Evolving Eevee in Pokemon Go is a little different than in the traditional video games. The evolutions are very simple, but from some testing, it only seems to work the first time you evolve your Eevee into that specific evolution.
I found out by trying to evolve a second Vaporeon but ended up with a Flareon named Rainer.
So, we are going to make this article a short one and get to the point. Once you have enough Eevee candy to evolve your Eevee, you just need to rename your Eevee according to the list below. Be mindful to evolve the Eevee you want to use for battle.
Me for instance, I like XL Eevees with decent appraises, like good defense or good attack.
Also, don’t use all lower-case letters. The first letter needs to be capitalized in order for the evolution to work.
List of How to Evolve Eevee by Renaming
- Flareon, name your Eevee Pyro
- Jolteon, name your Eevee Sparky
- Vaporeon, name your Eevee Rainer
- Espeon, name your Eevee Sakura
- Umbreon, name your Eevee Tamao
- Glaceon, name your Eevee Rea
- Leafeon, name your Eevee Linnea
When you’ve finished renaming your Eevee, exit the Pokemon GO app completely and re-launch it to make sure the name registers to the game’s servers.
Once the Pokémon GO app is open, enter the Pokemon menu, find your renamed Eevee, and hit “Evolve” to meet your new and improved Eevee.
Besides the naming technique, which only works one time, there are other ways to evolve your Eevees into your army of Eevees.
How to Evolve Eevee into Flareon, Vaporeon, and Jolteon
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee to evolving these three Eevee evolutions. Just select the Eevee you’d like to evolve and hope for the best. You have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the Eevee you want. Thankfully, Eevees are not a rare Pokemon and tend to be available in most areas.
How to Evolve Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon
Naming Eevee is not the only way to determine its evolution. There is actually another way to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon.
- 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
How to Evolve Eevee into Glaceon and Leafeon
If you have not completed one of the Research quests to receive the Glacial Lure or Mossy Lure, or you used them already, then you can purchase them from the store for 200 PokeCoins. PokeCoins can be earned daily by your Pokemon being returned from protecting a gym, with a 50 PokeCoins limit per day.
Use the Mossy Lure or Glacial Lure on a PokeStop, make sure you are within range of the PokeStop, and evolve the Eevee you’d like to turn into Leafeon or Glaceon. The Glacial Lure is for Glaceon and the Mossy Lure is for Leafeon.
More Eevee Evolutions
Eevee receives a few new additions to its evolution roster over the years through all of the Pokemon games, with grass, ice, and fairy types being more recent. there are actually 8 Eevee evolutions within the Pokemon franchise at this point. Unfortunately, you can’t get Sylveon in Pokemon Go just yet. As more Evolutions of Eevee are available in Pokemon Go, we will update this page.