Eevee’s Evolution: Easy trick to force Jolteon, Vaporeon, or Flareon

Eevee is unique among Pokemon Go’s Pokemons in that it can evolve into (currently) one of three different Pokemon, the electric Jolteon, the fire Flareon and the water Vaporeon.

Each has their own advantages, for example, Flareon has some powerful fire based attacks, while electric Pokemon are hard to come by in the game. Vaporeon ranks as one of the best Pokemon, which explains why there was a near stampede when one spawned in Central Park.

There is actually a neat trick that allows you to selectively evolve your Eevee into one of these three Pokemon, without having to rely on randomness. Simply give your Eevee a special nickname, and you can force the evolution to your liking. Rename your Eevee to “Rainer” to force it to evolve to a Vaporeon, “Sparky” to force “Jolteon” and “Pyro” to force “Flareon”.

Screenshot of renaming Eevee to Rainer

Rename your Eevee before evolution to force it to evolve to one of Jolteron, Flareon or Vaporeon

It’s best to shut down and restart the game after you’ve renamed your Eevee, to ensure the name change has taken place at the server level, start your evolution and viola, a brand new Vaporeon, Flareon or Jolteon.

Have a look at the video below for a visual guide on how to rename your Eevee (to Rainer):


And then the evolution …

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