Evolve Eevee into each of its unique Evolutions
Evolving new Pokémon is a huge part of the allure of the entire franchise, but especially so for Pokémon GO. Taking a seemingly useless character and upgrading them, making them tougher and more challenging, is always fun. But for Pokémon they also take on unique forms and attributes, such as new types and attacks. And none are more effective at evolving than Eevee who can evolve into tons of different forms. But there are tricks to them all. Here’s all Eevee evolutions and how to them them all in Pokémon GO.
Eevee Evolution Names
Currently Eevee can evolve into seven different forms in Pokémon GO, with more potentially being added down the line as new generations are brought to the mobile game. Sylveon, for example is the currently last that’s been brought to the main series. Pokémon GO doesn’t have Sylveon yet though, so for now there’s just seven Eevee evolutions you’ll want to focus on. And with level 42 requiring that you evolve all unique forms of Eevee, with all of them having to be brand new, players will want to dust off the old methods once again.
By far the quickest and easiest way to get all Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO is to use the naming trick. Each evolution has a name you can give to any Eevee you want. Then just pay the 25 Candy cost to evolve them and they’ll transform into that type. But be warned, this only works once per name, so use them wisely. Here they are…
Vaporeon – Rainer
Jolteon – Sparky
Flareon – Pyro
Espeon – Sakura
Umbreon – Tamao
Leafeon – Linnea
Glaceon – Rea
But what if you’ve used these before? How to you get each version the hard way?
How to Evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon
These were the first of the Eevee evolutions added to Pokémon GO. In fact, they’ve been there from the very start. Unfortunately they’re also one of the toughest to make sure you get when evolving Eevee. As the base evolutions, simply hitting the evolve button and paying the 25 Candy will yield one of them at random. Luckily you should have saved up plenty of Eevee Candy to try this little slot machine enough to get them all.
How to Evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon
The next set of Eevee evolutions added to Pokémon GO were Espeon and Umbreon from Gen 2. These Psychic and Dark type characters, respectively, were huge changes for the mobile game and added complexity to evolving Eevee. This time, if you can’t use the naming trick, you need to walk an Eevee 10km as your buddy before evolving, and focus on the time to make sure you get the one you want.
Pick an Eevee that you want to evolve into either Espeon or Umbreon then make them your buddy. To do this just tap the buddy icon in the bottom right, scroll to the bottom and select Swap Buddy. Keep them as your buddy until you’ve walked 10km and finished evolving them. Then if you want Espeon just do it during the day (before 7pm) and for Umbreon do it at night (after 7pm and before 6am).
How to Evolve Eevee Leafeon and Glaceon
Finally Eevee evolutions got even more confusing in Pokémon GO with the addition of Gen 4’s Leafeon and Glaceon. This time you’ll need an item, or someone around you will need to use one that you can access. To evolve Eevee into Leafeon you need to be within range of a Poké Stop that has an active Mossy Lure on it. You can see this on the map with flying leaves surrounding it. Glaceon requires the Stop to instead have a Glacial Lure on it, which will display with swirling ice. Most players have gotten these for free from various events, but they can also be purchased from the shop for 200 Poké Coins a piece. Once you have one just use it on a Stop and evolve an Eevee while standing nearby.
And that’s all Eevee evolutions and how to them them all in Pokémon GO. Sylveon may be added later, so check back for more when Gen 6 hits and after.
By Ford James 25 May 2021
There are plenty of Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames to use for the numerous evolutions, and we’ve got them all here
Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions can be confusing if you’re new to the game, or the world of Pokemon in general, we’re here to help. All eight Eevee evolutions are in Pokemon Go now – yes, including Sylveon, finally – and we’ve got the details on how to get all of them via the usual method, and the one-time use nickname trick for each one. Keep reading for all the details on the Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions (or Eevee-lutions).
Pokemon Go Eevee evolution nicknames
First up is each of the Eevee nicknames you can use in Pokemon Go. All Eevee evolutions are in the game now and in order to guarantee that you’ll get one of them, you can use a nickname. Simply rename your Eevee to the following names in order to secure the evolution when you use 25 candy:
- Vaporeon: Rainer
- Jolteon: Sparky
- Flareon: Pyro
- Espeon: Sakura
- Umbreon: Tamao
- Leafeon: Linnea
- Glaceon: Rea
- Sylveon: Kira
When you’ve used each nickname once however, you can’t use it again. So how do you guarantee which Eevee evolution you’ll get after this?
How to get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon in Pokemon Go
For the original three Eeveelutions – Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon – it’s bad news I’m afraid. There’s no way of guaranteeing any of these three, which means you have to keep catching Eevees and evolving them with 25 candy until you get the one you want. Thankfully, Eevee isn’t a particularly rare Pokemon so you should be able to do this without too many problems if you’re a frequent player.
How to get Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go
For the two Gen 2 Eeveelutions – Espeon and Umbreon – there is a second method you can use after the nickname trick. You simply have to add Eevee as your buddy, so it walks alongside you, and walk for 10km. At this point, when you evolve that specific Eevee, it will turn into Espeon if you do it during the day, or Umbreon during the night. You can tell what the game thinks it is by the colour of the sky in-game, rather than in real life.
How to get Leafeon and Glaceon in Pokemon Go
Leafeon and Glaceon are the latest additions to the game with Gen 4, and they’re obtained with two brand new items. If you’ve exhausted the two nicknames, you can get more by heading to a Pokestop and applying a Mossy Lure for Leafeon, or a Glacial Lure for Glaceon. These can be purchased from the in-game store for 200 coins each, and they work like normal lures, except they attract Pokemon of specific types and allow you to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon. You can make sure it’s working correctly by checking the silhouette of the evolution on the button has changed to the one you’re after.
How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go
Sylveon is finally here! We can all rejoice. We have a dedicated Pokemon Go Sylveon guide that goes into detail about how to unlock the Fairy-type Eevee-lution, so make sure you check that out for more info, but the gist of it is this:
Sylveon is all about friendship, so you need to make Eevee your buddy and earn 75 hearts with it. This can take a while, but as long as you’re maximising the amount of hearts you earn each day, you can get through it in about a week. As always, to make sure you’ve earned enough buddy hearts, double check the silhouette below Eevee before you evolve.
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Leafeon along with Glaceon was introduced in the Generation IV games of Pokemon. These games are namely Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and later Platinum. Leafeon is a Grass-type Pokemon which would go on to appear in the later games as one of Eevee’s evolved forms. The question now is how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon? Does it evolve with an evolution stone, or do you have to do some tedious steps?
Keep in mind that you had to do a lot of work to improve the Friendship rating of Eevee to get an Espeon and Umbreon.
Don’t worry as we’ll teach you the steps with evolving Eevee into Leafeon. The other thing you have to wonder is if it is even good enough to evolve since you usually just get one Eevee per game.
Guide Information in Evolving Eevee Into Leafeon
Let us start first answer the question of how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon before we get to other stuff. First of all, Leafeon can only be evolved from the Generation IV games going up. You cannot get a Leafeon if you played prior Pokemon games before Generation IV. The first thing you need is an Eevee which you usually get one per game. That’s where the challenge is when you have to decide which evolution your Eevee should be. This is why we’re going to add some details later why you may or may not want to evolve Eevee into Leafeon.
Anyway, the steps to evolving Leafeon is very easy. All you need to do is find a Moss Rock and level up your Eevee near it. When the Eevee levels up near the Moss Rock, it will evolve into Leafeon.
It is even easier in Generation VIII, which is Sword and Shield where you just give it a Leaf Stone. Only in the Generation IV games HeartGold and SoulSilver where you can’t evolve an Eevee into a Leafeon but rather obtain it through trade.
Moss Rock Locations
- Diamond/Pearl/Platinum – Located in the southwest area of Eterna Forest.
- Black/White/Black2/White 2 – Located in the southwest area of Pinwheel Forest.
- X/Y – Located on Route 20
- Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – Located in the northeast area of Petalburg Woods but you need Cut.
- Sun/Moon/Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – Located in the northeast area of the Lush Jungle.
Is Leafeon Worth Getting?
The answer to that is a bit situational, even if you know how to evolve Eevee into Espeon. If you have a means of getting a ton of Eevees regardless of the method, then it’s good to add it to your lineup. If you are limited when it comes to getting an Eevee, then evolving it into Leafeon should be low on your priorities. There could be better Grass-types in the game that you are playing and as we stated, Leafeon is a situational one that can be a hit or a miss.
What Makes Leafeon Good or Bad?
The thing that makes Leafeon good or bad is its stats. It has high physical stats such as Attack and Defense. It has low HP and special stats like Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense. The Speed stat is good but can be outmatched by other Pokemon.
The reason why this can be good or bad is that you have to build up your Leafeon. A lot of Grass moves utilize the Special stats and they deal with Special damage. Considering that Leafeon has poor Special stats, you need to teach it moves that will complement its physical characteristic.
Tricky Move List
It can definitely hit and tank a hit, but its move list can be a bit of a puzzle that you have to solve. There are only a few Grass moves that rely on physical attributes. The only notable physical Grass moves are Bullet Seed and Razor Leaf and their damage get bad later on when you’re facing stronger Pokemon. Your main ticket is to find and teach it moves that are physical so that you can utilize its stats. They don’t have to be Grass moves but it beats the purpose of its typing.
What You Can Teach To Leafeon
You can teach it moves like Dig, Iron Tail, and even Aerial Ace. The other thing is that being a Grass-type, it has five weaknesses. It is weak to Fire, Bug, Ice, Flying, and Poison-types. The final verdict is that you can keep your Leafeon and build it up to be competent in the game that you’re playing. However, it isn’t advised that you use this in competitive. Even if you know how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon, you may still need to think twice.
Leafeon is indeed an interesting specimen and makes you think whether you want to add it to your party or not. Evolving it alone can be a question since it is a hit or miss Pokemon in terms of how it can add an impact to your team. You can find better Grass-types to change it due to its physical capabilities. That’s the other thing where you can have far better competent physical attackers.
The good thing is that when you learn how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon, it isn’t entirely that hard to evolve it. You just have to wait to get to the Moss Rock or get an Eevee for that matter. It may not be a bad idea to have it though if you just want to get one and won’t even bother using it. It all boils down to the fact that if you just want to collect it or you have sources for other Eevees.