How to Get Espeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield - Prima Games

How to Get Espeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

by Ginny Woo

Some things never change in Pokemon Sword and Shield, even as we draw closer to the June 2020 DLC date that we’ve all been frothing for. Yes, that’s right. We’re talking about the fact that every Trainer basically has a long-held dream to collect all the Eeveelutions, and we can make that a reality. Let’s start here with our guide on how to get Espeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

How to Get Espeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield

If you’re someone who’s wanting to get every single Eeveelution in Pokemon Sword and Shield, then you’re not going to want to pass up on our guide here on how to get Espeon. If you’re someone who’s after a more general primer to getting all of the Eeveelutions, you’re welcome to check out this particular guide here which has basics on netting every single one – we’ve relinked it for your convenience because we care. 

So, back to getting Espeon. In order to make sure that you’re getting this Psychic Type Eeveelution, you’re going to have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Max out Eevee’s friendship bond with you
  • Level it up during the day

If you mess up the second part, you’ll end up with an Umbreon instead, which is the Dark Type and probably not what you’re after if you were set on this shiny boy to begin with. There’s no exact level requirement here to evolve Eevee into one of its Eeveelutions, much like how the other legacy Eeveelutions only require the use of evolution stones to power the Pokemon up. If you’re dealing with a low level Eevee that’s on close to max-friendship, you’re going to want to be careful – the native EXP share in Pokemon Sword and Shield can mess you up if you’re not timing it right and watching when your Eevee hits the friendship threshold as its out in the wild. And that’s it! It’s really that simple. 

Now that we’ve primed you on how to get Espeon in Pokemon Sword and Shield, it should be easier for you to pick this one up so long as you’re all about fostering a bond with your favorite Poke. The game sure makes it fun to make friends with your Pokemon, so why not take the opportunity and run with it? If you’re not yet a proud owner of Pokemon Sword and Shield, pick a copy of either version up here using this Amazon link and support Prima Games at the same time. Once you’ve become more acclimatized to how things are done in Galar, come back and check out our dedicated guides hub for the game which will have plenty of tips and tricks for Trainers just like you: