What is the best Eevee evolution in Pokémon Go?

Which should you choose?

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Eevee is a unique Pokémon because it has multiple evolutions that you can select, and they all appear in Pokémon Go. In addition, each Eevee evolution features different typing, stats, and movesets in Pokémon Go, giving you a lot to think about before evolving your Eevee. In this guide, we’re going to cover what the best Eevee evolution is in Pokémon Go.

Which Eevee evolution to pick in Pokémon Go

All eight of Eevee’s evolutions have a unique series of stats and typing about them. Because of their uniqueness, it cannot be easy to know which of these will be the standout choices. Let’s break down each option by looking at their raw stats.

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These are all the stats for each of Eevee’s evolutions.

  • Flareon
    • PvP: Max CP – 3,029, attack – 206, defense – 153, stamina – 140
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,424, attack – 246, defense – 179, stamina – 163
  • Vaporeon
    • PvP: Max CP – 3,114, attack – 173, defense – 139, stamina – 230
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,521, attack – 205, defense – 161, stamina – 277
  • Jolteon
    • PvP: Max CP – 2,888, attack – 195, defense – 155, stamina – 140
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,265, attack – 232, defense – 182, stamina – 163
  • Espeon
    • PvP: Max CP – 3,170, attack – 218, defense – 150, stamina – 140
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,583, attack – 261, defense – 175, stamina – 163
  • Umbreon
    • PvP: Max CP – 2,137, attack – 111, defense – 201, stamina – 182
    • PvE: Max CP – 2,416, attack – 126, defense – 240, stamina – 216
  • Leafeon
    • PvP: Max CP – 2,944, attack – 182, defense – 184, stamina – 140
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,328, attack – 216, defense – 219, stamina – 163
  • Glaceon
    • PvP: Max CP – 3,126, attack – 199, defense – 173, stamina – 140
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,535, attack – 238, defense – 205, stamina – 163
  • Sylveon
    • PvP: Max CP – 3,069, attack – 172, defense – 173, stamina – 182
    • PvE: Max CP – 3,470, attack – 203, defense – 205, stamina – 216

When you round out all the stats, Espeon has the highest CP and attack. Umbreon has the highest defense, and Vaporeon has the highest stamina.

When considering using Pokémon for PvP, each league and competition will be different. For the Great and Ultra Leagues, we recommend you pick Umbreon. It has the best defense of all the choices, making it an incredible tank. It also has access to several attacks, making it an ideal last Pokémon on your team. Sylveon has also earned a reputation in the Ultra League, but it still does not out push Umbreon as a better choice.

If you want to compete with any of the Eevee evolutions in the Master League, you’ll want to make sure you only use Sylveon. It shines brightest in this competition, outclassing the other options, but you’ll want to make sure you give it XL candy to get the most out of it. Sylveon is considered a budget Togekiss without the diverse moveset. Glaceon is also a good competitor in the Master League, capable of doing heavy damage to Yveltal, Togekiss, Dragonite, and Groudon. Still, it doesn’t have the same bulk, making it easier to defeat.

Overall, Syvelon is easily the best Eevee evolution at the highest level of competition. However, when battling in the Great and Ultra leagues, Umbreon takes the crown, making it a more flexible option, with Glaceon not too far behind as a reliable option, so long as you can deal with the weak Ice-type defenses.