Best Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go: All Eeveelutions ranked

Pokemon Go best Eevee evolution

Eevee is a unique Pokemon in Pokemon Go thanks to its eight unique evolutions. It is only natural for players to be confused about the best Eevee evolution, but this guide has them covered!

Evolving Eevee is fairly easy in Pokemon Go. Players can evolve it with 25 Candy and by changing its name, they can also access different ‘Eeveelutions.’ However, this hidden name trick only works once, and thereafter, there are prerequisites like making Eevee a Buddy, using special items, and earning hearts, among other things.

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Before preparing for your next Eevee evolution, check this guide out and make the most of your resources!

Eeeve PokemonEevee is still one of the most popular creatures in the Pokemon franchise.

All Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go & their stats

Evolving a Pokemon is a tiring, yet worthwhile process in Pokemon Go. It begins with players unlocking a Pokemon for the first time and then catching it over and over for Candy. From good IVs to high Combat Power, a Pokemon must fulfill several criteria to become ideal for evolution.

While most Pokemon can only evolve twice, Eevee stands out by offering eight evolutions.

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Based on your preference, you can evolve Eevee to:

  • Dark Type – Umbreon
  • Fairy Type – Sylveon
  • Water Type – Vaporeon
  • Ice Type – Glaceon
  • Grass Type – Leafeon
  • Psychic Type – Espeon
  • Fire Type – Flareon
  • Electric Type – Jolteon

Every Eeveelution has different stamina, attack, and defense stats. Generally, these play a major role in making them useful during raids, PvE battles, PvP battles, and defending Gyms.

Eeveelution NameAttackDefenseStaminaMax CP
Flareon 2461791633424
Glaceon 2382051633535
Umbreon 1262402162445
Jolteon 2321821633265
Espeon 2611751633583

While some players prefer a Pokemon that suits their party aesthetically, others only care about the damage output in raids/PvP. This list will be based on the combat capabilities because stats can back those claims.

How to evolve Eevee using nickname trick in Pokemon Go

All eight Eevee evolutions are available in Pokemon Go.

Eevee requires 25 Candy to evolve in Pokemon Go, but without meeting certain requirements, it will evolve into one of Jolteon, Flareon, or Vaporeon at random.

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However, players looking for a specific Eevee evolution can utilize the nickname trick in Pokemon Go. If you rename your Eevee to a specific name, the evolution will be triggered after using the 25 Candy.

Here are the specific names for each Eevee evolution:

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

This trick only works once per Eevee evolution, so you’re going to want to evolve your best Eevees with great CP values. After you change their nickname, they’ll evolve into the corresponding Eevee evolution following the use of 25 Candy.

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All Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions ranked from worst to best

8. Flareon

Flareon in Pokemon GoFlareon is the least-favorite evolution for PvP battles in Pokemon Go.

Flareon is a Fire-type Pokemon you’ll not come across during raids primarily because it is not the best damage dealer out there. Accordingly, the community refrains from using it in any of the PvP leagues as well.

The likes of Charizard, Entei, Moltres, Magmortar, Blaziken, and Arcanine can easily overshadow Flareon. Having said that, it is a decent alternative if you have none of these Pokemon yet.

7. Jolteon

Jolteon is an Eeveelution in Pokemon

Gone are the days when a 1000 CP Jolteon was the best thing in Pokemon Go. Pokemon like Zapdos, Zekrom, Raikou, Luxray, Magnezone, and Electivire have replaced it and are much better options for Raids and PvP battles.

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Jolteon cannot learn Wild Charge which is arguably the best Electric attack in the game. This significantly hinders its ability to perform in battle.

6. Vaporeon

Vaporean Pokemon

Vaporeon’s high HP is great for defending Gyms and, to be fair, that is the only purpose it can serve in Pokemon Go. In terms of attack and combat power, Gyarados, Kyogre, Feraligatr, Samurott, and even Empoleon are far better.

It is evident that Vaporeon is not the most viable Pokemon. It needs better attacks to gain the trust of players taking part in the Great, Ultra, and Master leagues.

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5. Leafeon

Leafeon in Pokemon Go

Leafeon has a great set of attacks like Bullet Seed, Razor Leaf, Leaf Blade, Solar Beam, and Last Resort (a common move for all Eevee evolutions). It obviously cannot compete with Venusaur, Sceptile, or Chesnaught, but can be used in the Master League against Ground, Rock, and Water-type enemies.

4. Espeon

Unbreon and Espeon staring Eevee in PokemonEspeon is still one of the best Psychic-types in Pokemon Go.

Among non-Legendary and non-Shadow Pokemon, Espeon is actually the second-best Psychic Pokemon. It can learn Confusion which is often considered the best Fast Move for the type.

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Mewtwo can overpower Espeon any day but for players who still haven’t reached max levels, the latter is a great alternative. Similarly, before unlocking the big guns, it is a strong party member in the PvP leagues.

3. Glaceon

Glaceon is an Eevee evolution in PokemonGlaceon is a great Pokemon to use against Dragon types.

Glaceon belongs to the Ice-type, which is a great type in the first place. It is more accessible than Weavile and Mamoswine and works like a charm in raids.

The Master League is full of Dragon-Type Pokemon which is where Glaceon shines. It can easily outclass such opponents with Ice-type damage and is heavily used against them.

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Glaceon’s only weakness is its limited set of attacks. Fire-type Pokemon can be a nightmare against it which is why many players prefer having Mamoswine in their team.

2. Umbreon

Umbreon Eevee evolution in Pokemon

Yes, Umbreon is the best Dark-type Pokemon for Great and Ultra leagues as its CP caps at 2445. However, this isn’t enough to make it the best Eevee evolution. Umbreon is pretty much useless in raids as defense is its primary stat. Moreover, the low CP makes a ton of other Pokemon more viable.

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Players can use a 100% IV Umbreon in the Ultra League and, for the best results, it should be Lv. 50. The high investment cost is a bummer for many, but it is certainly worth the effort.

1. Sylveon

Sylveon is an Eevee evolution in PokemonSylveon’s pure Fairy typing makes it the best Eeveelution of them all.

Sylveon can learn Charm, which makes it outright broken in PvP battles. Togekiss and Gardevoir are the two best Fairy-type Pokemon in the game but that shouldn’t take anything away from Sylveon. Among all the Eevee evolutions, it certainly offers the most and is not easily replaceable.

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Togekiss can outperform Sylveon in the Master League, but it is worth noting that the former is also Flying-type. Being purely Fairy is a big advantage for Sylveon as it is only weak against Steel and Poison-type attacks.

This list should help you progress in Pokemon Go whenever you catch an Eevee. Another interesting aspect of the game is Lucky Pokemon, and here’s our guide on Lucky Pokemon, their significance, and their rarity.

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