Pokemon Sun & Moon: How To Stop Evolutions | No Everstone Required

Only on 3DS: Just what it says on the tin. You don’t need everstones anymore thanks to an incredibly useful new mechanic in Pokemon Sun and Moon.


You heard right. Everstones are not required — if you don’t want a Pokemon to evolve in Pokemon Sun and Moon, all you need to do is hold the B button on your Nintendo 3DS.

Previously, the only way to stop mandatory evolutions that occur at certain levels was to find a rare Everstone, keeping your perfectly pristine Pokemon in their earlier incarnations. Completionists looking to fill up the Pokedex needed to watch their Pokemon carefully and prepare for incoming evolutions. That’s a thing of the past.

How to Stop Pokemon Evolutions

Most Pokemon evolve when they hit a certain minimum level requirement. All your starters and hundreds of other useful Poke-pals escape the confines of a cute first form to become big, brawny warriors. Well, we don’t all want Pikachu to become Raichu. As of Pokemon Sun / Moon, it is super easy to hold off evolution. Here’s how to do it.

  • How to Stop Evolutions:
    • During the Evolution animation, press and hold [B] to stop the evolution.
    • The Pokemon will evolve at the next possible level-up, if all requirements / conditions are met.

It’s just that easy. Everstones were the only way to stop an evolution in previous Pokemon core titles. These rare stones were the anti-Evolutionary Stones. They’re still available in Pokemon Sun / Moon — gain one by defeating Ilima in his house in Hau’oli City. Ilima, the Trial Captain, goes home after you defeat the Melemele Island Kahuna.


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