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Pokemon GO Umbreon Evolution Guide: How to Evolve Umbreon

If you’re playing Pokemon GO and looking to evolve your Eevee into Umbreon, we have you covered! Long before the release of GO in 2016, Eevee had solidified its position as one of the most popular Pokémon of all time due to its unique plethora of evolutionary paths. An Eevee’s environment, encounters, and relationship with its trainer can influence which evolution takes place, and for players looking to evolve their Eevee into an Umbreon – the dark-type “eevee-lution” – in Pokemon GO, there are three ways to do do this evolution.

To evolve an Eevee, you need to feed it 25 Eevee candy, which can be obtained three at a time by catching Eevees, or even more with certain catch bonuses. Once you have enough Eevee candies to evolve your Eevee, you can leave it to chance and see if you get an Umbreon the old-fashioned way. However, if you want to guarantee your Eevee evolves into Umbreon in Pokemon GO, there are two different ways you can guarantee the specific evolution.

How to Use the Buddy System to Evolve Eevee into Umbreon

Pokemon GO’s Buddy system allows players to have one of their Pokemon follow their trainer character around on the map, which provides an avenue for specific interactions with that ‘buddy’ Pokemon that can lead to bonuses, including specific evolutions. In the Pokemon canon, Eevee evolves into Umbreon due to having a strong friendship with its trainer, so naturally, making an Eevee your buddy in Pokemon GO is a surefire way to evolve it into an Umbreon. 

Unlike other Pokemon who evolve via the Buddy mechanic, Umbreon does not require its trainer to accumulate hearts. All you need to do is walk 10 kilometers with Eevee as your buddy, and while doing so, acquire 2 candies. After both of these conditions are fulfilled, evolving the Eevee at night will result in an Umbreon.

How to Evolve Umbreon in Pokemon GO: Umbreon Evolution Nickname

You can nickname your Pokemon in Pokemon GO, and for each potential evolutionary path for Eevee, there is a nickname that will immediately evolve your Eevee into the associated evolution. Change the nickname of the Eevee that you’d like to evolve to “Tamao”, then evolve it for a guaranteed Umbreon! The nickname can be removed or changed again after the evolution. Also keep in mind that this method can only be used once per player for each of Eevee’s evolutions.