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How to get Sylveon in Pokémon Go

The Fairy-type is one of the most time-consuming Pokémon to evolve.

Those who love Eevee and all of its Eeveelutions can complete their Pokémon Go collection of them since Sylveon was added during the Luminous Legends Y event

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Lovers of the Fairy-type Pokémon waited a long time before they could finally get their hands on their favorite Eeveelution. Sylveon was added to the game on May 25, 2021, and fans were able to evolve their Eevees by following some steps carefully. Out of all of the Eeveelutions, Sylveon is one of the hardest and most time-consuming to evolve because of the Buddy requirement.

Sylveon’s evolution method is a mix of the one used to evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon, requiring players to have their Eevee set as their Buddy to meet the requirements. But instead of needing to walk a specific distance and then evolve the Eevee during the day or night, Sylveon will require a player to earn hearts with the Normal-type. 

How to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in Pokémon Go

Players need to earn 70 Buddy hearts with Eevee to evolve it into Sylveon. Once you earn enough hearts, you should simply be able to evolve your Eevee using Eevee Candy. You’ll know that it’s ready to be evolved into a Sylveon because you will see the outline of Sylveon in the evolution options of the Eevee. 

If there are any other possible Eeveelutions at that time, it will also show them and give you the option to evolve it. If you already have all of the other Eeveelutions in your Pokédex, it should be easy to tell which one is Sylveon since it will be the only one with a silhouette. 

Pokémon Go name trick for Sylveon

For one time only, players can use the naming gimmick to evolve their Eevee into a Sylveon without having to do all of the work. Simply check to ensure you have at least 25 Eevee Candy and then name the Eevee you want to evolve into a Sylveon “Kira.” This will bypass the requirement for the Buddy hearts and instantly evolve your named Eevee into Sylveon.

This naming gimmick is similar to other Eeveelutions that use names to evolve Eevee into its other forms, and all of the names can only be used once. Before you use the name trick for any of the Eeveelutions, make sure you have an Eevee that has some good stats or perhaps is Shiny or Lucky.

Sylveon type, stats, and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Sylveon is the Fairy-type Eeveelution and is weak to Poison and Steel-type moves. It is resistant to Fighting, Bug, Dark, and Dragon attacks.

In Pokémon Go, Sylveon is boosted by cloudy weather. It has a max CP of 3069, and its base stats are 203 for attack, 205 for defense, and 216 for stamina, according to pokemon.gameinfo.io. A table of the max CP for each Sylveon found at different levels can also be viewed there.

For movesets, the best two moves for Sylveon are Charm, which is the quick attack, and Dazzling Gleam, which is the charged attack. Using those movesets, you’ll have a great time defeating Pokémon such as Scraggy, Deino, Hydreigon, Sableye, and more.


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