They’re random pickups, plus you can find them at auction
Some item farming in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet can get tricky or downright annoying. While there are some avenues for mass material acquisition, and select items have guaranteed drops, not every item type is so lucky.
Here are the best places to find Dawn Stones.
Grab all the shiny spots you can off the ground in Area Three
I had a lot of luck finding Dawn Stones in “Area Three” of the Paldea region.
To find it, just head north around the great crater, above the town of Medali. Head into the mountains and look for shiny spots on the ground: they could contain Dawn Stones.
You can also head back to the Porto Marinada auction house
While this tip applies to a variety of items, it could also be the path of least resistance. Go to the seaside town of Porto Marinada, which is found along the west coast of Paldea. Go into the center area and talk to the auction house: and a Dawn Stone could be offered there. If not, check back the next day.
This is the same auction house where you’ll complete the gym test for Cascarrafa. Remember you can save your game (and reload); and/or attempt to roll your Switch data forward to try and game the system.
What are Dawn Stones used for?
They’re primarily used in evolutions, including Snorunt into Froslass.