How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go: Eevee evolutions names guide

Eevee and its evolutions Umbreon and Leafeon with the Pokemon Go logoThe Pokemon Company / Niantic

If you’re wondering how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go, we’ve got all the tips you need to get Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, or its other Eeveelutions by using the names tricks and more.

After a long wait, all of the Eeveelutions are finally in Pokemon Go. Fans had been begging Niantic to bring them to the mobile title since launch in 2016, and so it’s a great time to be an Eevee fan, that’s for sure.

With that being said, though, how do you evolve Eevee and get all of its Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go?

There are four known methods and each has varying difficulties. From random evolution to utilizing Buddy Status, popping a Lure Module, and the names trick, there are plenty of routes to take.

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An image of Eevee with some of its evolutionsThe Pokemon Company
Eevee has multiple evolutions that can be triggered with the names trick in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go

You’ll only need 25 Candy to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go, which makes this a relatively cheap evolution process. However, you’ll need to utilize some extra tricks to make sure you get the Eeveelution you want.

The easiest way to evolve Eevee into your desired evolution is to use the names trick, which involves renaming an Eevee with a specific codename. We’ve detailed all of those in the section below.

Pokemon Go Eevee evolution names trick

The nicknames you’ll need to rename your Eevee to for each evolution are as follows:

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

Using the nickname trick is by far the easiest way to get the evolution you want, but you can only do it once per Eeveelution, meaning every following evolution will require a slightly different approach.

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To rename your Eevee, simply tap the pencil icon next to its name while in the ‘Pokemon’ menu. Make sure you enter the right codename and check the silhouette before pressing the ‘Evolve’ button.

How to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon in Pokemon Go

Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon, Eevee's evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
The Gen 1 evolutions for Eevee may be the easiest to get in Pokemon Go, but they’re also the ones with the highest random chance, so it could take a few Eevee evolutions to get the one you want.

After you’ve used the nickname trick once in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to use an alternate method to get the same Eevee evolutions. For Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon, you’ll need a bit of luck.

Sadly, there is no sure-fire way to guarantee you’ll get any of these three – it’s completely random when you hit Evolve. You will definitely get one of the Gen 1 Eeveelutions, but you can’t choose which one.

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This means that you’ll either need to be very lucky to get the one you want on your first try, or you’ll need to catch multiple Eevee and stock up on lots of Candy, as the method costs 25 every time.

How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon & Espeon in Pokemon Go

Espeon and Umbreon, Eevee's evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
Evolve Espeon and Umbreon at either day or night time depending on who you want.

Unlike the previous evolutions, Umbreon and Espeon don’t evolve from Eevee at random, as they require specific actions to get them:

  • Espeon: For the Psychic-type, you’ll need to make Eevee your Buddy and walk 10km with them. After this, the ‘Evolve‘ button should show the silhouette of Espeon during the day.
  • Umbreon: This method is almost identical for Umbreon, except you need to evolve the Pokemon at night instead. You can tell if it’s considered nighttime because the in-game sky will be dark.

How to evolve Eevee into Leafeon & Glaceon in Pokemon Go

Leafeon and Glaceon, Eevee's evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
You need to buy certain Lures for Eevee’s evolution to Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go.

To evolve the Gen 4 Eeveelutions, Leafeon and Glaceon, you’ll need a Glacial Lure Module or a Mossy Lure Module. They can both be bought in the in-game Shop for 200 PokeCoins, but can also very rarely be earned via tasks.

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Once you’ve got the required Lure Module in hand, follow these steps:

  • Go to a nearby PokeStop and place the Lure down on it: Glacial for Glaceon, and Mossy for Leafeon. They each last for 30 minutes.
  • As long as you’re within the Lure Module’s radius, you can simply click on the usual ‘Evolve‘ button on Eevee’s page and it’ll transform into whichever one you’ve picked.

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Sylveon on a Pokemon Go backgroundThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
Sylveon’s evolution method requires you to earn lots of hearts to get it to evolve.

To get Sylveon, you’ll need to make Eevee your Buddy again, just like with Espeon and Umbreon. Though this time, it’s not about walking distance, it’s about how many Hearts you’ve earned.

After making the Normal-type Eevee your Buddy and earning 70 Hearts, you should be able to evolve it into the Fairy-type Sylveon. This is no easy feat, however, so prepare to spend some time on it.

You can earn Hearts with your Buddy by feeding them treats, playing with them, walking long distances together, battling together, taking snapshots with them, and spinning new PokeStops or Gyms.

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So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about Eevee’s evolution and how to evolve it in Pokemon Go using the names trick!

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