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Pokemon Go LeafeonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

You finally catch or hatch the Pokémon you've been waiting for — a Shiny Eevee with wicked high stats. You're ready to evolve it, but you really want the Gen 4 Leafeon or Glaceon, or the Gen 2 Umbreon or Espeon, or the vorpal Vaporeon. Or maybe you want a Jolteon to counter Vaporeon or a Flareon to cut down some raid bosses.

But, you don't want to leave it to random chance. Well, you don't have to! Stick it to the random number generator gods with this one neat easter-egg!

Already use the name trick and want more Eeveelutions? Keep reading!

TL;DR: All the Eevee nickname tricks

If you rename your Eevees to these nicknames, they'll evolve into exactly the Eeveelution you want, but you can only use each one once per account.

  • Pyro for Flareon
  • Sparky for Jolteon
  • Rainer for Vaporeon
  • Sakura for Espeon
  • Tamao for Umbreon
  • Rea for Glaceon
  • Linnea for Leafeon

How do you force Eevee to evolve into Gen 4's Glaceon or Leafeon with the nickname trick?

Pokemon Go Leafeon evolution name trickSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Just like with the first and second generation Eeveelutions, you can use a nickname trick to guarantee Eevee will evolve into Gen 4's Leafeon or Glaceon.

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Same trick, just different nicknames. And, again, all you have to do is rename your Eevee to the one you want prior to evolving. Like always, the nickname trick only works ONCE, so make sure you pick the specific Eevee you want — high stat, Shiny, flower-crown, whatever — before you use up your single chance!

  • Rea for Glaceon
  • Linnea for Leafeon

How do you evolve more Glaceon or Leafeon in Pokemon Go Gen 4?

Pokemon Go Glacial Lure Mod Eevee evolutionSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Already use the nickname trick and want to get more Leafeon or Glaceon? If all you do is hit the Evolve button, all you'll get is a Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon. To get Leafeon or Glaceon, it takes the new special Lures:

To evolve Eevee into Leafeon:

  1. Make sure you have the 25 Eevee candy you need for the evolution.
  2. Buy a Mossy Lure module from the Poke Shop for 200 Poke Coins (there are rare opportunities to get these as rewards, but most likely, you will have to buy one.)
  3. Use the Mossy Lure module on a PokeStop.
  4. Spin the PokeStop.
  5. Choose the Eevee you want to evolve. Make sure you see the Eeveelution and not a question mark you want before continuing.
  6. Hit the Evolve button.

To evolve Eevee into Glaceon:

  1. Make sure you have the 25 Eevee candy you need for the evolution.
  2. Buy a Glacial Lure module from the Poke Shop for 200 Poke Coins (there are rare opportunities to get these as rewards, but most likely, you will have to buy one.)
  3. Use the Glacial Lure module on a PokeStop.
  4. Spin the PokeStop.
  5. Choose the Eevee you want to evolve. Make sure you see the Eeveelution you want and not a question mark before continuing.
  6. Hit the Evolve button.
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How do you force evolve Eevee into Gen 2's Espeon or Umbreon with the nickname trick?

Many of the Gen 1 to Gen 2 split evolutions require the new "evolution items" to force the old Pokémon into its new form. Not so Espeon or Umbreon. Instead, the same easter egg that worked for forcing a first-time Eeveelution into Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon also works for forcing a first-time Eeveelution into a Psychic-type Espeon or Dark-type Umbreon.

All you have to do it rename the Eevee you want to evolve after its trainer from the original Pokémon animated series.

  • Sakura for Espeon
  • Tamao for Umbreon

Remember, it only works for the first Espeon and Umbreon you evolve, so choose wisely — your highest stat (IV) and CP Eevee's!

How do you evolve more Umbreon or Espeon in Pokémon Go Gen 2?

Pokemon Go Eevee evolves into EspeonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Already use the nickname trick above and want to get more Umbreon or Espeon? If all you do is hit the Evolve button, you will get either Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon completely at random. To get Umbreon or Espeon, it takes friendship:

  1. Make the Eevee you want to evolve your Buddy. Don't switch or swap it in any way or for any amount of time.
  2. Walk with your Eevee Buddy for at least 10 KM and until you get 2 at least Eevee candy. (You need to have gotten 2 candy for this to work.)
  3. While keeping Eevee your Buddy, hit the Evolve button:
    • During the day (game screen in bright) to get Espeon.
    • At night (game screen is dark) to get Umbreon.

You can swap out Eevee for another buddy, but you'll have to swap Eevee back to being your buddy before you try to evolve Umbreon or Espeon.

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How do you force evolve Eevee into Gen 1's Vaporeon, Flareon, or Jolteon?

Eevee is different than the other Gen 1 Pokémon: Instead of linear evolution, its evolution is split. That means, when you hit the Evolve button, you random chance decides if you get a Water-type Vaporeon, Fire-type Flareon, or Electric-type Jolteon.

Almost.

You have the ability, once and once only, to force Eevee to evolve into each of its split evolutions. That's one Vaporeon, one Flareon, and one Jolteon, guaranteed. All you have to do is use this magnificent easter egg:

Rename the Eevee you want to evolve after the name of its trainer from the original Pokémon animated series. That's:

  • Pyro for Flareon
  • Sparky for Jolteon
  • Rainer for Vaporeon.

Remember, it only works once for each. After that, you're back to random chance. So, choose wisely. Pick the highest stat (IV) and highest CP Eevee you can for each one.

And since Vaporeon is the most powerful Eeveelution in the game, and Jolteon can counter Vaporeon (and Gyarados!), make those your first and second-best, respectively! (Sorry, Flareon!)

Are there Shiny Eevee and Eeveelutions? Can you control those?

There are. They entered the game on August 11, 2018. Like almost all other Shinies, you can only catch or hatch Eevee its Shiny form. If you want any of the Eeveelutions to be Shiny, you'll need to evolve them the same way you evolve any Eevee and without any additional nickname tricks to help out.

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What are the best movesets for Eevee and the Eeveelutions?

Eevee were some of the most common and powerful Pokémon when the game launched with Gen 1 in the summer of 2016. Since then, as time passed and new generations entered the game, their power hasn't faltered, but new and more powerful Pokémon have entered the game.

So, while the Eeveelutions aren't meta-defining any more, they're still awesome and can prove potent backups or terrific diversity when you need them.

What are the best Pokemon Go movesets for Leafeon?

Pokemon Go LeafeonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Like the other Eeveelutions, Leafeon is a good grass-type in a game now filled with great grass-types. So, you won't be defining any metas based on your Leafeon moveset. Still, if you want the best you can have, and put some green hurt on other players in PvP, here's what you want:

  • Attack: Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade, because it is easy being green.
  • Defense: Same.
  • PVP: Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade or Last Resort*.

  • Counter: Moltres, Entei, or any other big, bad Fire-types.

What are the best Pokemon Go movesets for Glaceon?

Pokemon Go GlaceonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Glaceon is cool, but it's no Lapras. And, in the age of Mamoswine, even Lapras isn't Lapras any more. With so many good ice-types available, Glaceon is more of a collector's item than anything else. But, which collector doesn't want the best?

  • Attack: Frost Breath and Avalanche, because ice is still nice.
  • Defense: Ice Shard and Avalanche, but it's a much of a muchness at that point.
  • PVP: Ice Shard and Icy Wind or Last Resort.

  • Counter: Machamp or Moltres or any big fighting or fire-types.

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets for Vaporeon?

Pokemon Go VaporeonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Vaporeon used to be the best Water-type Pokémon in the game. Then Gyarados finally got a Water-type fast move. Then Kyogre came. Still, Vaporeon packs the same punch it always has, and that means it can help fill out a Water team if you don't have a full roster of hard-to-evolve Gyrados or Legendary whales. And it can still put a hurt on the likes of Tyranitar.

  • Attack: Water Gun with Hydro Pump. Fast jab, devastating uppercut. Especially good against Rhydon and Tyranitar.
  • Defense: Water Gun with Aqua Tail. Also fast and frequent enough, it can force more dodging — or damage.
  • PVP: Water Gun with Aqua Tail hits faster, while Hydro Pump hits harder. The latter works best for shield breaking.

  • Counter: Raikou, Zapdos, Exeggutor (esp. Alolan) with Solar Beam, Venusaur.

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets for Flareon?

Pokemon Go FlareonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Flareon was all but forgotten thanks to the big Fire-type depowering (nerfing) of late 2016. With the advent of Blissey, though, Flareon's powerful Overheat move began to make a comeback. Now, with the new Gym system, Flareon's CP is no longer a deal-breaker, and Overheat has become a Grass-type burner against several Raid Bosses. It's overshadowed by Moltres and Entei, but also plentiful enough that it can still fill Gyms or round-out teams.

  • Attack: Fire Spin + Overheat. It takes a while to charge, but it's a blast furnace when unleashed against Venusaur, and it's Grassy kind.
  • Defense: Fire Spin + Flamethrower. Double charge move can be used more often than single.
  • PVP: Fire Spin with either Flamethrower or Last Resort*.

  • Counter: Kyogre or Gyarados, Tyrannitar with Smack Down, Golem.

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets for Jolteon?

Pokemon Go JolteonSource: iMore/ Rene Ritchie

Jolteon has been overtaken as an Electric-type attacker by the Legendary bird, Zapdos, and Legendary beast, Raikou. Especially the latter, which is the only bit electric with Wild Charge, and the moveset makes the 'mon. Still, Jolteon can be a fun Gym filler and can round out your Raid team, especially rejoiners.

  • Attack: Thundershock and Thunderbolt. It absolutely electrocutes Gyarados and short-circuits Lapras, Blastoise, and Vaporeon.
  • Defense: Volt Switch with Discharge.
  • PVP: Thundershock and Discharge.

  • Counter: Groudon or Rhydon, Golem

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets for Umbreon?

As a Dark-type attacker, Umbreon might be overshadowed — haha! — by Tyranitar, but it's still one of the best look Pokémon in the game and one that carries a good-sized punch. It's one of the tankiest non-Blissey/Snorlax defenders, so it works well as a Gym filler and can round out a Raid lineup against Psychic-types.

  • Attack: Snarl and Foul Play
  • Defense: Snarl and Dark Pulse.
  • PVP: Snarl and Foul Play or Last Resort*.

  • Counter: Machamp, Hariyama

What are the best Pokémon Go movesets for Espeon?

As a Psychic-type attacker, Espeon had a brief career helping Alakazam counter Machamps in Raids before Legendary Pokémon with Psychic-type attackers entered the game — including and especially Mewtwo. Eevee candies are still far easier to come by than any of the others, though, so Espeon still has a place as a backup... backup... backup... Maybe?

  • Attack: Confusion and Psychic.
  • Defense: Confusion and Last Resort*.
  • PVP: Confusion and Psychic or Last Resort*.

  • Counter: Tyranitar with Bite + Crunch

Any Pokémon Go Eevee evolution questions?

If you have any questions about evolving Eevee into Glaceon, Leafeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon, let me know in the comments below!

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