Have you been seeing Eevee a lot in Pokemon GO recently? Is your inventory full of Eevee Candy? You still can't seem to evolve your pocket monster into that elusive Vaporeon? Fret not because there's actually a way to reliably control Eevee's evolutions in Niantic Labs' latest mobile hit game. As revealed and confirmed by tens of thousands of Pokemon Go players online, Eevee can be forced to evolve into a Flareon, Vaporeon or Jolteon with a simple name change. That's right, you just have to know what to nickname to give to your pet monster. More specifically, your Eevee should be called Pyro if you want a Flareon, Rainer if you want a Vaporeon, and Sparky or Sparkly if you want a Jolteon. Seems simple enough, right?
Just in case you weren't aware of the option of giving nicknames to your Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you can do that by tapping the pencil icon next to the name of your pocket monster in the "Pokemon" menu. Do note that some players have actually reported this method is not completely reliable but Niantic Labs' CEO John Hanke assured us that it should be while speaking at the Pokemon GO panel at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. As Hanke himself revealed, it's possible that this evolution trick can sometimes glitch out if the game stays open for long, so it's recommendable to restart your game prior to trying it out in order to ensure optimal results. Just bring up the task menu, kill the Pokemon Go app, relaunch, and immediately proceed to rename and evolve your Eevee.
This trick should definitely come in handy to everyone who still doesn't have a Vaporeon as the said Pokemon is currently one of the most powerful in the game thanks to its lightning-fast attack speed which enables it to have one of the highest damage-per-second (DPS) ratios in the entire game. While attack speed is one of the hidden mechanics of Pokemon GO, it's also one of the most important ones when it comes to combat so having a high-CP Vaporeon certainly won't hurt your Gym-taking and defending abilities.