Here's How Many Eevee Evolutions There Are

by Michelle Lulic

Pokémon trainers around the world are striving to be the very best with help of Niantic's record-breaking mobile app, "Pokemon Go." However, in order to become a Pokémon master, Pokémon trainers need to not only catch each unique Pokémon, but also catch or evolve the other forms of each one as well. On the "Pokemon Go" app alone, three of the 151 Pokémon you need to catch are three different Eevee evolutions: The Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon. But that doesn't even cover the number of Eeveelutions that exist in the overall world of Pokémon. In total, Eevee has eight different evolutions. And, with "Pokemon Go" updates on their way, perhaps these Eeveelutions could be on their way.

First off, the three main Eevee transformations — which are featured in "Pokemon Go" — each come with their own unique abilities. Vaporeon is a water-centered land Pokémon whose main ability is dissolving into water, Jolteon is an electric-based Pokémon that uses lightening as its main defense, and Flareon is a fire-based Pokémon that can breath fire. However, as the Pokémon universe expanded in the television show, multiple video games, and the expansion packs of the card game, numerous other Eeveelutions came into existence, including: Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon.

While they may not be in the app just yet, here are the five other Eevee transformations you might not know about.

1. Espeon

Espeon is a psychic-type evolution of Eevee. Its special stone is the Sun Shard, and it uses its psychic abilities to predict its opponents' next move during battle.

2. Umbreon

If there's a Moon Shard nearby, then perhaps your Eevee will turn into an Umbreon. This Pokémon's fur will glow in the dark, therefore allowing it to fight best at night.

3. Leafeon

Leafeon uses the powers of photosynthesis for energy and clean air during battle. You can get it with a Moss Rock.

4. Glaceon

hen exposed to the Ice Rock, Glaceon gains the power to freeze its fur and the air around it.

5. Sylveon

One of the most unique Eeveelutions has to be Sylveon. The fairy-type Pokémon wraps its ribbon-like feelers around its trainer and wins almost any battle on the power of cuteness alone.

Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that "Pokemon Go" releases these Eeveelutions soon. Until then, keep catching them all.

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