How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go: All Eeveelutions & name tricks

Ezequiel Leis
Eevee and all its evolutions in Pokemon GoNiantic

Eevee, with its eight evolutions, is one of the most unique Pokemon in history and you can get all the Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go. From name tricks to other methods, here’s how to evolve Eevee to get Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon in Pokemon Go.

Over the years, the popularity of Eevee among Pokemon fans has only risen. Almost all mainstream games feature the adorable Pokemon with eight evolutions, and Pokemon Go is no exception. To make this entry even more special, the developers have added some unusual yet intriguing mechanics that let you get the eight Eeveelutions.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Eevee evolutions, including how to get them all and the name tricks for each one in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players need to catch an Eevee and spend 25 Candy to evolve it. Since the mobile game’s launch, Eevee has starred in many different events to give players the chance to stock up on Candy and get all eight evolutions.

While the Candy requirement is low, getting the exact Eeveelution you want involves a few extra steps.

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Eevee can be found in the wild and can hatch from Eggs in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions name trick

If you want to get a specific Eevee evolution in Pokemon Go, you can rename your Eevee with one of these nicknames:

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

This is the easiest way to evolve Eevee into whatever evolution you want, but you can only use this trick once per Eeveelution. Make sure to pick and evolve a strong Eevee with good stats every time you use this name trick.

To rename your Eevee, tap the pencil icon right next to its name and check the silhouette next to the evolve button to make sure you got everything right.

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Flareon Jolteon and Vaporeon in Pokemon GoNiantic
Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon were the first Eeveelutions available in Pokemon Go at launch.

How to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon, & Vaporeon in Pokemon Go

Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon are the easiest Eevee evolutions to get in Pokemon Go, but there’s a catch. All you need to do is gather 25 Candy and press the Evolve button to get one of the three at random.

Unfortunately, you can’t choose which one it will be and the only way to get one for sure is with the name trick, so good luck!

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Espeon and Umbreon are two of the most powerful Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon Go

The rest of the Eevee evolutions have specific requirements in Pokemon Go. Here’s how to evolve Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon:

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  • Espeon: Make Eevee your Buddy and walk 10 Km with them. Once you do that, evolve Eevee during the day to get the Psychic-type Espeon.
  • Umbreon: Make Eevee your Buddy and walk 10 Km with them. Once you do that, evolve Eevee during the night to get the Dark-type Umbreon. You’ll know it’s nighttime when the map and the sky get dark in the game.
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Leafeon and Glaceon need an item to evolve in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go

If you want to evolve Eevee into Leafeon or Glaceon in Pokemon Go, you’ll need to buy specific Lure Modules in the in-game shop and follow these instructions:

  • Leafeon: Place a Mossy Lure Module on a PokeStop and tap the evolve button while you’re in range.
  • Glaceon: Place a Glacial Lure Module on a PokeStop and tap the evolve button while you’re in range.

Lure Modules cost 180 PokeCoins in the store but can also be part of some Research rewards.

Sylveon in Pokemon GoNiantic
Sylveon is considered the best Eeveelution for PvP, Raids, and Gyms.

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Finally, to get the last Eeveelution you’ll need to make Eevee your buddy once again in Pokemon Go. Unlike Espeon and Umbreon’s evolutions, you don’t need to walk any distance to get this evolution. Instead, you’ll need to earn 70 Hearts.

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There are many different ways to earn Hearts, like feeding your Pokemon treats, playing together, battling together, or taking snapshots of them. There’s a limit of Hearts you can earn in a day so this quest will probably take some time.


Now you’re ready to add every Eeveelution to your Pokedex. For more Pokemon content, make sure to check our other tips and guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.