Evolving Eevee is one of the most talked-about topics in Pokemon Go even to this date. With so many different types of evolutions for your Eevee to become, it’s pretty understandable why it’s such a popular topic.
If you’ve come into this page, then you’re probably wondering just how to evolve your Eevee into certain Eeveelutions. Well, wonder no more as this article will guide you in how to do just that by simply changing its name.
Now before we dive into how the whole changing your Eevee’s name thing works, you’ll first want to get yourself 25 Eevee candy in order to be able to evolve your Eevee.
You can do this either by just catching enough Eevee so that you can collect the candy that you need, walking with a buddy Pokemon, or even transferring Pokemon. There are a plethora of ways to get the candy that you need.
Once you’ve acquired 25 Eevee candy then you’re all set up to actually evolve your Eevee. Now if you’re not really first whatsoever about what type of Eevee will evolve into then you can just go for it and let the magic happen.
However, if you’re after a specific type then there’s actually a really easy trick to it which involves simply changing your Eevee’s name.
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Eevee Evolution Names
If you head on over to your Eevee of choice, tap on the cheeky little thing. Then you’ll be given the option to change its name. There’s a variety of names to choose from so that you can get a specific type for your Eevee to evolve into.
In fact, the names Sparky, Rainer and Pyro are actually a reference to episode 40 of the Pokemon TV show in which Ash and the gang meet the Eevee brothers. Anyway, let’s get back to the guide.
Each name here will evolve your Eevee into one of the seven types of evolutions that are available. So if you’re after the leaf type Leafeon then you need to rename your Eevee as Linnea, if you’re after the ice type Glaceon then just rename it to Rea, then you have Sakura to get the psychic type Espeon, Tamao for the dark type Umbreon, Rainer for the water type Vaporeon, Sparky for the lightning type Jolteon, and finally Pyro to evolve it into the fire type Flareon.
After you’ve renamed your Eevee then all that’s left to do is hit the evolve button and watch it evolve it to the type that you’ve chosen for it.
Word of warning though this trick only works once per evolution so before you do it you’ll want to make sure your Eevee has the best CP values because once it’s done then it’s done.
Eevee Evolution Alternatives
Except for a few specific Eevee evolutions which actually have a second method for evolving them. Both of these methods aren’t as simple as just changing the Pokemon names but at the end of the day, they still get the job done.
How to Evolve Into Leafeon or Glaceon
The first alternative method is for evolving your Eevee into either Leafeon or Glaceon. For this, you need to be near a Pokestop and have the Mossy or Glacial Lure Module enabled. One way to get these lures is by purchasing them from the in-game shop for 200 coins each.
How to Evolve Into Umbreon or Espeon
The second alternative method is for evolving your Eevee into Umbreon or Espeon. This is a little more straightforward as it mainly involves just taking your Eevee for a walk.
Again, just pick the Eevee you want to evolve and set it as a buddy. Then just take it for a 10-kilometer walk and once done, you can evolve it either during the night for it to become Umbreon or during the day for Espeon.
You do need to make sure that you specifically walk 10-kilometers and earn two candies in the process for it to work. You also need to make sure that you keep your Eevee as your buddy when evolving.
Both of these alternative methods are handy if you’ve already used the name trick once but are still craving for more Eevee evolutions to add to your arsenal of Pokemon.
What is the Best Eevee Evolution?
If at this point you’re wondering what the best Eevee evolution is in the game, well the answer to that is Espeon. Not only is it the best evolution but it’s also one of the best psychic type Pokemon in the game. So definitely go for that type if you’re looking for something pretty powerful.
That is basically all there is to know right now when it comes to evolving your Eevee or at least until Gen 6 Pokemon gets added which includes Sylveon but we’ll talk about that when the time comes.