How to easily and instantly evolve Eevee in Pokémon Go

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It feels so weird to se people finally embracing the goodness that is Pokémon…In a free to play package that is massively addictive and built specifically for smartphones. I’m going to be all alone at the end of the year when I rant and rave further about Pokémon Sun and Moon, aren’t I? ANYWAY! The point is, is that Pokémon Go has evolved into the ultimate leg day program, an app where you can catch a hundred Zubats before you even set your eyes on at least one Scyther or Jinx.

Fortunately, most Pokémon have evolutions, which can help fill your Pokédex up even quicker. Eevee is a prime example of this, a cuddly Pokémon with malleable DNA that allows it to evolve into numerous parallel forms depending on its mood or proximity to a specific location or elemental stone. It’s not that easy to actually get the little guy to transform into Jolteon, Vaporeon or Flareon in Pokémon Go however.

Actually, that’s a lie. It’s about as easy as piss, thanks to this hack discovered by smithnigel on reddit. All you have to do is give your Eevee a specific nickname, and you’ll get an instant evolution:

  • Sparky –  Jolteon
  • Rainer – Vaporeon
  • Pyro – Flareon


If those names sound familiar, it’s because they were the handles of the evolved Eevees seen in the Pokémon animated series episode “The Battling Eevee Brothers”. If you remember that episode from your youth, then neeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd. Anyway, that’s a quick and easy way to get your hands on some rare Pokemon without needing to get shot at by a disgruntled Clint Eastwood for wandering around his yard.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go join the mob over by Eskom to see if I can catch an Elecatbuzz before it uses a load-shedding attack.

Last Updated: July 19, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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