Pokémon Go Eevee Hack: How to Evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go

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Eevee is very popular in Pokémon Go, because it offers multi-evolution options. They are very different from other Pokémon, because they are able to evolve into 8 other Pokémon, each one very different from the normal -type origins.

There are various different ways to evolve Eevee and some are more complicated than others. This is a guide to show you the different ways to evolve Eevee so you can get the evolution that you want.

Pokémon Go Sylveon: Name it “Kira”

Once you get the Eevee Pokémon and you are sure the Sylveon evolution has been released in the game, collect enough Eevee Candy that you will need for the evolution, but don’t evolve it yet.

Change the name of the Eevee to “Kira” first and your Eevee will now have the Sylveon silhouette in the “Evolve” button.

If the silhouette doesn’t appear, it may be because you tried to evolve Eevee before Sylveon is active in the game. In this case, simply restart Pokémon Go so as to update the game and get Sylveon added to the game.

Please note that you can only use this Kira-Sylveon name evolution strategy once. Once complete, the name “Kira” will no longer prompt the evolution to Sylveon.


Other Eevee Evolution Names

The naming method that we have used above can also come in handy when you want to evolve other Eevee. The following is a complete list of the names you can use to evolve different Eevee;

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

But this naming method is only good for one evolution. For example, you can rename an Eevee “Linnea” to evolve into “Leafeon,” but renaming a second Eevee “Linea” will not result in a transformation.


How to evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon

Once you have used the nicknaming trick, we have talked about above to evolve these three, there is nothing more you can do to guarantee an evolution.

To get any more, you will need to gather Eevee and candies and hope that when it evolves you will get the one you are looking for.


How to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon

Grass-type Leafeon and ice-type Glaceon have secondary ways of ensuring their evolution. To evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon you will need to get specific items like the Glacial Lure Module for Glaceon or urge Mossy Lure Module for Leafeon. You can purchase both of these in the shop for 200 coins each.

Once you have the correct lure for the evolution you need, simply apply it at a PokéStop and then while you are still at the PokéStop and the lure is active, use 25 candies to evolve it into the form you want.

If you have done everything right, you should see the silhouette of the Eevee evolution you want before you can press it.


How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon

Espeon and Umbreon also have a secondary means of evolution, but it is much more complicated than just using a Lure Module or changing the name.

To evolve to these second-generation evolutions, you will need to set your Eevee as your buddy and walk with it for 10 KM.

This will earn you two candies, which are the key to evolution. Once you have the candies, you can evolve your Eevee, but the time of day in the game will determine which one of the evolutions you will get. If it is night, you will get psychic-type Espeon or Dark-type Umbreon.

This process can be a little bit tricky. Just make sure that the Eevee is still your buddy when you evolve it and that your GPS signal has the time of day right for where you are.


How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon

Evolving Eevee into Sylveon is all about friendship. To evolve into Sylveon if you have already used the naming method, you will need to get the Eevee to be your buddy and then accumulate 75 hearts with it. Once this is done, you should see the option to evolve to Sylveon.

To get a Sylveon to be your buddy, you can do certain friendly things as taking photos with it, playing with it, feeding it, and spinning new PokéStops. You can earn up to 20 hearts a day, so you should be able to evolve in about 4 days.


As you can see from the guides above evolving Eevee is not very hard. But it is specific to the evolutions you would like to have and therefore you need to be clear on what evolutions you want.

Keep in mind though that these Eevee evolutions are not always available, so keep an eye out for when they become available in the game to make the evolution process easier.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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