If you’re wondering how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go, we’ve got everything you need to get your own evolutions like Sylveon, 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 its evolutions 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.
- How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go
- Eevee evolution names trick
- Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon evolution
- Umbreon & Espeon evolution
- Leafeon and Glaceon evolution
- Sylveon evolution
The easiest method to evolve Eevee into one of its evolutions in Pokemon Go is by using the names trick. Regardless of which method you use, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got 25 Candy saved up for each one.
Using the nickname trick is simple, but you can only do it once per Eeveelution, meaning every following evolution will require a slightly different approach. To rename your Eevee, simply tap the pencil icon next to its name while in the ‘Pokemon’ menu. You need to call it something specific to get the evolution you want, so make sure you input it right before you click ‘Evolve’.
- Read More: All Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go
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
- Sylveon: Kira
Once you’ve used the nickname once in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to use an alternate method for every other Eevee evolution afterward. 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. Yes, you will get one of the Gen I ‘mon, but you can’t choose which one.
- Read More: Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule
This means that you’ll either need to be insanely 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.
Unlike the previous evolutions, however, Umbreon and Espeon don’t evolve from Eevee at random, requiring 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 ‘mon’s ‘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.
Having used the Eevee names trick once in Pokemon Go, to evolve the Gen IV ‘mon, Leafeon, and Glaceon, you’ll need to either buy or earn a Glacial Lure Module and a Mossy Lure Module. They can both be bought in the in-game Shop for 200 PokeCoins, but can very rarely be earned via tasks.
Once you’ve got one 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.
- Then, you can simply click on the usual ‘Evolve‘ button on Eevee’s page and it’ll transform into whichever one you’ve picked.
For Sylveon, you’ll need to make Eevee your Buddy again, just like Espeon and Umbreon. Though this time, it’s not about walking distance, it’s about how many hearts you’ve earned.
- Read More: Pokemon go promo codes
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!
Check out our other tips and tricks to become the ultimate ‘mon Trainer:
Current Raid Bosses | Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | How to get free Remote Raid Passes | Sierra counters guide | How to catch Ditto | Pokemon Go shop: Items list, prices, box changes | IV and CP explained | Type chart: Strengths and weaknesses | What are Strange Eggs in Pokemon Go? | Giovanni counters guide | Rocket Grunt counters