areas.
Our advice while patrolling the peaks is simple: avoid the temptation to slide from A to B and take the long way around: make a Beedrill line for any shine you see and hope for the best. After about half an hour of searching, we found two of them, so while they’re not very common, they’re not extremely rare either.
Good luck finding your ice stones!
What Pokémon evolve using Ice Stones?
Here is a list of Pokémon that use Ice Stones to evolve into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you’re lucky, you can find the evolved forms of these in nature while searching for stones:
- Cetoddle in Cetitan
- Crabrawler in Crabominable
- Eevee in Glaceon
If you can’t wait to evolve them and want a preview of their Pokédex pages, we’ve included them below.
Cetitan Pokédex entry.
Crabominable Pokédex entry.
Glaceon Pokédex Entry
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That’s all you need to know about how to get Ice Stones in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. For more help on Paldea, we have a walkthrough that includes help with the Starfall Street, Victory Road, and Path of Legends stories.
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