What is the best Eevee evolution in Pokemon Go? – All Eeveelutions ranked

Daniel Megarry
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Picking between Eevee’s eight Eeveelutions is a hard task, as each offers a different set of strengths and weaknesses according to their typing. To help you figure out which of these adorable creatures is the best for you, we’ve ranked all of them from top to bottom.

Eevee continues to capture the hearts of Pokemon fans worldwide, its popularity rivaling even that of Pikachu in terms of adorableness. Trainers everywhere have their favorite Eeveelution, be it the enchanting Fairy-type Sylveon, the Fire-type Flareon, or another form entirely.

Deciding which Eevee evolution to go with can be difficult, though, as it comes down to way more than just which one looks the coolest.

In Pokemon Go, there are a few clear standouts, while others simply don’t have any real use in the game. So to help you decide on which Eeveelution to spend your hard-earned Rare Candy, here are all of them ranked.

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What is the best Eevee evolution in Pokemon Go?

The best Eevee evolution in Pokemon Go is Umbreon. It’s a PvP champion that really excels in the Great League and the Ultra League, with great Defense stats that make it the tankiest Eeveelution available.

Of course, deciding the best Eeveelution also depends on how you intend to use it. If you need a budget Dragon-slayer, for example, then Sylveon will be a better choice than Umbreon thanks to its Fairy typing.

There’s also an element of personal preference to consider. Some players love cute Pokemon, so they’ll always go for Espeon, while others prefer an intimidating-looking creature like Jolteon or Flareon.

Below, we’ve ranked all of the Eevee evolutions from best to worst based on their overall performance.

All Eeveelutions ranked from best to worst

1. Umbreon

Dark-type Umbreon in the Pokemon anime

Umbreon has long been considered the best Eevee evolution in Pokemon Go, and that’s still the case thanks to its great bulk and powerful moves that make it one of the best Dark types across the game.

Of all the Eeveelutions, it has the best PvP potential in both the Great League and the Ultra League, especially with the new Level 50 cap which allows it to reach a max CP of 2445 with some deadly stats.

2. Sylveon

Pokemon Sylveon Anime

While it loses out to Umbreon in the Great League and Ultra League, Sylveon gets to shine in the Master League, which is dominated by Dragon-types that this Fairy-type Eeveelution will just love to obliterate. This simply makes Sylveon the best Eevee evolution to choose to tackle the Master League.

If you’ve got access to a strong Togekiss or Gardevoir, those will always be better Fairy-type choices, but Sylveon fulfills the role of being a cheaper substitute that can perform very well in the right situation.

3. Vaporeon

Vaporeon used to be a champion in Pokemon Go, but it’s since been outclassed. While it will never be as strong as a leveled-up Kyogre or Gyarados, it’s still an excellent Water-type for your team if you don’t have access to those.

With a decent bulk and a high max CP, this Eevee evolution actually performs pretty well in PvE as one of the strongest (and cheapest) Water types, especially if you can’t afford the more expensive or rare standouts.

4. Glaceon

glaceon pokemon

Ice-types are rare in Pokemon Go, so while Glaceon might not be the best, it’s worth getting one just to make sure you have a semi-decent Ice-type under your belt – although if you’ve got a Mamoswine, focus on that instead.

Because Ice-types are good at taking Dragons down, you’ll probably find Glaceon most useful for defeating the powerful Dragon-types that often defend Gyms, but it also has some potential in the Master League.

5. Leafeon

An image of Leafeon in the Pokemon anime, of of the best Grass-types

As with most Eeveelutions, there are better grass options than Leafeon available, like Tangrowth and Roserade. It’s still one of the top non-Legendary Grass types, though, and has solid Attack and Defense stats.

Leafeon also shows potential in the Master League, where it can take down any Pokemon with a weakness to Grass-type moves. It won’t last long against most other opponents, though, so definitely don’t rely on it.

6. Jolteon

jolteon pokemon

While Jolteon isn’t the worst of the Eevee evolutions, it isn’t one of the best either. It doesn’t pack enough power or niche to really make any waves across either the PvP or PvE meta in Pokemon Go.

If you’re adamant about Jolteon, though, it’s best to save it for PvE. Here, it can be a budget Electric-type choice if you don’t have access to any Legendaries or high-tier normal options like Magnezone or Electivire.

7. Espeon

espeon pokemon

Despite having the highest Attack stat of all Eeveelutions, Espeon doesn’t really get a chance to show it off. When it comes to PvP in the Go Battle League, for example, it’s pretty much useless across all three major Leagues.

Where Espeon does show promise, though, is in PvE, where it can be a great Fighting and Poison-type counter if you’re lacking in other, more powerful Psychic-type choices like Mewtwo or Metagross.

8. Flareon

Flareon in Pokemon anime

Unless you have a soft spot for the Fire-type Eeveelution, or you just want to complete your collection, it’s best to avoid Flareon. It has no use in PvP and is outclassed when it comes to Raids and Gyms.

It’s not terrible by any means, but when there are so many non-Legendary Fire-types to choose from that can do better like Charizard, Darmanitan, and Arcanine, your resources are best spent elsewhere.

All Eeveelution stats in Pokemon Go

While the base stats of the Eeveelutions aren’t as important as how they actually perform in real scenarios, it’s still interesting to note them down and take them into consideration.

POKEMONATTACKDEFENSESTAMINAMAX CP
Umbreon1262402162416
Sylveon2032052163470
Vaporeon2051612773521
Glaceon2382051633535
Leafeon2162191633328
Jolteon2321821633265
Espeon2611751633583
Flareon2461791633424

How to evolve Eevee using the nickname method in Pokemon Go

Evolving Eevee into any of its evolutions requires 25 Candy, but without following certain indications, you’ll only get the first three forms Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon randomly.

If you have an Eevee with great stats that you want to evolve into a particular form, you can use the nickname trick. By renaming your Eevee you can secure the evolution you desire.

POKEMONTYPENICKNAME
UmbreonDarkTamao
SylveonFairyKira
VaporeonWaterRainer
GlaceonIceRea
LeafeonGrassLinnea
JolteonElectricSparky
EspeonPsychicSakura
FlareonFirePyro

That’s everything you need to know about the best Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go. You can also check our guides on this month’s Field Research TasksHow to Catch Ditto, and some of our rankings like the Ultimate Competitive Pokemon, or the top Mega Evolutions.