Eevee has always been of the most versatile and useful Pokemon out there. The sheer fact it can take multiple forms and fulfil multiple spots on the team makes it attractive. The Pokemon GO version of Eevee is even stronger than that. This is a complete guide to Pokemon GO Eevee.

Pokemon GO Eevee Maximum CP is 1077

Trainers often wonder “what is a good CP to evolve Eevee?”. Before answering that question directly, let’s analyze what kind of Eevee you can get. 


The maximum CP Eevee can reach is 1077, considering that you are level 30. At level 30, you “unlock” the maximum CP while capturing “wild” Pokemon. The closer you get to that magic number, the better you’re off.

Also, you can check the IV range using an IV calculator. IVs are “individual values”, hidden stats that differentiate members of the same Pokemon species. When using an IV calculator you get a percentage bracket, from 0 to 100%, that describes how good your Pokemon is. You should always aim for higher percentage.

Usually, a really good Eevee to evolve starts at 850 CP and has around 70% of IV score.

Eevee Evolution Trick

In what form your Eevee will evolve is determined randomly during the evolution. However, you can force your Eevee to evolve into a form you want by using a simple trick – just name it as suggested:

  • Eevee named Pyro will evolve into Flareon
  • Eevee named Sparky will evolve into Jolteon
  • Eevee named Rainer will evolve into Vaporeon

Be careful though, there are multiple reports that the effectiveness of this trick drops after you obtain all of the Eevee variants. If you’re interested on why are these exact names a part of the “eevee evolution trick”, check the “Eevee brothers” article on Bulbapedia.

Best Moves for Eevee evolutions

As every form of Eevee can get various moves, we’re just gonna list the best move combinations. If you get an Eeveelution that has the perfect move set, consider upgrading it even though it might have lower starting CP than you would like it to be.

Vaporeon Best Moves

  • Water Gun (Water, 6 Power, DPS 12.00)
  • Hydro Pump (Water, 90 Power, DPS 23.7)

Jolteon Best Moves

  • Thunder Shock (Electric, 5 Power, DPS 8.3)
  • Thunder (Electric, 100 Power, DPS 23.3)

Flareon Best Moves

  • Ember (Fire, 10 Power, DPS 9.5)
  • Fire Blast (Fire, 100 Power, DPS 24.4)

Pokemon GO Eevee Espeon and Umbreon evolution

We’ve noticed that multiple web portals are writing about evolving Espeon and Umbreon like it is possible to do it at the moment. It’s not. Espeon and Umbreon are Gen II Pokemon, and as of the time of this writing, Pokemon GO players can only capture Generation I Pokemon.

Don’t be fooled by false claims about “building friendship with Eevee” and “evolving Eevee during night time”. These are legitimate ways to obtain Espeon and Umbreon, but in other Pokemon games.

However, for the sake of the argument, let’s say you’d want to and that it is possible obtain Espeon and Umbreon. Our prediction is that the way to obtain them will remain the same as it was for Jolteon, Vaporeon and Flareon – using a name trick!

In the original series there are two notable characters who used Espeon and Umbreon: