How To Get Sylveon in Pokémon Go? (2023 Updated)

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Sylveon is the eighth Eeveelution and the 700th entry on the Pokédex.

It’s one of the most in-demand Fairy Pokémons, currently in the top 10 popular catches of 2023—like the year before. 

The only bummer is that it’s not available in the wild.

Pokémon Go players must obtain Sylveon through Eevee evolution.

But don’t lose your faith.

There’s another tricky way to get it, too: the nickname trick.

As a proud Sylveon User, I’m here to teach you both—conventional and non-conventional—ways of getting this Pokémon.

Buckle up, grab your Poké Ball, and let’s catch Sylveons.

What’s Changed About Getting Sylveon in 2023?

As of Season 9, a new sub-type of Sylveon, the one wearing a holiday hat, is available in Pokémon Go.

Other than that, nothing has changed with the Mythical Wishes update.  

Players can still hatch Sylveon with the name trick and Great Buddy technique.

Sylveon’s New IVs

💡 By the way, if you’re new to Season 9, check out “How to Get Vivillon” next.

How to Get Sylveon in Pokémon Go?

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The easiest way to obtain a Sylveon is by changing an Eevee’s name to Kira and evolving it.

If you’ve already done that, become buddies with another Eevee and earn 70 hearts before Eeveelution.

The nickname trick is not repeatable.

But you can get multiple Sylveons by earning hearts.

I saved the nickname trick for a Shundo but managed to evolve a random Eevee into Sylveon in 8 days.

You can accelerate the process by “Exciting” your buddy, though.

How to Do the Name Trick to Get Sylveon?

  1. Select an Eevee with high Individual Values.
  2. Tap the rename button. (The pen icon.)
  3. Type in “Kira” as the Pokémon’s name.
  4. Evolve the renamed Eevee into Sylveon.

Do NOT press the “Evolve Button” if you don’t see Sylveon’s silhouette next to it.

Remember: The name trick is single-use and requires 25 Eevee Candies.

How to Get Sylveon Without Nickname Trick?

Sylveon is obtainable without the rename cheat. For that, buddy up with an Eevee and earn hearts.

Here’s the process.

  1. Tap your trainer avatar on the map.
  2. Select “Choose Buddy.”
  3. Pick an Eevee.
  4. Collect seventeen hearts with it.
  5. Evolve your Great Buddy Eevee into Sylveon.

Remember: This method is repeatable. But you need 25 Eevee Candies for every evolution.

How to Get Sylveon with Holiday Hat?

Find an Eevee wearing a holiday hat and evolve it into Sylveon.  That way, your Sylveon will be wearing the hat as well.

In Pokémon Go, the base form’s accessories pass on to the evolved form. So, the same technique will work for all Eeveelutions.

Where to find Holiday Hat Eevee?

During the Season of Mythical Wishes, spin PokéStops or Gyms 3 times to get a holiday hat-wearing Eevee (or catch one in the wild). You’re likelier to capture it during the Eevee Community Days.

I managed to find two in under 30 minutes. So, it shouldn’t take long for you to get one.

Sylveon FAQs

You just mastered the best ways to get Sylveon in Pokémon Go.

But there’s still a lot to learn about this lovely Fairy.

Trainers like you look for the following answers—frequently.

How Many Times Can You Use The Nickname Trick?

The name trick works once per Eeveelution. Since there are eight types of Eevee, you get eight tries in total. (Use them sparingly.)

How To Get Multiple Sylveons In Pokémon Go?

After obtaining the first Sylveon, become Great Buddies with another Eevee (earn 70 hearts) and evolve them. Repeat the process to get multiple Sylveons.

How To Get A Shundo Sylveon?

A Shundo Sylveon evolves from a Shiny Hundo Eevee. So, get yourself a perfect Shiny Eevee first and turn it into Sylveon. If your Shiny Eevee has a holiday hat, your Shundo Sylveon will wear the hat as well.

What If Your Eevee Already Has 70 Hearts?

It doesn’t matter if you’re already Best Buddies with an Eevee. Only the newly obtained hearts count toward the Sylveon progress.

Can You Change Sylveon’s Name After The Trick?

It’s okay to rename the Pokémon after the name trick. None of your progress will be lost.

What Is The Rarest Sylveon?

A female Gen-7 Shundo Sylveon wearing a holiday hat is currently the rarest.

Why Is Sylveon’s Code Name “Kira?”

It’s a nod to the anime. In Pokémon’s series, Sakura is the original Sylveon User. But she passes it on to her grandchild, Kira, before her death. That’s why the term “Kira” turns an Eevee into a Sylveon.

Okay, Trainer. That’s all you need.

You are now ready to fill your arsenal with Sylveons.  

Good luck.