Understanding Espeon’s Evolution Requirements
Espeon is a Psychic-type Pokémon and one of the many evolutions of Eevee in Pokemon Go. To evolve Eevee into Espeon, you need to fulfill a specific set of requirements. Unlike most other Pokemon, Espeon cannot be evolved by simply using candies. Instead, the evolution is tied to Eevee’s friendship level with the player.
To evolve Eevee into Espeon, you need to ensure that your Eevee has a minimum of two hearts in the Pokemon Go Buddy System. Additionally, you must evolve Eevee during daytime in-game. The in-game time for daytime is from 4:00 AM to 7:59 PM.
It’s worth noting that the evolution time is based on the in-game time, not the real-world time. So, if you want to evolve Eevee into Espeon, you need to evolve it during the daytime in-game, regardless of the time of day in the real world.
Knowing these requirements is crucial if you want to evolve Eevee into Espeon. If you don’t fulfill these requirements, your Eevee will evolve into one of its other available evolutions, such as Vaporeon or Jolteon, instead of Espeon.
Acquiring the Eevee Needed for Espeon Evolution
To evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go, you need an Eevee to begin with. Eevee is a relatively common Pokemon and can be found in the wild or hatched from 5 km eggs. However, not all Eevees are created equal when it comes to evolving them into Espeon.
To guarantee that you’ll be able to evolve Eevee into Espeon, you should try to catch or hatch an Eevee with high IVs (Individual Values). IVs are hidden stats that determine a Pokemon’s overall strength and potential. The higher the IVs, the stronger the Pokemon will be when fully evolved.
You can check a Pokemon’s IVs in Pokemon Go by using an IV calculator. There are many free IV calculator apps available that can help you determine your Eevee’s IVs. Once you have an Eevee with high IVs, you can begin working on evolving it into Espeon.
Alternatively, you can obtain an Eevee that is guaranteed to evolve into Espeon by completing certain tasks during the Psychic Spectacular event or by using the Name Trick method. However, these methods may not be available at all times, so catching or hatching a high-IV Eevee is still the most reliable way to evolve it into Espeon.
Building Friendship with Eevee for Evolution into Espeon
To evolve Eevee into Espeon in Pokemon Go, you need to build a strong friendship with your Eevee. Friendship is measured in Pokemon Go using the Buddy System, which allows you to select a Pokemon to walk with and earn candy for.
To increase your Eevee’s friendship level, you need to walk with it as your buddy for a certain distance. The distance required to earn one heart of friendship varies depending on the Pokemon, but for Eevee, it’s 5 km per heart. You can earn up to three hearts per day, so it takes a minimum of two days to reach the required two-heart friendship level.
In addition to walking with your Eevee, you can also increase its friendship level by feeding it berries or participating in Gym battles and raids together. Each interaction will earn you additional hearts of friendship, bringing you closer to the required two-heart level for Espeon evolution.
It’s important to note that if your Eevee has ever been your buddy before, it will retain its friendship level even if you switch it out for another Pokemon. This means that you can walk with a high-IV Eevee, switch it out for a different Pokemon, and then switch it back in later to evolve it into Espeon once it has reached the required friendship level.
Using Name Trick to Get a Guaranteed Espeon Evolution
If you’re looking to get a guaranteed Espeon evolution in Pokemon Go, you can use the Name Trick method. This method involves giving your Eevee a specific nickname before evolving it, which will ensure that it evolves into Espeon.
To use the Name Trick, you need to rename your Eevee to “Sakura” before evolving it into Espeon. This nickname is a reference to one of the characters from the Pokemon anime who owns an Espeon. If you give your Eevee this nickname and then evolve it during the daytime in-game, it will evolve into Espeon instead of one of its other available evolutions.
It’s worth noting that the Name Trick method only works once per nickname. So, if you’ve already used the “Sakura” nickname to evolve an Eevee into Espeon, you won’t be able to use it again to guarantee another Espeon evolution. You’ll need to rely on the traditional friendship-building method or wait for another guaranteed Espeon evolution event to occur.
Using the Name Trick can be a reliable way to ensure that you get the Pokemon you want, but it does require some planning ahead of time. Make sure to rename your Eevee to “Sakura” before evolving it to get the guaranteed Espeon evolution.
Alternative Method: Evolving Espeon during Psychic-Type Event
Another way to get a guaranteed Espeon evolution in Pokemon Go is by evolving it during a Psychic-type event. These events typically occur several times a year and feature increased spawns of Psychic-type Pokemon and bonuses related to that type.
During a Psychic-type event, if you evolve an Eevee into its Psychic-type evolution, which includes Espeon, it will learn a special move. For Espeon, the move is Future Sight. This move is exclusive to Pokemon evolved during the event and cannot be obtained through TMs or other means.
By evolving Eevee into Espeon during a Psychic-type event, not only will you get the guaranteed evolution, but you’ll also get a powerful exclusive move for your Espeon. Keep an eye out for upcoming Psychic-type events in Pokemon Go to take advantage of this alternative method for evolving your Eevee into Espeon.