Eevee has a lot of potential evolutions, but if you’ve seen how those evolutions are handled in Pokemon Go, you’ve probably asked yourself the following: how do I evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go?
Well, luckily there’s a trick to this that can make things simpler. It only works one time, but it’ll get you an Espeon for sure on that very first try.
And if you already used the Eevee to Espeon evolution trick, I’ll even cover the other ways to obtain Espeon without it.
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If you’ve looked at the Pokemon Screen for Eevee specifically in Pokemon Go, you’ve probably noticed that the evolution button simply shows a ? alongside a cost of 25 candy.
While the price of evolution is thankfully low on candy costs, if you’ve been trying to obtain an Eeveelution that isn’t Jolteon, Vaporeon, or Flareon you’ve probably not had much luck.
And that’s because the other four Eeveelutions present in the game have other requirements and can’t be obtained by random evolution like the first three can.
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How to Evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go
The fast way to get Espeon
With that established, let’s revisit our original question of “How to evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go?”
Well, the fastest way to do this is to rename your Eevee to “Sakura” – doing so should update the evolution screen to show Espeons silhouette as the expected evolution result.
Be wary though trainers, this Eeveelution naming trick only works once – so either use it on an Eevee with strong stats for a good Espeon or use it to fill out your Pokedex as a one-off way to do it quickly.
The main way to get Espeon
If you’re looking for another Espeon after using the naming trick already, you only really have one or two options left.
The first of which is to set Eevee as your buddy and walk 10 kilometres – then try to evolve Eevee during the daytime. Doing so should give a picture of Espeon in the evolution button, showing it’s been done correctly.
Luckily this method works as much as you need it to and can be repeated infinitely, though the 10 kilometre requirement does slow down mass-producing a particular type of Eevee.
Be aware that this works off the in-game system – so check whether it’s dark or light in-game first, otherwise, you might end up with an evolved Eevee that wasn’t what you were looking for.
Other Methods to get Espeon
There aren’t that many other methods available to find Eeveelutions. You can in theory get them from raids – evolved forms of Eevee have turned up there in the past, though rarely.
Additionally, some Eeveelutions can be encountered in the wild – though this is quite rare, and may only include the original three evolved forms of Eevee – those being Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon.
That’s about everything you need to know to get your very own Espeon, Trainer. Good luck out there!