Some of the most popular Pokemon to get in Pokemon GO are the Eevee evolutions, but not all of them are easy to acquire.
One of the newest Eevee evolutions is Leafeon. The grass evolution of Eevee will work as a great offensive Pokemon and can also just act as a fun showoff piece for players who are lucky enough to have the shiny version. Getting it won’t just happen by evolving an Eevee, however. It requires a special Lure Module that will have to be used.
For players who aren’t too keen on spending coins on items to get Leafeon, it’s lucky that there is a special name trick that will guarantee a Leafeon. This goes for any Eevee evolution out there, but be mindful that this will only work once.
There are two ways of getting Leafeon in Pokemon GO and the first one is by far the easiest, but it will only work once. This method will require an Eevee and 25 candies to make it evolve. To make sure that it will evolve to a Leafeon, the player must rename the Eevee to “Linnea.” By doing so, the Eevee is guaranteed to evolve to Leafeon if it’s the first time doing the name trick. Doing this again won’t give a Leafeon.
The second and most typical way to get Leafeon is to evolve an Eevee with 25 candies near a Pokestop that has been lured up with a Mossu Lure Module. This Lure Module will attract Pokemon for 30 minutes, but will most importantly guarantee a Leafeon if an Eevee is evolved nearby it.
By using the Mossu Lure Module, players can evolve as many Eevee into Leafeon as they like. The Lure Modules can be purchased in the Pokemon GO store for 200 coins.
When having acquired a Leafeon in Pokemon GO, it’s important to understand its strength and weaknesses before taking it to battle. As a grass-type Pokemon, Leafeon will be very effective against water Pokemon and will be great at taking down legendary raids such as Kyogre or Mega Blastoise.
Leafeon will also be strong against both ground and rock-type Pokemon. This is essential in many battles, as these types of Pokemon are often seen as some of the strongest defenders in gyms. Pulling out Leafeon will melt the likes of Golem, Rhyperior, and many others.
As for its weaknesses, Leafeon wants to avoid any sort of battle against fire-type Pokemon. So when facing a Charizard, Blaziken, or Moltres in a gym or raid, make sure to keep Leafeon as far from the battle as possible.
As a grass-type Pokemon, Leafeon will also struggle against Pokemon with a flying, poison, bug, or ice type. Leafeon has a lot of weaknesses, which is why it’s important to understand them right from the start.