How to Evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go: Eevee Evolutions Names Guide

published: 2022-10-05T11:02:00

Updated: 2022-10-05T11:02:31

If you’re wondering how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go, we’ve got all the tips you need to get Jolteon, Umbreon, Vaporeon, or the other Eeveelutions by using the naming tricks and more.

After a long wait, all Eeveelutions are finally in Pokemon Go. Fans had been begging Niantic to bring them to the mobile title since its launch in 2016, so it’s a great time to be an Eevee fan, that’s for sure.

That said, how do you evolve Eevee and get all of its Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go?

There are four known methods and each has different difficulties. From random evolution to using Buddy Status, popping up a Lure module and the naming trick, there are plenty of routes to take.


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An image of Eevee showing some of its evolutionsThe Pokemon Company

Eevee has multiple evolutions that can be triggered with the name trick in Pokemon Go.

Eevee Evolving In Pokemon Go

The easiest method to evolve Eevee into one of its evolutions in Pokemon Go is by the names use trick. Whichever method you use, make sure you have saved 25 Candy for each.

Pokemon Go Eevee evolution names trick

The nicknames you should rename your Eevee to for each evolution are as follows:

  • flareon: firework
  • Jolteon: Sparky
  • Vaporeon: Rainer
  • Espeon: Sakura
  • Umbreon: Tamao
  • leafeon: Linnea
  • Glaceon: real
  • Sylveon: Kira

Using the nickname trick is easy, but you can only do it once per Eeveelutionmeaning each subsequent evolution will require a slightly different approach.

To rename your Eevee, just tap the pencil icon next to the name while in the ‘Pokemon’ menu. You need to name it something specific to get the evolution you want, so make sure you enter it right before clicking “Evolve.”

How to Evolve Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon in Pokemon Go

Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon, Eevee's Evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic

The Gen I evolutions for Eevee may be the easiest to get in Pokemon Go, but they’re also the ones with the highest random chance.

Once you’ve used the nickname trick in Pokemon Go, you’ll need a alternative method: to get the same Eevee evolutions. For Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon you need a bit of luck.

Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to guarantee you’ll get one of these three – it’s completely random when you press Evolve. You will definitely get one of the Gen I Eeveelutions, but you can’t choose which one.

This means you either have to be insanely lucky to get the one you want on your first try, or you will need to catch multiple Eevee and stock up on a lot of candysince the method costs 25 each time.

How to Evolve Umbreon & Espeon in Pokemon Go

Espeon and Umbreon, Eevee's Evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic

Evolve Espeon and Umbreon by day or by night, depending on who you want.

Unlike the previous evolutions, Umbreon and Espeon do not evolve randomly from Eevee, as they require specific actions to get them:

  • Espeon: For the Psychic type, you have to make Eevee your Buddy and run 10 km with them. After this, the ‘Evolve‘ button should show Espeon’s silhouette during the day.
  • Umbreon: This method is almost identical for Umbreon, except you have to evolve the Pokemon overnight.

How to get Leafeon & Glaceon in Pokemon Go

Leafeon and Glaceon, Eevee's Evolutions in PokemonThe Pokemon Company / Niantic

You need to buy certain lures for Eevee’s evolution to Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go.

To develop the Gen IV Eeveelutions, Leafeon and Glaceon you need a Glacial Lure Module or a Mossy lure module. They can both be purchased from the in-game Shop for 200 PokeCoins, but can also very rarely be earned through tasks.

Once you have the required lure module to hand, follow these steps:

  • Go to a near PokeStop and put the Lure down on it: Glacial for Glaceon and Mossy for Leafeon. They last 30 minutes each.
  • As long as you are within the radius of the Lure Module, you can simply click on the usual ‘Evolve‘ button on Eevee’s page and it will change to whatever you chose.

How to Evolve Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Sylveon on a Pokemon Go backgroundThe Pokemon Company / Niantic

Sylveon’s method of evolution requires you to earn a lot of hearts to make it evolve.

In front of Sylveon, you need to make Eevee your Buddy again, just like Espeon and Umbreon. Although this time it is not about walking distance, but about how many hearts have you earned.

After you get the Normal-type Eevee to Best Buddy status, you should be able to transform him into the Fairy-type Sylveon. However, this is not an easy feat, so prepare to spend some time on it.


So there you have it – that’s all you need to know about Eevee’s evolution and how to evolve it in Pokemon Go using the name trick!

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