An important part of getting a Pokemon ready so that it can withstand the rigours of Gym battles is to ensure your Pokémon is as far evolved as it can go. Pokémon can be evolved using Candy and Star Dust.
Each Pokémon family can only evolve using the correct type of Candy. For example, Pidgey and Pidgeotto can only evolve using Pidgey Candy. Other types of Candy will not work.
Some Pokémon, such as Jynx cannot evolve, so when you catch these the only way to make them stronger is to use the Power Up option when viewing the Pokémon's details.
It has recently been confirmed that to evolve Eevee into either Jolteon, Flareon and Vaporeon you need to give your Eevee a nickname. The name to give him is taken from one of the Eevee brothers from the original Anime.
- For Flareon, name it Pyro
- For Vaporeon, name it Rainer
- For Jolteon, name it Sparky