How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Aakrit Sharma
Sylveon in Pokemon Go

Sylveon is one of the most popular Eeveelutions in Pokemon Go and one of the strongest picks in the game. Here’s all you need to know about getting the Fairy-type Sylveon in Pokemon Go.

Dragon-type Pokemon can be tough to beat in Pokemon Go battles because of their tanky nature and incredibly powerful attacks. Sylveon is easily one of the best counters for them, making it very important for you to add it to your lineup.

If you’re looking for a great Fairy-type attacker, here’s how to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go as well as its evolution method.

Sylveon is an Eevee evolution in Pokemon
Sylveon is one of the most powerful Eevee evolutions.

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon with hidden name trick

Like all Eevee evolutions, you can get Sylveon in Pokemon Go with a secret name trick, and here’s how to do it:

  1. If you don’t own one already, make sure you catch an Eevee
  2. Change its name to ‘Kira’
  3. Spend 25 Eevee Candy and hit the ‘Evolve’ button
  4. It will evolve into Sylveon!
  5. If the Fairy-type silhouette is not over the ‘Evolve’ button, then it may not turn into Sylveon

The hidden name trick only works once per every Eeveelution. This implies that after getting one Sylveon through the trick, you can’t get another one with this same method.

An Eevee renamed Kira in Pokemon Go
You can rename Eevee in Pokemon Go to get its unique evolutions.

Pokemon Go: How to get Sylveon with Buddy Hearts

The common method to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go is to make 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 2km (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 means spinning a Pokestop/Gym you haven’t seen before

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 reasonably 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 shorter 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 require 25 Eevee candies.

Can Sylveon be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Sylveon can be shiny in Pokemon Go and to get it, you must evolve a shiny Eevee through any of the evolution methods mentioned above.

Sylveon stats, strengths & weaknesses

As a Fairy-type Pokemon, Sylveon is weak against Poison and Steel-type moves. However, it can resist Bug, Dark, Dragon, and Fighting-type damage.

As for Sylveon’s stats, here’s a rundown:

  • ATK – 203
  • DEF – 205
  • STA – 216

How to make your Pokemon Buddy excited

Bringing your Buddy Pokemon to an “excited” stage in Pokemon Go can lead to 24 hearts each day, which can help in getting Sylveon in just 3 days. The shop-exclusive Poffin item makes a Pokemon excited, or trainers can complete a bunch of in-game 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.

List of activities to make Pokemon excited in Pokemon Go
All Eeveelutions have different requirements in Pokemon Go.

Getting a Sylveon is one of the hardest Eeveelution in Pokemon Go. However, having this Fairy-type Pokemon in your team is worth the effort if you want to counter the ferocious Dragon-type Pokemon in Master League and Raids.

With Sylveon now in your collection, why not check out all of our other content and guides for Pokemon, including how to beat Team Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff, Giovanni, and Sierra.

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