How to get umbreon on pokémon diamond pearl and platinum

The Evolution Pokémon has multiple forms it can evolve into—minus one in these titles.

How to get umbreon on pokémon diamond pearl and platinum

Eevee, the Evolution Pokémon, returns in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, alongside its many evolutions that sport a variety of different types.

Two new Eevee-lutions were introduced in the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games—Leafeon and Glaceon—that will be returning to their original evolution methods from these games instead of the new methods introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. However, since these remakes only include Pokémon in the National Pokédex up to Arceus, Eevee’s Fairy-type evolution, Sylveon, will be unobtainable.

Here are the ways to obtain the seven Eevee evolutions available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.


Eevee’s Water-type evolution, Vaporeon, known for its massive HP stat, cannot be found in the wild. Instead, players must catch an Eevee and use a Water Stone on it, which will prompt an immediate evolution into Vaporeon. After evolution, Vaporeon gains access to powerful Water-type moves like Hydro Pump and Surf—though notably not needing to be relegated to Surf and Waterfall duty, as HMs are now an app in the Pokétch.

Water Stones can be excavated limitlessly in the Grand Underground, and one can be found on an island reached by Surf on Route 213.


The Electric-type Jolteon, one of the most accessible Electric-type Pokémon in the series’ history, is also only obtainable through evolution. When using a Thunder Stone on Eevee, it will promptly evolve into the Lightning Pokémon and gain access to a variety of new moves, including Pin Missile and Thunderbolt.

Thunder Stones are discoverable in the Grand Underground, with two being available in the Sinnoh overworld: one in Sunyshore City, and one on Route 229.


Like its Water and Electric-type counterparts, Flareon requires an evolution stone to evolve from Eevee—this time a Fire Stone. In Pokémon Platinum, Flareon was a good Fire-type choice for players due to the limited pool of Fire-type Pokémon obtainable before receiving the National Pokédex, though with access to the Grand Underground’s Pokémon Hideaways, more of these fiery creatures not native to the Sinnoh region will be easily accessible.

Fire Stones can be mined in the Grand Underground, with one being obtainable at the Fuego Ironworks.


The Johto region introduced two new evolutions for Eevee, coinciding with the addition of the day and night cycle as well as the friendship feature that have both become staples for the evolutions of various other Pokémon. Espeon, Eevee’s Psychic-type evolution, evolves when Eevee has reached an efficient level of friendship with its trainer during the morning and daytime.

Friendship can be increased by having your Pokémon following you, battling with them, feeding them poffins and vitamins, getting them massaged, as well as having them hold the Soothe Bell item.


Espeon’s counterpart, Umbreon, also requires a strong bond with Eevee in order to evolve. Yet as a Dark-type, it requires access to the moon to evolve. Trainers must level up an Eevee with high friendship during the night to evolve it into the Moonlight Pokémon.


Leafeon, Eevee’s Grass-type evolution, was first accessible to players in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and introduced yet another new evolution method for the Evolution Pokémon. In the leftmost corner of Eterna Forest, near its Route 204 entrance, is a Mossy Rock, where upon leveling up an Eevee nearby, it will evolve into Leafeon. This method returns in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as the only way to obtain Leafeon, stepping away from its updated evolution method introduced in recent Pokémon titles.


Glaceon also requires a specific environment in order to evolve from Eevee. An Ice Rock lays in the top right corner of Route 217, the opposite direction that the player must travel to reach Route 218 and Snowpoint City. When leveling up an Eevee around it, it will promptly evolve into the Ice-type Pokémon, Glaceon, and gain access to new moves like Ice Beam and Blizzard.

Here’s where and how to get Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s Eevee.

Over the years, Eevee has risen in popularity among the Pokemon fanbase. Although it won over trainers with its cute looks and vast evolution potential, it took a few generations before Game Freak released it in the wild. In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Eevee is once again locked behind a few in-game requirements.

Those who've played Pokemon Platinum could get Eevee as early as Hearthome City. In Diamond and Pearl, trainers needed the National Dex before they could add Eevee to their team. Unfortunately for some, this very method returns in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Meaning, Eevee will not be available until a good portion of BDSP's main story is over.

Updated February 9th, 2022 by Renri Seong: Eevee and its evolutions are some of the most beloved Pokemon in the Pokemon series. With a total of eight evolutions, Eevee currently holds the highest amount of evolution possibilities in the series. Naturally, players may be wondering how they can get their hands on an Eevee of their own in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. As loyal remakes to the original Pokemon Diamond/Pokemon Pearl, Eevee remains locked in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl's postgame. However, once players have met the right requirements, it's possible to obtain Eevee and all of its evolutions. The following guide has been updated to include a third method of getting Eevee in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl.

Eevee in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl's Postgame

The first step to getting Eevee is completing the Sinnoh Dex. See (not catch) every Pokemon in the game, and then speak to Professor Rowan to get the National Dex and PokeRadar.

Luckily, players don't need to trade the legendary exclusives to register them to their Pokedex. Speak to Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic Town to register Palkia (Brilliant Diamond) or Dialga (Shining Pearl). Other version-exclusive Pokemon like Shining Pearl's Misdreavus/Mismagius or Brilliant Diamond's Murkrow/Honchkrow can be "seen" by battling NPCs such as Team Galactic.

With the National Dex in hand, Fly to Hearthome City and go into the house next to the Pokemon Center. Speak to Bebe, and she'll hand over an Eevee. This is the only way to get Eevee pre-National Dex without trading.

Where to Find Eevee in the Wild

Like most of the Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Eevee can be caught in the wild. Trainers won't be able to find it roaming about the Grand Underground, but Eevee will sometimes spawn in the Trophy Garden. Once BDSP players have become Champion, rare Pokemon will start visiting the Trophy Garden, and one of them happens to be Eevee.

The Trophy Garden is at the back of the Pokemon Mansion which is located south of Hearthome City on Route 212. To get Eevee to appear, players will need to speak to Mr. Backlot, who's in the right-wing of the Pokemon Mansion. Every day, Mr. Backlot alludes to seeing a rare Pokemon in his Trophy Garden. The Pokemon changes daily, so it's never guaranteed when Eevee will show up.

However, players can "cheat" the system by saving before speaking to Mr. Backlot. If Mr. Backlot doesn't mention Eevee, reload the file and speak to him again until he does. In the Trophy Garden, Eevee has a 5% chance of appearing and will be level 16 or level 18.

Hatching and Evolving Eevee​​​​​​

How to get umbreon on pokémon diamond pearl and platinum

The other way of getting multiple Eevees is by bringing one to the Nursery and breeding Eevee with a Ditto. Through breeding, players can Shiny Hunt Eevee from hatching Eggs if they have enough patience. If Eevee has a different ID from Ditto, there's a higher chance of Eggs appearing at the Nursery. Get the Day-Care Checker Poketch app from the NPC inside the Pokemon Nursery. This allows players to check on their Pokemon and will also tell them if there's an Egg waiting for them.

To get all the Eevee evolutions in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, they'll need 7 Eevees in total. Use evolution stones to get Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon. For Espeon and Umbreon, players will need to raise their Eevee's friendship. Unlike in Sword & Shield, Leafeon and Glaceon can't be evolved through evolution stones. Instead, Eevee needs to level up near the Moss Rock (Leafeon) or the Ice Rock (Glaceon) in Eterna Forest and Route 217 respectively.

Because Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have blocked off Pokemon from Generation 5 onwards, players cannot get the Eevee's Fairy-type evolution: Sylveon. Unless BDSP releases a method (DLC) of expanding the National Dex beyond Arceus, Sylveon will not be obtainable.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now on Nintendo Switch.

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Eevee (Japanese: イーブイ Eievui) is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into one of eight different Pokémon through various methods:

  • Eevee evolves into Vaporeon when exposed to a Water Stone.
  • Eevee evolves into Jolteon when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
  • Eevee evolves into Flareon when exposed to a Fire Stone.
  • Eevee evolves into Espeon when leveled up with high friendship during the daytime (Generation II onward, except for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen), except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock or while knowing a Fairy-type move.
    • It also evolves into Espeon when leveled up with high friendship with a Sun Shard in the Bag (in Pokémon XD).
    • It also evolves into Umbreon when leveled up with high friendship with a Moon Shard in the Bag (in Pokémon XD).

    Eevee has a Gigantamax form. Eevee with the Gigantamax Factor cannot evolve.

    Eevee is the game mascot and starter Pokémon in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, as well as for the main characters of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokémon Conquest. It is the starting Pokémon and first Pokémon employee of the player in Pokémon Café Mix. It is also the rival’s starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow, although Professor Oak originally intended to give it to the player.



    Eevee is a small, mammalian, quadrupedal Pokémon with primarily brown fur. The tip of its bushy tail and its large furry collar are cream-colored. It has short, slender legs with three small toes and a pink paw pad on each foot. Eevee has brown eyes, long pointed ears with dark brown interiors, and a small black nose. Eevee is rarely found in the wild and is mostly only found in cities and towns. However, it is said to have an irregularly shaped genetic structure that is easily influenced by its environment. This allows it to adapt to a variety of habitats by evolving. Eevee is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive Z-Move Extreme Evoboost.

    In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, the player starts with a special Eevee known as a Partner Eevee. The Partner Eevee has purple eyes and a lighter shade of fur. These design elements were likely taken from the anime, which implemented similar traits starting in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. Partner Eevee has higher base stats and access to moves that normal Eevee do not. Partner Eevee is the only Pokémon capable of performing Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, Sizzly Slide, Glitzy Glow, Baddy Bad, Sappy Seed, Freezy Frost, Sparkly Swirl, and the Partner Power, Veevee Volley. The marking on the tip of a female Partner Eevee’s tail is heart-shaped. Before Pokémon Sword and Shield, this trait was unique and wasn’t found on other female Eevee. In Pokémon Sword and Shield and later Pokémon GO updates, the unique tail pattern is present on all female Eevee as a true gender difference.

    As Gigantamax Eevee, it has become larger and more fluffy. The fur collar becomes longer with several triangular furs pointing straight up. The right ear has three red clouds surrounding it like a circle. Due to the fur becoming fluffier and luxurious, any enemies caught in it will lose the will to fight due to being enamored by its presence. Due to Gigantamaxing, Eevee becomes even more playful and rambunctious, desiring to play with its opponent and often unintentionally crushing them with its size. [1]

    Gigantamax Eevee is the only known Pokémon capable of using the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Cuddle.

    In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, there are a couple of different ways that players can get an Eevee. Receive one as a gift or capture it.

    In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, there are a couple of different ways that players can get an Eevee. While players can find an Eevee on their own, they can also receive one as a gift only after receiving the National Dex. Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokémon available because it has several evolutions that players can choose from, each featuring a different type of Pokémon like Ice, Grass, Fire, and more.

    Eevee is one of the few Pokémon that has a couple of evolutions in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and was originally introduced in generation four, but not available until the end game. When Pokémon Diamond and Pearl launched in 2006, Pokémon like Leafeon and Glaceon were added to the Pokédex as new entries to the National Dex, but they weren’t featured in the Sinnoh Dex. Players can evolve Eevee into Leafeon in Pokémon BDSP only after they beat the Elite Four and earn the National Dex, and the same applies to evolving Eevee into Glaceon.

    After players obtain the National Dex, the first location that Eevee can be found at is in the Trophy Garden on Route 212. The Trophy Garden features more than a dozen different Pokémon and some of their evolutions, like Pichu and Pikachu, Cleffa and Clefairy, Happiny and Chansey, and more. To find Eevee in the Trophy Garden, players have to speak with Mr. Backlot, the owner of the garden. Eevee only appears in the Trophy Garden if Mr. Backlot says that the Pokémon can be found there. There are a few Pokémon that this is the case for, and a new Pokémon comes into rotation every 24 hours. Finding an Eevee, let alone every rare Trophy Garden Pokémon in BDSP, is the more difficult method to acquiring one.

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: How To Get An Eevee

    Fortunately, there is an easier method to finding an Eevee in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and it doesn’t require players to capture one. After receiving the National Dex, head to Hearthome City and enter the house next to the Pokémon Center. This home belongs to Bebe, the Pokémon storage designer for the Sinnoh region. She’ll gift the player an Eevee after speaking with her, though she’ll only give players one Eevee. Unless the Eevee players receive from Bebe is a female Eevee, they’ll have to find, capture, and breed a Ditto in Pokémon BDSP in order to get another one.

    Many players may not realize that, while Ditto can be used to breed nearly every Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, female Pokémon will always have eggs of the same species. This means that a female Eevee could breed with another Pokémon in its egg group, and when the egg hatches it will always be an Eevee. Eevee is in the Field Egg Group, which allows it to breed with many Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, like Swinub, Stunky, Absol, and more.

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is available now on Nintendo Switch.