Pokémon GO: The challenge to obtain all Shiny Eeveelutions


Finding enough Shiny Eevee to obtain all of the Shiny Eeveelutions may be quite the challenge for Trainers during the upcoming Eevee Community Day weekend.

During each previous Community Day event, the special event Pokémon has always had an increased Shiny encounter rate.  For example, outside of a special event, the normal odds of a Shiny encounter are estimated to be somewhere around 1 out of every 500.  However, during the Community Day events, the odds are estimated to significantly improve to roughly 1 out of every 20.  As Shiny Eevee has many different Shiny Eeveelutions, will the Shiny odds be even higher for this event?

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, is giving Trainers an additional day to hunt for Shiny Eevee, so I would be surprised if the Shiny rates are increased.  However, with the amount of Eeveelutions, and with the amount of Trainers who have already used the one-time nickname trick, it would make sense to still provide Trainers with a greater chance at Shiny Eevee.

Eevee currently evolves into five different forms in Pokémon GO.  Those forms are Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, and Umbreon.  The number of forms would increase to seven if two additional Eeveelutions, Glaceon and Leafeon, are the first Pokémon introduced from Generation IV this weekend.  As we inch closer to the release of Generation IV, it makes sense to wonder if the purpose behind a two-day event is to release Glaceon on one day and Leafeon on the next day, or vice-versa.

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Currently, when an Eevee evolves, it has a 1 out of 3 chance to turn into Vaporen, Jolteon, or Flareon.  In order for an Eevee to evolve into Espeon or Umbreon, a Trainer would first need to make Eevee their Buddy Pokémon.  After walking with Eevee as the Buddy Pokémon, and receiving two Candy, it will turn into Espeon if evolved during the day and Umbreon if evolved during the night.

Please keep in mind that Eevee must remain the Buddy Pokémon when the evolution takes place.  If Eevee has not received two Candy after it is made the Buddy Pokémon, or it is not evolved while it is still the Buddy Pokémon, it will turn into either Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon.

Although the Shiny versions of Espeon and Umbreon could be worked on outside of the event timeframe, the Shiny versions of the Generation I Eeveelutions may be more difficult to obtain.

During the Squirtle Community Day, Trainers were provided specific research tasks that would provide a Squirtle with sunglasses on after it was completed.  This task also allowed Trainers to obtain a Shiny Squirtle with sunglasses on, if the Trainer was lucky enough to receive one.

Due to this, could Trainers see similar research tasks this upcoming weekend that will provide one of the Eeveelutions upon its completion?  As Trainers will have two different three-hour periods to play during this event, it would make sense to provide additional ways to obtain already evolved Shiny Eeveelutions.

As many Trainers love Eevee and all of its Eeveelutions, there is a lot of anticipation for this upcoming event.  If the Eeveelutions are released into the wild, it may make encountering a Shiny version of each Eeveelution more attainable.  However, if they are not released into the wild, or included in Field Research, this may turn into a stressful weekend for Trainers.

If a Trainer is able to catch a lot of Shiny Eevee, it would be a good idea to attempt to find fifteen of them.  First, nine of those fifteen Shiny Eevee could go through the random Eeveelution generator to provide a good change at obtaining a Shiny Vaporeon, a Shiny Jolteon, and a Shiny Flareon.

Second, two of the remaining six Shiny Eevee could be used to obtain a Shiny Espeon and a Shiny Umbreon using aforementioned Buddy Pokémon trick.  Third, two of the remaining four Shiny Eevee could be used to obtain Glaceon and Leafeon using the one-time only name trick that will most likely come out for each when they are released.  Fourth, one of the remaining two Shiny Eevee could be saved for Sylveon in Generation VI as it will also most likely also have a name trick.

Saving the best for last, the one remaining Shiny Eevee can then be kept in its original form to cherish as a memory of what will most likely be the most memorable Community Day event.

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Regardless of the worry of obtaining the Shiny Eeveelutions, this should be the most exciting Community Day yet for Pokémon Trainers.  The challenge of trying to get a Shiny version of each Eeveelution will surely keep all Trainers busy throughout both days of the event.  Which of the Shiny Eeveelutions are you looking forward to the most this weekend?