Pokémon Sword & Shield: How to evolve Eevee to Espeon, Umbreon & Sylveon

Published: 17/Nov/2019 2:21 Updated: 18/Nov/2019 20:08

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re wondering how to evolve Eevee into Espeon, Umbreon, or Sylveon in Pokémon Sword & Shield for Nintendo Switch then you’ve come to the right place – we’ve got you covered.

Pokémon Sword & Shield released on Nintendo’s popular handheld console on November 15, much to the delight of fans who couldn’t wait to dive into everything Generation VIII has to offer.

While the games are filled to the brim with new and exciting features such as the new Galar Pokédex, Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, and more, they still house familiar favorites like breeding and evolving.

Eevee and all its Eeveelutions made their way to the latest titles, but some fans have been scratching their heads at how to obtain Umbreon, Espeon, and Sylveon – we’ve got everything you need to know about how to get them.

How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakThe Dark-type Pokémon evolves from Eevee at night time.

To evolve the lovable critter into Umbreon, you’ll first need to find yourself an Eevee if you don’t have one. Simply head to Route 4, and hunt around in the wheat fields just before you get to Turffield, and one will pop up eventually.

Once you’ve nabbed yourself one, you’ll need to get the Pokémon’s friendship level up. To do this, play with it in your Pokémon Camp, and feed it Curries a few times. You can check the level at any point after reaching Hammerlocke by visiting the boy in the house to the right of the Pokémon Center.

To evolve your Eevee into Umbreon, it needs to be night time, and it needs to level up – you can do this with XP candy from Raids, with a Rare Candy, or by battling and catching monsters. To force your game to become night, simply back out into the Nintendo Switch menu and change your system time, before heading to the Wild Area, and evolving your ‘Mon’.

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakEspeon is Eevee’s Psychic-type evolution.

Evolving it into Espeon is very much like Umbreon, except this time you’ll need to evolve it during the day time rather than at night.

The rules are almost the same: get its friendship up by playing with it and feeding it at your Camp, and then level it up during the day to force it to change its form.

You can also increase friendship quicker if your Pokémon is holding a Soothe Bell, which you can get from a girl in the same house as the boy in Hammerlocke.

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon

The Pokémon Company / Game FreakSylveon is Eevee’s undeniably adorable Fairy-type form.

Sylveon is one of the most coveted Eeveelutions of all because of its cute design, and is also one of the more difficult to evolve into if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Like Espeon and Umbreon, you’ll need to increase the friendship with your Eevee if you wish to evolve it into the adorable monster, but that’s not all – the Eevee also needs to have learned a Fairy-type move.

Luckily, one of Eevee’s early moves, Baby-Doll Eyes, is the type you need, but if you accidentally said no to it, you can get it back by re-learning the move in a Pokémon Center.


When is CodeMiko back on Twitch? Virtual streamer plans custom Pokemon game after ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 13:56

by Connor Bennett


Twitch sensation CodeMiko has revealed when she will return after being banned for the third time, and she’s got plans for a custom streamer-baed version of Pokemon. 

Twitch streamers are always looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, so, some go above and beyond when it comes to production value – giving themselves a set to work with as they play games or chat with viewers.

In the case of CodeMiko, she’s taken things up a notch with her virtual streamer character – gaining over 300,000 followers in less than a month. 

She was banned from Twitch for the third time, however, on January 19 – with viewers being left to speculate as to the reason why and just how long she’d be suspended from streaming. 

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with ‘The Technican’ being behind everything.

When is CodeMiko returning back to Twitch?

On January 23, the streamer explained that she wasn’t banned for using the word simp or being drunk on stream as some viewers had speculated. Instead, she was banned for leaking a streamer’s private information.

“Guys, I didn’t get a suspension because I was discussing harassment, but for accidentally leaking someone’s email that contained a first and last name. It was an overlook on my part. Although it was an accident, it was still my mistake,” she tweeted, alongside a Twitlonger about the ban.

On top of that, though, CodeMiko did reveal that she’ll be returning to streaming on Friday, February 5 at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET. 

CodeMiko teases Twitch streamer-themed Pokemon game

While she will likely return to continue her interview streams – bringing on different content creators for a chat about a whole range of things – the streamer also has other plans too.

“Hey guys, currently creating a streamer Pokemon game,” she tweeted, asking if any streamers wanted to get involved and be used as Pokemon so she could catch ‘em all. 

It wouldn’t be the first time Twitch has seen such a custom game, mind. Disgraced streamer Fedmyster played a similar game back in June of 2020 using streamers like Myth, Sodapoppin, and xQc as trainers. 

There’s no telling if her Pokemon plans will be in place for her return, though, plenty of streamers have registered their interest.

We’ll just have to wait and see what Miko brings out when she returns in early February. It’s sure to be interesting, regardless.