Pokémon Go hack: How to evolve Eevee into Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon and now Espeon or Umbreon

If you’re actually still playing Pokémon Go, you’ve probably caught quite a few Eevees. On the surface. it’s pretty easy to dismiss the little thing, because if we’re honest, it looks like one of the most sedate, pathetic, useless Pokémon you’ll ever come across. However, each Eevee holds an interesting secret – it actually has the potential to become one of the fiercest creatures in your lineup.

If you’ve seen the cartoon, played the Nintendo games, or even played the card game, you’ll know that Eevee can actually evolve into one of three very powerful Pokémon. Whether it’s the the super-rare Vaporeon, he electricity-powered Jolteon, or the fire-based Flareon your Eevee has a great fighting future ahead of it.

The Pokémon your Eevee evolves into is usually totally random in Pokémon Go, but the quick hack we’re about to show you lets you choose which of the three evolution paths your Eevee will take. So, if you want to know how to evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon and pick which “Eevvolution” you want, keep reading.

What’s more, last week’s Pokemon Go Gen 2 update promises two more brand new evolutions for Eevee – the Espeon (Psychic type) and the Umbreon (Dark type). According to Jacob Siegal of BGR, they’re sure to be two of the most popular Pokemon of the Gen 2 update. 

In an early episode of the Pokémon cartoon called “The Battling Eevee Brothers”, Ash Ketchum meets three brothers who own an evolved Eevee; one called Rainer has a Vaporeon, Sparky has a Jolteon, while Pyro has a Flareon.

Pokémon Go hack: How to evolve your Eevee to a Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon

As discovered by people on Reddit, renaming your Eevee “Rainer”, “Sparky” or “Pyro” before it’s evolved will give you the corresponding evolution. For example, if you’re after a Flareon, you should rename your Eevee “Pyro”, save and restart your game – and then evolve it. It’s also worth noting that, despite being nerfed recently, Vaporeon is actually the most powerful of the three Eevee evolutions.

This hack is also true of the Pokemon Go Gen 2 update for Espeon and Umbreon. If you have 25 Eevee candies saved up, you need to do the following to incorporate the two new evolutions to your collection: use the name “Sakura” on your Eevee to evolve it into Espeon, and use the name “Tamao” to evolve your Eevee into Umbreon.

It’s a similar story to Pyro, Sparky and Rainer; the names Sakura and Tamao are references to the original anime series Pokemon. Sakura and Tamao feature as two of the five Kimono sisters. 

It’s not the first time Pokémon Go has included a nod to the original series. If you want to get Pikachu as a starter Pokémon, you have to loosely follow the plot of the first episode of the cartoon “Pokémon, I Choose You!”.

One other thing to remember. This hack appears to work ONCE for each evolution in Pokémon Go, so you can use it on three different Eevees to get a Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Espeon and Umbreon. What it won’t do is help you get two or three of the same evolution in a row.

If you don’t have an Eevee yet, keep looking and maybe start hatching eggs by following our guide here.

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