Sylveon is one of the Eeveelutions present in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and is one of the easiest and earliest ones that can be obtained in the game. It is one of the eeveelutions that have special evolution requirements, which is made easier to achieve, thanks to most of the Eevees that you see in the wild already meeting one of the requirements. Learn how to get yourself your own Sylveon in this guide.
How to get a Sylveon
There are 2 ways to get a Sylveon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, one is to evolve your Eevee using the right conditions; or another is to catch a Sylveon during a Space-Time Distortion.
Evolve an Eevee
Sylveon can then be evolved from an Eevee that levels upduring the day while having a high friendship level and a Fairy type move in its active move list. As long as all of those requirements are met, you will be guaranteed to get a Sylveon. Most of the time, the Eevees that you catch in the wild have at least one Fairy type move already in their move list.
Requirements to Evolve an Eevee to Sylveon
To get a Sylveon, it is very important that it has met the Fairy type move requirement to avoid getting either an Espeon (max friendship/daytime) or an Umbreon (max friendship/nighttime). On the other hand, make sure to replace the Fairy type move with another non-Fairy type move if you want to get the other two.
Where to find an Eevee
Eevees can be caught from the Horseshoe Plains in the Obsidian Fieldlands on regular days or during mass outbreaks. They can also rarely show up in other areas such as in the Alabaster Icelands. Eevees can also be seen during space-time distortions, along with its other eeveelutions.
Catch a Sylveon during a Space-Time Distortion
Sylveons have a very small chance of spawning during space-time distortions. Make sure to bring a team that can deal with the other Pokémon that can enter the battle with it, and bring enough Ultra Balls.
How to Raise Friendship Levels to Evolve an Eevee to Sylveon
You can raise any of your Pokémon’s friendship levels just by doing any of these:
Bringing your Pokémon in your party.
Getting EXP through battling and EXP Candies.
Make sure the Pokémon does not faint often as it can lower down its friendship level.
Making your Pokémon fetch berries from trees or stones from ore deposits.
As for Eevee, once it has reached the friendship level needed to evolve into Sylveon, you will see a notification on the side and the prompt to evolve while looking in your team roster. Eevee only needs at least a high friendship level to trigger the evolution to Sylveon.
How to Check for Friendship Levels
To check the friendship levels between you and your Pokémon, you can talk to Belamy, an NPC that is located near the PokéRanch in Jubilife Village.
“What an excellent pair of friends you and *Pokémon* make. You must mean a lot to each other!”
“You and *Pokémon* seem to be fast friends. You must be quite good companions!”
“*Pokémon* seems to get on well with you. But I’m sure it could get on better!”
“I suppose *Pokémon*’s become a bit friendly toward you, but you’ve a ways to go…”
Does Eevee have to be Female to evolve to Sylveon?
No, an Eevee can either be male or female and both can evolve into a Sylveon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.