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Pokémon Legends Arceus Eevee evolution: How to evolve Eevee into Umbreon, Sylveon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Flareon, Vaporeon and Jolteon

Marginally tweaked methods mean some Eeveelutions are slightly different.

How to evolve Eevee is once again a question of friendship, times of day, and unusual rocks.

As has been the case for a little while now, there are total of eight 'Eeveelutions' in Legends: Arceus, each with their own method. Most of these remain unchanged from traditional main series Pokémon games, but there are a couple of minor tweaks here and there.

We'll explain all of this below, in our guide on how to get Umbreon, Sylveon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Flareon, Vaporeon and Jolteon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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Pokémon Legends Arceus Eveelutions: how to evolve Eevee into Umbreon, Sylveon, and Espeon

Broadly, there are several kinds of Eevee evolution method in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. For three of the Eeveelutions it involves giving Eevee a specific Evolution Stone. For two it's taking Eevee to a specific location (or a couple of other Evolution Stones).

For the final three, it's about a combination of a few things: Friendship, time of day, and what moves it knows. Here's how that latter three work, for Sylveon, Espeon, and Umbreon.

  • Raise Eevee's Friendship to a high level then press 'Evolve' while it knows a Fairy-type move to evolve it into Fairy-type Sylveon
  • Raise Eevee's Friendship to a high level then press 'Evolve' during the day to evolve into Psychic-type Espeon
  • Raise Eevee's Friendship to a high level then press 'Evolve' during the night to evolve into Psychic-type Umbreon

Note that if Eevee knows a Fairy-type move and has high enough Friendship to evolve, it'll always evolve into a Sylveon, regardless of the time of day you choose to evolve it. To get Espeon or Umbreon, you need to remove any Fairy-type moves it knows first (done via selecting Eevee in your bag menu and then 'Change Moves').

To raise Eevee's Friendship meanwhile, there are a few things you can do, namely keeping it in your party for a little while. It's difficult to confirm exactly, but battling with it lots, not letting it be knocked out in battle - and, if it is knocked out, heal it up again quickly - and using it to collect items from trees and crystals will all seem to increase friendship over time.

You can check your Eevee's Happiness level from a man called Belamy in Jubilife Village, who's by the pastures - but you'll need to complete a quick request called Measuring your Compatibility, first. To be happy enough to evolve into either of the above three, Eevee has to be at least at the "fast friends" level, in the words of Belamy.

Pokémon Legends Arceus Eveelutions: how to evolve Eevee into Glaceon and Leafeon plus Icy Rock and Mossy Rock locations

To evolve Eevee into Glaceon and Leafeon, you actually have a choice of two different methods, similar to how you have a couple of methods for Evolving Eevee in Pokémon Go.

You can evolve Eevee into the Ice-type Glaceon by either:

  • Using an Ice Stone on Eevee; or
  • Taking Eevee to the Icy Rock in Alabster Icelands and then selecting 'Evolve' in the bag menu

You can evolve Eevee into the Grass-type Leafeon by either:

  • Using a Leaf Stone on Eevee; or
  • Taking Eevee to the Mossy Rock in Obsidian Fieldlands and then selecting 'Evolve' in the bag menu

Here's where you can find the Icy Rock in Alabaster Icelands:

Head to the underground area half way between Bonechill Wastes and Avalugg's Legacy, slightly west. When down there, turn right at the fork in the road to get to the Icy Rock.

And here's where you can find the Mossy Rock in Obsidian Icelands:

Head to the narrow bit of wooded land west Grandtree Arena, half way along the coast, to find the Mossy Rock amongst trees.

Our Pokémon Legends Arceus walkthrough will help you pick a starter Pokémon and win the Kleavor boss fight. You’re also tasked with filling the Hisui Pokédex by obtaining new evolutions like Kleavor by evolving Scyther, Wyrdeer by evolving Stantler, Sneasler by evolving Hisui Sneasel and Overquil by evolving Hisui Qwilfish. There’s a host of new evolution methods, including ones for the Eevee evolutions. Take the time to complete Requests too, such as The Sea’s Legend, Wurmple’s Evolved! and finding the Wisp locations. Don’t forget to track down every Unown location too.


Pokémon Legends Arceus Eveelutions: how to evolve Eevee into Flareon, Vaporeon, and Jolteon

Last but not least are the three original Eeveelutions, Flareon, Vaporeon, and Jolteon. These are the simplest of them all, simply needing you to use a specific Evolution Stone on your Eevee to get the evolution of choice. Here's how it's done, if you haven't already guessed it:

  • Use a Fire Stone on Eevee to evolve it into Fire-type Flareon
  • Use a Water Stone on Eevee to evolve into Water-type Vaporeon
  • Use a Thunder Stone on Eevee to evolve into Electric-type Jolteon

And that's it! Good luck and have fun with your many, super-cute Eeveelutions. For more evolution methods meanwhile, our main Pokémon Legends: Arceus evolution methods list has you covered.

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