Eevee is known as the “Evolution Pokémon” for good reason: it’s the only Pokémon thus far that can evolve into different forms — eight to be exact. The good news is that with the addition of Sylveon in May 2021, you can now acquire all eight Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO. However, unlike the average Pokémon that goes through evolution stages, evolving Eevee into a specific form requires more than just a tap of the Evolve button. In this guide, we’re showing you all the tricks you can use to add all of these Eevee evolutions to your Pokédex.
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Inside This Article
- What You Need to Know About Eevee in Pokémon GO
- Why Are There Different Eevee Evolutions?
- Naming Tricks for All of the Eevee Evolutions
- Alternate Methods for Getting Each Eevee Evolution
- Final Thoughts
What You Need to Know About Eevee in Pokémon GO
Eevee is a Normal-type Pokémon from the first generation. It’s resistant to Ghost-type Pokémon, from which it receives only 39% of damage, and it’s at its strongest when it uses Quick Attack and Last Resort as its moves. However, avoid matching it against Fighting-type Pokémon, like Blaziken and Gallade, since it’s weak to this Pokémon type.
Eevee doesn’t really have the most impressive stats in Pokémon Go. Its max CP is only at 1,210, and its Attack, Defense, and Stamina stats are only at 104, 114, and 146, respectively. That said, Eevee is a good Pokémon to have because of its many different evolution forms, which all boast much higher max CPs and combat stats.
Another great thing about Eevee is that it’s a common Pokémon in Pokémon GO, and since it’s a Normal-type, you can find it in almost any location. It isn’t as common as Pokémon like Rattata and Zubat, which are practically everywhere, but it shouldn’t be too hard to come across and capture one either.
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Why Are There Different Eevee Evolutions?
Unlike other Pokémon that evolve through stages (at most three), Eevee only evolves once but into different forms. All in all, there are eight different evolutions for Eevee, and each of them has a different typing.
|Eevee Evolution||Type||Max CP||Base Stats|
|Vaporeon||Water||3,521||Attack: 205; Defense: 161; Stamina: 277|
|Jolteon||Electric||3,265||Attack: 232; Defense: 182; Stamina: 163|
|Flareon||Fire||3,424||Attack: 246; Defense: 179; Stamina: 163|
|Espeon||Psychic||3,583||Attack: 261; Defense: 175; Stamina: 163|
|Umbreon||Dark||2,416||Attack: 126; Defense: 240; Stamina: 216|
|Leafeon||Grass||3,328||Attack: 216; Defense: 219; Stamina: 163|
|Glaceon||Ice||3,535||Attack: 238; Defense: 205; Stamina: 163|
|Sylveon||Fairy||3,470||Attack: 203; Defense: 205; Stamina: 216|
Eevee is the only Pokémon that has this many evolutions, but why is that so? The answer is all in its genes. Eevee’s genetic makeup is irregular, which is easily manipulated by the environment this Pokémon is in. In the core series games, radiation from different elemental stones causes it to evolve into different forms. For instance, radiation from the Water Stone will cause it to evolve into Vaporeon, the Water-type Eevee evolution. Meanwhile, radiation from the Thunder Stone will turn it into the Electric-type Jolteon.
Naming Tricks for All of the Eevee Evolutions
Generally, it costs 25 Candy to evolve Eevee. However, with eight different possibilities, you might wonder how to guarantee a specific Eevee evolution. One way is to change Eevee’s name into one of the following:
Fun fact: these Eevee evolutions aren’t just assigned random nicknames. These names are based on some characters in the anime or the core games. The nicknames for Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon are the names of the three eldest Eevee brothers: Rainer, Sparky, and Pyro. Rainer’s signature Pokémon is Vaporeon, Sparky’s is Jolteon, and Pyro’s is Flareon. Sakura (known as Sayo in the English versions of the games) and Tamao are two of the five Kimono sisters who appear in Trouble’s Brewing; they’re the trainers of Espeon and Umbreon, respectively. Linnea, Rea, and Kira are Leafeon’s, Glaceon’s, and Sylveon’s respective Pokémon Sun and Moon trainers. They’re three of the eight trainers you have to beat to get the Eevee Z-Crystal in the game.
To rename Eevee, simply tap on the Pokéball icon at the bottom center of the screen, then on “Pokémon,” and select the Eevee you want to evolve. After that, tap on the pen icon beside Eevee’s name, and type in the nickname of the Eevee evolution you want to get.
But here’s the catch: you can only use this naming technique once. Also, before you hit the Evolve button, make sure that it shows the silhouette of the Eevee evolution you’re aiming for. If it doesn’t, it’s most likely because you’ve already used the nickname. In that case, you’ll have to use alternate methods to get more than one of every Eevee evolution, which we’ll get into in the next section.
Alternative Methods for Getting Each Eevee Evolution
The alternative methods for obtaining more than one particular Eevee evolution aren’t as straightforward as the naming trick and require more work. These usually involve spending more treats and PokéCoins or more walking — or both. In addition, the evolution method varies depending on the generation that the Eevee evolutions belong to.
The Original Eevee Evolutions: Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon
Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon are the original Eevee evolutions from the first generation. Sadly, there isn’t a sure-fire way of obtaining any of them after you’ve exhausted the single-use naming trick. You can still get another Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon by evolving Eevee with 25 Candy, but what you’ll get will all be up to the random generator. Luckily, you won’t have a hard time finding or catching an Eevee since it’s a common Pokémon in the game. Just play frequently, and you’ll have enough Eevees to evolve into any of the three original Eevee evolutions. However, if you’re having a hard time getting a particular one, you can always try trading with other players.
Generation II Eevee Evolutions: Espeon and Umbreon
Unlike the Generation I Eevee evolutions, you have more control over which of the later evolutions you get. To obtain another Espeon or Umbreon, you need to make Eevee your Buddy and walk 10 km with it. Once you’ve done that, evolve Eevee using 25 Candy during the day to get Espeon, or evolve it at night to get Umbreon. However, there are times that the actual time in your area and the time in the game are not in sync. Thus, you’ll have to check the color of the sky in the game rather than just looking out the window to make sure that you get the Eevee evolution you want.
Generation IV Eevee Evolutions: Leafeon and Glaceon
Getting a Leafeon or a Glaceon involves Lure Modules. These are special items that you can use on PokéStops to get more wild Pokémon to appear. They come in different types and each one of them attracts specific types of Pokémon.
For Eevee to evolve into Leafeon, you’ll need a Mossy Lure, and as for Glaceon, you’ll need a Glacial Lure. You can purchase both of these items from the shop for 200 PokéCoins each. Once you have the Lure Module for the Eevee evolution you want, go to a PokéStop with the Mossy or Glacial Lure activated, and spin the PokéStop. Then, tap on the Pokéball icon at the bottom of your screen, and go to “Pokémon.” Select the Eevee that you want to evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon. Before tapping on the Evolve button, check the silhouette on it to make sure that you’re going to get the Eevee evolution you’re aiming for.
The Latest Eevee Evolution: Sylveon
Sylveon, one of the best Fairy-type Pokémon from Generation VI, is the latest Eevee evolution to make its debut in Pokémon Go. Acquiring one takes relatively more work than the other Eevee evolutions, but it’s all worth it since Sylveon has impressive base stats and combat stats.
To evolve Eevee into Sylveon, you’ll need to earn 70 hearts with Eevee as your Buddy. Earning that many hearts might take you around a week since the maximum number of hearts you can earn per day is normally 12. However, if you keep your Buddy’s mood at Excited, you can earn up to 20 hearts a day, and you can get a Sylveon in as early as four days. Some of the ways you can do so are by walking with Eevee as your Buddy, giving it treats, taking a snapshot of it, going to battles with it, and visiting new places together. Remember as well to interact with it as frequently as possible since doing so increases its mood.
Once you’ve acquired enough hearts, you can then evolve Eevee into Sylveon for 25 Candy.
Just like with the other Eevee evolutions, check that the silhouette on the Evolve button is the correct one before tapping on it.
Eevee is a fascinating Pokémon to have in Pokémon GO because it can evolve into so many other forms. What’s equally fascinating is that all Eevee evolutions require different methods before you can acquire them. Once you’ve added them to your Pokedex, you’ll find just how reliable they are as companions in battles and gym raids.
We hope this guide helped you catch the Eevee evolutions you’re looking for. Let us know which ones you already have and which ones you’re still trying to catch in the comments.
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