Eevee is one of the most unique Pokemon in Pokemon Go and indeed the entire pokemon franchise. It has the single most evolutions possible of any pokemon and each unique evolution has its own typing from eevee normal typing.
Eevee can evolution into 8 different evolutions ranging through a variety of generations from the game series.
These evolutions are:
- Vaporeon – Water
- Flareon – Fire
- Jolteon – Electric
- Espeon – Psychic
- Umbreon – Dark
- Glaceon – Ice
- Leafeon – Grass
- Sylveon – Fairy
Each evolution has two methods, the first is to follow the requirements within Pokemon Go for each individual evolution. The second method is a naming trick which can be used ONLY ONCE per evolution.
Naming trick for eevee
To use the naming trick you simply need to change the nickname of an eevee to the following to trigger the ability to then evolve. (The nickname can be changed back afterwards if you dont like giving Pokemon nicknames)
The nickname for each evolution is as follows:
- Vaporeon – Rainer
- Flareon – Pyro
- Jolteon – Sparky
- Espeon – Sakura
- Umbreon – Tamao
- Leafeon – Linnea
- Glaceon – Rea
- Sylveon – Kira
Each eevee evolution requires 25 eevee candies to evolve which also makes eevee one of the cheapest pokemon to evolve within Pokemon Go
Actual requirements for each Eevee evolution
Name tricks aside the actual requirements for naturally evolving an eevee into each of its evolutions are as follows.
Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon all require 25 candies and it is random as to which of these three eevee spawns into. In order to get all three youll need to keep evolving eevees and hope you get lucky with the one you want!
Again these require 25 eevee candies. But both of these pokemon require you to have an eevee as your buddy and walk 10km with it to earn two candies,.. earning the two candies is key. Once you have walked 10km with eevee you’ll then be able to evolve it into an espeon during the daytime. You’ll know this is possible cause on the evolution screen instead of a ? icon you will see a blacked out silhouette of Espeon
The same applies for umbreon, walk 10km with eevee as your buddy but this time you’ll then be able to evolve into an umbreon at night. Again the silhouette will show on the evolve screen to show eevee is ready to turn into umbreon
Leafeon and Glaceon require an item to evolve. They require a Mossy lure module and Glacial lure module respectively. Both of these items can be purchased from the ingame shop for 200 coins each. They can also be earned from certain research tasks within the game.
Once you have your Mossy lure module you need to activate it at a pokestop and then staying within range of that pokestop and making sure its still active, you can evolve eevee into Leafeon for the cost of 25 candies
The same applies to Glaceon, take a Glacial lure module activate it, stay within range of the stop and evolve eevee into Glaceon for the cost of 25 candies.
Like Espeon and Umbreon, the blacked out silhouette will show on the evolve screen to indicate you’ve done it correctly and eevee is ready for that particular evolution.
Sylveon requires friendship in Pokemon Go to evolve. In order to turn your eevee into sylveon you need to have an eevee as your buddy and earn 70 Consecutive hearts. Once this has been achieved your able evolve eevee for the cost of 25 candies. Again the blackout silhouette will show that eevee is ready for this evolution.
With a potential 24 hearts available each day, getting a sylveon can be possible in 3 to 4 days if you grind it hard enough.
Are any Eevee evolutions useful in the Battle league?
Out of all the eevee evolutions Umbreon and Sylveon are the two that would have the most effectiveness in the Battle league. Sylveon is a solid fairy type with good bulk. Its fast move of charm is very effective with high damage. It gets overshadowed by other fairy types for that role however although the upcoming community day could change this a bit with sylveon getting access to psystrike during that event.
Umbreon is an excellent pokemon for the great league and now the Ultra league with the addition of XL candy. Like sylveon it will benefit from the upcoming community day where it gets access to psychic. Umbreon has big bulk and positive match ups against many of the “Meta” picks
Eevee’s other evolutions aren’t so effective in the PvP encounters although Vaporeon and Jolteon in particular can spam charge moves fast for shield baiting.
Which Eevee evolution is your favourite?