A new wave of Gen 4 Pokemon has arrived in Pokemon Go. Along with Garchomp, Cherrim, Hippowdon, and a few other monsters originally from the Sinnoh region, players can now finally get Glaceon and Leafeon, the long-awaited Ice- and Grass-type evolved forms of Eevee. However, the way to induce these evolutions is a little different than normal.
To get Glaceon and Leafeon, you’ll need to use Glacial and Mossy Lures-two new kinds of Lure Modules recently introduced to the game. If you’re unsure of what those are or how the whole process works, we break down everything you need to know about the new Lure Modules and how to evolve Eevee into Glaceon or Leafeon below.
What Are Glacial / Mossy Lures And How Do I Get Them?
Glacial and Mossy Lures are two new types of Lure Modules in Pokemon Go. Like standard Lures, these can be placed in Poke Stops and will attract certain kinds of Pokemon for a limited time. Glacial Lures will draw in Water- and Ice-types, while Mossy Lures will attract Bug-, Grass-, and Poison-types. There are also Magnetic Lures, which will cause more Electric, Steel, and Rock Pokemon to appear.
At the moment, the only way to obtain the new Lure Modules is to purchase them from Pokemon Go’s in-game store. Each one costs 200 coins and works for 30 minutes when activated. In the future, Niantic says the new Lures will also be distributed as rewards for completing Special Research tasks.
How Do I Evolve Eevee Into Glaceon / Leafeon?
In order to evolve Eevee into one of its Gen 4 forms, you’ll first need to either place a Glacial or Mossy Lure in a Poke Stop, or visit a Stop where one of these is already active. As their names suggest, the Glacial Lure will allow you to evolve Eevee into Glaceon, while the Mossy Lure will allow you to evolve it into Leafeon. If you’re within range of an active Glacial or Mossy Lure, go to Eevee’s detail screen and you’ll have the option to evolve it into its corresponding evolution.
Are There Other Ways To Get Glaceon / Leafeon?
If you don’t have enough coins to spring for a Glacial or Mossy Lure, you can obtain Glaceon or Leafeon by employing the Eevee naming trick. As Serebii details, if you give your Eevee a specific nickname, it’ll evolve into one of the new forms when powered up. Nickname it Linnea to evolve it into Leafeon, or nickname it Rea to evolve it into Glaceon. However, this trick appears to work only once, so you’ll need to get your hands on a Glacial or Mossy Lure if you’re hoping to add more Glaceon and Leafeon to your collection.
Do Any Other Pokemon Evolve With The New Lures?
Like the Glacial and Mossy Lures, the Magnetic Lure also enables certain Pokemon to evolve when placed in a Poke Stop. Specifically, Magneton and Nosepass can evolve into Magnezone and Probopass, respectively, when you’re nearby an active Magnetic Lure. As with Glaceon and Leafeon, to get either of these evolutions, place a Magnetic Lure in a Poke Stop, click on the Pokemon’s detail screen, and you’ll have the option to evolve it into its Gen 4 form.