Pokemon Go Walking Evolution Guide: How To Evolve Eevee, Bonsly, Happiny, Mime Jr, and More By Walking

Walking your way to evolution


In Pokemon Go, most of the Pokemon found throughout the world can evolve by giving them enough Candies. Some require 50 Candies, others as much as 400, but there are a few evolutions where Candies won't do by themselves.

These Pokemon can only evolve to more powerful forms after walking with their trainers for a set distance. Make one of these creatures your in-game Buddy before setting out for a walk or run around the neighborhood and before you know it you'll have a brand new powerful Pokemon to use in battle.

How to Evolve Eevees Into Espeon and Umbreon

The first two evolutions both involve Eevee, a special Pokemon that can evolve into one of eight forms. Only two of those forms involve walking a set distance, those being Espeon and Umbreon.

Both evolutions will require Eevee to walk with you as your Buddy for 10km total, as well as 25 Eevee Candies. However, the evolution you'll receive will also depend on the time of day; if you wish for your Eevee buddy to become Espeon, evolve it during the day, while Umbreon fans should wait until nighttime to feed Eevee the Candies.

How to Evolve Bonsly, Happiny, and Mime Jr

Next up is a trio of tiny Pokemon that hatch from Pokemon Eggs, the so-called "Baby Pokemon" that debuted as pre-evolutions of existing Pokemon. Bonsly, Happiny, and Mime Jr. all evolve into their adult forms by becoming your Buddy.

The requirements for getting these Baby Pokemon to grow up are as follows:

  • Bonsly to Sudowoodo: Set Bonsly as your Buddy Pokemon, walk 15km total, and then use 50 Sudowoodo Candies
  • Happiny to Chansey: Set Happiny as your Buddy Pokemon, walk 25km total, and then use 25 Chansey Candies
  • Mime Jr. to Mr. Mime: Set Mime Jr. as your Buddy Pokemon, walk 15km total, and then use 50 Mr. Mime Candies

How To Evolve Woobat and Feebas

There are only two other Pokemon that require walking in order to evolve: the batty Flying type Woobat and the fishy Feebas.

In order to evolve Woobat into Swoobat, you will need to set Woobat as your Buddy Pokemon, walk all of 1km with it as your Buddy, and then feed it 50 Woobat Candies. Once that's done, you'll have a new Swoobat to add to your collection.

The Feebas to Milotic evolution takes a lot more effort than Woobat, even if the method is the same. After making Feebas your Buddy Pokemon, you'll need to walk 20km with it in order for it to be ready to evolve. Once that's done 100 Feebas Candies will turn it into the powerful Milotic, so you'd better hope there's a lot more Feebas on the road while walking those 20km.

That's it! Use these quick tips to add all of Pokemon Go's Walking Evolutions to your Pokedex. If you're looking for more unique evolutions, check out our guide on all things Eevee in order to add all eight Eeveelutions to your roster.

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