Whether you know the trick and need a refresher on the names, or aren’t aware of it, there’s a reference in the Pokemon Go game discovered by users of The Silph Road from the Pokemon TV series which will allow you to evolve Eevee into any Eeevee-lution you want – also known as the Pokemon Go Eevee evolution name trick!
Eevee, as of Generation 2’s release, can evolve into 5 different Pokemon:
- Vaporeon, the water type.
- Jolteon, the electric type.
- Flareon, the fire type.
- Espeon, the psychic type.
- Umbreon, the dark type.
Eeevee is one of the most useful Pokemon in Pokemon Go due to it’s different evolutions and only requires 25 candies to evolve.
If you choose to evolve Eevee without using the trick, then it will evolve into one of the five above Pokemon completely at random. However, user’s of the game discovered a trick to evolve Eevee into the desired choice for one time only.
RAINER, SPARKY, PYRO, TAMAO & SAKURA
So why does renaming your Eevee to one of the above names make it evolve into a certain type?
Meet Rainer, Sparky and Pyro – three brothers from the Pokemon anime TV series!
Rainer, Sparky and Pyro meet Ash and the gang in the tv series. Each one has a different Eevee evolution; Rainer has Vaporeon, Sparky has Jolteon, and Pyro has Flareon. Sakura and Tamao appear later in the series, who have Espeon and Umbreon respectively.
To get the desired Eevee-lution, you need to rename your Eevee you plan to evolve into one of the following:
- Rainer to get Vaporeon
- Sparky to get Jolteon
- Pyro to get Flareon
- Sakura to get Espeon
- Tamao to get Umbreon
Please note that the renaming trick works for one time only, so make sure your Eevee is ideally high cp and/or high iv before you evolve it into your desired type! Once you use the name you won’t be able to get that Pokemon again unless you evolve Eevee randomly; so once you use Rainer, that’s your only guaranteed time to receive a Vaporeon.
When performing the trick, make sure you don’t leave a space after the name and ensure the only characters are the name of the Pokemon you desire! Any hidden spaces at the end of the name can cause the trick not to work. It is also recommended to reset the game completely after renaming your Eevee to make sure that the name change has properly updated with the Pokemon Go server. 99% of the time this shouldn’t be a problem, but with a trick that will only work one time it is often better to be safe than sorry for the sake of an extra 30 seconds of reloading your game!
HOW TO EVOLVE MULTIPLE ESPEON’S & UMBREONS
The fantastic community over at The Silph Road’s reddit group have also discovered a SECOND method which will allow you to evolve your Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon multiple times!
Espeon, the psychic type, and Umbreon, the dark type, are Eevee’s generation 2 evolutions.
This method involves using the buddy system, where you walk your Pokemon certain distances depending on their criteria (1km, 3km or 5km) to gain candy for that Pokemon’s evolution tree.
To get an Espeon or Umbreon, you need to set the Eevee you wish to evolve as your buddy. It can’t just be any Eevee you have, as the trick will not work. Once your Eevee is set as your buddy, you need to do one of the following things:
- To get an Espeon, walk your Eevee at least 10km and evolve it during the daytime.
- To get an Umbreon, walk your Eevee at least 10km and evolve it during the nighttime.
If done correctly, you will receive your desired psychic or dark type evolution! This trick is especially useful if you want multiple Espeon’s or Umbreon’s as the renaming trick will only work once and your Eevee you evolve has only a 1 in 5 chance of being the type you want when evolved randomly. Walking your Eevee is absolutely the best way to create your Espeon or Umbreon army in the quickest possible time.
HOW TO EVOLVE EEVEE INTO LEAFEON, GLACEON & SYLVEON
Leafeon, a grass type, is one of three new Eevee evolution’s still to come!
It will be interesting to see if there are any Pokemon Go Eevee evolution tricks added to the game once Eevee’s further evolution’s are released; Leafeon, the grass type, Glaceon, the ice type and Sylveon, the fairy type, will all be available at some stage! When or if a trick to get these new Pokemon is revealed, we will add the method into our Tips & Tricks section.
In the meantime, start collecting those Eevee candies and building your Eevee army!