How To Get Fire Stones in Pokémon HGSS

If you don’t mind playing quick minigames, the best way to get Fire Stones is through the Pokéathlon Dome.

This is also likely to be the first time you can get a Fire Stone, unless School Kid Alan gives you a gift at a very good time.

But there are four ways to get fire stones in the game, and this guide will explain all of them.

All Fire Stone Locations
MethodHow Often?
1Buy one for 2,500 points at the Pokéathlon Dome on a Tuesday, Thursday, or SundayRepeatable
2A phone call gift from School Kid Alan on Route 36Repeatable
3A possible first place prize for winning the Bug-Catching Contest in the National Park, but only after unlocking the National PokédexRepeatable
4A reward from Bill’s Grandfather located in the Sea Cottage (north of Cerulean City). You’ll need to show him a Growlithe (HeartGold) or a Vulpix (SoulSilver)Once-only

Method 1: Buying Fire Stones At The Pokéathlon Dome

You can go to the Pokéathlon Dome once you’ve beaten Gym Leader Whitney in Goldenrod City and won your third gym badge.

To get there, go to the building at the top of Route 35. You can get there by going through the north gate of Goldenrod City.

How To Get Fire Stones in Pokémon HGSS

Two doors lead out of the building.

To get to the Pokéathlon Dome, take the one on the left.

You can play minigames to win points once you get there.

Which game gets you points the fastest depends on your tastes, skills, and Pokémon. Try a few different combinations to see what works best.

When you have 2,500 points, you can buy your Fire Stone on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday.

On these days, they are sold in the Athlete Shop, which is in the top right corner of the entryway.

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Method 2: Receiving a Gift From School Kid Alan

Kid in school Alan is a trainer on Route 36 who will sometimes call you to give you a Fire Stone he found on the ground.

But you must first beat him in battle.

Note: You can possibly get a Fire Stone this way before you get your third gym badge, but you’re not likely to get a gift from him so soon.

To find School Kid Alan, leave Goldenrod City through the north gate and get on Route 35.

You’ll also need to bring along a Pokémon with Cut.

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Follow the way up to the top of Route 35, where the entrance to the National Park and the Pokéathlon Dome are.

Instead of going inside, turn right and walk through the long grass to the east.

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After a short walk, you’ll come across a tree you can cut to the north.

Cut it down and keep going north.

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Follow the road up the steps to the east once you reach it.

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School Kid Alan will challenge you to a fight when you get a little ways east on this road.

He only has a Tangela, so it shouldn’t be hard to beat him.

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Accept his offer to trade numbers once you’ve beaten him.

Now, all you have to do is wait for his phone calls and answer them when they come.

Sometimes he’ll just want to talk, but sooner or later he’ll offer you a Fire Stone he found on the ground.

You can get as many Fire Stones as you want this way, so always answer the phone when he calls.

Method 3: Win the Bug-Catching Contest (After Unlocking The National Pokédex)

This is the best way to get Fire Stones without having to play other minigames.

But you must first beat the Elite Four and get an updated Pokédex from Professor Oak in Olivine City.

You also don’t always get a Fire Stone when you win, since the prize is chosen at random from all the evolution stones.

To enter the Bug-Catching Contest, go back to the building at the top of Route 35 that we talked about in both of our other guides on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Talk to the person standing by the opening in front of you once you’re inside the building.

Once you say yes to his request to join the contest, you’ll have 20 minutes to catch the best Bug-Type Pokémon you can and get the most points.

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As a quick help, here’s how your points will be figured out:

  • How hard it is to catch a Pokémon
  • The level of the Pokémon
  • How much life the Pokémon you caught still has (the more, the better).
  • The Pokémon’s IV stats are hidden.

Scyther and Pinsir are the rarest Pokémon you can get. Try to catch one of these at level 28 and do as little damage as possible to it so you can get the most points.

Status effects like Paralysis and Sleep that don’t do damage make things a lot easier, so think about bringing a Pokémon with one of these moves.

Note: You can only bring one Pokémon to the battle, and you can’t use healing items. Make sure the Pokémon you choose is strong enough to make it through.

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Once you’ve caught a Pokémon that’s good enough, talk to the worker again to start the grading.

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If you won, there’s a 10% chance that you’d get a Fire Stone as your prize.

If you get a different evolution stone, you can always try again next time, since the game happens three times a week.

Method 4: Showing Bill’s Grandfather a Growlithe/Vulpix

Bill’s grandfather lives in Sea Cottage, which is northeast of Cerulean City.

Make sure you have an Oddish and either a Growlithe (HeartGold) or a Vulpix (SoulSilver) in your party before heading to Bill’s Sea Cottage.

If you don’t already have one, it’s easy to find something odd. Just fly to Ilex Forest at night. About 60% of the wild Pokémon you’ll meet there are Oddish.

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Growlithe and Vulpix can be found in the same places. Depending on which version of the game you’re playing, you might meet one or the other.

Go to the patch of grass on Route 48, south of the Safari Zone, for the easiest catch. Growlithe and Vulpix can be seen here at any time of day, but they are twice as common at night.

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Fly to Cerulean City once you have the two Pokémon you need.

Leave the city by taking the north exit and getting on Route 24’s golden bridge.

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After you cross the bridge, you’ll be on Route 25.

Then, at the T-junction, turn right.

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Move east through a small maze of trees where teachers are hiding.

When you get to the other end, you’ll see a cute little house. This is Bill’s grandfather’s house, Sea Cottage. Head inside.

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Bill’s Grandfather will give you a hazy description of an Oddish and ask you to show him one.

Give him your Oddish, and he’ll give you a Leaf Stone in return.

Depending on your version, the next Pokémon he will talk about is either Growlithe or Vulpix.

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When you show Bill’s Grandfather your Growlithe or Vulpix, he’ll give you a Fire Stone as a gift.

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Where can I find a Fire Stone in Pokémon HGSS?

Fire Stones can be obtained through various methods, such as winning them as a prize in the Pokeathlon Dome, finding them on Route 36, locating them in the Safari Zone, or as a held item from certain wild Pokémon.

Which Pokémon can I evolve using a Fire Stone in HGSS?

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Fire Stones are used to evolve Pokémon like Vulpix into Ninetales, Growlithe into Arcanine, and Eevee into Flareon.

How do I use the Fire Stone on my Pokémon?

To use a Fire Stone, go to your Bag, select the Fire Stone from your items, and then choose the Pokémon you want to evolve. The evolution will happen immediately, and the Pokémon will evolve into its Fire-type form.

Can I get multiple Fire Stones in the game?

Yes, it is possible to obtain multiple Fire Stones in HGSS. You can get them as prizes in the Pokeathlon Dome multiple times, find them in the Safari Zone repeatedly, or receive them from Mystery Gift events if they are available.

Are Fire Stones available in both Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver?

Yes, Fire Stones are available in both Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The availability and methods of obtaining them are generally the same in both versions of the game.

Remember to save your game before using an evolution stone on a Pokémon, as the process is irreversible. Make sure you want to evolve that specific Pokémon before proceeding.

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