How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go
Sylveon is by far one of the best Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go. Here’s how players can add it to their Pokemon collection.
Pokemon Go’s Eevee offers eight unique evolutions which include Sylveon, a fairy-type Pokemon. Here’s every way through which players can unlock this desirable Pokemon.
Fairy-type Pokemon are relatively rare in Pokemon Go and having the ever-lovable Sylveon in your party might be the most sought-after of the lot.
It is outclassed only by the likes of Togekiss and Gardevoir and is a great PvP Pokemon for beginners in the game.
Sylveon is one of several Eevee evolutions and players can acquire one either by changing the Eevee’s name before evolution or fulfilling certain friendship criteria. This guide will focus on both these methods.
- How to evolve Eevee to Sylveon with Pokemon Go hidden name trick
- How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go with Buddy Hearts
- How to make your Pokemon Buddy ‘excited’ in Pokemon Go
How to evolve Eevee to Sylveon with Pokemon Go hidden name trick
Like all Eevee evolutions, you can get Sylveon with a secret name trick. Select an owned Eevee, click on the pen icon beside its name, and rename it to Kira. Thereafter, use 25 Eevee Candy and you will obtain a Sylveon.
Having said that, the hidden name trick only works once per every Eeveelution. This implies that after getting one Sylveon through the trick, you can get another only with the traditional method.
- If you don’t own one already, make sure you catch an Eevee.
- Change its name to ‘Kira’.
- Feed it 25 Eevee Candy.
- It will now evolve into Sylveon!
- Be warned though, if the fairy-type silhouette is not over the ‘Evolve’ button, then it may not tun into Sylveon.
How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go with Buddy Hearts
The common method to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go is to make your Eevee your buddy and earn 70 hearts with it.
In Pokemon Go, you can obtain hearts with your Buddy Pokemon. To select a buddy, simply tap the Trainer’s portrait on the bottom left corner of the screen and tap the Buddy button.
After making the desired Eevee your buddy, you can collect an affection heart with the following activities:
- Walking together for 2 km (up to three hearts every day).
- Give your Eevee a treat such as berries (up to three hearts every day). Always maintain a one-hour gap between treats.
- Play together.
- Battle together in PvP leagues, Team Rocket Grunt/Leader Battles, Gyms, and Raids (up to three hearts every day).
- Take a snapshot in AR mode.
- Visit a new place which basically means spinning a new Pokestop/Gym.
Even if you don’t walk 6km with your Eevee every day and discover a new location, the remaining tasks like giving berries, playing together, and taking snapshots are fairly easy.
Completing them daily should net you the maximum allocation of 12 hearts per day, meaning you should have 70 Buddy Hearts in 6 days – although it could be shorted if you feed Eevee Poffins.
Once you get 70 Buddy Hearts and reach the Great Buddy level with your Eevee, the evolve option will depict a Sylveon silhouette. The process will still be 25 Eevee candies.
Just to recap:
- Choose the Eevee that you want to become Sylveon.
- Make them your buddy.
- Complete various activities until they reach 70 Buddy Hearts.
- Use 25 Eevee Candy on the Pokemon.
- Evolve Eevee into Sylveon.
How to make your Pokemon Buddy ‘excited’ in Pokemon Go
Moreover, by bringing your Buddy Pokemon to an ‘excited’ stage, players can get 24 hearts each day. The shop-exclusive Poffin item makes a Pokemon excited, or trainers can complete all the aforementioned tasks to get 32 points.
The image below by Reddit user u/7Kushi explains how each Pokemon Buddy task grants a certain number of points and the respective cooldown.
It is evident that getting a Sylveon is the hardest Eeveelution in Pokemon Go. However, getting this Fairy-type Pokemon is worth the effort if one wants to counter the ferocious dragon-type Pokemon in Master League.
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Image Credits: Niantic, Nintendo, u/7Kushi (Reddit)
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