Pokémon Go Eevee evolutions: how to evolve Eevee into each Eeveelution

Eevee in Pokémon Go. Azurill bounces in the background.
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There are eight Pokémon Go Eevee Evolutions to collect while playing. Each features a slightly different Evolution method and path, meaning you have many choices as to what to do with any Eevee you have caught.

In Pokémon Go, Eevee evolves a little differently when compared with the main games. You see, players will need to complete different tasks to get the Eeveelution of their choice. It's well worth the effort, however, given how powerful some of Eevee's Evolutions can end up being once powered up. 

Here's how to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, and Glaceon.

How to evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go

Each Eeveelution requires a different method to obtain in Pokémon Go. Here's some info on each, as well as details on how to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, and Glaceon using the nicknames method.

Pokémon Go Eevee Evolutions: how to evolve using nicknames

A diagram showing all eight evolutions for Eevee in Pokémon Go

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The classic means of getting the Eevee evolution you want in in Pokémon Go is to give them each a specific nickname before they evolve. With this method, all you have to do is rename your Eevee with one of the names below and then, when you get the requisite 25 candies to evolve it, everything will fall into place. 

If you really hate giving your Pokémon nicknames, you can always change it back after your Eevee has evolved. 

  • Vaporeon (Water-type): Rainer
  • Flareon (Fire-type): Pyro
  • Jolteon (Electric-type): Sparky
  • Umbreon (Dark-type): Tamao
  • Espeon (Psychic-type): Sakura
  • Glaceon (Ice-type): Rea
  • Leafon (Grass-type): Linnea
  • Sylveon (Fairy-type): Kira

Something important to note with this method for Eevee evolutions in Pokémon Go, though, is that it only works once for each nickname. 

So, once you’ve evolved an Eevee into each of the available evolutions using this method then you’ll need to start resorting to other means if you want any more. Keep reading to find out what those are. 

How to evolve Eevee into Jolteon, Vaporeon, and Flareon in Pokémon Go

Vaporeon in Pokemon Go, standing in water with mountains in the background

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We’ll get the bad news out of the way first; for these three original Eevee evolutions in Pokémon Go, after you’ve used the nickname trick, we’re afraid there isn’t really much more you can do to guarantee them. 

In order to get any more, you’ll have to revert to random evolutions by gathering Eevees and candies and keeping your fingers crossed that when it evolves you’ll get what you’re looking for. 

How to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Glacial Lure and Mossy Lure module screens

You can purchase both Lure Modules needed to evolve to Leafeon or Glaceon from the in-game shop. (Image credit: Niantic)

In order to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokémon Go you’ll have to get specific items: either the Glacial Lure Module for Glaceon or the Mossy Lure Module for Leafeon, both of which can be purchased in the in-game shop for 200 coins each. 

Once you have the correct Lure Module, simply apply it to a PokéStop. While you’re still close to that PokéStop and the Lure is active, evolve your Eevee using the usual 25 candies and you should get the form you’re looking for. If everything is working properly, the evolution button should show the outline of the Eevee evolution you're going to get before you press it, rather than the usual question mark. 

How to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon in Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go

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To evolve Eevee into Umbreaon or Espeon, you have to set your Eevee as your buddy and have it walk with you for 10km in order to earn two candies (earning two candies is key). 

Once that’s done, you can evolve your Eevee, but the time of day shown in-game will determine which of the evolutions you get. Evolve Eevee during the day and you’ll get the Psychic-type Espeon. At night, on the other hand, you’ll get the Dark-type Umbreon. 

This trick can be somewhat finicky, so do make sure that Eevee is still your buddy when you evolve it and ensure that you have GPS signal so that the game has the time of day absolutely right where you are. Fortunately, this isn’t limited like the nicknames so you can do it as often as you like (if you can be bothered). 

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go evolution

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To evolve Eevee into Sylveon, you will first need to make an Eevee your Buddy (the one you wish to turn into Sylveon). Now, earn 70 Buddy Hearts with it by walking with it, feeding it and taking photos. Once you've done this, you will see Sylveon's silhouette on the evolve button for Eevee. You can then spend 25 Eevee Candy to evolve it. Note that Poffins can speed up this process.

Emma Boyle

Emma Boyle is TechRadar’s ex-Gaming Editor, and is now a content developer and freelance journalist. She has written for magazines and websites including T3, Stuff and The Independent. Emma currently works as a Content Developer in Edinburgh.

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