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How to Pick Your Eevee Evolution in Pokemon Go

How to Pick Your Eevee Evolution in Pokemon Go

Eevee is iconic because it can evolve into several different Pokemon. These are known as Eeveelutions.

Eevee can evolve in various ways: evolution stones, happiness levels, moves, and even the time of day.

But in Pokemon GO, all you need are Eevee candies and a few special tricks.


How to Get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon

Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon in Pokemon GO
Evolving Eevee will give you Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon unless you follow specific steps

To obtain Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon in Pokemon GO, you simply need to evolve an Eevee with 25 candies.

There is no need to walk with Eevee as your Buddy Pokemon to achieve this evolution.

However, it is important to note that the result of this evolution is random, meaning you will have an equal chance of getting Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon.

The probability of obtaining your desired eeveelution is 33%, as you cannot influence the odds to favor a specific evolution among these three.

We’ve actually ranked Vaporeon as our number one eeveelution, check out our other Eevee evolution rankings here.

How to Get Umbreon and Espeon

Umbreon and Espeon Pokemon GO generated image real-life
Getting Espeon or Umbreon requires a lot of walking! (Source: @PokemonGOApp)

Unlike the Gen 1 Eevee evolutions, there’s a way to guarantee either Espeon or Umbreon when evolving Eevee.

Follow these steps to get Umbreon or Espeon in Pokemon GO:

  1. Make the Eevee you want to evolve as your Buddy Pokemon
  2. Walk with that Eevee as your Buddy for 10km
  3. When you have walked 10km, and nothing less, evolve this Eevee during the day to get Espeon or during the night to get Umbreon (make sure this Eevee is still your Buddy)

How to Get Leafeon and Glaceon

Leafeon using Bullet Seed
As long as you have a Mossy Lure, Leafeon isn’t too difficult to get… (Source: @PokemonGOApp)

For Eevee to evolve into Leafeon, you need a Mossy Lure.

These are obtained from the in-game Pokemon GO shop or in Special Research tasks. The same applies to other specific Lure Modules, too.

Once you have one, find a PokeStop and use it there.

Then, within the Lure’s radius, evolve your Eevee with 25 Candy, and it will evolve into Leafeon.

Glaceon on ice
A Glacial Lure for Glaceon… (Source: @PokemonGOApp)

The method of evolving Eevee into Glaceon is the same as Leafeon but instead, you’ll need to use a Glacial Lure.

How to Get Sylveon

Sylveon jumping with flowers
It could take a week to get your Eevee to evolve into Sylveon… (Source: @PokemonGOApp)

This Sylveon evolution requires more time than other eeveelutions.

You need to collect 70 Buddy hearts, which you can earn through daily interactions with your Buddy Pokemon.

As you can earn a maximum of 10 hearts per day, it will take you a minimum of a week to get the 70 required.

Once you’ve gathered the 70 Buddy hearts, use 25 Eevee Candy to evolve your Eevee into Sylveon.

Make sure to check for Sylveon’s silhouette on the evolve button to avoid accidentally getting Espeon or Umbreon!

Pokemon GO Eevee Names

Some of the Eevee evolution methods above rely on chance and can be quite time-consuming.

Thankfully, there is a way to guarantee the exact eeveelution you want. However, you can only use this method once.

This is achieved with the Pokemon GO Eevee nickname trick.

Simply set the nickname of the Eevee you want to evolve to the following to get the respective eeveelution:

  • Rainer to evolve it into Vaporeon
  • Sparky to evolve it into Jolteon
  • Pyro to evolve it into Flareon
  • Sakura to evolve it into Espeon
  • Tamao to evolve it into Umbreon
  • Linnea to evolve it into Leafeon
  • Rea to evolve it into Glaceon
  • Kira to evolve it into Sylveon

To edit a Pokemon’s name, first, find it within your Pokemon box and tap it.

Next to its name will be a pencil. Tap it and then you can name your Eevee (or any other Pokemon) whatever you want.

As stated above, the nickname method only works one time.

So, before evolving them into the type you want using this method, pick the Eevee with the best CP value or one with a perfect IV.

There haven’t been any new eeveelutions in recent generations but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating on which Eevee evolutions could come in the future.