I’ve confirmed it, you can choose your Eevee evolution by naming the Eevee a specific name!
The is GREAT news, since players that know this trick can choose between a Jolteon, Vaporeon and a Flarion. Basically, if you didn’t know already, when you evolve an Eevee, you can get 3 types of Pokémon, and electric, water or fire based evolution. All of these evolutions have a slightly different multiplier when evolved, for example, the Fire evolution has the greatest multiplier when evolved.
To choose your Eevee evolution you must do the following
- Name your PokémonSparky for a JolteonRainer for a Vaporeon
Pyro for a Flareon
- Evolve it after it’s name and you have 25 Eevee Candies.
It’s that simple!
My advice is to name your Eevee Rainer before you evolve it to receive a Vaporeon. Why you ask? Sure Flareon has a higher evolution multiplier, but Flareon is a fire type pokemon and get countered by water pokemon, which are very common.
Vaporeon is best since it is a water type pokemon and is only countered by grass type pokemon, which are fairly rare or are typically weak anyway. Vaporeon also does tons of damage with his water gun, which is its basic attack