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How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon or Espeon in Pokémon Go

These Eeveelutions were not available in earlier versions of the game!


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Feb 17, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:45 pm CDT

Pokémon Go updated this week, and along with the addition of a new generation of Pokémon, the update includes two new evolutions for Eevee.

The new evolutions are the dark-type Pokémon Umbreon and the psychic-type Pokémon Espeon. As with Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon in the first generation of the game, you can control their evolution by renaming your Eevee before it evolves.

If you want Umbreon, then you should rename your Eevee to Tamao. For Espeon, you should rename it Sakura.

The new Pokémon Go update is still rolling out, so remember: This won’t work unless your app has updated to include the new generation of Pokémon! 

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2017, 7:59 am CST