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How to Get Sylveon in Pokemon GO

by Prima Games Staff

Pokemon GO allows players to evolve their Eevee into many of its known evolutions. One Eevee evolution that has caught the attention of players recently is Sylveon, and if this character is available for players of the fan-favorite mobile to obtain for their collections. Fortunately, we have everything that is currently known about Sylveon in the title covered for you.

As a fan-favorite, Pokemon Go players should be excited to know that there are multiple ways for them to get the coveted Sylveon. Listed below are all of the techniques of how to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go.

Related: How to Evolve Pokémon in Pokémon GO without Candy (via Gamer Journalist)

How to Get Sylveon in Pokemon GO

Sylveon Pokemon Go

Originally, Sylveon wasn’t available in Pokemon GO and many players wondered when this adorable Eevee evolution would be added. It’s taken some time, but with the recently announced Luminous Legends Y event, Sylveon is finally being added to the game!

Sylveon debuted in Pokemon GO during Part 2 of the Luminous Legends Y event which began on Tuesday, May 25 2021 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Once the event was live, players were able to evolve Sylveon from Eevee by making Eevee their Buddy Pokemon and earning hearts.

For more information on the event and Sylveon’s addition, click here.  

How to Get Sylveon in Pokemon GO Using the Name-Trick

Pokemon GO players who have never used the Eevee name trick will be able to quickly snag a Sylveon by changing their Eevee to a specific name and evolving it. Here’s how to get Sylveon using the Eevee name trick

  • Catch an Eevee
  • Rename the Eevee to ‘Kira’
  • Spend 25 Eevee Candy to Evolve Eevee to Sylveon

Unfortunately, this technique can only be utilized once per account. Players who have already used the Eevee name trick will have to acquire Sylveon through other methods.

How to get Sylveon in Pokémon Go Without the Name Trick

While using the name trick is the quickest and easiest way (by far) to obtain a Sylveon in Pokemon GO. Players can use the Buddy Pokemon concept. Here’s how to Get Sylveon in Pokemon Go using Buddy Pokemon.

  • Make Eevee your Buddy Pokemon
  • Obtain 25 Eevee Candies
  • Obtain 70 Hearts with Eevee Buddy
  • Evolve Eevee to Sylveon

70 hearts is no simple task, and will likely take the player quite a long time. However, on Eeevee Community Weekend (held August 14 and 15), the number of hearts required to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go is significantly reduced.


Do you want to learn more about the world of Pokemon GO besides the details of Sylveon in the high-profile game? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the title or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

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Prima Games Staff

The staff at Prima Games.