The release of the 80 Gen Two ‘mons for Pokemon Go are turning old-time players back to the game. And with that comes the players who are trying to figure out the new tricks to help out fellow hunters.
One such avenue is The Silph Road, which has confirmed that the Eeveelution for Gen Two ‘mons Espeon and Umbreon are working just as well.
If you've been saving a few more Eevees to evolve too Espeon and Umbreon, then you're in luck. According to the fan site, the nickname change trick works just as well with these two.
What you need to do is to name your Eevee Sakura if you want to evolve it to an Espeon, while those who want to get an Umbreon would need to change the name to Tamao. This is because a trainer named Sakura had owned an Espeon while Tamao had an Umbreon evolution.
The procedure is pretty much the same as when players wanted to get Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon. You just need to change the nickname and spend the required amount of Eevee candies to do the Eeveelution. Aren't you glad you still played Pokemon Go a little to gather Candies before taking a big break from playing?
I've gone back to the game myself, and landed a couple of the Gen Two ‘mons. I've seen and caught a number of Murkrow, Natu, and Sentret, I'm almost convinced they're the Gen Two versions of Pidgey, Spearow, and Rattata.
For now, make sure to take advantage of the half-priced Pokemon storage addition. If there's one thing I regret, it's not taking advantage of the downtime training in Gyms and leaving ‘mons to get some PokeCoins.