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Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions names guide – Choose your Eeveelution

Published: 29/Jul/2020 16:01

by Paul Cot


Many trainers believe the Pokemon Eevee evolves into is random but it isn’t. In Pokemon Go you can actually choose which ‘eeveelution’ it evolves into.

As of April 2020, Eevee can evolve into Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon and Glaceon. It costs 25 Eevee candies to make it evolve.


The standard evolution method though, will only get you one of the three original evolutions – Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon – and it will be completely random. The others require alternative methods.

Eevee evolutionsEevee and its various evolutions, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon and Umbreon

Nickname trick

Before we look at those other methods, you can guarantee yourself one of each eeveelution using the nickname trick. This can only be done once for each species per account, though.


Change your Eevee into the following names to get these evolutions:

  • Vaporeon – Rainer
  • Jolteon – Sparky
  • Flareon – Pyro
  • Espeon – Sakura
  • Umbreon – Tamao
  • Glaceon – Rea
  • Leafeon – Linnea

Now we know the required names to guarantee your desired Eevee evolution, here are the step by step instructions.

  1. Catch an Eevee (try and make it a good one)
  2. Click your Eevee through the Pokemon screen
  3. Next to the text “Eevee” is a pencil icon, click it.
  4. Change to the relevant nickname
  5. Restart the Pokemon Go app to ensure the name has registered

This trick only works once. Therefore, once you evolve an Eevee using any of these names, using the same nickname again will result in a random evolution.

Umbreon Espeon Pokemon GoUmbreon and Espeon, then Gen 2 Eevee evolutions…

How to get Espeon and Umbreon

While the Gen 1 evolutions are random, you can actually guarantee yourself either Espeon and Umbreon beyond the nickname trick. It isn’t easy, however.

Going all the way back to generation 2, and more specifically Pokemon Gold and Silver, the time of day, rather than evolution stones, determines what Eevee evolves into.

Evolving during the night (6pm to 4am by the game clock) would result in an Umbreon. Conversely, the other 14 hours during the day, would cause an Espeon evolution.


The same methodology applies to Pokemon Go, also. Firstly, make sure the Eevee you’re evolving is your buddy Pokemon and that it has found two berries.

This is achieved by walking 10km. It has been shown that evolving it during the night will get you an Umbreon, and during the day an Espeon – something we have checked ourselves.

A Mossy or Glacial Lure costs 200 PokeCoins in the Pokemon Go Shop…

How to get Glaceon and Leafeon

A further two “eeveelutions” were added to the 4th generation of Pokemon. They were the grass-type Leafeon and ice-type Glaceon.

Like Umbreon and Espeon, you can make your Eevee evolve into either of them not using the nickname trick. Just make sure you have an Eevee with 25 spare candy.

From there buy a Mossy Lure and Glacial Lure. If you want Leafeon then put a Mossy Lure on a PokeStop and then go to evolve Eevee.

If this has worked you’ll see a Glaceon icon as opposed to the question mark on the evolution button. The same can be done with Glaceon while using a Glacial Lure.

What about Sylveon?

The fairy-type eeveelution isn’t yet available in Pokemon Go. It is part of Gen 6 and this generation has yet to be released at all.

It will likely come with its own event as Sylveon is a very popular Pokemon. We can expect it to come some time in 2021.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.