Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: All Eevee nicknames and methods to get Espeon, Umbreon, and more

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions
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There's numerous Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions in the game and we're not even at the end yet, there's still one to go (hurry up, Sylveon!). How to get all the Eevee evolutions - or Eeveelutions as they're affectionately known - isn't simple though because obtaining enough candy and evolving them like normal Pokemon has a completely random result in Pokemon Go. There are a number of Pokemon Go Eevee nicknames to use, but these are one-time only and the game doesn't tell you them whatsoever; they're almost like cheat codes in that sense. Here are all of the Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames and other methods for obtaining the Eeveelution you seek.

Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions

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First up is each of the Eevee nicknames you can use in Pokemon Go. There's currently seven Eevee evolutions in the game and in order to guarantee that you'll get one of them, you can use a nickname. Simply rename your Eevee to the following names in order to secure the evolution when you use 25 candy:

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

When you've used each nickname once however, you can't use it again. So how do you guarantee which Eevee evolution you'll get after this?

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

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Jolteon

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For the original three Eeveelutions - Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon - it's bad news I'm afraid. There's no way of guaranteeing any of these three, which means you have to keep catching Eevees and evolving them with 25 candy until you get the one you want. Thankfully, Eevee isn't a particularly rare Pokemon so you should be able to do this without too many problems if you're a frequent player.

How to get Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Umbreon

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For the two Gen 2 Eeveelutions - Espeon and Umbreon - there is a second method you can use after the nickname trick. You simply have to add Eevee as your buddy, so it walks alongside you, and walk for 10km. At this point, when you evolve that specific Eevee, it will turn into Espeon if you do it during the day, or Umbreon during the night. You can tell what the game thinks it is by the colour of the sky in-game, rather than in real life.

How to get Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions - Glaceon

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Leafeon and Glaceon are the latest additions to the game with Gen 4, and they're obtained with two brand new items. If you've exhausted the two nicknames, you can get more by heading to a Pokestop and applying a Mossy Lure for Leafeon, or a Glacial Lure for Glaceon. These 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 and allow you to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon. You can make sure it's working correctly by checking the silhouette of the evolution on the button has changed to the one you're after.

How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Sylveon is the eighth and final Eevee evolution and should be added during the Gen 5 roll out, which is hopefully coming at some point this year. As soon as Sylveon is added to Pokemon Go we'll update this with the methods for obtaining it!

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