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The extraordinary Pokémon known as Eevee!

Despite being one of the most popular Pokémon across all generations Eevees are actually extremely rare creatures, Indicated in it’s Pokedex entry that it seems to have unstable DNA which could make breeding difficult. This also explains why you don't see many wild Eevees around in Kanto or any other region.

Unstable DNA could also be the reason why the Eevee has the most evolutions of any Pokémon and which evolved form an Eevee takes is affected by seemingly minimal things after the original three which took a specific stone later versions were more random to guess.

Pokémon Eevee from animated series

So far in all versions of Pokémon games there are 9 versions of an Eevee you can have, the standard normal type Eevee itself and 8 evolutions (or Eeveelutions as they have now commonly become known as).

Vaporeon Water Use Water Stone
Jolteon Electric Use Thunder Stone
Flareon Fire Use Fire Stone
Espeon Psychic Level up with high friendship during the day
Umbreon Dark Level up with high friendship during the night
Leafeon Grass Level up near Moss Rock
Glaceon Ice Level up near Ice Rock
Sylveon Fairy Level up with two affection and a Fairy move

Another interesting fact about Eevee is that their genes and DNA are so easily influenced that their faces will start to resemble that of their trainer.

Umbreon Pokémon

Whilst we have listed above how you can evolve an Eevee to any of its current evolutions in a Nintendo Pokémon game above, how about Pokémon Go?

Well we have good news, ONLY ONCE per name you can pick what your Eevee will turn into for the following evolutions so make sure you pick your strongest Eevees by using the appraisal option, Don't waste your one guaranteed chance on a one star Pokémon!

All you need to do is rename your Eevee just before clicking evolve:

  • Rename Eevee as Linnea to evolve into leaf-type Leafeon
  • Rename Eevee as Rea to evolve into ice-type Glaceon
  • Rename Eevee as Sakura to evolve into psychic-type Espeon
  • Rename Eevee as Tamao to evolve into dark-type Umbreon
  • Rename Eevee as Rainer to evolve into water-type Vaporeon
  • Rename Eevee as Sparky to evolve into lightning-type Jolteon
  • Rename Eevee as Pyro to evolve into fire-type Flareon

So there you have it, one of the most popular Pokémon is also one of the most versatile.

But there's time for one more Eevee fact.

The original English translation for Eevee was going to be Eon before being changed before release. This also explains why each evolution ends in these three letters.

Until next time……