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How to evolve Eevee into Leafeon or Glaceon without a lure module – nickname trick

Published: 19/May/2019 14:29 Updated: 19/May/2019 17:26

by Paul Cot


After much anticipation the Eevee evolutions, Leafeon and Glaceon, are finally available in Pokemon Go.

Leafeon and Glaceon finally in Pokemon Go

Ever since Gen 4 first came to Pokemon Go in October 2018, Pokemon trainers had been awaiting the introduction of the latest Eeveelutions.

Since then an array of generation 4 Pokemon were released until, as of 17 May, 24 were remaining. The latest batch includes Leafeon and Glaceon.

NianticThe mossy and glacial lures modules can cause Eevee to evolve into Leafeon and Glaceon…

A recent datamine from May 6 showed the addition of the new lure modules. A new feature in comparison to the standard lure modules is that, according to their description, can cause some Pokemon to evolve.

Two of these, the mossy and glacial lure module, cause Eevee to evolve into Leafeon and Glaceon respectively. It is important to make sure the evolution button isn’t showing the usual question mark Eevee evolution symbol and rather its new evolution when performing the evolution.

While Pokemon fans will be excited to add the latest Eevee evolutions to their collections, it does currently come behind a pay wall unless you have earned Pokecoins through gym battles. The new lure modules have to be purchased through the Pokemon Go shop at a cost of 200 Pokecoins for each.

However, Niantic have confirmed that they will be available through completing future special research tasks at a later date.

Eevee nicknames

There is a trick to get Leafeon and Glaceon without using the new lure modules and that is with the Eevee nickname trick.

Long-term and astute Pokemon Go trainers will know that the older Eevee evolutions such as Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon can be chosen by giving Eevee a particular nickname.

The same applies to Leafeon and Glaceon whereby a particular nickname will result in their evolution. They are as follows:

  • Leafeon: Nickname your Eevee “Linnea”
  • Glaceon: Nickname your Eevee “Rea”

The evolution button should now show the outline of your desired Eevee evolution.

It’s as simple as that, skip the process of purchasing lure modules and get the Eeveelutions by just changing their name!


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.