Pokémon GO: How to control Eevee’s evolution

There's always a way to have it our way in Pokémon GO

If you’re a long time user of Pokémon GO, you must know that Eevee evolution is random in this mobile game. However, there’s always a way to trick things. This is not a cheat code but more of an easter egg that the developers of Niantic Labs wanted us to find. With this, you will be able to control the evolution of Eevee into either Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporen or even Umbreon and Espeon.

Here’s the trick: when you’ll find and catch an Eevee, you must change its nickname (by going in the list of caught Pokémon and tapping the pencil icon next to its name). Then, when you’ll have 25 Eevee Candy to trigger evolution, it will change into the Pokémon of your choice based on the name you’ve given.

  • “Pyro” = Flareon
  • “Sparky” = Jolteon
  • “Rainer” = Vaporeon
  • “Tamao” = Umbreon
  • “Sakura” = Espeon

Careful though, you can only do this trick once. Meaning that if you catch an Eevee and evolve it into an Umbreon, you won’t be able to reiterate the same “forced” evolution with this trick. Have fun!

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