Remember last year when naming Eeveelutions helped you guarantee top notch evolutions? Well, guess what – it’s happened again.

According to reports from, well, everywhere, you can influence which Pokémon your Eevee evolves into by renaming them as characters from the Anime series.

If you’d like an Espeon, you need to name your Eevee “Sakura”, and to evolve into an Umbreon, you need to name the Eevee “Tamao”. Once you’ve renamed them, you must restart your app and… well, that’s it.

Right now the trick only seems to work once on each of these two occasions, but as the numerous reports state, seems this is the real deal… so what are you waiting for?

If you’ve yet to pick up a super swish Pokemon Go Plus – especially since generation two rolled out  check out our Plus review in which we said: “while the Plus adds functionality to Pokemon Go, it’s a grinding-focused rather than gameplay-improving tool.”

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