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Pokémon Go: Here’s how to get the Eeveelution you want

Update: We’ve updated the list below with all new eeveelution(s), including Sylveon!

Original story: Users on Reddit are reporting that you can force a specific Eevee evolution inside Pokémon Go by giving the cute little critter a nickname.

Here’s what you need to nickname Eevee to get him to evolve into the Pokémon you’re after:

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

The above nicknames will only work the one time.

The three original nicknames above are actually the names of the Eevee Brothers, shown in full below.

eeveebrothers

Clever, right?

Pokémon Go is available now on iOS and Android. See our getting started guide and advanced tips for more help with the game.


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