How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go – evolution, name trick & more

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With Sylveon finally added to Pokemon Go, Trainers will need to complete a few steps before you can evolve it from Eevee. Here’s how to get Sylveon in the game, alongside an incredibly useful name trick.

As one of the most popular Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go, fans had been dying to have Sylveon on their team in the game for quite some time.

On May 10, 2021, Niantic finally revealed that the beloved ‘mon would be joining the Go Pokedex as a part of the Luminous Legends Y event. Here is how you can finally get your hands on the Fairy-type.

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Artwork of Sylveon from the anime on top of a blurred background from Pokemon GoThe Pokemon Company / Niantic
Claiming Sylveon in Pokemon Go takes a few extra steps.

How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Obtaining Sylveon in Pokemon Go works like every other Eeveelution, meaning that you’ll first need to complete a few extra steps before being able to evolve it from Eevee.

For example, with Espeon, you have to make it your Buddy and walk 10KM. Similarly, with Glaceon, you need to use a Mossy Lure.

How to evolve Sylveon

Evolving Sylveon is a bit different, though. While its evolution method mirrors that of other Pokemon games, you will need to make it your Buddy and raise its hearts to 70 in order to evolve it.

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Use the name trick to evolve Eevee into Sylveon.

Sylveon name trick method in Pokemon Go

There is an easier way to get your hands on your very own Sylveon without needing to complete the above, though.

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While this is limited to only being available for one Sylveon, you’ll simply need to name the pre-evolution to ‘Kira’, and ensure that you’ve got 25 Eevee Candy available to use.

  • Once you’ve done this, the Fairy-type’s silhouette on the ‘Evolve‘ button should appear, indicating you’re able to evolve them.
  • If it doesn’t appear, do not press ‘Evolve‘ as this may result in you ending up with another evolution.
Sylveon as shown in the Pokemon Go app screenNiantic
As a pure Fairy-type Pokemon, Sylveon has very few weaknesses overall.

Sylveon stats and weaknesses in Pokemon Go

As a Fairy-type Pokemon, the adorable critter is weak to Poison and Steel-type moves, but is much more effective when fighting in Cloudy weather.

With a relatively balanced stats distribution overall, Sylveon is a great choice to utilize in play, especially due to its general lack of weaknesses as a pure Fairy-type. They are as follows:

Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
2470 203 205 216

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about how to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go.

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