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Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon, and other Eevee-lutions

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The many Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions, and how to do them, make Eevee one of the most interesting ‘mon in the game. Eevee’s evolutions, or Eeveelutions, are plentiful and offer a variety of types for trainers to diversify their teams. While the evolution methods in the main Pokemon games are well known, in Pokemon Go they are very different. There are eight evolutions of Eevee in total, each bringing their own flair to Pokemon Go.

On August 14, Eevee will be the spotlight Pokemon for the game’s monthly Community Day event. This event will see Eevee appearing in the wild more often and offer special perks to trainers who evolve their Eevee into its many evolutions. 

So how do you evolve Eevee into its evolutions? There are a variety of ways to do so and we have all the details for you in this evolution guide for Eevee in Pokemon Go. 

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Pokemon Go Eevee Community Day perks 

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Aside from the usual increase in spawns and the higher rate of finding a Shiny, this weekend’s Pokemon Go Eevee Community Day event will give trainers even more perks. From Friday, August 13 at 1 p.m. EDT to Monday, August 16 at 1 p.m. EDT, when Eevee evolves into its many evolutions they will learn an exclusive move. Below are the Pokemon-exclusive moves that will be learned during Community Day: 

  • Vaporeon: Scald
  • Jolteon: Zap Cannon
  • Flareon: Superpower
  • Espeon: Shadow Ball
  • Umbreon: Psychic
  • Leafeon: Bullet Seed
  • Glaceon: Water Pulse
  • Sylveon: Psyshock
  • Eevee caught or hatched during this time will know Last Resort.

Also, evolving Sylveon will be much easier during the two-day event. More information on Sylveon’s evolution method is below, but obtaining the Fairy-type will only require seven friendship hearts instead of the usual 70. 

Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames

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The first, and easiest, way to evolve Eevee into its evolutions is what’s known as the nickname trick. Trainers can guarantee any of Eevee’s evolutions in Pokemon Go once each using this Eevee nickname method. 

Simply nicknaming your Eevee one of the special names (seen below) will grant trainers the Eeveelution of their choice. Use 25 Eevee candy and your Eevee will evolve to the evolution with the corresponding nickname. 

  • Vaporeon: Rainer
  • Jolteon: Sparky
  • Flareon: Pyro
  • Espeon: Sakura
  • Umbreon: Tamao
  • Leafeon: Linnea
  • Glaceon: Rea
  • Sylveon: Kira

Choose carefully trainers because once this trick is done once for each species, you won’t be able to do it again.

How to get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Jolteon

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The first Eeveelutions, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon are relatively easy to obtain in Pokemon Go. To evolve Eevee into them, trainers simply have to feed it 25 Eevee candy. However, there is no guarantee which of the three Eevee will evolve to once you’ve used the nickname trick. It’ll be a game of chance, but with the low candy requirement trainers will have plenty of chances to get all three. 

How to get Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Umbreon

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For Espeon and Umbreon, the two Gen 2 Eeveelutions, there is a method to obtaining each. Simply add Eevee as your buddy and have it walk with you for 10km. Once that requirement is complete, evolve your Eevee during the day for Espeon and at night for Umbreon. Be careful, however, as sometimes Pokemon Go doesn’t reflect “night and day” like in real life. Check the color of the sky in-game to make sure it is nighttime where you are before evolving. 

How to get Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go

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Leafeon and Glaceon are obtained using two in-game items. Evolving your Eevee at a Pokestop that has the Mossy Lure applied to it will give trainers a Leafeon. Evolving at a PokeStop where there’s a Glacial Lure will give trainers access to Glaceon. These items can be purchased from the in-game store for 200 coins each, and they work like normal lures, except they attract Pokemon of specific types.

How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Sylveon

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Sylveon, the most recent addition to the Eeveelutions, and the method to obtaining it is a bit tedious but totally worth it. Trainers can check out our Pokemon Go Sylveon guide for more in-depth details, but the gist to getting Sylveon is through the friendship meter in Pokemon Go. 

Trainers need to make Eevee their buddy and earn 70 hearts with it. Again, this will take a while, but as long as trainers can maximize the amount of hearts earned each day they will eventually get to that mark. Trainers will know they received the right amount of hearts when the silhouette in the evolution area of Eevee’s in-game information screen shows Sylveon. 

Phillip Martinez

I'm currently a GamesRadar guide contributor with a specialty in everything Pokemon GO. If you've wanted to know the best way to take down a Rayquaza, there's a good chance you read one of my guides. I previously have written for IBT Media, Newsweek and Screen Rant. I'm a huge fighting game fan and everything Pokemon, but I've grown to love RPGs.