How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon X and Y

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You’ve just caught a (probably male) Eevee just outside Cyllage City in Pokemon X or Y . Congratulations! Now, let’s evolve Eevee! It’s at the perfect level, right around level 20, which means it’ll start learning type-specific moves once you make the jump.

Thee thing is, you may not know how to evolve Eevee in Pokemon X and Y. Stones are in different spots, there’s Sylveon to consider. It does have 8 evolutionary paths now.

The good news, 5 out of 8 ways to evolve Eevee are effortless. The rest take a while.

If you want to evolve Eevee into Flareon or Vaporeon, then grab a some from the shop in Lumiose City. It’s across from the elegant boutique. There are fire and water stones for sale.

If you want to evolve Eevee into Jolteon, that’s a bit trickier. I haven’t found a shop that sells thunder stones yet, but found one on Route 10 and one by dowsing in the Reflecting Cave.

For Espeon and Umbreon, keep them in your party. Capture it in a luxury ball, give it a soothe bell to hold, and don’t let it faint. After enough time passes, it will evolve. If that happens during the day, you get Espeon. If it’s at night, Umbreon.

Glaceon and Leafeon are more difficult. You must evolve Eevee near specific stones in the world to get these variations. The Icy Rock is in the Frost Cave near Dendemille Town, while the and Moss Rock is near the Pokemon Village near Snowbelle City.

Finally, there’s Sylveon. To evolve Eevee into its newest form, you must use Pokemon-Aime. First, the Eevee must know a fairy type move. If you’re lucky and caught your Eevee at a lure enough level, it will know Baby Doll Eyes. If not, it learns Charm before level 30. When it’s affection is filled, it’s completely full, and fully ensheathed, you’re set. Level it up while it’s Pokemon-Aime stats are full and when it knows a fairy move, and you’re set!

As far as recommendations go, Jolteon and Espeon are solid. You may want a Sylveon for novelty purposes. While Glaceon is also good, the fact that you have to wait so long to acquire it negates it’s story mode usefulness.

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  • Will

    where is the location to evolve magneton into magnezone?

    • Jenni Lada

      I haven’t found it yet, sorry. I suspect it may be near the Power Plant near Lumiose City.

  • Andy

    Thank you for posting this!!!!

  • redomega

    I evolved my eevee with only 2 hearts of affection. Not required to go the whole hog.

    • Jenni Lada

      Lucky. I kept trying and mine didn’t evolve until he had all five hearts, all five entertainment notes, and was completely full.

  • monica

    if I caught an Eevee with a luxury ball and that Eevee has the move Baby Doll Eyes, can it still evolve to an Umbreon or is it just Sylveon?

    • Jenni Lada

      It can evolve to Umbreon. Just don’t play with that Eevee in Pokemon-Aime, and you’ll be fine. 😀

  • Kendra

    I was able to evolve my two eevees to an umbreon and sylveon with the help of this article. Thanks!

    • Jenni Lada

      Glad I was able to help!

  • Reddy

    Thanks for the guide!

    How much time must pass before Eevee evolves to either Espeon or Umbreon?

    • Jenni Lada

      It took me about 4 hours to get my Eevee to evolve to Espeon, but I was also constantly using it and had 4 hearts in Pokemon-Aime

  • http://www.idon' Rai

    To get Glaceon and Leafeon, do you have to be right near the rocks or just in the general vicinity? Like if I were to go into the Frost Cave but not close to the Icy Rock, would Eevee still turn into Glaceon do you know?

    • Jenni Lada

      You have to be right next to the rock for the Eevees to evolve. So you have to actually journey quite a bit into the Frost Cave. For the Moss Rock, it’s in the first section of the Winding Wood that leads to the Pokemon Village.

  • Elaine

    Any advice on the best way to get umbreon? I know it’s at night but I’m worried ill end up accidentally evolving it during day and get an espeon?

    Sorry kinda an amateur at ever evolving lol

    • Jenni Lada

      You can always press the B button during the evolution process to cancel the evolution. So if your Eevee starts evolving during the day, press B.

      You can always exchange your PokeMiles from walking around Kalos at the Lumiose Pokemon Center across from the Trainer PR Video studio. (Talk to the man in the suit.) For 500 PokeMiles, you can get a Rare Candy. Use that at night on the one that’s ready to become an Umbreon, and you’re set. 😀

  • Emily

    I can’t find the second thunderstone! I used my first to evolve my pikachu, so I went to the reflecting cave like you said, but Mom won’t let me use the dousing rods. Did you mean a different cave by any chance?

    • Jenni Lada

      It’s just outside the Reflecting Cave. Take the stairs up the side of it.

  • Emily

    Thanks so much! I have all eight of them now. :)

  • Oona

    Please help! I’m still having trouble evolving my eevee into espeon.

    I got its friendship all the way up, and it hasn’t fainted. But I didn’t use the luxury ball or soothe bell.

    Do I have to use those things, or is it like the other games where they help, but aren’t needed? My eevee is level 40 and still hasn’t evolved! Thanks!

    • Jenni Lada

      Those items help, but aren’t needed.

      Are you sure the friendship is maxed out? Remember that the affection hearts in Pokemon-Aime don’t count towards the Espeon or Umbreon evolutions.

  • raw dog

    got a female eevee and a mate = egg, started at lv. 1 w/sooth bell and o-power befriending in first position didn’t get umbreon till 19. trying for espeon after 7am. oh yeah carried down males timer ball

  • raw dog

    if you need eevee eggs or lv 1’s friend code 2165-5397-0257

  • Andres

    i have been playing with eeve for about 5hrs now in night time and it still has yet yo evolve into umbreon, and its only sitting in party not even fighting at lvl 30 now

    • Jenni Lada

      Pokemon-Aime doesn’t affect Umbreon/Espeon evolution. Only actual battling and traveling around in the game does.

  • Andres

    i meant playing as in fighting and traveling

  • Paige

    Hey guys! I was able to evolve my eevee into espeon at level 30. I tried using a soothe bell but I decided to try a different item afterwards and used a shiny egg. I caught this Eevee in a premiere ball so I don’t think the pokeball matters. Also my eevee fainted a few times and still evolved! (it actually evolved RIGHT after it fainted.) Hope this helps some people for Espeon and Umbreon!! :)

  • David

    Eevee only requires 2 Hearts in the Affection Meter to evolve into Sylveon. Sadly, if Eevee was not caught at level 19 (when it still knows Baby-Doll Eyes), and if the trainer does not teach it Charm at level 29, it cannot evolve into Sylveon, because Eevee cannot learn any other fairy-type moves, not even through TM.

  • Ash

    I just got Sylveon and all I did was get a newly hatched egg and put him in my group. He leveled up 12 level in one battle and in those 12 levels he was able to learn 2 fairy then evolved. His Affection was 2 hearts 2 fullnes and 1 enjoyment

  • Ash

    Thank you for posting this :D!!!! You have helped me get Umbreon and Sylveon. Now all I need is Espeon and Glaceon to finish my Eevee-Lution team

  • Kian

    I’ve had an eevee in my party from lvl 20 (when i caught it) to lvl 31. It has been holding the thunder stone the entire time but has not evolved. Is there a specific lvl required like lvl 35 or something?

    • Jenni Lada

      You have to use the Thunderstone on the Eevee to make it evolve into Jolteon. 😀

  • Abby

    I didnt have to get my affection all the way up to get sylveon. I got one heart, it knew a fairy type move, and it leveled up once during the daytime and it evolved. Hopefully this works for other people :)

  • Grace

    Where can you find a female Eevee? I’m finding nothing but males.

    • Jenni Lada

      Female Eevees are VERY hard to find. However, if you get a male Sylveon with Cute Charm, put him at the head of your party, and go to a grassy patch where Eevees can appear, you should only catch female Eevees.

  • Grace

    thank you. :)

  • Daniel

    Or you could catch it in a luxury ball and ride your bike around limoise gym tower for an hour.

  • Zach

    Thx! I’m making a full team of eevee locutions I knew all of them but I did not know where the ice rock is in x and y, now I do! Thank you! (Ps I LOVE eevee) C:

  • Everest

    I was very near the moss rock when it evolved into a leafeon

  • Silver

    Where can these items be found to get an umbreon?

    • Jenni Lada

      The Umbreon evolution doesn’t require items. Just make friends with it, then let it evolve at night.

  • armygirlk AJ

    Thanks for writing this!!!! It helped me a lot.

  • cheyenne paul

    I really want to know what all the names of eevee .

    • Jenni Lada

      Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon.

      • Taslynn Isabella. M

        You are forgetting Glaceon and Leafeon ^^

  • Marcos

    I cought eevee at level 19 friends is maxed to the point I c a heart in battle n is trusting me it’s awsome but I’m trying
    To evolve it into espeon n it at 31 n it’s not evolving n it’s hold a soothe bell

  • Faizan

    I got all those,thanks to this website!

  • sarah

    can eevee evolve with out any stones or gizmos ?