The second generation of Pokemon has just been released into Pokemon Go.
Two Pokemon that are a part of that second generation are Umbreon and Espeon, two more Eevee evolutions that were not previously available in the game. With the first generation, Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon could be achieved by naming your Eevee after that Pokemon evolution’s owner from the Pokemon anime, and that’s the case this time around as well.
In order to evolve your Eevee into a Umbreon in Pokemon Go, first name it “Tamao.” And to evolve your Eevee into an Espeon, name it “Sakura.”
For those not as familiar with the Pokemon franchise, Tamao and Sakura are characters who own Umbreon and Espeon respectively.
When Pokemon Go first came out, it actually took some time for players to figure out how to get Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon; it was unclear whether the evolutions were completely random or if the player could have any control over it. Through a lot of trial and error, though, fans figured out the renaming trick, and so it was a natural assumption today that the same trick would carry over into generation two.
Umbreon and Espeon are just two of over 80 Pokemon that were added to Pokemon Go on Thursday night. This is the biggest update to ever be released for Niantic’s mobile app, and some new items and features were included as well.