While you can get a special Eevee at the start of Pokémon Sword and Shield, you need to have played Let’s Go Eevee to do it. For those who haven’t played it, there is another way to get your hands on this popular Pokémon.
You can find Eevee on Route 4 after you take the train from Wedgehurst. You will arrive in the Wild Area, and after some exploring, make your way over.
Eevee is a pretty rare spawn, and can even be a little hard to see. We suggest crouching and sneaking around until you see it, so you don’t end up getting into a fight with every Pokémon you come across in the area. If you can’t see one, head to the nearby town, then back to Route 4 to reset all the Pokémon spawns.
For evolutions, Eevee can evolve when you level her high enough. The Eevee you get from the Let’s Go Eevee save can’t evolve, but the standard Eevee from Route 4 can. Once you hit the right level, which is around 20, you need a stone to evolve it.
- A Fire Stone for Flareon
- A Thunder Stone for Jolteon
- A Water Stone for Vaproen
- A Leaf Stone for Leafeon
- An Ice Stone for Glaceon
There are more Stones in the game, and Eevee will almost certainly have more evolutions as well. With so many potential evolutions, you want to catch quite a few Eevees when you are on Route 4.
You can also find Pikachu on Route 4, so keep your eyes open for both these popular Pokemon when you are in the area.