Sylveon: How to Evolve Eevee in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can finally get their hands on the last Eevee evolution needed to complete their collection. Now that The second part of Pokemon Go's Luminous Legends Y event has started, players can finally evolve their Eevee into Sylveon, the Fairy-type Pokemon first introduced in Pokemon X and Y. The new Pokemon was added as part of the ongoing 2-week event that also added the Legendary Pokemon Yveltal to the game. This part of the event is marked by increased spawns of various Dark-type and Fairy-type Pokemon. This is the last "Eeveelution" needed to make all of Eevee's branching evolutions available in Pokemon Go.

Like other Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go, Sylveon has a non-standard evolution requirement. There are two ways to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in the game. Players can choose one of the following methods:

  1. Make Eevee your Buddy Pokemon. Then gain 70 hearts with Eevee by feeding it Berries and treats, walking and playing with it, or by taking it to new PokeStops.
  2. Evolve an Eevee after naming it "Kira." This will guarantee that it will evolve into Sylveon without any other requirements, but can only be done once per account.
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There are a couple of caveats to both evolution methods. The first is that players need to wait until 10 AM local time today - neither evolution method will work until after the second part of the event officially is underway in your time zone. The other caveat is that players can't take an Eevee that already has 70 hearts and evolve it into Sylveon. The 70 hearts needed to evolve Eevee into Sylveon must be earned after the event starts. Players can't take an Eevee that has already earned 70 hearts prior to the event and then evolve it.

In addition to Sylveon, Pokemon Go is also earning the Shiny variant of Galarian Zigzagoon to the game. Galarian Zigzagoon is currently available as a 1-Star raid boss, or as a reward for completing the "Win a Raid" research challenge. More Dark-type and Fairy-type Pokemon are also appearing more often as part of the event.

The second part of the Luminous Legends Y event runs from 10 AM local time to 8 PM local time on May 31st. Both Sylveon and Shiny Galarian Zigzagoon will be available in Pokemon Go after the event ends.