Some of the most sought after Pokémon in Pokémon GO are the Eeveelutions – Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon.
And thanks to Eevee being pretty prevalent in many areas it isn’t too difficult to obtain them, however it seemed to be quite random as to what one you would get. However, thanks to a potentially very well thought out system which doubles as an amazing easter egg you can actually control which Eeveelution you will obtain.
Cast your mind back to the early days of the anime series (episode 37 to be exact). If your memory is clearly as good as ours, you will remember the Eevee brothers named Pyro, Sparky & Rainer. Of course, they had Flareon, Jolteon & Vaporeon respectively.
Now here’s the catch. According to a thread on Reddit, should you name your Eevee after one of the Eevee Brothers prior to evolving the cute little bastard, then you will get the Eeveelution that corresponds to the Eevee brother it belonged to. There’s no real official confirmation whether this is a nod to the anime or if it’s pure and utter coincidence. Many are having great success while others aren’t having as much luck… typical glitch, eh? You can view the thread here yourself for more tips & insight!
Now, excuse us while we head off & nickname a Rattata Mewtwo and hope for the best.