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Complete Guide to All Eevee Evolutions in Pokemon Go!

Eevee, the adorable Pokémon with many possible evolutions, is a fan favorite. Its strength lies in its ability to transform into eight different Pokémon, each with a unique type and powerful moves. This guide will show you how to evolve Eevee into all eight of its forms in Pokémon Go!

Rename your Eevee 

Each Eevee has different strengths and weaknesses, so collecting all 8 can help you build a strong and diverse team. Follow this special trick to guarantee which Eevee you evolve:

  1. Catch an Eevee.
  2. Go to your Eevee's profile.
  3. Tap the pencil icon to rename it.
  4. Enter the desired nickname from the list below.
  5. Hit OK.
  6. Ensure you have enough Eevee candies (25) to evolve.
  7. Tap the Evolve button and witness your Eevee transform!

Here are the names you can change:

  • "Rainer" for Vaporeon
  • "Sparky" will evolve Eevee into Jolteon
  • "Pyro" for Flareon
  • "Sakura" evolves Eevee into Espeon
  • "Tamao" becomes Umbreon
  • "Linnea" is for Leafeon
  • "Rea" brings Glaceon
  • "Kira" for Sylveon

Note: This nickname trick only works ONCE for each Eeveelution. After you use a nickname, it won't guarantee the same evolution again.

Evolving Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon

Make Eevee your Buddy Pokémon.

Here are the steps:

  1. Walk together- Walk with Eevee as your buddy for at least 10 kilometers (a little over 6 miles).
  2. Earn During your walks, collect at least 2 Eevee candies.
  3. Evolve at the right time walk the distance and earn candy, evolve your Eevee:
  • Espeon (Daytime): Evolve your Eevee during the daytime (roughly sunrise to sunset based on your location) to get Espeon.
  • Umbreon (Nighttime): Evolve your Eevee during nighttime (roughly sunset to sunrise) to get Umbreon.

Bonus: Boost Your Walking Distance with Adventure Sync 

Walking 10 kilometers can take some time. If you'd like to earn walking distance even when you're not actively playing Pokemon Go, consider enabling Adventure Sync. This feature uses your phone's GPS to track your steps in the background, even with the app closed. It can be a great way to hatch eggs, earn buddy candy, and reach your walking goal for Espeon/Umbreon evolution faster.

To enable Adventure Sync:

  1. Tap the Poké Ball icon to access the main menu.
  2. Go to Settings > General.
  3. Toggle on Adventure Sync.

Note: You might need to grant Pokemon Go on your mobile device permission to access your movement data. 

Evolving Eevee with Lure Modules (Leafeon & Glaceon)

Visit a PokéStop and activate a specific Lure Module. Use a Mossy Lure for Leafeon or a Glacial Lure for Glaceon. Evolve Eevee while the Lure is active.

Here's what you'll need:

1. You can get Mossy Lure (Leafeon) or Glacial Lure (Glaceon) in two ways:

  • Special Research Tasks- Sometimes, completing special research tasks in Pokemon Go might reward you with these Lure Modules.
  • Pokemon Go Shop- You can also purchase them directly in the Pokemon Go shop using in-game currency.

2. Find a PokéStop near you (these are the blue cube-shaped landmarks on the Pokemon Go map).

3. Activate the Lure. Use the Mossy Lure for Leafeon or the Glacial Lure for Glaceon at the PokéStop. The Lure will attract Pokemon to the PokéStop for a limited time.

4. Evolve Eevee (While Lure Active). Make sure you have enough Eevee candy (25) and select the Eevee you want to evolve. As long as the Lure Module is active at the PokéStop, you should see the silhouette of Leafeon or Glaceon, depending on the Lure as the possible evolution for your Eevee. Simply hit evolve, and see the transformation!

Remember that you need the specific Lure Module depending on which Eevee evolution you want (Mossy Lure for Leafeon, Glacial Lure for Glaceon) and keep in mind that the Lure Module only works for a limited time, so make sure to evolve your Eevee while it's active at the PokéStop.

Evolving Eevee into Sylveon

Sylveon, the Fairy-type Pokémon, requires a deep friendship with its trainer to evolve. Here's a clear guide to transforming your Eevee:

What You Need:

  • An Eevee (catch one or hatch it from an egg)

Follow these steps on how to evolve Eevee into Sylveon:

1. Become Best Buddies to strengthen your friendship.

2. Earn Buddy Hearts by completing activities with Eevee, here's how:

  • Battle Together. Fight alongside Eevee in Gyms or Raids.
  • Give Berries. Feed Eevee Berries to increase their happiness and earn hearts.
  • Go on Adventures. Walk with Eevee using Adventure Sync or explore together while playing.
  • Take Pictures (Once Daily). Capture snapshots of Eevee to earn hearts.

3. Reach 70 Buddy Hearts. Work towards these activities to build your friendship. You'll need 70 Buddy hearts to evolve Eevee into Sylveon.

4. Fairy-Type Move (Optional). While not essential, consider having Eevee learn a Fairy-type move before evolving. This might strengthen your bond (though not officially confirmed). You can learn a Fairy-type move with a TM (Technical Machine) or by evolving Eevee into another form that learns a Fairy-type move, then evolving it back (not recommended due to candy cost).

5. Evolve Eevee. Once you have 70 Buddy hearts and Eevee (ideally) knows a Fairy-type move, it's time to evolve! Select Eevee and tap "Evolve." If the requirements are met, you'll see Sylveon's silhouette. Tap "Evolve".

Tip: Be consistent. Regularly interact with Eevee by feeding, battling, walking, and taking pictures. This helps you reach 70 Buddy hearts faster. With dedication and friendship, you'll soon have a Sylveon in your Pokémon Go collection!

Here's a Table on all the Eevee Evolutions in Pokémon Go!

Eevee Evolution Type Evolution Method
Vaporeon Water Nickname trick: "Rainer" (one-time use)
Jolteon Electric Nickname trick: "Sparky" (one-time use)
Flareon Fire Nickname trick: "Pyro" (one-time use)
Espeon Psychic Walk as buddy for 10km, evolve during daytime (with at least 2 candies earned)
Umbreon Dark Walk as buddy for 10km, evolve during nighttime (with at least 2 candies earned)
Leafeon Grass Evolve near a PokéStop with an active Mossy Lure Module
Glaceon Ice Evolve near a PokéStop with an active Glacial Lure Module
Sylveon Fairy Make Eevee your buddy, earn 70 Buddy Hearts, and evolve with Eevee ideally knowing a Fairy-type move (optional)


Become an Eevee Evolution Master

With these methods, you can collect all eight of Eevee's fascinating evolutions in Pokémon Go. Remember, trainers, exploration, and friendship are key! So, explore the world with your Eevee companion, unlock its hidden potential, and witness the wonder of evolution!

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Adan Cabal

I’ve cultivated my writing skills and learned to marry my interests by working as a gaming journalist here at Game Champions. This is a perfect way to talk about the things I’ve always loved and share my thoughts with a wider audience.