Sylveon Confirmed for Pokémon GO, Nickname Speculation For Evolution Has Already Begun

There are plenty to choose from, and no one knows which one’s right (for now)!


Sylveon Nickname


Pokémon GO has given plenty for its fans to be excited about today, thanks to its (no longer) leaked loading screen, however, it seems as though many PoGO players have chosen to focus specifically on the only Eeveelution currently missing from the game; Sylveon.

Just so no one misinterprets anything, I’ll say this right now; Sylveon is not currently available in Pokémon GO. That, however, hasn’t stopped the fine folks over at r/SilphRoad, or, more specifically, u/SgvSth from trying to figure out which nickname you’ll need in order for your Eevee to easily make the jump into the Fairy Typing! Ready to test your own Pokemon knowledge against theirs? Then keep on reading!

(You can view the original thread here.)


  • Serena – One of Ash’s friends in the anime who prominently owned one.

  • Y or Yvonne – One of the Pokédex holders in the Pokémon Adventures/Special manga who has a Sylveon as one of their main party members.

    • VeeVee or VuiVui – Yvonne’s Sylveon is nicknamed VeeVee/Vuivui depending on the translation.

  • Penelope – The first person to be shown with a Sylveon in the anime.

  • Valerie – A Gym Leader in Kalos

    • Anime: One of the Pokemon used by Valerie in Gym Battles.

    • Games: Valerie’s strongest Pokemon in the games and the final Pokemon she sends out.

    • GOTCHA!: Valerie and her Sylveon appear with the rest of the Kalos Gym Leaders

  • Ilima – A wild Sylveon appeared in the anime with the other Eeveelutions to help Ilima’s Eevee use the Z-Move Extreme Evoboost.

  • Bede – One of the player’s Rivals in Sword and Shield. He uses Sylveon in certain battles.

  • Sakura or Kira – The Sylveon User in the Alola Region. In the Alola Region, there is a request you can take up to defeat all of the Eevee Users in exchange for an Eevium Z, which grants the user the ability to use Extreme Evoboost. Sakura was the original Sylveon User, but gave her Sylveon to Kira, her granddaughter, when she passed away. Kira is the Sylveon User that the player battles against.



That’s, uh, quite a bit, huh? Personally, I didn’t realize that Sylveon had so much history, considering how new it was compared to the rest of Eevee’s family. The general consensus so far seems to be that the chosen nickname will end up being “Serena,” but what are your thoughts? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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