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Are you hankering to get your hands on your favorite Eeveelution? Can't wait to bolster your roster with a Vaporeon, Flareon, or Leafeon? Are you stuck and wondering how to acquire that elusive Umbreon? Simply want to catch them all? Find out how here!

Where to find Eevee

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Eevee can be found in the grass on Route 4 at any time during the day or night. You'll arrive at Route 4 after taking the train from Wedgehurst.

Eevee is very elusive, so it's going to take a while for it to appear. Keep wandering around in the tall yellow grass and keep an eye out for those adorable tell-tale ears sticking out.

How to catch Eevee

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  1. Enter into a Pokémon battle with Eevee.
  2. Weaken it with one of your Pokémon until its HP is in the 'red' zone.
  3. Throw a Poké Ball and hope for the best!

How to evolve Eevee

Evolving Eevee in Pokémon Sword and Shield is relatively easy. There are eight Eeveelutions, but each one has a different way of evolving:

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Eeveelution How to evolve
Vaporeon Level up Eevee until it's at least level 15 and then use a Water Stone.
Jolteon Level up Eevee until it's at least level 15 and then use a Thunder Stone.
Flareon Level up Eevee until it's at least level 15 and then use a Fire Stone.
Leafeon Level up Eevee until it's at least level 15 and then use a Leaf Stone.
Glaceon Level up Eevee until it's at least level 15 and then use an Ice Stone.
Espeon Raise Eevee's friendship level by playing with it and feeding it. The next time Eevee levels up during the day it'll evolve.
Umbreon Raise Eevee's friendship level by playing with it and feeding it. The next time Eevee levels up at night it'll evolve.
Sylveon Teach Eevee a Fairy-type move and then raise it's friendship level by playing with it and feeding it. Once friendship is high enough, it'll evolve.

Where to find stones

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An easy place to find these stones is on the narrow strip of land on the other side of the Lake of Outrage. However, you'll need to be far enough in the game to be able to ride your bike over the water. On this strip of land, you'll find a tall ring of stones. Each one has an element stone next to it.

How to check and quickly increase friendship

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A great way to increase your Pokémon's friendliness in a hurry is by having it hold the Soothe Bell. This is a special item that you get from a blonde-haired woman inside a house in Hammerlocke. The house is immediately on the right once you enter the city. Additionally, another person in the same home can tell you what your Pokémon's friendship level currently is.

Catching Eeveelutions

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You'll find one of Eevee's evolutions if you go to the Lake of Outrage section of the Wild Area and head across the water to the ring of stones surrounding a den. A new Eeveelution appears each day and the one you'll see depends on the weather.

Weather conditions for specific Eeveelutions

  • Flareon - Intense Sun
  • Jolteon - Thunderstorms
  • Vaporeon - Raining
  • Leafeon - Normal weather
  • Glaceon - Snowing/Snowstorm
  • Espeon - Overcast
  • Umbreon - Sandstorm
  • Sylveon - Heavy Fog

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