Due to some back and forth with evolution mechanics, it can sometimes be hard to remember how things work. This can make it confusing to get Eevee and all of its evolutions in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
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How to Get Eevee
There is an easy method for getting one guaranteed Eevee. But before you can get it, you need to obtain the National Pokédex. Once you have that, head to Bebe’s house in Hearthome City. When you speak to Bebe while having the National Pokédex, she will give you a level 5 Eevee.
How to Get Eevee From the Trophy Garden
Alternatively, there is a way to get multiple wild Eevees—albeit with low odds. You need to have the National Pokédex for this method as well. Go to the Trophy Garden on Route 212.
In the mansion nearby, speak to Mr. Backlot, who will brag about a rare type of Pokémon in his garden. The Pokémon he mentions will appear at an encounter rate of 5% until midnight. This encounter rate is consistent throughout the morning, daytime, and nighttime.
Overall, there are 16 potential rare Pokémon that Mr. Backlot can mention—one of which is Eevee. Keep checking back every day until he mentions Eevee if you really need another one.
Breeding More Eevees
All you need to breed more Eevees is one parent Eevee and one Ditto. Place both in the Nursery in Solaceon Town and leave them there for a while. Come back later and you’ll find an egg. If no egg has appeared yet, give it more time and return in a while. The egg that appears will always hatch into an Eevee.
To get a Ditto, you can use the Poké Radar on Route 218 to find one. Or, you can explore Dazzling Caves and Stargleam Caverns in the Grand Underground after obtaining the National Pokédex.
How to Get the National Pokédex
With the National Pokédex being vital for acquiring certain Pokémon, you’ll need it at some point if you’re a completionist. After you’ve seen (not caught) all 151 Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex, head to Professor Rowan’s lab in Sandgem Town. When you speak to him, Professor Oak will show up to upgrade your Sinnoh Pokédex into a National Pokédex.
How to Get All of Eevee’s Evolutions
You can get all of Eevee’s evolutions in BDSP except Sylveon. Sylveon was introduced to the franchise after the Generation IV games, which excluded it from the Sinnoh and National Pokédexes. For a frame of reference: the National Pokédex goes up to 493 in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Sylveon’s Pokédex number is 700.
With that said, you can get the rest through normal methods. There is a bit of confusion in regard to how to evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon. However, you need to use the methods from the Generation IV games to get them as opposed to how things are in Pokémon Sword & Shield and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Vaporeon
Eevee evolves into Vaporeon if you use a Water Stone on it. Besides getting lucky by finding one while mining in the Grand Underground, you can get one on Route 213. But you need to use surf to reach it.
This route, which is east of Pastoria City, has some small islands surrounded by shallow water to the south. Just north of the most southeastern of these islands are a pair of swimmers (one male and one female). Beyond them, in a little nook enclosed by rocks, is a Water Stone floating on the waves.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Jolteon
You can evolve Eevee into Jolteon by using a Thunder Stone on it. Thunder Stones can also be found while mining in the Grand Underground. However, a sure way to find one is in Sunyshore City. There is a Thunder Stone located on the ground behind the Vista Lighthouse.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Flareon
Like with Vaporeon and Jolteon, you need an elemental stone to evolve Eevee into Flareon—this time a Fire Stone. If you can’t find one by mining in the Grand Underground, head to the Fuego Ironworks.
To reach the Fuego Ironworks, start from Route 205 and use surf to follow the river to the west. There are two Fire Stones obtainable here. The first you get from speaking with Mr. Fuego, the owner of the factory. The other is located in the northeast corner of the Ironworks’ interior.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Espeon
As in most Pokémon games, to evolve Eevee into Espeon, you need to level it up during the day. Once Eevee reaches a high enough level of Friendship, it will evolve automatically the next time it increases in level.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Umbreon
Like with Espeon, you need to evolve Eevee into Umbreon by increasing its Friendship level. Once it reaches the right Friendship level, your Eevee will evolve into Umbreon if leveled up at night.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon
Eevee will evolve into Leafeon if you level it up near a Moss Rock—just like in the original Generation IV games. There is a Moss Rock in the southwestern part of Eterna Forest.
How to Evolve Eevee Into Glaceon
Similar to Leafeon, you need a special rock to evolve Eevee into Glaceon. This time, an Ice Rock is what’s required. You can find one in the northern part of Route 217, which is just behind a house near a female Skier.