Wondering how to get the right Pokémon Go Eevee evolution without leaving it up to chance? Evolving Eevee into Sylveon has been a curious topic among the Pokémon Go community ever since Sylveon became available in the event, Luminous Legends Y.
In Pokémon Go, Eevee doesn’t evolve the same way it does in the classic Pokémon games. Back then, you would use a thunderstone, firestone, or water stone to get Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon respectively. Sylveon relied on happiness levels.
Pokémon Go has no such mechanics. It often just uses candy. In Eevee’s case, you need 25 candy, and it will choose the Eeveelution at random. So how do you obtain your own Sylveon?
How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon
There are a few ways to ensure a Sylveon Eeveelution:
- Rename Eevee to “Kira”
- Earn Buddy Hearts for Eevee
Here’s how to do it.
Rename Eevee to “Kira”
One trick is to change your Eevee’s name, and when it evolves, it will automatically turn into its respective Eevee evolution. To evolve Eevee into Sylveon, rename it as Kira.
This trick can work only once, so don’t try to rename it until after it has evolved, just to be safe. Once renamed, check that the evolution silhouette matches Sylveon. If it does, then you’re all set and you can evolve it with 25 Eevee candies.
Earn Buddy Hearts for Eevee
The second way to ensure a Sylveon Eeveelution is to earn Buddy Hearts. Take note that you can do this alongside the “Kira” trick. You need to reach at least 70 Buddy Hearts on the Eevee. To earn Buddy Hearts, swap the Eevee as your Buddy Pokémon.
Buddy Hearts will stay even if you swap your Buddy Pokémon, so don’t worry about losing progress. Getting all those Buddy Hearts to ensure a very high friendship level for Eevee. Once at a high friendship, it should be ready to turn into Sylveon.
At that point, check that its evolution silhouette is Sylveon. Once the silhouette shows Sylveon, there’s no chance for it to evolve into an Umbreon or Espeon; Sylveon is entirely ensured.
To complete the evolution, feed your high friendship Eevee that 25 Eevee candy, and await your Sylveon! Hopefully, by then it will gain a Fairy-type attack.
And that’s all there is to it. Like every other Pokémon evolution, choose your Eevee with the best CP and stats. Do this and you’ll end up with the best and strongest Sylveon possible!
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