Eevee has been one of the most prized Pokemon for a very long time. After all, it was introduced in Pokemon Red and Blue, meaning that it has been a part of the franchise from the start. However, what made Eevee stand out was its evolutions. Generally speaking, Pokemon have very limited options when it comes to evolving. Most have a single evolution path that consists of two or three stages. To name some examples, consider every single one of the starter Pokemon in every single one of the main Pokemon games. Besides these, there are some Pokemon that can choose from a small number of options. For instance, Tyrogue is a Fighting Pokemon that can evolve into one of three Fighting Pokemon. If its attack is higher than its defense, it will evolve into a kicking-focused Hitmonlee. In contrast, if its defense is higher than its attack, it will evolve into a punching-oriented Hitmonchan. As for Tyrogues that have equal attack and defense, they turn into very amusing-looking Hitmontops. In any case, Eevee stood out because it could evolve into one of three Pokemon in Pokemon Red and Blue, each of which was of a different type from the others. Moreover, later games have added other evolutions with other types, thus further cementing its status as one of the most prized Pokemon. Under these circumstances, if interested individuals have managed to get their hands on an Eevee with very good CP values in Pokemon GO, it makes sense for them to put a bit of effort into making sure that it evolves into the right Pokemon. Fortunately, the process isn’t random. As such, it is very much possible for interested individuals to control what their Eevee will evolve into.
How Do You Evolve Your Eevee?
Lore-wise, Eevees are rather unusual in that they are more flexible than other Pokemon. As a result, their evolution is based on the kind of elemental energy that they have been exposed to. The original set of Eevee evolutions were a Fire Pokemon in the form of Flareon, an Electric Pokemon in the form of Jolteon, and a Water Pokemon in the form of Vaporeon. Due to that, it should come as no surprise to learn that interested individuals could evolve their Eevee in Pokemon Red and Blue by using either a Fire Stone, a Thunder Stone, or a Water Stone on it. Later, other Eevee evolutions came with other evolution methods. For example, an Eevee needed to have a high level of happiness before evolving into either the Psychic Pokemon Espeon or the Dark Pokemon Umbreon upon leveling up. If it did so during the day, it would become an Espeon. In contrast, if it did so during the night, it would become an Umbreon. Similarly, interested individuals could get either the Ice Pokemon Glaceon by leveling up an Eevee in an area containing an Ice Rock or the Grass Pokemon Leafeon by leveling up an Eevee in an area containing a Moss Rock. It is important to note that these methods haven’t been available in every single Pokemon game. Thanks to that, there have been a number of substitutes introduced over the course of the franchise.
Pokemon GO is one of the more unusual Pokemon games. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that Eevees aren’t evolved using these classic methods. Instead, there are new methods for ensuring that an Eevee evolves into the right evolution in Pokemon GO, meaning that interested individuals will want to use the right one. As for how they can go about evolving an Eevee, well, that is a much simpler issue. In short, it is a matter of Candy, which is one of the resources that Pokemon GO is centered upon. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that interested individuals can use get their hands on the stuff. For starters, the simplest method would be catching more of the relevant Pokemon. By default, a caught Pokemon provides three Candies. However, a caught higher-evolution Pokemon will provide five Candies for a second-tier evolution and ten Candies for a third-tier evolution. There are occasional events that increase the number of Candies that interested individuals can expect from each catch, so it is a good idea to make use of those as much as possible.
Besides this, there are a number of other methods as well. For example, it is possible to get extra Candies by using Pinap Berries, which will double the amount of Candies dropped from the next catch. Similarly, it is possible to get Candies by feeding a Gym Pokemon, walking around with a Buddy Pokemon, hatching Pokemon Eggs, and transferring Pokemon. On top of this, there are Rare Candies, which can be used on a Pokemon to produce a corresponding Candy. It is much more difficult to get Candies for some Pokemon than for others. As a result, interested individuals should hold on to their Rare Candies unless they are sure that the use will be worthwhile. In any case, interested individuals are going to need 25 Eevee Candies. Once they have that, they need to make sure to meet the right conditions for the right evolution. Otherwise, interested individuals might wind up having to collect another 25 Eevee Candies plus another suitable Eevee to use those 25 Eevee Candies on.
How Can You Make Sure that Your Eevee Evolves into the Right Pokemon?
First and foremost, it is important to note that there is a sure-fire way of ensuring the right Eevee evolution. This involves giving the Eevee a special name. After which, it is guaranteed to evolve into the right evolution. Unfortunately, there is a major issue in that each Eevee evolution has just one special name, which is good for just a single use for each player. As such, interested individuals need to be sure that they have the Pokemon that they want. Otherwise, they will waste these very useful opportunities.
For the original trio of Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon, the special names are Pyro, Sparky, and Rainer respectively. These names aren’t very imaginative, but they nonetheless make it very easy to recognize which is used for which evolution. Not coincidentally, Pyro, Sparky, and Rainer were the names of the Pokemon anime’s Eevee brothers, who showed up to show off their respective Eevee evolutions way back in Episode 40. Moving on, the special names for Espeon and Umbreon are Sakura and Tamao respectively. Once again, these were inspired by the Pokemon anime. To be exact, there were a set of five sisters in Ecrutetak City, each of whom were partnered with an Eevee evolution. Chances are good that interested individuals can guess that Sakura had the Espeon while Tamao had the Umbreon. As for Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon, they use the special names of Linnea, Rea, and Kira. These are the names of trainers who players met in Pokemon Sun and Moon while looking for Eevium-Z, thus making them very appropriate as well.
Getting the right Eevee evolution becomes much harder once these names have been used up. This is particularly true for the original trio of Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon. This is because interested individuals can get them by just feeding 25 Eevee Candies to their Eevee. After which, the Pokemon will evolve into one of the trio by random. Suffice to say that a one-in-three chance isn’t very good, though to be fair, it could be much, much worse. Moving on, if interested individuals want either an Espeon or an Umbreon, that is much more certain. In short, they have to walk with their Eevee as a Buddy for 10 km. After which, interested individuals should evolve it while it is still their Buddy either during the day for an Espeon or during the night for an Umbreon. Meanwhile, interested individuals can get their hands on Leafeon and Glaceon by using the Mossy Lure or the Glacial Lure respectively before visiting a PokeStop. As for Sylveon, the Eevee will need a Fairy move plus 70 Buddy hearts. Fortunately, interested individuals can choose the Eevee evolution that they want, though they will want to be careful to make sure that they make the right choice.
There are some people who believe that Flareon is the least interesting of the Eevee evolutions. This is because it isn’t very unusual-looking, seeing as how it doesn’t look to be that far-off from being an ordinary animal with a somewhat extraordinary amount of hair on certain parts of its body. However, Flareon is very much a Fire Pokemon, as shown by its habit of storing superheated air for future use. It is interesting to note that these Pokemon are physical-focused in a lot of the main Pokemon games, which makes them rather unusual because most Fire Pokemon are much more reliant on special attacks rather than physical attacks.
Jolteon is recognizable as an Electric Pokemon in an instant. After all, its fur is standing up in spikes, which are reminiscent of thunderbolts as well as how people’s hair will stand up in the presence of static electricity. Jolteon has fared better in Pokemon GO than in a lot of other Pokemon games because it can actually make for a pretty credible attacker.
Vaporeon is another great example of an Eevee evolution with a type that can be identified in an instant. After all, the blue coloring plus the fish-like fins are hard to miss. On top of that, Vaporeon has the ability to just straight-up melt into water, which doesn’t come up a lot but is nonetheless interesting for all sorts of reasons.
Espeons are Psychic Pokemon. As a result, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that they are supposed to be capable of reading thoughts, predicting the weather, and other Psychic shenanigans. In any case, Espeons can make for decent generalists in Pokemon GO, but they are much better-suited for putting the hurt on Fighting Pokemon.
Umbreons would be the Dark counterparts to Espeons. Like a lot of Dark Pokemon, they don’t like to fight fair. Instead, Umbreons will do things such as wait in darkness until their target has slipped up in some way that can be exploited. They might look like black cats, but they are much likelier to bring bad luck to their opponents than their owners.
Eevee evolutions are by no means guaranteed to be friendly creatures. However, some of them definitely lean more in that direction than the others. To name an example, Leafeon is apparently less than enthused about getting into fights but will nonetheless step up if it sees its friends being threatened. Game-wise, they are hardier than they seem, though they aren’t capable of matching the best of the best in that regard.
Meanwhile, Glaceons tend to be better-known for their appearance. However, it is amusing to note that they have a practical function as well because the lore says that their ability to make powdery snow makes them very popular at ski resorts in the Pokemon setting. Regardless, if interested individuals want to use one of these, they had best look into Frost Breath and Avalanche because those are the most suitable options for it.
All Eevee evolutions are adorable. However, the people who came up with Sylveon seemed to have gone out of their way to make it extra-adorable, which to be fair, makes sense because it is a Fairy Pokemon. This even extends to their lore because it claims that they will hold hands with their trainers by using their ribbons. Despite Sylveon’s appearance, it can make for a very solid solution to Dragon Pokemon, so interested individuals might want to keep that in mind.