Making Eevee evolve is one of the most popular Pokémon GO themes so far.
In classic Pokémon games, Eevee can evolve in different types of varieties depending on the use of special objects, their level of happiness,
the movements they have and even the time of day.
With the addition of Candies in Pokémon GO, the way you can evolve your Pokémon is simpler, and as such, you cannot use the trial and error method of using one of the three elemental stones to convert Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon.
(Some are better than others depending on the situation – you can know which one you should have before with our guide and with our Pokémon GO type chart to know its strengths and weaknesses.
How to evolve Eevee to Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon
If you choose to evolve Eevee without much paperwork (giving him 25 candies) it will become one of the five types available randomly.
However, users have discovered a trick that allows you to choose which one it will become, Espeon, Umbreon, Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon, changing the name in the following ways:
- Change the name of Eevee to Linnea to evolve to the Leafeon Plant type
- Change the name of Eevee to Rea so that it evolves to the Ice Glaceon type
- Change the name of Eevee to Sakura to evolve to the psychic type Espeon
- Change the name of Eevee to Tamao so that it evolves to the Sinister Umbreon type
- Change the name of Eevee to Rainer to evolve the Water Vaporeon type
- Change the name of Eevee to Sparky so that it evolves to the Jolteon Electric type
- Change the name of Eevee to Pyro to evolve the Fire Flareon type
Important: the trick only works once per evolution type , so be sure to choose Eeevees with the best CP values before evolving them in the type you want.
That said, for some Eevee evolutions it is possible to get the specific types you want with a second method …
Alternative methods of evolution of Eevee for Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon and Espeon
Leafeon and Glaceon of Gen 4 have a second method of evolution , using the Mossy Bait Module or the Glacial Bait Module, respectively.
When you are close to that Poképarada with the Bait Module activated, go to your Eevee and choose the evolution.
On the other hand, Umbreon and Espeon of Gen 2 also have a second method of evolution .
Walk with your Eevee as a companion for ten kilometers and make it evolve during the night (Umbreon) or day (Espeon) and it will transform into the desired evolution.
Keep in mind that you have to walk exactly 10 kilometers and get two Candies in the process, and then keep Eevee as a partner when it evolves and make it work day or night to work
Since the name trick only works once per type of evolution, it seems to be a useful way to get a second Espeon or Umbreon with some reliability.
What do you need about the names of Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO
And why the names Sakura, Tamao, Sparky, Rainer and Pyro?
The last three are the names of the Eevee brothers in the Pokémon television series, who meet Ash in episode 40 to show him their respective Eevee evolutions. Sakura and Tamao appear later in the series.
When you change the name of your Eevee to one of the above, you should go out and reload the application to check again that the change has been made successfully,
which is important considering that servers may sometimes fail.
When you have checked the name, evolve Eeevee just as you would any other Pokémon giving Candy, and it should become the one you have chosen.