Pokemon GO Sylveon Evolution Method Will Be Easier This Weekend

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It will be much easier to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokemon GO this weekend, as the Eevee Community Day weekend will relax the evolution method for this Eeveelution. Between August 13-16, 2021, the heart requirement to evolve the character will be drastically reduced. As for the Eevees, those will only be more common during certain hours on August 14, 2021 and August 15, 2021.

Normally the evolution method to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokemon GO requires you to earn hearts via Buddy interactions. You make an Eevee your buddy and do things like feed it, take pictures with it, battle with it, and visit new places together to accrue hearts. When you have a total of 70, you can evolve it. Between August 13-16, 2021, you will only need seven hearts total.

Though, if you haven’t gotten one yet, there is another, even easier evolution method to use to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokemon GO. All of the Eeveelutions have a “name trick” in the game. If you give the character that name, then choose to evolve it, it will essentially be forced to evolve into that character instead of a mystery one. If you name an Eevee “Kira,” then the status screen will show the Sylveon silhouette and let you evolve it to that character. This trick works once.

There is another bonus happening during the entire weekend. All Eevee evolutions can learn special attacks. Here’s the full list from Niantic’s announcement. Also, Eevees caught during this period will know Last Resort.

  • Vaporeon: Scald
  • Jolteon: Zap Cannon
  • Flareon: Superpower
  • Espeon: Shadow Ball
  • Umbreon: Psychic
  • Leafeon: Bullet Seed
  • Glaceon: Water Pulse
  • Sylveon: Psyshock

Pokemon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. The Eevee Community Day will be held on both August 14, 2021 and August 15, 2021 from 11am-5pm local time, though the evolution and move bonuses will take place August 13-16, 2021. Sylveon was added to the game back in May 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.