|All Shiny Stone Locations|
|1||Buy one for 3,000 points at the Pokéathlon Dome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays after unlocking the National Pokédex||Repeatable|
|2||A possible first place prize for winning the Bug-Catching Contest in Johto’s National Park, after unlocking the National Pokédex||Repeatable|
|3||A phone call gift from Bird Keeper Josh on Route 14||Repeatable|
|4||At the top of a Rock Climb spot in Johto’s National Park||Once-only|
There are 4 ways to get Shiny Stones in Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver, and unfortunately they’re mostly all limited to the late-game.
The earliest option is to farm 3,000 Athlete Points at the Pokéathlon Dome after you get the National ‘Dex, then buy a Shiny Stone that way. But the quickest late-game method is to get all 16 Gym Badges, then pop over to the National Park. The Rock Climb location here is very easily accessible & it has one Shiny Stone waiting for you.
The table above lists all four methods of getting Shiny Stones, organized in order of distance through the game.
You’ll need a Shiny Stone to evolve a Togetic into Togekiss, and Roselia into Roserade. Neither of these evolved forms appear in the wild, so you’ll need at least two Shiny Stones to fill your Pokédex.
This guide will break down all of the acquisition methods for getting as many Shiny Stones as you need.
Method 1: Buying Shiny Stones At The Pokéathlon Dome
Once you’ve defeated the Elite Four for the first time and received the National Pokédex upgrade from Professor Oak in Olivine City’s port, the Pokéathlon Dome will begin to stock new and exciting items.
Amongst these items is the elusive Shiny Stone.
To get to the Pokéathlon Dome, head to the top of Route 35, to the north of Goldenrod City.
Enter the building shown above and go through the exit to the left. A path will take you to the Pokéathlon Dome.
You can play minigames with your Pokémon here to earn points. You’ll need 3,000 to buy a Shiny Stone.
There’s no single best game to farm for getting lots of Athlete Points quickly. It will depend on your skills, preferences, and which Pokémon you use.
Try them all to find your best match.
Once you’ve won 3,000 points, come back on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday. The Athlete Shop in the top-right corner of the building sells Shiny Stones on these days.
There’s no limit to the number of Shiny Stones you can purchase this way.
If you enjoy the Pokéathlon minigames, this is the most reliable way to farm them. The rest of the methods are much further into the game and/or require much more luck.
Method 2: Winning The Bug-Catching Contest After Unlocking The National Pokédex
The second-easiest way to farm Shiny Stones also becomes available immediately after beating the Elite Four for the first time, and after picking up your National Pokédex from Professor Oak in Olivine City.
Once your Pokédex has been upgraded, the Bug-Catching Contest will award a random evolution stone to the highest-scoring contestant.
Shiny Stones are among the possible prizes.
To compete, head to the National Park at the top of Route 35 on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. The entrance is the same building as the Pokéathlon Dome, pictured in Method 1.
Once inside, speak to the attendant to the left of the door.
Accept his invitation to join the contest. You now have 20 minutes to catch the most impressive Bug-type Pokémon and earn the most points to win.
Points are calculated by looking at:
- The rarity of the Pokémon
- The Pokémon’s level
- The percentage of HP the Pokémon has left when caught (the higher, the better)
- The Pokémon’s hidden IV stats
Scyther and Pinsir are the rarest Pokémon, worth the most points.
To stand the best chance of winning, aim to catch one of the two at Level 28 while dealing the lowest possible amount of damage to it first.
Bring a Pokémon that can inflict a non-damaging status condition (Paralysis or Sleep) to make things easier.
Once you’ve caught an impressive specimen, talk to the attendant again. The judging will now begin.
If you succeeded in coming in 1st, you’ll receive a random evolution stone as your reward.
The possible rewards include:
- Shiny Stones
- Dawn Stones
- Leaf Stones
- Water Stones
- Fire Stones
- Sun Stones
- Moon Stones
- Dusk Stones
- Oval Stones
So, you may have to win a few contests before getting the prize you seek.
Luckily, you can play three times each week.
Method 3: Getting a Gift From Bird Keeper Josh
Your next opportunity to get a Shiny Stone comes a little further into Kanto, just before you reach Fuchsia City.
However, it may require quite a lot of waiting/good luck.
First, you’ll need to battle Bird Keeper Josh and get his phone number.
We’ll show you how to get to him from Lavender Town, as this is the earliest point he’s accessible. However, if you’ve already reached Fuchsia City, simply head east through Route 15 to reach Bird Keeper Josh instead.
First, Fly to Lavender Town and take the south exit onto Route 12. If you’ve not been this way before, you’re going to have to battle a lot of trainers – so bring a strong team and plenty of healing items.
From here, follow the boardwalks and bridges down as far south as possible.
Eventually, you’ll reach the spot pictured below.
From here, head directly west until you reach the spot pictured below.
It’s not much further from here.
Just keep heading south until you see Bird Keeper Josh, pictured below.
Defeat him in battle and register his phone number in your Pokégear.
Now it’s just a matter of waiting.
Keep an eye on your Pokégear and accept whenever he calls you. Sometimes he’ll just call to shoot the breeze – but eventually he’ll summon you to pick up a Shiny Stone he’s found.
You can receive multiple Shiny Stones this way, so keep an eye on that Pokégear!
Method 4: The Shiny Stone On The Ground In The National Park
The final Shiny Stone is super easy to reach.
The only problem is, you’ll need to have earned all 16 Gym Badges and have Rock Climb to access it.
Once you’ve reached this point, head to the National Park using the same directions as Method 2.
Inside the National Park, head to the most northern point.
You should see a gap in the fence, pictured below.
Squeeze through the gap and head to the right.
You’ll see a small passageway through the trees with a Rock Climb point at the end. Climb up here.
At the top, you’ll see a Pokéball on the ground. It contains a free Shiny Stone.