Pokemon GO Guide: Eevee Evolution Manipulation

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John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, developer of Pokemon GO, confirmed what many players already knew regarding Eevee Evolution.

Speaking at SDCC, Hanke confirmed that naming Eevees a certain name, directly affects the type of evolution the Pokemon goes through.

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Non-evolved Eevee / Pokemon

Eevee is capable of three different ‘Eeveelutions’ (that we know of). Naming Eevee “Rainer” will see the creature evolve into Vaporeon (Water). Naming it “Pyro” will see Eevee turn into a Flareon (Fire). Last, there is “Sparky” which sees the Pokemon become Jolteon (Electric).

Other Easter Eggs were confirmed to exist in the game, but no hint has been given to what these may be. Guess we’ll have to keep playing to find out.

Note that this trick only works once per Eevee type. For example, the first Eevee you name Rainer will certainly evolve into a Vaporeon, but a second Eevee named Rainer will evolve randomly in to one of the three Eeveelutions.

Vaporeon Best Moves

  • Water Gun (Water, 6 Power, DPS 12.00)
  • Hydro Pump (Water, 90 Power, DPS 23.7)

Jolteon Best Moves

  • Thunder Shock (Electric, 5 Power, DPS 8.3)
  • Thunder (Electric, 100 Power, DPS 23.3)

Flareon Best Moves

  • Ember (Fire, 10 Power, DPS 9.5)
  • Fire Blast (Fire, 100 Power, DPS 24.4)

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