Eevee, the adorable fan favorite, is one of the most versatile Pokemon in all the games and is no different in Pokemon Go. What makes Eevee so special and beloved is that it can evolve into several different forms, each with its unique elemental strengths and weaknesses. In Pokemon Go, players can evolve Eevee into one of its many evolutions, also known as Eeveelution or Eevee-lution. However there’s a trick to choose which Eeveelution you get by using specific nicknames.
The Nickname Trick
The nickname trick was first introduced in the Pokemon anime and has since been incorporated into the games. By assigning specific nicknames to your Eevee, you can control which evolution it will turn into when you evolve it. This is one of my favorite Pokemon Go tips to date.
Here are the nicknames you can use to evolve Eevee into each of its seven evolutions:
Vaporeon – nickname your Eevee “Rainer”
Jolteon – nickname your Eevee “Sparky”
Flareon – nickname your Eevee “Pyro”
Espeon – nickname your Eevee “Sakura”
Umbreon – nickname your Eevee “Tamao”
Glaceon – nickname your Eevee “Rea”
Leafeon – nickname your Eevee “Linnea”
To use the nickname trick, simply rename your Eevee to the desired nickname and then evolve it. Note that the trick only works once for each evolution, so make sure you have great IVs, lucky traded Eevees, or Shiny Eevees before you use this trick.
Umbreon & Espeon
It’s also worth noting that the nickname trick only works if you evolve your Eevee during the day for Espeon and at night for Umbreon. If you evolve your Eevee at any other time, it will randomly evolve into one of its other forms.
Aside from using the nickname trick, there are also other ways to control which Eevee evolution you get. For example, you can walk with your Eevee as your buddy Pokemon and then evolve it when it has walked a certain distance. To ensure that your Eevee evolves into Umbreon or Espeon, you need to walk with it as your buddy. You must walk at least 10 km with your Eevee as your buddy, and you must earn two candies from it. Make sure your Eevee is your buddy when you evolve it.
If you want to evolve your Eevee into Umbreon, evolve it during the night. If you want to evolve it into Espeon, evolve it during the day.
Vaporeon has access to a wide range of powerful Water-type moves, including Aqua Tail, Hydro Pump, and Water Pulse. These moves can deal significant damage to most Pokemon, especially those weak to Water-type attacks. Vaporeon has a massive HP pool, making it an excellent option for tanking damage in battles. It can soak up hits and dish out damage in return, allowing it to last longer in a fight than many other Pokemon.
Jolteon’s electric typing makes it a valuable asset in battles against water and flying-type Pokémon. Water-types such as Gyarados and Vaporeon are weak to electric-type moves, making Jolteon a natural counter to these popular Pokémon. Similarly, flying-types such as Dragonite and Salamence are also weak to electric-type moves, giving Jolteon another advantage in battle.
Jolteon’s moveset is also impressive. Jolteon can learn powerful electric-type moves such as Thunderbolt and Discharge, as well as the fast-charging Thunder Shock. These moves can deal significant damage to opponents, especially if they are weak to electric-type moves.
One of Flareon’s biggest advantages is its high attack stat. Flareon can deal significant damage to opponents, especially when using powerful Fire-type moves like Overheat. This makes Flareon an excellent choice for taking on Grass, Ice, and Steel-type Pokémon, which are all weak to Fire-type attacks. While Fire-type Pokémon are often seen as one-trick ponies, Flareon can hold its own in a variety of battle situations.
Although there is a plethora of Psychic Pokemon to choose from in the game, Espeon is still an excellent choice for trainers looking to add a strong Psychic-type Pokémon to their team. Its high special attack stat, versatile moveset, and overall combat capabilities make it a valuable addition to any battle lineup. Whether you’re taking on Gym Battles or participating in Raid Battles, Espeon is a reliable and powerful choice that can help you achieve victory in your Pokémon Go battles. Espeon is an excellent choice for taking on Fighting-type Pokémon, which are weak to Psychic-type attacks.
Umbreon is an excellent choice for taking on opponents that rely on physical attacks, such as Normal-type Pokémon. Umbreon’s moveset includes a variety of Dark-type moves.
Leafeon is a Grass-type Pokémon and is one of my favorite when it comes to the grass type. Leafeon can be a valuable addition to your team in both Gym Battles and Raid Battles. In Gym Battles, use Leafeon to take down opponents that are weak to Grass-type attacks. In Raid Battles, use Leafeon to deal damage to the Raid Boss and take it down quickly.
Glaceon is an Ice-type Pokémon, and ice-types are strong against Dragons, Flying, Ground, and Grass types. This makes Glaceon a formidable part of your team when it comes to raid bosses as many of them will be Dragon or Flying-types.
Sylveon is a useful Fairy type Pokémon in Pokémon Go battles thanks to its ability to counter Dragon-type Pokémon, resist Fighting-type and Dark-type. Not to mention, they also look really cool. Sylveon’s Fairy-type moves are super effective against Dragon-type Pokémon, which are often strong and difficult to take down. Sylveon’s Fairy-type moves can deal significant damage to these opponents, making it an excellent counter.