Like all previous games which were a start of a new Generation, Pokémon Sun & Moon introduce new and alternative methods for evolving many Pokémon. These evolutionary methods both enhance upon and even duplicate previous methods.

Level Up & More

Previously being included with several past instances such as there are several new level up Pokémon methods. These involve the Pokémon being at a certain level but with various specific constraints added to it to allow for evolution.

Base No. Pic Base Name Method Final No. Pic Final Name
#019 Rattata Level 20 at Night #020 Raticate
#104 Cubone Level 28 at Night #105 Marowak
#734 Yungoos Level 20 at Day #735 Gumshoos
#744 Rockruff Level 25 in Pokémon Sun when in Daytime #745 Lycanroc
#744 Rockruff Level 25 in Pokémon Moon when in Night #745 Lycanroc
#757 Salandit Level 33 - Female Only #745 Salazzle
#790 Cosmoem Level 53 in Pokémon Sun #791 Solgaleo
#790 Cosmoem Level 53 in Pokémon Moon #792 Lunala

Attack Based

Introduced in Generation IV, there since hasn't been any more instances of Pokémon that evolve when they learn a specific move. However, Pokémon Sun & Moon has brought this back with one Pokémon.

Base No. Pic Base Name Method Final No. Pic Final Name
#762 Steenee Level up while knowing the move Stomp #763 Tsareena

Evolution Stone

Also for the first time since Generation IV, a new evolution stone was introduced. This item doesn't evolve any new Pokémon but rather Alola Forms of existing Pokémon.

Base No. Pic Base Name Method Final No. Pic Final Name
#027 Sandshrew Use the Ice Stone #028 Sandslash
#037 Vulpix Use the Ice Stone #038 Ninetales

Location Based

Introduced in Generation IV, there have been Pokémon that evolve based on where you currently are in the game. Since then, the games needed various spots where these Pokémon evolve, which change every game. Pokémon Sun & Moon has, for the first time in 10 years, added a whole new place to evolve.

Base No. Pic Base Name Method Final No. Pic Final Name
#082 Magneton Level up while in Vast Poni Canyon #462 Magnezone
#133 Eevee Level up while near the Moss Rock in Lush Jungle #470 Leafeon
#133 Eevee Level up while near the Icy Rock in Mount Lanakila #470 Glaceon
#299 Nosepass Level up while in Vast Poni Canyon #476 Probopass
#737 Charjabug Level up while in Vast Poni Canyon #738 Vikavolt
#739 Crabrawler Level up while atop Mt. Lanakila #740 Crabominable
 
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