One of the most interesting Pokémons in Niantic’s AR-based fiction fantasy game Pokémon Go is Eevee. It is often dubbed as the evolution Pokémon for its ability to evolve into eight different Pokémons. Each of these Pokémons belongs to a different element group like water, electric, fire, dark, etc. It is this unique characteristic of Eevee that makes it highly sought after among Pokémon trainers.
Now as a Pokémon trainer you must be intrigued to know about all these Eevee evolutions (also known as Eeveelutions). Well, to address all your curiosity we will be discussing all the Eeveelutions in this article and also answer the big question, i.e. “How to evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go?” We will provide you with crucial tips so that you can control what your Eevee will evolve into. So, without any further ado let’s get started.
How to evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go?
What are the different Pokémon Go Eevee Evolutions?
There are a total of eight different evolutions of Eevee, however, only seven of them have been introduced in Pokémon Go. All the Eeveelutions were not introduced at the same time. They were gradually revealed in different generations. Given below is a list of the different Eevee evolutions given in the order of their generation.
First Generation Pokémons
One of the three first-generation Pokémons, Flareon, as the name suggests is a fire type Pokémon. It isn’t very popular among trainers owing to its poor stats and run of the mill moves. You need to spend a good deal of time training it if you are planning to use it in battles competitively.
This is an electric-type Pokémon that is quite popular owing to its similarities with Pikachu. Jolteon enjoys an elemental advantage over a number of other Pokémons and is difficult to beat in battles. Its high attack and speed stats make it a viable choice for trainers with an aggressive playstyle.
Vaporeon is probably the best Eeveelutions of all. It is used actively by competitive players for battles. With the potential Max CP of 3114 coupled with high HP and great defence, this Eeveelution is surely a contender for the top spot. With proper training you can even unlock a couple of nice moves for Vaporeon, thus making it quite versatile.
Second Generation Pokémons
For those who love dark type Pokémons, Umbreon is the perfect Eeveelution for you. In addition to being super cool, it fares pretty well against some legendary Pokémons in battle. Umbreon is in true sense a tank owing to its high defense of 240. It can be used to tire out the enemy and absorb damage. With training, you can teach some good attack moves and thus use it effectively for all scenarios.
Espeon is a psychic Pokémon that was released along with Umbreon in the second generation. Psychic Pokémons can win you battles by confusing the enemy and reduce the damage dealt by the opponent. In addition to that Espeon has an excellent Max CP of 3170 and a whopping 261 attack stat. This makes it an excellent choice for players who love to play aggressively.
Fourth Generation Pokémons
You must have already guessed that Leafeon is a grass-type Pokémon. In terms of numbers and stats, Leafeon can give all other Eeveelutions a run for their money. With the good attack, impressive max CP, fairly decent defense, high speed, and a good set of moves, Leafeon seems to have got it all. The only drawback is being a grass type Pokémon it is vulnerable against a lot of other elements (especially fire).
When it comes to Glaceon, experts are really divided in their opinion as to whether or not this Pokémon is any good. Although it has good stats, its moveset is pretty basic and unsatisfactory. Most of its attacks are physical. Lack of indirect non-contact moves coupled with slow and sluggish speed has made Pokémon trainers rarely pick Glaceon.
Sixth Generation Pokémons
This sixth generation Pokémon has not been introduced in Pokémon Go yet but its stats and move set surely is pretty impressive. Sylveon is a fairy type Pokémon which makes it enjoy the elemental advantage of being immune to 4 types and only vulnerable against two. It is really effective in battles owing to its signature Cute charm move which reduces the chance of the opponent making a successful strike by 50%.
How to Evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go?
Now, originally in the first generation, all Eevee evolutions were meant to be random and there was an equal chance of ending up with a Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon. However, as and when more Eeveelutions were introduced, special tricks were discovered to get the desired evolution. It wouldn’t be fair to let a randomizing algorithm determine the fate of your beloved Eevee. Therefore, in this section, we are going to discuss some of the ways in which you can control the evolution of Eevee.
The Nickname Trick
One of the coolest Easter eggs in Pokémon Go is that you can determine what your Eevee will evolve into simply by setting a specific nickname. This trick is known as the Nickname trick and Niantic wants you to find out about this. Every Eeveelution has a special nickname associated with it. If you change your Eevee’s nickname to this particular name then you will definitely get the corresponding Eeveelution after evolving.
Given below is a list of Eeveelutions and the associated nickname:
- Vaporeon – Rainer
- Flareon – Pyro
- Jolteon – Sparky
- Umbreon – Tamao
- Espeon – Sakura
- Leafeon – Linnea
- Glaceon – Rea
One interesting fact about these names is that they aren’t just random words. Each of these names is linked to a popular character from the anime. For example, Rainer, Pyro, and Sparky are names of the trainers who owned a Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon respectively. They were three brothers who owned a different kind of Eevee. These characters were introduced in episode 40 of the popular anime.
Sakura also acquired an Espeon in the latter part of the show and Tamao is the name of one of the five Kimono sisters who had an Umbreon. As for Leafeon and Glaceon, their nicknames are derived from the NPC characters who used these Eeveelutions in the Eevium Z quest of Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Although this nickname trick works, you can use it only one time. After that, you will either have to use special items like Lures and modules or leave things to chance. There is even a special trick that you can use to get Umbreon or Espeon. All of this will be discussed in the later section. Unfortunately, only in the case of Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon, there is no way to a certain way to trigger the specific evolution apart from the nickname trick.
How to Get Umbreon and Espeon
If you want to evolve your Eevee into either Espeon or Umbreon, then there is a neat little trick for it. All that you need to do is to pick Eevee as your walking buddy and walk for 10kms with it. Once you have completed 10kms, proceed to evolve your Eevee. If you evolve during the day then it will evolve into Espeon. Similarly, you will get an Umbreon if you evolve at night.
Make sure to check what time it is according to the game. A dark screen represents night and a light one represents day. Also, since Umbreon and Espeon can be acquired using this trick, do not use the nickname trick for them. This way you can use it for other Pokémons.
How to get Leafeon and Glaceon
Leafeon and Glaceon are fourth-generation Pokémons that can be acquired by using special items like Lure modules. For a Leafeon you need to purchase a Mossy lure and for Glaceon you need a Glacial lure. Both of these items are available in the Pokéshop and cost 200 Pokécoins. Once you have made the purchase follow the steps given below to get a Leafeon or Glaceon.
1. The first thing that you need to do is launch the game and go to a Pokéshop.
2. Now use the Mossy/Glacial lure depending on which Eeveelution you want.
3. Spin the Pokéstop and you will see that Eevee will appear around it.
4. Catch this Eevee and this one will evolve into either Leafeon or Glaceon.
5. You can now proceed to evolve if you have 25 Eevee Candy.
6. Choose the recently caught Eevee and you will notice that for the evolve option the silhouette of Leafeon or Glaceon will appear instead of the question mark.
7. This confirms that evolution is going to work.
8. Finally, tap on the Evolve button and you will get a Leafeon or Glaceon.
How to get Sylveon
As mentioned earlier, Sylveon hasn’t yet been added to Pokémon Go. It will be introduced in the sixth generation which is due shortly. So, you need to wait a little while longer. We are hoping that Pokémon Go will add a similar special Lure module (as in the case of Leafeon and Glaceon) to evolve Eevee into Sylveon.
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We hope that you find this information useful. Eevee is an interesting Pokémon to own to its wide range of evolutions. We would recommend you to research and read up in detail about each of these Eeveelutions before making a choice. This way you will not end up with a Pokémon that does not suit your style.
In recent times, however, Pokémon Go requires you to evolve Eevee into each of its different evolutions in order to progress beyond level 40. Therefore make sure to have enough Eevee candy at all times and do not hesitate to catch multiple Eevee as you will need them sooner or later.