It looks like Sylveon could be coming to Pokemon Go after Niantic dropped a cryptic tease in a new loading screen and dataminers found a Sylveon sprite.
Sylveon is a Fairy-type introduced in Generation VI. It evolves from Eevee along with Espeon, Flareon, Glaceon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Umbreon, and Vaporeon. For many trainers, it’s a personal favorite.
It’s arguably one the most adorable-looking Pokemon, which is no surprise given its pale cream-colored fur, blue eyes, long ears, tiny nose, and two bows. Fans can’t get enough of it.
Sylveon is the only Eeveelution that hasn’t been added to Pokemon Go, which is strange given its popularity. But the good news is it seems like that’s about to change.
Niantic shared a new loading screen in March 2021 with some exciting teases, including a blatant reference to the Legendary Xerneas, as well as other Pokemon such as Aromatisse, Kricketune, Servine, and more.
However, if you look close enough, you can see what appears to be the silhouette of Sylveon. It’s subtle, but if you squint your eyes enough and see through the waterfall’s mist, it’s definitely there.
That’s not all; on April 7, 2021, dataminers shared a bunch of leaked information on The Silph Road subreddit including powered-up Pokestops and a collection of Gen 6 Pokemon that will be coming to Go.
Who’s included in that lineup? Sylveon, of course! It’s unknown when Niantic will add these Pokemon will be added to the game, as they’ve recently been drip-feeding new additions, but hopefully, it will be soon.
If the teaser ends up being true, it means all of Eevee’s evolved forms will be available in Pokemon Go.
Plus, given the prevalence of Fairy-type Pokemon in the loading screen, it could also mean a Fairy-themed event could be in the works.
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Of course, it’s all speculation until Niantic makes an official announcement. But the signs are all there, and the evidence looks promising.