A psychic cat/fox like Espeon sounds kind of cool in theory, though I have to admit that my concern is that it’d take control of my thoughts and force me to rub its belly until I die. Then again, I’d probably do that without any coercion, so what the heck, let’s get ourselves a psychic cat/fox. Here’s how to get Espeon in Pokémon GO.
Espeon, just like all of the other Eevee evolutions, doesn’t occur naturally in the wild. The only way you can obtain one is by evolving an Eevee. Evolving an Eevee into an Espeon is a similar process to evolving it into an Umbreon, though with a few key differences. In both cases, the first order of business is to become close friends with your Eevee, so go ahead and make it your buddy, then take out on a long walk with you.
How to Get Espeon in Pokémon GO
Once you’ve walked at least a cumulative 10km with your Eevee, then you’re on track for evolution. All you have to do is feed it the usual 25 Eevee candy, though if you want an Espeon, you specifically have to do it during daytime hours. If you’re not sure what exactly constitutes “daytime hours,” just try to do it around noon-ish. As long as you’ve walked the 10km and trigger the evolution during the day, you’re guaranteed to have a proud new Espeon, ready and willing to probe your thoughts with its invasive psychic powers.
If you’re in a rush, you can also use the special nickname method to guarantee your Eevee evolves into an Espeon without all the walking around and bonding. All you need to do is give your Eevee the nickname “Sakura,” and then evolve it like normal with 25 candies. If it has the nickname, it’s guaranteed to be an Espeon. Remember, though, this trick only works once; one Eevee, one “Sakura,” one Espeon. No do-overs.