Pokémon Go has a huge roster of Pokémon to collect, both in their base forms and in their evolved forms. With more than 8 generations of games to pull from the Pokédex in this mobile game is sometimes too huge to manage. The tedium of catching those hundreds of Pokémon in wild encounters and raids can be pretty overwhelming. Luckily for fans, Niantic is aware of how annoying this can be. And it’s even more so when dealing with the likes of Eevee, who has multiple evolution forms.
There are tricks you can use to get your hands on either a basic form from Gen 1, like Flareon, or any other later addition. Keep reading to figure those methods out.
How to Get Flareon in Pokemon Go
There are three general methods with which you could get a Flareon in Pokémon Go:
- The Name Evolution Method
- The Random Evolution Method
- Raid Encounters
The Name Evolution Method
This feature was added alongside Sylveon, and it’s kind of easy to use. Sylveon was finally released into Pokémon Go on May 25th, 2021 as part of the Luminous Legends Y event.The one cost to this method is that you need 25 Eevee Candy to do it. But if you’re actively catching that monster, this won’t be too big of an ask. Simply choose the Eevee you wish to transform, then open up the menu and click the nickname option. Use the list below to name the Eevee the correct name to get the evolution you want.
- Rename Eevee as Kira to evolve into fairy-type Sylveon
- Rename Eevee as Linnea to evolve into leaf-type Leafeon
- Rename Eevee as Rea to evolve into ice-type Glaceon
- Rename Eevee as Sakura to evolve into psychic-type Espeon
- Rename Eevee as Tamao to evolve into dark-type Umbreon
- Rename Eevee as Rainer to evolve into water-type Vaporeon
- Rename Eevee as Sparky to evolve into lightning-type Jolteon
- Rename Eevee as Pyro to evolve into fire-type Flareon
There are two downsides to this method, and they can be pretty annoying depending on your feeling. The nickname needs to be changed to a certain thing, and then kept there to get the correct evolution. That can be annoying if you don’t like naming Pokémon something other than their species. The other annoying element is that the CP of the Eevee used for the evolution will be lower than the other preferred method, Raids.
This method can also only be used once per evolution. Once you name an Eevee the listed name once, it will no longer guarantee future spawns from the evolution, even if you reuse the same name.
This method is best if you want to get your hands on any Eevee transformation. Unfortunately, this also has a random element to it, and it can take a while. You need to rely on the right Raid spawn though, so that’s kind of annoying. You will have to wait until Flareon or whatever form is rotated in to try and catch it. The bonus here is that you can get a pretty powerful variant, with much higher base CP compared to wild ones.
Random Evolution Method
If you’re trying to get Flareon in Pokemon Go, or any other Eevee evolution, this is the least reliable method. You need to rely on precise timing when using the in-game evolution feature to get the form you want.
Before the Sylveon event added the named evolution trick, you just had to hope you could encounter a random one in the wild. But there was one method you could use. Even during that event and afterwards, it was possible to try and “roll” for an eeveelution. You can randomly roll for a 1-in-3 shot at one of the Generation 1 forms.
Click the Pokéball in the menu and open up your roster. Open up the Eevee you wish to transform and click the Evolve button, the form of the Pokémon will shift around when you do this. You will get one of the three Gen 1 varieties, and you have to hope you get the one you want. Each time you do this, you also need to spend 25 Candy.