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Pokémon Go Eevee evolution: How to evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon


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How to evolve Eevee has proven to be one of the bigger talking points in Pokmon Go so far.

In the classic Pokmon games, Eevee can evolve into different elemental varieties based on the use of special items, its happiness level, moves it has available and even the time of day.

With the addition of Candy in Pokmon Go, the way you evolve Pokmon is much simpler, and as such, you cannot use the tried-and-tested method of using one of three elemental stones to turn Eevee into Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon. (Some are better than others depending on the situation – find out which you should get first with our Best Pokmon in Pokmon Go page, and our Pokmon Go Type Chart for their relative strengths and weaknesses.)

Once you have caught enough Eevees to evolve one – our pages on finding Pokemon Type by location and finding which Pokemon hatch from which eggs can help – a neat trick discovered by fans of the game on Reddit will get you the evolution you need.

How to evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Flareon and Jolteon

If you choose to evolve Eevee without any meddling – by feeding it 25 Eevee candy – then it’ll turn to one of the above three types at random. However, users have discovered a trick that allows you to target Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon, by renaming it in one of the following ways:

  • Rename as Rainer to evolve into water type Vaporeon
  • Rename as Sparky to evolve into lightning type Jolteon
  • Rename as Pyro to evolve into fire type Flareon

Why Sparky, Rainer and Pyro? These are the names of the Eevee brothers from the Pokmon television show, who meet with Ash and the gang in episode 40 to show off their respective Eevee evolutions: