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Sylveon Pokemon GO – Evolution, Moveset, Counters, & More

Here is all you need to know about Sylveon in Pokemon GO from this guide.

Pokemon GO is an AR adaption of the main series of Pokemon games. There are a lot of Pokemon in the which stand stronger than most. Although that is true, some are caught for different reasons like cuteness, Inventory completion, etc. One Pokemon that falls under this is Eevee & its Evolutions. By no means is Eevee weak as it can deal with a lot of tough Pokemon and its Evolutions can deal with even tougher ones. One such Eeveelution is Sylveon. In this guide, I will show everything you need to know about Sylveon from its Evolution & Movesets to Counters & Best Use in Pokemon GO.

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Sylveon belongs to the Nine-Member Family of Eevee. It is the Fairy Type Eeveelution. This Pokemon is a pure Fairy Type that hails from the Kalos region. Sylveon’s PokeDex entry states, “It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.”.

How to Evolve an Eevee into a Sylveon


To get a Sylveon, you must first get your Eevee of choice. It could have the highest CP or not, depending on if you want a high CP Sylveon. Now make that Eevee your Buddy Pokemon and complete your Daily Activities. Daily Activities are like missions in Pokemon GO and after completing them your Buddy Pokemon gets an Affection Heart. Get 70 of these Hearts and your Eevee will be ready to evolve into a Sylveon. After that, feed it 25 Candies. It this important that you get the 70 Affection Hearts or else your Eevee won’t evolve into a Sylveon. If you feed the Candy before getting the recommended Hearts then it will evolve into one of the other Eeveelutions.

But if this is your first Eevee you are going to evolve then there is a neat trick to get a Sylveon without the prior conditions in Pokemon GO. Name the Eevee you have to Kira and feed the 25 Candies. It will evolve into a Sylveon. This trick will work only for the first time.

All Possible Moves of Sylveon


  • Fast attacks
    • Charm
    • Quick Attack
  • Charged attacks
    • Dazzling Gleam
    • Draining Kiss
    • Moonblast
    • Last Resort (Through Elite TM)
    • Psyshock (Through Elite TM)

All Counters to Sylveon

As mentioned before, Sylveon is a pure Fairy Type Pokemon. As such, all Pokemon with a Type that counters Fairy will counter Sylveon. This is the list of interactions with the Fairy Type as well as Sylveon in Pokemon GO.


  • Sylveon takes 2x Damage from:
    • Poison
    • Steel
  • You can do 1x Damage to it using these types:
    • Electric
    • Fairy
    • Fire
    • Flying
    • Ghost
    • Grass
    • Ground
    • Ice
    • Normal
    • Psychic
    • Rock
    • Water
  • Sylveon takes 1/2x Damage from:
    • Bug
    • Dark
    • Fighting
  • And finally, it takes 0x Damage from:
    • Dragon

From the above list, we can see that Pokemon with the Types that can deal 2x Damage are effective Counters to Sylveon. Pokemon like Galarian Weezing, Metagross, Melmetal, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Galarian Slowking, & Salazzle are the best Counters to it. Below are some of the Best Counters for Sylveon in Pokemon GO.

  • Galarian Weezing
  • Metagross
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Amoonguss
  • Bronzong
  • Crobat
  • Excadrill
  • Galarian Slowking
  • Gengar
  • Magnezone
  • Mawile
  • Melmetal
  • Muk
  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Registeel
  • Salazzle
  • Scolipede
  • Seviper
  • Swalot
  • Vileplume

When to use Sylveon in Pokemon GO?

Sylveon is a pure Fairy Type. As such it is best used to fight against Dark, Dragon, & Fighting types. It takes half Damage from all three types while dealing 2x Damage to all of them. So the next time you face a strong Dark, Dragon, & Fighting Raid Boss or Pokemon, bring your Sylveon along.

This was all about Sylveon in Pokemon GO. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check our guides like Umbreon Pokemon GO.