Pokemon GO developer Niantic Labs has released a brand new update for their mobile game that adds new generation Pokemon including the latest evolution for Eevee.
Eevee has always been a unique Pokemon when it comes to its evolution in the Pokemon games. There is always some trick required to evolve Eevee into a specific form and after the release of this new Generation 2 update for Pokemon 2, this does appear to be the case here as well.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon And Espeon
The original Eevee evolution in Pokemon GO were possible by changing names of the Pokemon before we evolve them to their next form. The detailed description for the evolution including the required names can be read from our guide for it. As for the latest evolution, it also works the same way as confirmed by the tweet below.
To get Espeon and Umbreon in #PokemonGo ☀️🌙
– Espeon: Sakura || Umbreon: Tamao pic.twitter.com/GsbgyKibhU
— #PokemonGo (@Pokemon_Days) February 17, 2017
Once you have captured Eevee and are ready to evolve it, you have to name it either Sakura for Espeon evolution or Tamao for Umbreon evolution. These are based on the five Kimono sisters from the Pokemon anime who owned the generation 1 and 2 evolution of Eevee.
Pokemon GO is available now for the iOS and Android and the latest update for it adds new generation of Pokemon including an new forms for Ditto allowing him to evolve into generation 2 Pokemon.