Eevee is a Normal-type Pokémon that is a little more unique than the rest of the Pokémon lineup. Eevee can evolve into five different Pokémon in Pokémon GO and this guide will show you how to evolve Eevee to get the one you want.
How to Evolve Eevee
Eevee by itself isn’t that great of a Pokémon, but it can evolve into some pretty powerful variations. The Pokémon that Eevee can evolve into are Flareon, a Fire-type; Jolteon, an Electric-type; Vaporeon, a Water-type; Espeon, a Psychic-type; and Umbreon, a Dark-type.
Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon
In the core Pokémon series, you use Evolution Stones to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon. In Pokémon GO, Niantic implemented a little trick to ensure that you get the evolution you want.
The trick to getting Flareon. Jolteon, or Vaporeon is to give your Eevee the correct nickname. The nicknames for evolving Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon are listed below.
- Pyro – Flareon
- Sparky – Jolteon
- Rainer – Vaporeon
The interesting thing about the nickname trick is that it is a reference to the Pokémon cartoon series. When Ash runs into the Battling Eevee Brothers, they have the names Pyro, Sparky, and Rainer.
Note that the nickname trick can be used only once. After that, your Eevee evolutions will be random.
Espeon and Umbreon
Evolving Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon involves the same nickname trick. Like the previous example, this nickname trick can be used only once. However, unlike Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon, a different trick can be used to evolve Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon once you’ve used the nickname trick.
If you want to use the nickname trick, give your Eevee these nicknames:
- Sakura – Espeon
- Tameo – Umbreon
The second way to ensure your Eevee evolves into Espeon or Umbreon is to make Eevee your walking buddy. After walking Eevee for 10km and getting two Eevee Candy, simply evolve your Eevee during the day for Espeon or at night for Umbreon. Make sure that Eevee is still your walking buddy when you evolve them.
Glaceon and Leafeon
The next two to make an appearance should be Glaceon, the Ice-type Pokémon, and Leafeon, the Grass-type Pokémon. Glaceon and Leafeon made their debut as part of the Generation 4 lineup and have just been released.
Just like previous evolutions, you can use the nickname trick or use special lures to evolve Eevee into Glaceon or Leafeon. To use the nickname trick, give your Eevee these nicknames:
- Linnea – Leafeon
- Rea – Glaceon
The other method to get Leafeon or Glaceon is to use the special Lure Modules that are available to be purchased in the Shop for 200 PokéCoins. Use the Mossy Lure Module and evolve an Eevee into Leafeon or use a Glacial Lure Module and evolve your Eevee into Glaceon.
Sylveon, the Fairy-type Pokémon, will debut during the Luminous Legends Event Y starting May 25, 2021. Just like previous evolutions, you will need to give your Eevee a certain nickname to evolve it into Sylveon. To use the nickname trick, you will need to use the name below.
- Kiri – Sylveon
While the nickname trick still works to evolve your Eevee, Niantic has made sure that it can be evolved by other means. Lures give trainers an additional option to make sure they get the right evolution they want. Make sure to check out our Pokémon GO archives for all things Pokémon GO.