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Is Sylveon in Pokemon GO?

Trainers are wondering if Sylveon in Pokemon GO as more Kalos region Pokemon pour into the game.
Trainers are wondering if Sylveon in Pokemon GO as more Kalos region Pokemon pour into the game. | Niantic Labs

Trainers are wondering if Sylveon in Pokemon GO as more Kalos region Pokemon pour into the game.

Niantic Labs has a long list of eevee-lutions available. From the popular trio of Vaporen, Jolteon, and Flareon to the newest iterations Leafon and Glaceon, the team is keeping its evolutionary bases covered. Unfortunately, it appears one form is still missing from the line-up.

Is Sylveon in Pokemon GO?

No, Sylveon is not in Pokemon GO. At least, not yet.

So far, Niantic has included every eevee-lution from Kanto to Sinnoh—implementing each one as they move through the corresponding region. While this may come as a disappointment to some, it that gloom shouldn't last for long. This method could mean that Sylveon's debut isn't as far off as trainers might think.

With the release of the Kalos starters in early December 2020, it's clear that Niantic is beginning its journey through Generation VI. The release of Sylveon is likely close at hand.

Trainers should be prepared to do some work with their chosen Eevee in order to evolve it into Sylveon. There has been no official word on how Niantic has planned to sort out its unique evolutionary criteria. However, keeping with the historical methods used with Espeon and Umbreon—two other "friendship-dependent" eevee-lutions—evolving Sylveon could rely on anything as simple as walking to a complicated twist on the Buddy system.

Best Buddy Sylveon, anyone?