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Pokémon Legends: Arceus — How to catch and evolve Eevee

Eevee Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch
Eevee Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch (Image credit: iMore)

One of the most versatile Pokémon in any game is Eevee. The ability to evolve into a new form of multiple types is unmatched by any other Pokémon. Although the Eeveelutions are not creatures you will run into along your journey in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you can evolve your Eevee into any of the eight evolution options available with a little work.

Was a new Eeveelution introduced?

No, while there have been a few new Hisuian forms of different Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Eevee was not one of them. However, you will find all Eeveelutions available in this game, opposed to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl where Sylveon was not present.

Where can you find Eevee in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Time Rift Pokemon Legends Arceus

Time Rift Pokemon Legends Arceus (Image credit: iMore)

The best place to find an Eevee is within the Time Rifts that show up at random as you are interacting with an area. If you are within visual range, you will see a giant bubble that indicates that area has an active or forming Time Rift. If you aren't within range to see the actual bubble, you will be notified when a Time Rift has begun to form and has fully formed via a message at the top of your screen. You can see where it is by opening your map and looking for the hurricane symbol. You won't have access to these until you've earned your second star.

How to evolve Eevee

Ready To Evolve Eevee Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch

Ready To Evolve Eevee Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch (Image credit: iMore)

First, it's worth noting that evolving your Pokémon, in general, is not automatic as it has been in the past. You will need to keep an eye on the menu of who you have with you that pops up to the left of the screen after interacting with a wild Pokémon or doing a battle as it will say when your Pokémon are ready to evolve.

You can also open your satchel and see your buddy Pokémon on the right-hand side. If the Pokéball is glowing yellow this is also an indication that your buddy is ready to evolve. In order to start the evolution process, you'll need to select your Eevee in the satchel and select Evolve. However, Eeveelutions have other requirements to obtain them in evolution so make sure you have them set up the right way and evolve in the right time and space.

Eeveelutions

Eeveelutions (Image credit: iMore)
EeveelutionTypeHow to evolve
VaporeonWaterGive it a Water Stone, found in rocks in the fields or purchased from the Trading Post
JolteonElectricGive it a Thunderstone, found in rocks in the fields or purchased from the Trading Post
FlareonFireGive it a Fire Stone, found in rocks in the fields or purchased from the Trading Post
LeafeonGrassGive it a Leaf Stone, found in rocks in the fields or purchased from the Trading Post, and select evolve Eevee by the Mossy Rock in the Grandtree Arena area of Obisidan Fieldlands
GlaceonIceGive it an Ice Stone, found in rocks in the fields or purchased from the Trading Post, and select evolve Eevee by the Ice Rock in a cave in the Bonechill Waste area of Alabaster Icelands
EspeonPsychicGet Eevee to maximum friendship and evolve it during the day without any fairy moves equipped
UmbreonDarkGet Eevee to maximum friendship and evolve it at night without any fairy moves equipped
SylveonFairyGet Eevee to maximum friendship, and make sure it has Baby Doll Eyes or another fairy move equipped

How to check Pokémon friendship in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Belamy Location Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch

Belamy Location Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch (Image credit: iMore)

To check your friendship level you will need to earn the ability to check your friendship through the story. Once you begin Arezu's Predicament you can find Belamy outside the pastures in Jubilife City. Once you have done that, you can go to him at any point and ask him about any Pokémon within your party or pasture. This differs a little from the Friendship Checker app or items we have seen in other Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch. If you need to improve the friendship level, simply battle with your Eevee or give it Rare Candy.

Eeveery Eevee

It's understandable that Eevee is so popular; not only does it have adorable designs, but it also has the ability to evolve into many different Pokémon types that help it to fit into your party however you need it to. It will be a bit of work to get all eight Eeveelutions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus but so worth it to build a completely filled out Pokédex and have an Eevee that fits with any rotation of Pokémon you may go through.

Alex Huebner
Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.