Eevee is one of the most popular evolution candidates in Pokémon GO, and for good reason. This adorable monster can evolve into a whopping eight different forms – heck, it even has its own Tamagotchi! Here we'll walk you through how to evolve Eevee into each form in the mobile game.
All eight of the cute little beast's 'Eeveelutions' are now available in Pokémon GO: Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Leafeon and Glaceon. In the "classic" Pokémon games, this particular monster is able to evolve into different types depending on what special items you have, its happiness level, the moves it has unlocked and the time of day. Thankfully you don't have to jump through those kinds of hoops in Pokémon GO.
Instead, you can simply rename your Eevee to one of eight different names to guarantee a particular evolution, or employ some other tricks to get your desired Eevee evolution. There are a few caveats, but these methods definitely work.
How To Rename Eevee To Evolve Into Sylveon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, And Flareon
Evolving Eevee using the required 25 Eevee candy will produce a random evolution. However, you can control which type it turns into by renaming the monster beforehand:
- Rename "Kira" to evolve into Fairy-type Sylveon
- Rename "Linnea" to evolve into Grass-type Leafeon
- Rename "Rea" to evolve into Ice-type Glaceon
- Rename "Sakura" to evolve into Psychic-type Espeon
- Rename "Tamao" to evolve into Dark-type Umbreon
- Rename "Rainer" to evolve into Water-type Vaporeon
- Rename "Sparky" to evolve into Electric-type Jolteon
- Rename "Pyro" to evolve into Fire-type Flareon
There are some caveats here. This only works one time per evolution, so if you plan to use your Eeveelution in battle, make sure you've chosen an Eevee with favourable stats. The naming trick is currently the only guaranteed way to evolve Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon - once you've done it once, it'll be up to random chance if you get another, regardless of what you've named it.
There are tricks to reliably evolving the other Eevee varieties more than once, though...
How To Evolve Multiple Umbreons And Espeons
A second method of evolving Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon exists, and it's surprisingly easy. Simply make Eevee your buddy Pokémon and walk 10km. You can then evolve your Eevee (as your assigned buddy) at night to unlock Umbreon, or during the day for Espeon. You can easily tell if it's day or night by looking at the colour of your map or listening to the game's music, but ensure that you have good signal before evolving - the game needs to know the time of day in your exact location and if your signal drops at the wrong moment, you'll get a Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon no matter how far you've walked.
How To Evolve Multiple Leafeons And Glaceons With A Lure Module
There's also another method to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon - perhaps the most obvious way if you've had a look in the game's shop.
Available from the in-game store for 200 coins a piece, the Mossy and Glacial Lure Modules work just like the ordinary Lure Modules in the game. Simply buy whichever one takes your fancy (or both, if you prefer) and use it on a nearby PokéStop.
- Mossy Lure Module - Used to evolve Eevee into Leafeon (200 Coins)
- Glacial Lure Module - Used to evolve Eevee into Glaceon (200 Coins)
You'll notice that it attracts specific types of Pokémon to your area, but click on one of the Eevees in your collection while within range of the PokéStop and you'll see that its evolution button has changed to the respective target evolution. Hit the button and Eevee will evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon right before your eyes (as long as you have 25 Eevee candy ready to go, of course).
Make sure you're within range of the PokéStop and that the evolution button is indicating a new evolution before you press it, rather than displaying the usual Eevee question mark symbol.
It's also worth noting that these Lure Modules behave just like the ordinary variants within the game. This means that if another player has used a special Eevee Lure Module on a nearby PokéStop, you can swoop in and use it to evolve your own Eevee. (Note that other players will also be able to benefit from your Module, too).
For more on the full set of lure modules introduced in 2019 and their exclusive revolutions, read our guide to lures in Pokémon GO.