Eevee has been on the minds of Pokemon fans everywhere since the very beginning. This is because Eevee can evolve into a multitude of forms, each boasting a different type. In Pokemon GO, Eevee can evolve into Espeon, Umbreon, Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon – but not in the way you might expect. There isn't the same selection of elemental stones to choose from in Pokemon GO, prompting Niantic to think up another method for evolving Eevee. In this Pokemon GO Eevee Guide, we'll outline the Pokemon GO Eevee Naming Method, and also lead you through how to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon.
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Pokemon Go Eevee Evolution Guide
In other Pokemon games, you evolve Eevee using elemental stones. In Pokémon GO, Eevee's evolution method was a mystery for quite some time, until it was discovered that it's all down to naming. Interestingly, the method calls back to characters in the older episodes of the Pokémon anime series: The Battling Eevee Brothers and The Kimono Sisters. Simply put, the name you give your Eevee seems to directly affect its "Eeveelution."
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- The Story Behind the Eevee Naming Method in Pokemon GO
- How to Evolve Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon Using Day and Night
- Can you Evolve Eevee into Leafeon, Sylveon and Glaceon in Pokemon GO?
- Which is the Most Powerful / Best Eevee Evolution?
- Pokemon GO Shiny Evolutions
- Pokemon GO Eeveelutions Stats
- Capture an Eevee, if you haven't already.
- Tap the pencil icon next to the word "Eevee" to change its name.
- If you want a Flareon, name the Eevee Pyro
- If you want a Jolteon, name the Eevee Sparky
- If you want a Vaporeon, name the Eevee Rainer
- If you want an Espeon, name the Eevee Sakura
- If you want an Umbreon, name the Eevee Tamao
- When you've finished re-naming your Eevee, quit the Pokemon GO app completely and restart it to make sure the name registers to the game's servers.
When you re-open the Pokémon GO app, enter the Pokémon menu and hit "Evolve" to meet your new and improved Eevee. Don't forget, you need enough Eevee candy to make the evolution.
Gen 4 has arrived in Pokemon GO, bringing a bunch of new pokemon with it. Of course, Eevee actually gets two new Eeveelutions in gen 4 - Leafeon and Glaceon. Unfortunately, not all of the gen 4 roster has been released into Pokemon GO yet, as Niantic are choosing to introduce them in waves. Leafeon and Glaceon have yet to be added in, though we'll be sure to keep this page updated when they are. We do know that they are set to be added in at some point, and some models have been leaked by Chrales. You can check out the Pokemon GO Leafeon and Glaceon models below:
Now that you know the Eevee naming method in Pokemon GO, you might be wondering where it comes from. As I'm sure some of you will know, Niantic didn't just pull these evolution names out of a hat, no, it actually looked to the Pokemon anime for inspiration. The Battling Everly Brothers featured in the TV series, each with his own Eeveelution. The names used in Pokemon GO are a direct reference to these pokemon, which is pretty neat throwback if you ask me.
We've even got a video for you below, showing how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon
It seems that naming Eevee is not the only way to determine its evolution. There is actually another way to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon, which we'll detail below:
- First, your Eevee must have 10KMs walked and 2 Candy collected as your Buddy
- The Eevee must be set as you Buddy during Evolution
- Evolve Eevee at Night to get Umbreon
- Evolve Eevee during the Day to get Espeon
Eevee has received a few new additions to its evolution roster over the years, with grass, ice and fairy types being added recently. there are actually 8 Eevee evolutions at this point. Unfortunately you can't get Sylveon, Leafeon or Glaceon in Pokemon GO just yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated.
With eight different Eevee evolutions to choose from, you'll want to know which is the best Eeveelution of them all. And while being different types does mean that each one is good for different scenarios, there are some that are undoubtedly better than others. Vaporeon is the best Eevee Evolution in general, given it has the highest CP. Espeon is great for taking down Machamp, and Flareon is a great option for attacking.
Thanks to a recent community event, Pokemon GO is flooded with Eevee. There was an increased drop rate on Shiny Eevee, which means that its Shiny Eevee evolutions were also available. The folks over at The Silph Road on Reddit have put together an awesome graphic to show what each shiny Eeveelution looks like, you can check it out below.
Espeon is the Psychic evolution of Eevee. You can follow the method outlined above to get Espeon in Pokemon GO. If you're struggling to decide if it's worth it though, fret not, as we've included the Pokemon GO Espeon Stats below:
- Attack: 261
- Defense: 194
- STA: 130
- Weaknesses: Bug, Dark, Ghost
Pokemon GO Umbreon Stats
Just like with Espeon, we've pulled together the stats for Pokemon GO Umbreon. This should help you decide which Eevee evolution you want to choose, perhaps with a specific Raid in mind.
- ATK: 126
- DEF: 250
- STA: 190
Pokemon GO Jolteon Stats
Continuing on our trip through the Pokemon GO Eeveelutions, we have the electric pokemon Jolteon. We've listed Jolteon's stats below, so that you can make a decision on which route you'd like to take.
- Max CP: 2730
- Attack: 232
- Defense: 201
- Stamina: 130
Pokemon GO Flareon Stats
Over on the fire side of things, we have Flareon. Flareon is a great choice for going up against Steel or Grass type pokemon, and boasts a pretty good attack stat. You can take a look at Flareon's stats in the following list:
- Max CP: 2904
- Attack: 246
- Defense: 204
- Stamina: 130
Pokemon GO Vaporeon Stats
Finally, we have the stats for Vaporeon in Pokemon GO. Vaporeon is probably the best of the bunch, so be sure to check out its stats below:
- Max CP: 3157
- Attack: 205
- Defense: 177
- Stamina: 260