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How to Get Vaporeon in Pokemon GO

Niantic Labs has chosen Eevee as the first-ever Pokemon featured in a unique two-day Community Day Event.
Niantic Labs has chosen Eevee as the first-ever Pokemon featured in a unique two-day Community Day Event. / Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs has chosen Eevee as the first-ever Pokemon featured in a unique two-day Community Day Event.

Eevee is known for its incredible potential and versatility. Trainers who can get their hands on one have essentially had the world at their fingertips as Eevee can evolve into eight different types of Pokemon on a whim. Missing a water-type on your team in Pokemon GO? Eevee can fill that slot—no problem!

Below, we've outlined how to prompt Eevee to become Vaporeon—one of its very first evolved forms from the Kanto region.

How to Get Vaporeon in Pokemon GO

All Eevee-lutions require 25 candies no matter the type.

Trainers looking to guarantee a Vaporeon from their chosen Eevee can take advantage of the well-known "nickname trick" implemented by the developers at the start of the game. Originally, when Eevee launched with the base game in 2016, Niantic likely knew trainers would be nervous about which of its evolved forms they would get. Thus: the nickname trick was born.

This only works once per account so those about to use it should double check they've selected the right Eevee. To evolve Eevee into Vaporeon using the nickname, simply name the chosen Eevee "Rainer" and hit "Evolve." The silhouette may not change, but rest assured, a Vaporeon will appear in no time.

Without using the nickname, Eevee will randomly evolve into one of its three Kanto Eevee-lutions—including Flareon and Jolteon.

Vaporeon was once the strongest and most popualr water-type in the game. It has the following stats:

  • Maximum CP: 3521
  • Maximum HP: 245
  • Attack: 205
  • Defense: 161
  • Stamina: 277

Its best moveset includes the quick move "Water Gun" and either the charged move "Hydro Pump" or "Aqua Tail."

Also known as the "Bubble Jet" Pokemon, Vaporeon has the ability to freely control water. According to the PokeDex, its gills allow it to breathe and live underwater. Its number is 134.