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How To Choose Eevee's Evolution In Pokémon Go

by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 18, 2016 at 09:15 AM

Just as it does in the core Pokémon games, Eevee has a few different evolution options in Pokémon Go, and there appears to be a way to make sure you get exactly what you want.

The method was born from a reddit post from smithnigel, who found that if you change the nickname of your Eevee to one of the Eevee brothers from the Pokémon brothers from the anime, it will evolve to match that brother's Eevee. Sparky for Jolteon, Rainer for Vaporeon, and Pyro for Flareon. We tested each name, which you can see in the video below, and it worked! Let us know if you have the same luck in the comments below.

For more on Pokémon Go, we've got lots of features. Head here for an interview with developer Niantic about the game's phenomenon, and here for some of our own impressions of the game. You can also head here to learn how to pick Pikachu as your starter, here for tips on how to level up quickly, here to learn more about taking gyms, and here for some general tips on the game.