Pokémon Go Eevee Evolution Nicknames: How to Guarantee Yourself a Leafeon or Glaceon
A recent update to Pokémon Go means that you can now use Mossy and Glacial lures to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon. The new lures arrived in the game yesterday, along with all sorts of new Pokémon. Usually trying to evolve Pokémon can be a little hit or miss, but sometimes there will be nicknames you can use to guarantee the evolution you want. Thankfully that appears to be just the case with regard to evolving Eevee into Leafeon or Glaceon.
Thanks to Redditor AdamantalZ, we now know what those nicknames are.
How to Guarantee Yourself a Leafeon or Glaceon
If you want to guarantee an evolution to Leafeon, then nicknaming your Eevee "Linnea" will enable it. Likewise, if you want to guarantee an evolution to Glaceon, then nicknaming your Eevee "Rea" will guarantee it.
Linnea is actually a Scandinavian name, derived from 18th-century botanist Carl Linnaeus, who developed the Linnean systems of classifying plants and animals. The nickname Rea is a little more confusing to me about the evolution, as all I can find about that name is that it is a Greek name that means "flowing." With Glaceon being an Ice-type, you would think the opposite would apply!
Anyway, there are no hard and fast rules to how these nicknames are picked; it is just a bit of fun to examine the nicknames that are used for different evolutions.