So I have tried the cheat by naming them, which worked. The first time.

Stupid ol' me accidentally transferred my jolteon and now the cheat by renaming them doesn't work. And since then, I've evolved eevee 5 times, and haven't gotten jolteon.

Does anyone else know of a way, or why I can't evolve to jolteon?

  • There is only a chance that it will work. With the new update, the cheat might have been removed Aug 1, 2016 at 0:29
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    There are reports of the naming easter egg only working once. If you want another Jolteon, you'll be relying on random chance again.
    – Robotnik
    Aug 1, 2016 at 0:31
  • It worked for me incase of 1 Flareon, 1 Jolteon and 2 Vaporeons. Next (5th) time I tried Pyro it turned into another Vaporeon -_-
    – Shaunak D
    Aug 1, 2016 at 1:45
  • Also make sure to restart the game before evolving.
    – dly
    Aug 1, 2016 at 6:06

3 Answers 3


The renaming easter egg works only once per type.

  • Rainer (Vaporeon) x1
  • Pyro (Flareon) x1
  • Sparky (Jolteon) x1

After that its all random


New information has come to light suggesting that this will work more than once. However to work a second time, you need to do the full set... So you can't just evolve Jolteons...

This Reddit Thread suggests that once you've done a set, you have to do another set, possibly in the same order you did the first set. Possibly with time between evolutions. It may also be that the latest patch has "fixed" this easter egg.

  • But the first person to comment in your Reddit source said it didn't work
    – Kiwu
    Aug 3, 2016 at 6:50

We had similiar problem. Daughter transfered "jolteon", then before she evolved the next Eeve she typed in "jolteon", but evolved a vaporeon. (good news) BUT.. So we signed out, signed back in, the next Eeve we tried "sparky" before evolving and it worked. We got a Jolteon back! I have to add something that may have effected us as well. I read the pokemon are effected by the enviroment. Meaning more water pokemon are found closer to rivers or lakes. The extra vapereon eeve was within 1/2 of a river. This latest jolteon was atleast 5 miles from a river.

  • You realize it's not impossible to randomly evolve into Jolteon, right? Aug 6, 2016 at 14:01
  • This answer is confusing, how did you get the first jolteon? Did you use "Sparky" as well or did you get it randomly? The environment thing still hasn't been proven...
    – Kiwu
    Aug 8, 2016 at 9:25

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