How to get Espeon in Pokemon Go: Evolution & can it be shiny?

Aakrit Sharma
Eevee and Espeon in Pokemon Go

In Pokemon Go, Eevee can evolve into eight unique species called Eeveelutions. Espeon definitely stands out as one of the most powerful ones, but triggering its evolution might require some effort. So, here’s every method to evolve Eevee into Espeon with ease in Pokemon Go.

Eevee is one of the most sought-after Pokemon in Pokemon Go because players can evolve it into eight different creatures. Even though the likes of Flareon and Vaporeon cannot compete with other Pokemon of their type, getting an Umbreon, Espeon, or Sylveon is always a good choice to reinforce your team.

Espeon’s main qualities, including its top-notch attack stat and high CP, make it one of the best Psychic Pokemon in the game. So it is no wonder that it remains one of the preferred choices even during the World of Wonders Season.

This guide will cover every step through which you can evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go.

Espeon in Pokemon anime
Espeon is one of the eight Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go.

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go

To get an Espeon in Pokemon Go, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Make Eevee your walking buddy by tapping on the Pokemon icon beside your Trainer’s face in Pokemon Go and clicking on the ‘Swap Buddies’ option to select Eevee.
  2. Make sure that this is the Eevee you want to evolve and that it has ample IVs and Combat Power.
  3. Walk a total of 10 km with your walking buddy Eevee. An Espeon silhouette should now appear beside the Evolve button in the Pokemon’s summary.
  4. Use 25 Eevee Candies to evolve it into an Espeon during the day.

It is worth noting that evolving an Eevee that you’ve walked 10 km with during the night turns it into an Umbreon.

To avoid any mistakes, ensure that this silhouette appears in the game’s Evolve section:

Pokemon Go Espeon silhoutte
All Eevee evolutions require 25 Candies.

How to get Espeon in Pokemon Go using the name trick

Pokemon Go players can unlock Espeon effortlessly by changing the nickname of their Eevee to Sakura. As soon as they change the nickname, the Evolve button should display an Espeon silhouette.

However, the naming method only works once per evolution in Pokemon Go. This implies that after obtaining Espeon by changing its nickname, you will have to walk 10 km with an Eevee to get another one.

Espeon is often called the second-best Psychic-type Pokemon if Legendary and Shadow Psychic-type Pokemon aren’t included. This makes it great for casual players as well as beginners. Its Psychic-type moves are strong against Fighting-type Pokemon and it’s a decent party member in the PvP leagues.

And that’s all you need to know about Espeon in Pokemon Go. For more information and other Pokemon content, you can also check out these guides:

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