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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out on Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience.

Generation 4 introduced us to new Eeveelutions for the first time since Gold/Silver, Leafeon and Glaceon. In order to get those, however, you’ll need an Eevee, and we’re going to show you how to get it.

How to get Eevee, Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Complete the Sinnoh Dex

Firstly, you’ll need to complete the Sinnoh Pokédex. Thankfully, this can be done with one copy of the game, and in one playthrough. All you need to do is to see one of every Pokémon, not catch them, and this can all be achieved during the course of the normal game.

If you’re struggling to see the box legendary of the other copy, Dialga or Palkia, speak to Cynthia’s grandmother and she’ll show you it.

After that, head back to Professor Rowan and he’ll upgrade your Pokédex for you, allowing you to catch almost 500 Pokémon in total, including plenty of new legendaries.

Hearthome City

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Head to Hearthome City and speak to Bebe in the house next to the Pokémon Center. She’ll talk to you briefly before offering you an Eevee to take with you on your journey.

Now, if you want a second Eevee, in order to get both evolutions, you’re going to need to breed it. So head to the Pokémon Daycare and leave Eevee in there with a Ditto. Hatch the egg and then you’re ready for the next step.

Glaceon

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In order to get Glaceon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, all you need to do is to take your Eevee to the small rock outside Snowpoint City and make it level up once in that patch of grass.

You can do this with a rare candy or through battle, but either way, you’ll end up with a Glaceon for your collection.

Leafeon

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In order to get Leafeon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, all you need to do is to take your Eevee to the small rock in the top left corner of Eterna forest and level up Eevee once in that patch of grass.

You can do this with a rare candy or through battle, but either way, you’ll end up with a Leafeon for your collection.


This article is part of our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough and guide series, which includes every version-exclusive Pokémon in each version of the game, advice on the best Sinnoh starter Pokémon to choose, and all the old and new Pokétch Apps, plus how to get specific Pokémon such as Mew and Jirachi, Rilou and Lucario, Manaphy and Phione, Arceus, Eevee, Leafeon And Glaceon, Cresselia, Rotom, Ditto, Spiritomb, Heatran, Regigigas, and — of course — the mighty Feebas.

We also cover how to catch 17 Legendaries in Ramanas Park, where to find the Defog HM and chain catching (or how to increase your chances of catching Shiny Pokémon), plus how to earn money fast, how to beat the Elite Four, how the Trophy Garden works, and how to get the DS sounds and Catching Charm. We also have a full and updated list of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gift codes.

And finally, Where to Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!