Pokemon Legends ZA fans think new Eeveelution is in the works

Ezequiel Leis
Eevee and Sylveon in Pokemon anime

Pokemon Legends Z-A is fueling fan theories after its official reveal, and players believe it’s time to get a new Eeveelution.

Trainers are more than excited about the upcoming Pokemon Legends ZA after its official announcement during Pokemon Day 2024. The follow-up to Pokemon Legends: Arceus will take players back to Kalos in an adventure completely set in Lumiose City and it’s bringing Mega Evolutions back.

Players are still analyzing the only teaser trailer released by The Pokemon Company trying to find clues about what’s coming to the franchise. Many are also trying to figure out Pokemon Legends Z-A‘s timeline as well as its starters, among many other elements. However, others are also thinking ahead, theorizing about upcoming debuts, new Mega Evolutions, and much more.

Reddit user ‘RealMcCoy0816,’ on the other hand, thinks a new Eeveelution is coming and has some compelling arguments: “My theory is that we will get a Steel type Eeveelution to balance out Sylveon,” they wrote, and added, “I feel it goes with the (little) information we’ve gotten about the game, specifically about ‘urban development’.”

The OP further explained their logic: “In gen 2, we got Espeon and Umbreon, day and night, psychic and dark. Dark is super effective against psychic. Gen 4 gave us Leafeon and Glaceon, summer and winter, grass and ice. Ice is super effective against grass. Steel is super effective against fairy. Also, they introduced Sylveon in Kalos, so them introducing its pair would fit.”

Every new Pokemon game fuels the theory behind a new evolution for Eevee. Sylveon is the last Eeveelution in the franchise and was introduced in Gen 6, more than ten years ago. Reddit user ‘TimidStarmie’ thinks “it would be crazy for pokemon to not continue Eeveelutions” at some point, but they don’t think a new one will debut “in a legends game.”

Some players think a Dragon-type Eeveelution might be next, while others put their hopes on a Ghost-type one. Another trainer commented, “As much as I want a Dragon type Eeveelution or a bipedal shaped fighting type Eeveelution, My expectations for any new Eeveelution are EXTREMELY low.”

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Eevee has eight different evolutions.

A Reddit user explained “all eeveelutions are based on the special types,” which means the only type left to cover is Dragon. Dragons are sometimes part of legends and myths, so getting a Dragon-type Eeveelution in a Pokemon Legends game could also make sense lore-wise.

Lastly, many trainers are starting to think a convergent form for Eevee is in the works. “Not sure about the specifics, but I do think there’s a real chance that we get a convergent Eevee that evolves into the other types,” commented one trainer. This would let the “new” Eevee evolve into Physical types and bring a whole new set of Eeveelutions to the franchise.

Of course, all of this is just speculation and wishful thinking for now, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens with Eevee on Pokemon Legends Z-A when it comes out in 2025.

In the meantime, you can check why Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players are convinced shiny Legendaries are coming soon or the Easter egg that connects Pokemon X&Y with Scarlet & Violet and Legends Z-A.