Espeon

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Espeon
エーフィ
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Quagsire < Espeon > Umbreon

Species Type
Sun Pokémon Psychic.png
Number Ability
#196 Synchronize
Magic Bounce
Height Weight
2′11″ (0.9m) 58.4 lbs. (26.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5% Female: 12.5%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Eevee None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 45
Tier EV Yield
4th Gen: NU
5th Gen: OU
6th Gen: OU
2 Special Attack Points

Espeon (エーフィ) is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation II, in the games Pokémon Gold and Silver. Espeon, along with Umbreon, are the second round of Eevee's evolutions introduced in these games.

Espeon's ability Synchronize passes on its status condition to the Pokémon that gave it the status change. Outside of battle, if Espeon is the lead Pokémon, its Synchronize ability gives the player a 50% chance of encountering a wild Pokémon with the same nature as Espeon.

A second ability available to Espeon is its Hidden Ability, Magic Bounce, only via the Dream World; This ability passes back all non-damaging status ailments, stat-lowering ailments (excluding Memento), entry hazard damages, etc. to the user.

Espeon evolves from Eevee when is has high Happiness during the day or when around a Sun Shard.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Espeon is known as the Sun Pokémon and like the other Eevee evolutions, resembles a feline. Espeon's most recognizable features are its pronged tail, large ears and red gem in the center of its forehead. Espeon is covered in purple fur and has two noticeable fur patches under each ear.

[edit] Gender Differences

Espeon has no distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

[edit] In The Anime

Unlike some of the other Eevee evolutions, Espeon does not make any major appearances in the anime.

During Season 5, Sakura, the youngest of the Kimono Sisters has an Espeon on her team, who is first introduced as an Eevee. She battles and loses against Misty.

Espeon, along with the other 6 Eevee Evolutions and an Eevee make an appearance together at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Espeon was first introduced in Generation II, along with Umbreon, as two new evolutions of Eevee. Espeon must be evolved (via Happiness during the day) in order to be obtained in the games without trading.

Espeon is available as a prize, obtainable in a game through the Pokémon website, via the Dream World.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Espeon is available as a Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum; it is unique in this respect as a Psychic-type and, along with Umbreon, a fully evolved Starter Pokémon. Espeon can also be chosen as an evolution of Eevee, the Starter Pokémon in Colosseum's sequel, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, by selecting a Sun Shard at a shop early in the game.

Espeon is featured in both the Pokémon Ranger and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series of games.

[edit] Trading Card Game

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Information

Espeon was in the NU tier in Generation IV - not used often due to her very poor Defense stat combined with her weakness to powerful physical Dark-type moves.

However, with the addition of the Dream World ability Magic Bounce in Generation V, Espeon jumped up to OU in usage for its ability not only to completely prevent the opponent from using Status moves or setting up hazards, but for the ability to deflect them right back at the enemy team.

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
II Pokémon Silver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.
II Pokémon Crystal The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.



III Pokémon Ruby Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers worthy. It is said that this Pokemon developed precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
III Pokémon Sapphire Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers worthy. It is said that this Pokemon developed precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
III Pokémon Emerald An Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers worthy. It is said to have developed precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
III Pokémon FireRed By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.



IV Pokémon Diamond Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows whenever it uses psycho-power.
IV Pokémon Pearl Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows whenever it uses psycho-power.
IV Pokémon Platinum Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.



V Pokémon Black Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
V Pokémon White Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
V Pokémon Black 2 Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
V Pokémon White 2 Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.



VI Pokémon X The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
VI Pokémon Y Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Gold/Silver/Crystal None Evolve Eevee
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Evolve Eevee
HeartGold/SoulSilver None Evolve Eevee
Black/White None Evolve Eevee
Black 2/White 2 None Evolve Eevee
X/Y None Evolve Eevee

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stat
Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power Full.pngFull.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
HP
65
- 230 334 -
Atk
65
121 135 229 251
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
130
238 265 359 394
Sp. Def
95
175 195 289 317
Spd
110
202 225 319 350

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Tail Whip Normal.png N/A 100 Status
Start Tackle Normal.png 50 100 Physical
Start Helping Hand Normal.png N/A N/A Status
5 Sand-Attack Ground.png N/A 100 Status
9 Confusion Psychic.png 50 100 Status
13 Quick Attack Normal.png 40 100 Physical
17 Swift Normal.png 60 N/A Special
20 Psybeam Psychic.png 65 100 Special
25 Future Sight Psychic.png 100 100 Special
29 Psych Up Normal.png N/A N/A Status
33 Morning Sun Normal.png N/A N/A Status
37 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
41 Last Resort Normal.png 140 100 Physical
45 Power Swap Psychic.png N/A N/A Status

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.png 80 100 Special
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM19 Roost Flying.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.png 80 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM67 Retaliate Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM83 Infestation Bug.png 20 100 Status
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.png 100 100 Special
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.png  ?? 100 Special
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.png -- -- Status
HM01 Cut Normal.png 50 95 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Captivate Normal.png -- 100% Status
Charm Fairy.png -- 100% Status
Covet Normal.png 60 100% Physical
Curse Ghost.png -- --% Status
Detect Fighting.png -- --% Status
Endure Normal.png -- --% Status
Fake Tears Dark.png -- 100% Status
Flail Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Natural Gift Normal.png  ?? 100% Physical
Stored Power Psychic.png 20 100% Special
Synchronoise Psychic.png 120 100% Special
Tickle Normal.png -- 100% Status
Wish Normal.png -- --% Status
Yawn Normal.png -- --% Status


[edit] Eevee Exclusive Moves

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
1 Growl Normal.png N/A 100 Status
9 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy.png N/A 100 Status
17 Bite Dark.png 60 100 Physical
20 Refresh Normal.png N/A N/A Status
23 Covet Normal.png 60 100 Physical
25 Take Down Normal.png 90 85 Physical
29 Charm Fairy.png N/A 100 Status
33 Baton Pass Normal.png N/A N/A Status
37 Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100 Physical
45 Trump Card Normal.png N/A N/A Special

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Generation IV Only)

[edit] Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Helping Hand Normal.png -- --% Status
Last Resort Normal.png 130 100% Physical
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Special
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Trick Psychic.png -- 100% Status
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical

[edit] Heart Gold and Soul Silver Only

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Heal Bell Normal.png -- --% Status
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical
Role Play Psychic.png -- --% Status

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Eevee Espeon
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Happiness (Day)

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Poison.png
Dark.png
Psychic.png
Steel.png
Fighting.png
Psychic.png
Bug.png
Dark.png
Ghost.png

[edit] Trivia

  • Espeon, and her counterpart Umbreon, are often credited with popularizing the Eevee collection in Pokémon - and the expansion of the Eevee evolution line.
  • Eevee is one of the eight Eeveelutions.

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Last edited by Ciel Phantomhive on 21 May 2014 at 14:33
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