Pokémon GO Eevee Evolution Guide

How to get all Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO

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This guide describes how to evolve each Eevee form in Pokémon GO, including Eevee name tricks and regular evolution methods. Learn how to get Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon in Pokémon GO.

Similar to the anime and main series games, there is a special method in Pokémon GO to evolve Eevee into any desired evolution form, also called Eevolution as a blending of Pokémon’s name and the word evolution.

The trick is accomplished by giving Eevee a specific nickname before evolving it. This guide contains a list of all Eevee evolution names, and also a detailed overview on how to regularly evolve Eevee into a desired form.

Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO

In order to get all Eevee forms, you will have to target each evolution separately and do some preplanning.

Eevee how to evolve in Pokémon GO

Eevee Evolution Name

If you never evolved a specific Eevee evolution, you can use the infamous “Eevee name trick” to get the desired evolution.

Be aware that this trick works only once per evolved form and can’t be used repeatedly.

Pokémon GO Eevee Evolution Naming Trick
Evolution Nickname
Vaporeon Rainer
Jolteon Sparky
Flareon Pyro
Espeon Sakura
Umbreon Tamao
Leafeon Linnea
Glaceon Rea
Sylveon Kira

Note that the name trick can be used only once per each evolution, so it is highly recommended that you thoroughly plan before doing so. This applies to all available eevolutions currently in the game – Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon and Glaceon.

How to evolve Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon in Pokémon GO

You can get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon by using the name trick method (Sakura for Espeon, Tamao for Umbreon) or by using the Buddy Pokémon evolution method.

Evolving a random Eevee willl produce either Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon – at random. You can’t get any other Eevee evolution from pressing the Evolve button. It costs 25 Candy and it does not matter whether the naming trick has already been used or not.

How to evolve Espeon and Umbreon in Pokémon GO

You can evolve Espeon and Umbreon by using the Eevee name trick (Sakura for Espeon, Tamao for Umbreon) or by using the Buddy Pokémon evolution method.

Buddy system evolution

In order to get Espeon or Umbreon do the following steps with your Eevee Buddy:

  • Set the Eevee you wish to evolve as your Buddy
  • Walk at least 10 km with Eevee and earn 2 Eevee Candies with your Buddy
  • Evolve the Eevee while it’s your Buddy
    • Evolving an Eevee during day time will give you Espeon
    • Evolving an Eevee during night time will give you Umbreon

Eevee must be set as a buddy before the evolution. After making sure all criteria are met, evolving during the day will get the trainer a Psychic type Espeon, while Dark type Umbreon will make its appearance at night time in the Pokémon GO app.

Since the day and night are determined by local time, the GPS signal is also required otherwise the evolution will be random.

None of the Pokémon that require a special item or task to evolve spawn in the wild, including both Espeon and Umbreon. The Buddy System method can be used repeatedly making it the only reliable way to obtain them.

How to evolve Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokémon GO

Eevee Lure evolution
Eevee Lure evolution

You can get Leafeon and Glaceon by using the Eevee names method (Linnea for Leafeon, Rea for Glaceon) or by using evolving the Eevee under a specific Lure:

  • Evolve under a Mossy Lure to get Leafeon
  • Evolve under a Glacial Lure to get Glaceon

How to evolve Sylveon in Pokémon GO

How to get Sylveon?

You can get Sylveon by using 25 Candies and earning 70 Hearts when Eevee is your buddy Pokémon. If you have enough Candy and Hearts acquired, a silhouette of Sylveon will show up.


  • Standard evolution is randomly chosen between Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon only
  • Eevee Name Trick can be used only once per each of final evolution
    • Eevee named Rainer will evolve into Vaporeon
    • Eevee named Sparky will evolve into Jolteon
    • Eevee named Pyro will evolve into Flareon
    • Eevee named Sakura will evolve into Espeon
    • Eevee named Tamao will evolve into Umbreon
    • Eevee named Linnea will evolve into Leafeon
    • Eevee named Rea will evolve into Glaceon
    • Eevee named Kira will evolve into Glaceon
  • Buddy system method can be used repeatedly
  • Eevee Lure evolutions can be used repeatedly

Espeon and Umbreon Evolution

  • Walk at least 10 km with Eevee and earn 2 candies
  • Eevee set as a buddy
  • Detactable GPS signal to determine day or night
  • If all requirements are met, evolve during the day for Espeon and at night for Umbreon

Glaceon and Leafeon Evolution

  • Trainers need to be in spin-range of a PokéStop with an active lure of the appropriate type to evolve
  • Mossy and Glacial Lures can be bought in the in-game store for 200 Coins each
  • Evolve under a Mossy Lure to get Leafeon
  • Evolve under a Glacial Lure to get Glaceon

Sylveon Evolution

  • 25 Eevee Candy
  • Earn 70 Hears with Eevee as your Buddy

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