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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
Silver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.
Crystal The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
III 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.
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.
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.
FireRed By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.
LeafGreen It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
IV Diamond Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows whenever it uses psycho-power.
Pearl Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows whenever it uses psycho-power.
Platinum Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
HeartGold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
SoulSilver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as weather or its foe's next move.
V Black Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
White Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
Black 2 Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
White 2 Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
VI X The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
Y Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[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

Stats
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- Min Max Max+
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
Speed
110
202 225 319 350

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

[edit] Via Breeding

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

[edit] Eevee Exclusive Moves

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

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Generation IV Only)

[edit] Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver

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

[edit] Heart Gold and Soul Silver Only

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Heal Bell Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Evolution Line

Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
(day)
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Espeon
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 220 Happiness
(night)
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
(at Moss Rock)
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
(at Ice Rock)
Rare Candy Sprite.png
Level up
+ 2 hearts of Affection
+ Fairy move


[edit] Type Matchups

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

[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 leDinx on 26 September 2014 at 12:52
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