How to evolve all Eevee forms in Pokémon GO

Learn how to evolve all Eevee forms in Pokémon GO, including Eevee naming tricks, Buddy, Lure, and time of day requirements.


Looking to evolve your Eevee in Pokémon GO but not sure how? Our comprehensive Eevee Evolution Guide has got you covered! Learn the best methods and strategies to evolve Eevee into all its possible evolutions, including Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Sylveon. Boost your Eevee game with this must-read guide!

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.

All Eevee forms evolution requirements

Here’s a quick overview on how to evolve all Eevee Forms in Pokémon GO. In order to get all Eevee forms, you will have to target each evolution separately and do some preplanning. Each form has also a corresponding naming trick you can use, and those are available as a separate table below.

How to evolve all Eevee Forms in Pokémon GO
Evolution Requirements
Vaporeon Random evolution
Jolteon Random evolution
Flareon Random evolution
  • Walk 10 km as Buddy
  • Evolve during the day (keep Buddy)
  • Walk 10 km as Buddy
  • Evolve during the night (keep Buddy)
Leafeon Evolve under a Mossy Lure 
Glaceon Evolve under a Glacial Lure 
Sylveon Earning 70 Hearts with Eevee as your Buddy

Nicknames to get specific Eevee evolutions

You can also get a specific Eevee evolution by naming that Eevee and evolving it. This is popularly called “the Eevee name trick” or “Eevee evolution names”. You can name your Eevee’s using the nicknames from the table below, spend 25 candy to evolve, and you have a guaranteed Eeveelution.

This trick works only once per evolution, so be sure you are using it for a particularly good Eevee and their evolution counterpart. Once you’ve used the Eevee naming trick for a particular eeveelution, you will have to evolve using regular in-game mechanisms, which are listed throughout this article.

Pokémon GO Eevee Evolution Names
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.

How to evolve Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon

Getting Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon is easy – these forms do not require any special conditions to obtain, and are rewarded as random evolutions. Each time when you evolve an Eevee from your Pokémon Storage, the game will check whether or not any other form can be evolved into, and if not, that Eevee will evolve into Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon.

Evolving an Eevee will always produce either Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon at random if none of the evolution conditions for other Eevee forms have been met. It costs 25 Candy and it does not matter whether the naming trick has already been used or not.

You can also use the Eevee naming trick to get one of these Pokémon.

How to evolve Espeon and Umbreon

You can evolve Espeon and Umbreon by using the Eevee name trick (Sakura for Espeon, Tamao for Umbreon) or by walking 10 KMs with your Eevee, and evolving it during a specific time of day. As you might imagine, Espeon likes daylight, and Umbreon and likes night-time.

Use Day and Night to evolve Espeon and Umbreon

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

  1. Set the Eevee you wish to evolve as your Buddy
  2. Walk at least 10 km with Eevee and earn 2 Eevee Candies with your Buddy
  3. Evolve the Eevee while it’s your Buddy
  4. Evolving an Eevee during day time will give you Espeon
  5. 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.

This evolution method can be used repeatedly, and it is the only way to obtain one of these Pokémonn.

How to evolve Leafeon and Glaceon

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

Eevee Mossy Lure icon 1× Mossy Lure Leafeon
Eevee Glacial Lure icon 1× Glacial Lure Glaceon
  • Evolve under a Mossy Lure to get Leafeon
  • Evolve under a Glacial Lure to get Glaceon

How to evolve 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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