How to Evolve Eevee in the Pokémon Games

Updated on June 8, 2018
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Dreamhowl has been playing Pokémon since 1999. Her favorites include SoulSilver, X, AlphaSapphire, and Sun. She enjoys breeding Pokémon.

Learn how to evolve Eevee into all of its types, from Fire-type Flareon to Fairy-type Sylveon and more!
Learn how to evolve Eevee into all of its types, from Fire-type Flareon to Fairy-type Sylveon and more! | Source

What is Eevee?

Eevee is a Normal-type Pokémon with the ability to evolve into eight different Pokémon, depending on certain conditions; Eevee can be evolved using elemental stones, raising friendship, leveling near a Moss or Ice Rock, or by raising affection. These evolutions (commonly referred to as "eeveelutions") feature different Pokémon types, including the newest Fairy-type, introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Eevee is so popular for its ability to evolve into eight different Pokémon types that teams have been formed based around Eeveelutions, and breeding the perfect Eevee has become a hobby for some players. Shiny Eeveelutions are especially popular (and rare); many players try to breed Shiny Eevees using the Matsuda method, wherein Shiny Pokémon are more likely to be bred from foreign Pokémon (with Ditto being a popular choice). Everyone loves Eeveelutions!

In Pokemon X, stones can be purchased in Lumiose City, with new selections daily.
In Pokemon X, stones can be purchased in Lumiose City, with new selections daily. | Source

How to Evolve Eevee Using Stones

Since the first generation of Pokémon, Eevee has been able to evolve into three different Pokémon through the use of elemental stones (also referred to as evolutionary stones); Fire Stones, Thunder Stones and Water Stones can all be used to evolve Eevee. Elemental stones can be used at any time and will instantly evolve the target Pokémon. Not all Pokémon can be evolved with elemental stones, but Eevee is among the Pokémon affected by the stones.

Where to Buy Elemental Stones

Generation
Game Version
Shopping Details
Generation I
Red, Blue
Celadon City
Generation I
Yellow
Celadon City
Generation III
FireRed, LeafGreen
Celadon City
Generation IV
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Johto: Pokeathlon Dome
Generation V
Black, White
Black City
Generation V
Black 2, White 2
Black City, Gear Station, PWT, Join Avenue
Generation VI
X, Y
Lumiose City
Generation VI
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
Treasure Hunter, Inverse Battle Shop, New Mauville
Generation VII
Sun, Moon
Konikoni City, Poke Pelago

Using a Fire Stone on Eevee will evolve it into Flareon, a Fire-type Pokémon with the Flash Fire ability. Using a Thunder Stone will evolve Eevee into Jolteon, an Electric-type Pokémon with the Volt Absorb ability. Lastly, using a Water Stone on Eevee will cause it to evolve into Vaporeon, a Water-type Pokémon with the Water Absorb ability. Once you use an elemental stone, it disappears, and once Eevee has evolved, you cannot change it back!

Massaging your Pokémon once daily is an effective way to raise their friendship!
Massaging your Pokémon once daily is an effective way to raise their friendship! | Source

How to Evolve Eevee Using Friendship

In Generation II Pokémon, two new Eeveelutions were introduced - Espeon, the Psychic-type Pokémon, and Umbreon, the Dark-type Pokémon. Unlike the previous Eeveelutions, Eevee can only evolve into Espeon or Umbreon with high friendship, not elemental stones; if an Eevee with high friendship levels during the day it will evolve into Espeon, while it would evolve into Umbreon if leveled at night. If Eevee is not friendly enough, it will not evolve!

Location of Pokémon Groomers (for Friendship)

Generation
Game Version
Groomer Location
Generation II
Gold, Silver
Goldenrod Tunnel, Pallet Town
 
Crystal
Goldenrod Tunnel, Pallet Town
Generation III
FireRed, LeafGreen
Pallet Town
Generation IV
Diamond, Pearl
Veilstone City, Resort Area
 
Platinum
Veilstone City, Resort Area
 
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Goldenrod Tunnel, Pallet Town
Generation V
Black, White
Castelia City
 
Black 2, White 2
Castelia City
Generation VI
X, Y
Cyllage City
Generation VI
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
Mauville City
Generation VII
Sun, Moon
Konikoni City

Friendship signifies how attached a Pokémon is to its trainer. There are several options when it comes to raising friendship; while walking with the Pokémon in your party, winning battles and leveling all raise friendship, certain items and actions raise it quicker. Friend Balls - a type of Pokeball - enables caught Pokémon to bond more quickly to their trainers. The Soothe Bell can be held by a Pokémon to raise friendship over time. Also, giving a Pokémon various vitamins not only raise stats, but friendship as well. Taking Eevee for a massage once per day will increase its friendship greatly!

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Eevee has the potential to evolve into eight different Pokemon!
Eevee has the potential to evolve into eight different Pokemon! | Source

How to Evolve Eevee Using Rocks

Generation IV introduced two new Eeveelutions unrelated to elemental stones or friendship stats; Leafeon, a Grass-type Pokémon with the Leaf Guard ability, evolves from Eevee when leveled next to a Moss Rock. Glaceon, an Ice-type Pokémon with the Snow Cloak ability, evolves from Eevee when leveled near an Ice Rock. It doesn’t matter if the Eevee has a high friendship or affection - if leveled next to one of these rocks, it will evolve into the corresponding Eeveelution.

Location of Moss Rock and Ice Rock

Generation
Game Version
Moss Rock
Ice Rock
Generation IV
Diamond, Pearl
Eterna Forest (SW)
Route 217
 
Platinum
Eterna Forest (SW)
Route 217
Generation V
Black, White
Pinwheel Forest (SW)
Twist Mountain (Basement)
 
Black 2, White 2
Pinwheel Forest (SW)
Twist Mountain (Basement)
Generation VI
X, Y
Route 20
Frost Cavern
Generation VI
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg Woods (NE)
Shoal Cave (Basement)
Generation VII
Sun, Moon
Lush Jungle (N)
Mount Lanakila (Cave)
Generation VII
Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle (N)
Mount Lanakila (Cave)

Since Leafeon and Glaceon only entered the Pokémon universe in Generation IV, Moss Rocks and Ice Rocks can only be found in the Diamond, Pearl Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X, and Y games. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, while Generation IV games, are not included because they take place in Johto and are remodels of the older Gold and Silver games. You can always trade other players for Leafeon or Glaceon if you like!

Pokemon Refresh allows players to interact with their Pokémon and raise their affection!
Pokemon Refresh allows players to interact with their Pokémon and raise their affection! | Source

How to Evolve Eevee Using Affection

The start of Generation VI games Pokémon X and Y brought a new Eeveelution to players. Sylveon is a Fairy-type Pokémon with Cute Charm that evolves from Eevee after being leveled with at least two Affection hearts in Pokemon-Amie. Pokemon-Amie is a new game feature released with Pokémon X and Y where the player can increase their Pokémon’s Affection (up to five hearts) for bonuses in battle and more elaborate battle quotes. Eevee only requires two affection hearts out of five to evolve into Sylveon, as well as one fairy-type move. In this generation, Eevee can learn Baby-Doll Eyes at level 9, so you don't have to level it much!

Who is Your Favorite Eeveelution?

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Pokemon-Amie consists of three methods to raise affection: Minigames, Petting, and Making Faces. By playing Berry Picker, Head It, and Tile Puzzle with a target Pokémon, players can increase their enjoyment (shown as musical notes). Petting a Pokémon in a favored spot (shown with closed, slanted eyes) also rewards enjoyment. Feeding the Pokémon Poke Puffs gained in minigames raises its fullness (shown by Poke Puff icons). Keeping both enjoyment and fullness maxed out will slowly but surely raise your Pokémon’s affection!

Generation VII introduced Pokemon Refresh, a similar system to Pokemon Amie. Players have the option of caring for their Pokemon after battle if they become "dirty". Players can comb Pokemon that used offensive moves, or fought a long battle. Brushing a Pokemon removes sand from attacks like Sand Attack or Bulldoze. The towel helps wipe away dirt from moves like Mud-Slap or Mud Sport. And the Dryer helps Pokemon that were wet by moves like Water Gun. There is also a Medicine Tool to cure Pokemon with a status condition.

While in this window post-battle, players can pet their Pokemon, and feed them Poke Beans primarily found in Poke Pelago. Pokemon Refresh can also be accessed outside of battle, in the main menu. There are still five hearts for Affection levels in the Generation VII games.

So which is your favorite Eeveelution? And which evolution do you think they will come out with next? Let me know in the comment section below, along with any other questions about how to evolve your Eevee into an adorable Eeveelution!

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      • Dreamhowl profile imageAUTHOR

        Jessica Marello 

        2 months ago from United States

        @Megan Oops, thanks for the input!

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        Megan 

        2 months ago

        To evolve into sylveon, you need to have at least one fairy type move. At level nine, you can get babydoll eyes and later you can also get charm.

      • Dreamhowl profile imageAUTHOR

        Jessica Marello 

        3 years ago from United States

        @Kiera You are trying to evolve it into Sylveon, I assume? If it has all five affection hearts filled, it should evolve upon leveling. If that isn't working, I can't imagine what else is wrong.

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        Kiera 

        3 years ago

        I have an eevee on Alpha Sapphire and its efection hearts are all the way up to 5. Im bean trying to figure out what else im supose to do. Please help.

      • Dreamhowl profile imageAUTHOR

        Jessica Marello 

        3 years ago from United States

        Yeah, I have quite a few! I always loved the Eevee evolutions, and many of the Fire Pokémon. I used to watch the show when I was younger, and haven't seen most of the new stuff.

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        peachy 

        3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        you are a big fan of pokémon games, aren't you? I prefer watching the program

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