The fan-favorite fox Pokemon eevee is often called ‘the Evolution Pokemon’, and no wonder why- it has eight different evolutions, each having a different type. One of the most sought Pokemon in the game, trainers seek Eevee not only because of its cuteness, but also because some of its evolutions fare really well in the Go Battle Leagues. Here is the complete guide to evolve the desired type and about each of them which are available in Pokemon Go.


Eevee in Pokemon Go

Eevee is a normal-type Pokemon. It’s tanned and soft mane, with a bushy tail gives it a fox-like appearance, and is liked by many trainers. With a max CP of 1071, it is pretty decent, although the true appeal comes from its evolution- it can evolve into any of the seven types in Pokemon Go: Water, Electric, Fire, Psychic, Dark, Grass and Ice.

Max CPAttackDefenseStamina

It also has a last Fairy-type evolution (Sylveon), but currently it is not available in the game. Evolving eevee is completely random, but if you know the correct method, you can get any evolution (Eeveelution) you desire.

Eevee Evolution Tricks

We have discussed all the Eeveelutions available in the game below, and once you decide which one you want for your team, you can look at this guide as to how you can get the desired Eevee evolutions. As mentioned above, Eeveelutions are random; however there are several methods by which you can force a specific Pokemon Go eeveelution. The first is the Name trick.

Eevee Evolution Name Trick

For this, set the nickname of the Eevee you want to evolve according to the list, and then if you evolve your Eevee, it will evolve into the one you desire. According to the original anime, the Eevee brothers were named Rainer, Pyro and Sparky, and the trick is based upon that, as well as other other Eevee trainers in the anime.

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Below are the nicknames for each Eeveelution, to evolve the desired form of Eevee:

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

Note: The above trick works only once for each Eeveelution, and after that you switch back to random evolution.

Eevee Evolution No Name Trick

The name trick works only once for each eeveelution, and if you exhaust your chance, you’ll have to rely on your luck for Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon. However, there are other methods of getting Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon and Espeon even after using the name trick. Here, there are two methods where Leafeon and Glaceon can be evolved using one method while Umbreon and Espeon are evolved with a other method.

How to evolve a Glaceon or Leafeon in Pokemon Go

Glaceon and Leafeon can be evolved using one same method but with a slight difference.


To evolve another Glaceon, all you need is a Glacial Lure Module (you can easily buy it from the PokeShop for 200 coins or get some as rewards). Now all you need to do is use the glacial Lure Module on a PokeStop, spin the PokeStop and you’ll see Glaceon’s icon instead of the question mark. Now when you hit the evolve button, you will get a Glaceon, if you follow the above steps carefully.

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The steps to evolve a Leafeon is the same as Glaceon; the only difference being using a Mossy Lure instead of the Glacial one. When you use the Mossy Lure on the PokeStop and spin, you will see Leafeon’s icon in the place of the question mark; and upon evolving you will get a Leafeon.

Things To Know While Using This Method

  • This method does not have any limits – you can evolve as many Leafeon or Glaceon as you want to.
  • If you use a Lure Module on a PokeStop, it will work for all the other trainers who want to evolve their Eevee.
  • Think of it from the other way: if you don’t have enough coins to buy a Lure Module, you can just find a PokeStop where someone has already used the desired Lure Module, spin the PokeStop and evolve your Eevee into the one you desire.

How to evolve Espeon and Umbreon in Pokemon Go

In order to evolve your Eevee into Umbreon or Espeon, you first need to make it your buddy and walk 10km with it, and earn two candies. Now, while that Eevee is still your buddy, press the evolve button during the day to get Espeon, or at night to get an Umbreon.

Things To Know While Using This Method

  • This method does not have any limits – you can evolve as many Leafeon and Umbreon as you want to.
  • If you change your buddy Pokemon (Eevee) even after completing 10km and earning 2 candies, you can’t have either of those Eeveelutions.
  • If walking 10km is a hassle for you, you should only do it once you reach “A Ripple in Time”, Celebi Quest, where you get this as a mission to evolve Eeevee into Espeon and Umbreon.

Is there any method to evolve Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon?

Unfortunately, no, once you use the name trick, getting a Vaporeon, Jolteon or a Flareon in Pokemon Go becomes totally random. However, you needn’t be disappointed, for Eevee is pretty common (especially in partly cloudy weather), and you can easily stack up enough candies. However, if you still face problems with getting the one you desire, you can always trade with another player.

How To Get Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon In Pokemon Go

It might happen that you are facing problems with evolving your Eevee into the form you want, or you might not have enough candies. In these cases, your best option is raids. Evolved forms of Eevee or Eeveelutions are very often present as the raid boss for short durations of time. If you’re lucky, you might even get a Shiny which isn’t short on IV.

These Eeveelutions are normally available in Tier 3 raids, and need 2-3 players to defeat. Here are the raid details:


  • Boss CP: 17,511
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP Range: 1,699 – 1,779
  • Caught CP (boosted): 2,124 – 2,225
  • Minimum IV: 10/10/10


  • Boss CP: 20,800
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP Range: 1,574 – 1,650
  • Caught CP (boosted): 1,967 – 2,063
  • Minimum IV: 10/10/10


  • Boss CP: 21,811
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP Range: 1,652 – 1,730
  • Caught CP (boosted): 2,065 – 2,163
  • Minimum IV: 10/10/10


  • Boss CP: 13,509
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP Range: 1,153 – 1,221
  • Caught CP (boosted): 1,442 – 1,526
  • Minimum IV: 10/10/10


  • Boss CP: 22,826
  • Boss HP: 3,600
  • Caught CP Range: 1,730 – 1,811
  • Caught CP (boosted): 2,162 – 2,264
  • Minimum IV: 10/10/10

The Raid Bosses change frequently, and you should keep an eye on the current raid bosses to get yourself the eeveelution you desire.

Can you get Sylveon in Pokemon Go?

Sylveon is yet to make its appearance in Pokemon Go. In other versions of Pokemon Games, it needs Affection and a high Friendship level with its trainers to evolve; and once available in Pokemon Go, we can take a cue as to how shall we get one- high buddy level with Charm as its move. Speculations aside, Sylveon should soon be introduced in Pokemon Go, for Gen VI Pokemon are expected to arrive soon.

Best Pokemon Go Eevee Evolution (Eeveelutions) In 2020

Ranking Pokemon among a single typing based on their stats is a pretty straight forward approach of determining which Pokemon is better than others. However, with the Eevee evolutions or Eeveelutions, things are totally different as all of them are all of different typing and serve different purposes. Due to this reason, things might become a bit subjective but we will still try to rank these Pokemon based on their usage and place in their respective typing.

So, these are best Eevee evolutions ranked from best to worst.

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Vaporeon (Gen I: Water-type)

Vaporeon is a Water-type Pokemon having a max CP of 3114, which packs a huge bulk and decent attack stat with 205 attack, 161 defence and 277 stamina. According to the anime, Vaporeon has the ability to freely control water, and can become invisible. Talking about Pokemon Go, it is one of the best Water-type Pokemon (apart from legendaries and Gyarados) and can be obtained very easily.

Umbreon (Gen II: Dark-type)

Considered to be one of the best choices to evolve your Eevee into, Umbreon is an excellent Dark-type, and no wonder the best in the Great League. At the first glance, it’s stats don’t seem quite impressive; however it’s Umbreon’s bulk as well as resistances that matters. With a max CP of 2137, it has 126 Attack, 240 Defence and 216 Stamina. However, it does not fare well in Ultra League and above because of its low CP.

Glaceon (Gen IV: Ice-type)

This powerful Ice-type eeveelution has one of the best stats in the whole Eevee family. Max CP of Glaceon is 3126, with 238 Attack, 205 Defence and 163 Stamina. Glaceon can be quite hard to defeat, and proves to be quite viable in Ultra League where we mostly see Dragon-types. Ice-type attackers such as Mamoswine are quite hard to obtain; and Glaceon is the cheaper but an excellent alternative that you should consider.

Leafeon (Gen IV: Grass-type)

Leafeon is an impressive Grass-type eeveelution and it achieves a max CP of 2944. Considered to be one of the best eeveelution, Leafeon has attack stat of 216, 219 Defence and 163 Stamina. It might not be the best Grass-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but it’s stats are pretty decent, and can be quite helpful in the Great League battles.

Jolteon (Gen I: Electric-type)

Jolteon is the Electric-type evolution of Eevee. It’s max CP is capped at 2888, but lacks the stamina which could have made it a decent Electric-type attacker. The attack stat is 232, while it’s defence and stamina are 182 and 163, respectively. Electric-types fare well against most opponents, and getting a decent one such as Raikou or Zapdos may be tricky; in these situations Jolteon is the easy way out, and one with a decent IV can be a nice companion for you in the battles.

Flareon (Gen I: Fire-type)

The Fire-type evolution of Eevee, Flareon might not be as appealing as a Fire-type Pokemon, but the fact that it has a good cost-to-benefit ratio makes it a cheaper and affordable option, in case you don’t have legendaries or enough candies to power them up. It’s max CP is 3029, Attack of 246, Defence 179 and a somewhat low stamina of 163.

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Swetabh Srivastava

Swetabh Srivastava is the Co-founder & author at IrisGuardian. He's an avid tech enthusiast, having experience in the field of tech journalism for years. He now contributes his knowledge in various online platforms including IrisGuardian and most other social platforms. For most part, he's a writer by day and reader by night. When he's off work, you can find him sketching or reading novels of Stephen King on the go.