Pokémon GO: Eevee Evolutions – How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon with new names
Evolving Eevee is one of the most popular Pokémon GO themes so far.
In classic Pokémon games, Eevee can evolve into different types of varieties depending on the use of special items, its level of happiness, the movements it has and even the time of day.
With the addition of Candy in Pokémon GO, the way you can evolve your Pokémon is simpler, and as such, you cannot use the trial and error method of using one of the three elemental stones to turn Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon. (Some are better than others depending on the situation – you can find out which one you should have first with our guide and with our Pokémon GO type chart to find out its strengths and weaknesses.
How to evolve Eevee to Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon
If you choose to evolve Eevee without much paperwork (giving it 25 candies) it will become one of the five types available at random. However, users have discovered a trick that allows you to choose which one it will become, Espeon, Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon, renaming it in the following ways:
- Rename Eevee to Linnea to evolve to the Grass type Leafeon
- Rename Eevee to Rea to evolve to Ice-type Glaceon
- Rename Eevee to Sakura to evolve to psychic type Espeon
- Rename Eevee to Tamao to evolve the Sinister type Umbreon
- Rename Eevee to Rainer to evolve to the Water type Vaporeon
- Rename Eevee to Sparky to evolve to Electric type Jolteon
- Rename Eevee to Pyro to evolve Fire-type Flareon
Important: the trick only works once per evolution typeso make sure you pick Eeevees with the best CP values before evolving them into the type you want.
All Eevee evolutions are available in Pokémon GO.
Thanks to McLovin1019 on reddit for confirming the evolution names of Leafeon and Glaceon.
That said, for some Eevee evolutions it is possible to get the specific types you want with a second method …
Alternative Eevee Evolution Methods for Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, and Espeon
Gen 4 Leafeon and Glaceon have a second evolution method, using the Mossy Bait Module or the Glacial Bait Module, respectively. When you are near that PokéStop with the Bait Module activated, go to your Eevee and choose the evolution.
On the other hand, Gen 2 Umbreon and Espeon also have a second evolution method. Walk with your Eevee as a companion for ten kilometers and make it evolve overnight (Umbreon) or day (Espeon) and it will transform into the desired evolution.
Note that you have to walk exactly 10 kilometers and get two Candies in the process, and then keep Eevee as a companion when it evolves and make it day or night in the game for it to work (thanks to Daviebruce72 on reddit for clarifying).
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Since the name trick only works once per evolution type, it seems like a useful way to get a second Espeon or Umbreon with some reliability.
What do you need about the names of the Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO
And why the names Sakura, Tamao, Sparky, Rainer and Pyro? The last three are the names of the Eevee brothers in the Pokémon TV series, who meet Ash in Episode 40 to show him their respective Eevee evolutions. Sakura and Tamao appear later in the series.
When you change the name of your Eevee to one of the above, you should exit and reload the application to check again that the change has been made successfully, which is important considering that servers can sometimes crash.
When you have verified the name, evolve Eeevee just as you would any other Pokémon by giving it Candy, and it should transform into the one you have chosen.
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The Sylveon Evolution of Eevee
If you want to get the final evolution of Eevee in Pokémon GO, sorry: you can’t yet.
So far, Pokémon GO has added Eevee evolutions for the first four generations of creatures, which means that for now Eevee can only evolve into Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon.
That leaves only Sylveon left. As it’s from Gen 6 it’s still a bit lacking, but you can be sure that there will be an evolution of Eevee with its name.