Eevee is the most diverse Pokémon you’ll find in the whole franchise. He is the only known Pokémon that can evolve into so many different forms and types, which makes him a unique creature in the world of Pokémon. Eevee’s legacy in the franchise is enormous and since recently (with the release of the two Let’s Go! Switch games), he has also been a major mascot of the franchise alongside Pikachu.
In this article, we are, of course, going to focus on Eevee and his evolutions, also known as the “Eeveelutions”, but from the perspective of one particular game – Pokémon GO. We’re going to give you a list of the best “eeveelutions” in the game, ordered from worst to best, so you know how to prepare your team for in-game battling.
Which Eevee evolution is the strongest in Pokémon GO?
This is a list of the best Eevee evolutions in Pokémon GO, ranked from worst to best:
Flareon is a Fire-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of games. It is one of the possible final stages of evolution of Eevee.
Flareon can withstand temperatures of up to 1700 ° C, which is far more than those with typical flames, which are between 1000 and 1200 ° C. This high temperature is caused by its internal flame pocket. That trait is also evident in its Flash Fire ability.
We start off our list with Flareon. And while it might seem that he is a bad Pokémon to have in the game, it’s not really like that. Flareon is a good attacker and its Defense and Stamina are not the lowest (okay, the Stamina is joint-lowest, but Flareon’s not the only one), but the main issue is that this Fire-type Pokémon doesn’t offer much in battle and can be countered easily.
This is why it is better to keep Flareon as a Pokémon you need to collect, rather than strain him in battles and PvP challenges.
Espeon is a Psychic-type Pokémon and has existed since the second generation of the game. It is one of the possible final stages of the development of Eevee and the counterpart of Umbreon.
Espeon is absolutely loyal to its trainer once it gets down to it. This loyalty goes so far that this Pokémon developed the ability of prophecy to protect its trainers from disaster.
Interestingly enough, Espeon is the best attacker in the group but the fact is that its attack roster is rarely that useful, which is why it is so low on this list. Espeon is more elegant than anything else and as a battle Pokémon, you won’t have much use of it, although he can pack a punch against Pokémon that are weak to Psychic-type attacks.
Espeon is also a Pokémon you should better keep as part of your collection, rather than use it in direct combat.
Jolteon is an Electric-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of games. It is one of the possible final stages of the evolution of Eevee.
Jolteon’s, scratchy fur is the starting point for numerous skills. In addition to being able to get sharp like needles, its fur also amplifies the electrical charges produced by its cells.
These needles serve him as projectiles in combat, as can be seen from the needle rocket attack. It can also generate and store negative ions in its fur.
Jolteon is a powerful attacker and a quick one at that, which is why it is useful to have if you’re fighting Pokémon he’s strong against. Now, as for his Stamina and Defense, Jolteon is one of the weaker “eeveelutions” and it makes him vulnerable to strong charged attacks, even if he’s not weak against them.
If you base your tactical approach on a quick, powerful battle, Jolteon should be a good member of your team, but you still have to work on your team a bit to balance it out.
Leafeon is a Grass-type Pokémon and has existed since the fourth generation of the game. It is one of the possible final stages of the evolution of Eevee.
Leafeon lives in lonely, dense forests that are crossed by clear streams. As it develops, the immature Pokémon’s cells take on a plant-like cell structure.
On cloudless days, his body therefore photosynthesizes, which means that Leafeon is constantly surrounded by clean air. This is also reflected in one of its potential abilities, chlorophyll.
Similarly to Glaceon, Leafeon is a solid attacker and defender, but its Stamina is quite low. The Pokémon is able to produce some powerful quick attacks and it can learn a diverse set of charged attacks, but it still falls short compared to other Grass-type Pokémon, such as Sceptile or Venusaur. Also, his weaknesses are quite pronounced.
Now, Leafeon is a solid Pokémon to use in battle, especially if you know your opponent’s Pokémon beforehand, but in PvP battles, you should definitely balance it out with other Pokémon on your team.
Glaceon is an Ice-type Pokémon and has existed since the fourth generation of the game. It is one of the possible final stages of the evolution of Eevee.
Wild specimens of Glaceon are very rare. They live in cold regions because they are perfectly adapted to them. Glaceon can lower its body temperature as low as -60 ° C, which allows it to freeze the air around it.
Glaceon is a solid Pokémon to have. It has a high attack and is useful against Dragon-, Flying-, and Grass-type Pokémon, all of which appear often in battles. It also has a solid Defense, despite its weaknesses, but its Stamina is not that great. It is also capable of delivering strong quick attacks and learning very powerful charged attacks.
All in all, Glaceon is a must-have Pokémon if you want a good team, effective against strong Pokémon, especially Dragon-type Pokémon, who often appear in the form of Legendary Pokémon.
Vaporeon is a Water-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of games. It is one of the possible final stages of the evolution of Eevee.
It has a cell composition similar to that of water molecules. This structure enables him to “blend” with water as he likes. That quality offers him camouflage in the water.
It’s Water Absorborber ability ensures that it is immune to water attacks. If it is hit by a water attack, its HP is replenished by ¼ of the total HP.
Vaporeon has the best stamina among the “eeveelutions” in the game and is a solid attacker as well. It also learns some quick attacks, which gives you a solid advantage against Fire-, Rock, and Ground-type Pokémon. Its main downside is the fact that it can be easily defeated by a strong Grass- or Electric-type move, due to its weakness.
Vaporeon is a solid Pokémon to have, but you’ll have to balance out the rest of your team if you want to use this Pokémon in the best way possible.
Sylveon is a Fairy-type Pokémon and has existed since the sixth generation of the game. It is one of the possible final stages of the evolution of Eevee.
Although it knows many attacks, it is actually one of the more peace-loving Pokémon, which suggests its bond category.
By moving its ribbon-shaped antennae through the air, it can appease its opponents and induce them to end a fight prematurely. If these feelers wrap around the arm of his trainer, Sylveon would like to go for a walk.
The most recent addition to the game, Sylveon is balanced out (all of these stats are above 200) and is a great Pokémon to have; plus, it’s one of the most beautiful Pokémon in the game. Slyveon is great because it’s a solid attacker and is effective against Dragon-type Pokémon, who are among the most powerful in the game.
If you’re a fan of Fairy-type Pokémon, Sylveon is your ideal pick but even if you’re not, it is a great Pokémon to have at your side.
Umbreon is a Pokémon of the Dark type and has existed since the second generation of the game. It is one of the possible final stages of the development of Eevee and the counterpart of Espeon.
Umbreon is rarely found in the wild and is more commonly found in urban areas under the care of humans. This Pokémon is generally nocturnal.
By most standards, Umbreon is the best “eeveelution” in the game. And while its base stats aren’t that high, Umbreon has the highest Defense among the “eeveelutions” and is great in PvP battles, mostly because it has specific weaknesses that are not often encountered in battles, but also because it is a quick attacker.
Sure, Umbreon has its downsides, but on a general level, it is the most practical “eeveelution” you can use.
How to evolve Eevee in Pokémon GO?
Evolving Eevee is always a process, whichever game you take. But while the evolution mechanics of the core games is quite straightforward, the evolution mechanics in the Pokémon GO game is somewhat more complex. We’re going to explain how you can get each of the “eevelutions” in the game.
Now, if you haven’t already evolved your Eevee, you can use the so-called “name cheat” that will guarantee a certain evolution; be careful, though, as this “cheat” works only once per account. What you need to do is change the name of your Eevee to one of the following names and simply evolve it:
- Vaporeon: Rainer
- Jolteon: Sparky
- Flareon: Pyro
- Espeon: Sakura
- Umbreon: Tamao
- Leafeon: Linnea
- Glaceon: Rea
- Sylveon: Kira
As said, the trick guarantees a certain evolution but it can be only used once per evolution, so you’ll be able to get just one Espeon, for example, using this method, just one Glaceon, and so forth.
As for the regular evolution methods, each of the “eeveelutions” requires 25 Eevee candy to evolve but some have additional requirements.
As for Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon, you only need 25 Eevee candy (no stone is required), which is great, but the downside is that the evolutions are completely randomized so there’s no way of knowing which “eeveelution” you are going to get. You may get one of each, but you might also get three Jolteon in a row. Be sure to stack up on candy for these three.
Getting Espeon and Umbreon is a bit harder, but you can at least control it. Namely, in order to get them, you need to have Eevee as your Buddy and walk 10 km with it. Once that is done, if you evolve Buddy Eevee during the day, you’ll get Espeon, or Umbreon, if you evolve it during nighttime.
Leafeon and Glaceon require a special item – Mossy Lure and Glacial Lure, respectively – to evolve, but aside from that, it’s pretty easy. Just use the Lure on a nearby PokéStop and be in the vicinity; the game will instantly allow you to evolve your Eevee into a Leafeon or Glaceon.
Finally, Sylveon is the most difficult one to obtain; well, it’s not that difficult, but you need to work on it. First, you have to have Eevee as your Buddy Pokémon and then earn a total of 70 Hearts with it. It’s not complex, but it takes a lot of time to do, so be patient if you want another Sylveon on your team.
Now that we’ve explained how “eeveelutions” work in the game, let us see the best “eeveelutions” in Pokémon GO.
Finally, before we wrap this up, here is a table comparing the three base stats of each “eeveelution” in the Pokémon GO game, so you can see the numbers yourselves:
And some answers to frequently asked questions, of course:
What should I evolve my Eevee into in Pokémon GO?
Eevee is a fairly common creature in Pokémon GO and you can easily find it in the wild. In order to “catch ’em all”, you need a total of eight Eevee, which is something you can easily achieve. Sure, you’ll need the Candy, but trust us – you’ll collect that in no time.
This means that you should certainly evolve your Eevee into all of the eight available evolutions. If you’re doing it the first time, you can use the “name cheat”, especially for Jolteon, Vaporeon, and Flareon, as they are obtained randomly, so you wouldn’t want to spend your candy on three Vaporeon.
What should I evolve my perfect Eevee into in Pokémon GO?
Now, this is a matter of stats and based on the table above, we advise you to evolve your perfect Eevee into a Sylveon, or if you want an alternative, Umbreon. Sylveon is the most balanced out among the “eeveelutions” and it would make sense for you to evolve your Eevee into a Sylveon.
An Umbreon is an alternative solution if you don’t like Sylveon that much, or already have one, but you’ll get more from Sylveon in the end.
Which Eevee evolution is the rarest in Pokémon GO?
Seeing how Sylveon is the most recent addition to the roster and how you need to work a lot to get it, we assume that Sylveon is, as of yet, the rarest “eeveelution” in Pokémon GO.