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===Origin===
 
===Origin===
Vaporeon are most likely based on a cross between {{wp|cetacea}}ns, {{wp|Felidae|felines}}, and {{wp|canid}}s. Their skin is said to be smooth to the touch and like aquatic mammals, and their tail moves up and down rather than side to side like a fish. However, the fins and dorsal lining may be based off different types of {{wp|tropical fish}}. The body shape and skull of Vaporeon is very foxlike or catlike. Its ears resemble a mix between a fish's fin and a {{wp|fennec fox}}'s ears. In the anime and games such as Mystery Dungeon and PokéPark Wii, Vaporeon is shown to enjoy sitting down and preening its skin, fishing, and sunbathing, traits that are common with {{wp|cat}}s that live by the sea (such as the Turkish Van breed). It also shares characteristics with {{wp|mermaid}}s. Vaporeon may also be inspired by {{wp|Telchines}}, which are aquatic monsters from Greek mythology and said to have dog heads and fish tails.
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Vaporeon are most likely based on a cross between {{wp|cetacea}}ns, {{wp|Felidae|felines}}, and {{wp|canid}}s. Its feline and fish characteristics may mean that Vaporeon may be a visual pun on {{wp|catfish}}. Their skin is said to be smooth to the touch and like aquatic mammals, and their tail moves up and down rather than side to side like a fish. However, the fins and dorsal lining may be based off different types of {{wp|tropical fish}}. The body shape and skull of Vaporeon is very foxlike or catlike. Its ears resemble a mix between a fish's fin and a {{wp|fennec fox}}'s ears. In the anime and games such as Mystery Dungeon and PokéPark Wii, Vaporeon is shown to enjoy sitting down and preening its skin, fishing, and sunbathing, traits that are common with {{wp|cat}}s that live by the sea (such as the Turkish Van breed). It also shares characteristics with {{wp|mermaid}}s. Vaporeon may also be inspired by {{wp|Telchines}}, which are aquatic monsters from Greek mythology and said to have dog heads and fish tails.
   
 
====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====

Revision as of 05:18, 21 November 2011

Eevee #133: Eevee
Pokémon
#135: Jolteon Jolteon
Vaporeon
シャワーズ Showers
#134
134Vaporeon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water '
Category
Bubble Jet Pokémon
Abilities
Water Absorb Hydration
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#134
Johto
#185
Hoenn
#289
Sinnoh
#164
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-183
Almia
R-098
Oblivia
R-076 N-055
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
63.9 lbs.
Imperial
29.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F134.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Field group 36 cycles
(9180 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 196 Battle Exp.: 1961*

Vaporeon (Japanese: シャワーズ Showers) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Eevee when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Vaporeon is the result of an Eevee's exposure to the radiation of a Water Stone.

Physiology

Vaporeon is a composite creature sharing physical traits of fish, dolphins, cats, dogs, and possibly other animals. Vaporeon's body is light-blue and has a white collar. Vaporeon has yellow ears made of webbing and has a fin on its head resembling its ears. Vaporeon has a pointed pattern of dark blue on its head that encompasses the backs of its ears and head-fin. It also has blue ridges that run down the length of its spine and on to its tail-fin, and the paw pads on its hind feet are dark blue like the ridges. Vaporeon's finned tail is said to look similar to that of a mermaid's. Vaporeon's molecular structure is close to water, so its body glitters when sunlight hits at certain angles.

Gender differences

None.

File:Vaporeon Acid Armor.png
A Vaporeon melting into water molecules

Special abilities

Vaporeon are highly adapted to aquatic life. Unlike its pre-evolution, it has the ability to breathe underwater. As stated previously, they have a unique molecular structure. They have the ability to "melt" into a body of water and disappear completely from view. They can also manipulate water molecules, giving them the ability to learn Template:Type2 attacks their previous evolution could not. Vaporeon also have the ability to walk on water.

Like most Water types, Vaporeon can also learn Ice type moves, like Ice Beam and Blizzard.

Because it is a fully evolved Pokémon, Vaporeon can learn Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Vaporeon are very difficult to observe in the wild, as they are quite rare. When they are in the water, they are virtually impossible to see. While they are much easier to see while they are resting onshore, they possess the ability to rearrange themselves on a molecular level, causing themselves to "melt" into the water. It is likely that many mermaid stories were spawned by Vaporeon sightings, as their tails resemble those of mermaids. When Vaporeon's fins begin to vibrate, it is said to be a sign that rain will come within a few hours.

Habitat

Vaporeon are always found close to water, and prefer large, clean lakes. It is found in the same regions that Eevee can be found in.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Vaporeon in the anime

Major appearances

Vaporeon first appeared in The Battling Eevee Brothers, under the ownership of Rainer.

Vaporeon was also seen under the ownership of one the Kimono Sisters in Trouble's Brewing and Espeon, Not Included.

An old woman named Galea owned a Vaporeon in On Olden Pond.

Minor appearances

Ash battled against a Vaporeon in the Pokémon League entrance exam.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Vaporeon owned by Fergus was one of the Pokémon that were captured and cloned by Mewtwo. The Vaporeon clone is seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

Vaporeon made a small cameo in the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior together with an Eevee and the other six Eeveelutions.

Another Vaporeon appeared in Last Call, First Round! during the Sinnoh Grand Festival where it evolved from an Eevee, under the ownership of Ursula.

A Vaporeon made a small cameo in Pokémon Heroes under the ownership of an unnamed trainer, who was giving it some water.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG152 Vaporeon May's Pokédex Vaporeon, the Bubble Jet Pokémon. Vaporeon love fresh, clean water and can make their bodies melt away into water as well.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP174 Vaporeon Dawn's Pokédex Vaporeon, the Bubble Jet Pokémon, and an evolved form of Eevee. The composition of its cells is similar to molecules of water, and as such, can melt in water.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

A Vaporeon in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash battled Rainer's Vaporeon in To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
The Electric Tale of Pikachu ET06 Evolved with the Water Stone. The cells of its body closely resemble water molecules, and it has the ability to dissolve into water.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red temporarily controlled a Vaporeon, which was actually his Eevee temporarily evolving into its three known evolutions. It eventually evolved permanently into an Espeon, losing the ability to switch back and forth between its advanced forms.

In the TCG

Main article: Vaporeon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Lives close to water. Its long tail is ridged with a fin which is often mistaken for a mermaid's.
Blue
Yellow Its cell structure is similar to water molecules. It will melt away and become invisible in water.
Stadium Found quietly resting by lake shores. Its cell structure is similar to water, so it can invisibly melt into water.
Generation II
Gold When Vaporeon's fins begin to vibrate, it is a sign that rain will come within a few hours.
Silver It prefers beautiful shores. With cells similar to water molecules, it could melt in water.
Crystal As it uses the fins on the tip of its tail to swim, it blends with the water perfectly.
Stadium 2 When Vaporeon's fins begin to vibrate, it is a sign that rain will come within a few hours.
Generation III
Ruby Vaporeon underwent a spontaneous mutation and grew fins and gills that allow it to live underwater. This Pokémon has the ability to freely control water.
Sapphire
Emerald Vaporeon underwent a spontaneous mutation and grew fins and gills that allow them to live underwater. They have the ability to freely control water.
FireRed Its body's cellular structure is similar to the molecular composition of water. It can melt invisibly in water.
LeafGreen Lives close to water. Its long tail is ridged with a fin which is often mistaken for a mermaid's.
Generation IV
Diamond It has evolved to be suitable for an aquatic life. It can invisibly melt away into water.
Pearl
Platinum Its cell composition is similar to water molecules. As a result, it can melt away into water.
HeartGold When Vaporeon's fins begin to vibrate, it is a sign that rain will come within a few hours.
SoulSilver It prefers beautiful shores. With cells similar to water molecules, it could melt in water.
Generation V
Black Its cell composition is similar to water molecules. As a result, it can melt away into water.
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Eevee
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Eevee
Yellow
None Evolve Eevee
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Evolve Eevee
Crystal
None Evolve Eevee
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Eevee
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Evolve Eevee
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Eevee
Platinum
None Evolve Eevee
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Eevee
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Evolve Dream World Eevee
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Eevee
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve Eevee
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Lake Afar (B1-B24)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Altru Tower
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Ice Temple
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Sunny Seashore
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Beach Zone

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions#Vaporeon Global Link Vaporeon Japanese PGL 2010 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions#Vaporeon Global Link Vaporeon Korean PGL 2011 10 Never
List of Pokémon Global Link promotions#Vaporeon Global Link Vaporeon International PGL 2011 10 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 130
190 - 237 370 - 464
Attack: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 525   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 110.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
088 Sand-Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1515 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
2222 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
2929 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
3636 Aurora Beam Ice Special 06565 100100% 20
4343 Aqua Ring Water Status 0000 —% 20
5050 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
5757 Haze Ice Status 0000 —% 30
6464 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —% 40
7171 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
7878 Muddy Water Water Special 09595 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Vaporeon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vaporeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vaporeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vaporeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vaporeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SnubbullGranbullTeddiursaPhanpySkittyPachirisu
BunearyLopunnyGlameowPuruglyMinccinoDeerling
SawsbuckCubchoo
Charm Normal Status 100% 20
MankeyTeddiursaUrsaringZigzagoonLinooneSlakoth
SlakingSkitty
Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ZangooseAbsolLucarioPatratWatchogMienfoo
Mienshao
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
SwinubPiloswineMamoswinePhanpyVigorothPachirisu
BunearyLopunnyCubchooBeartic
Endure Normal Status —% 10
TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua Fake Tears Dark Status 100% 20
DunsparcePhanpyZigzagoonSlakothSlakingTorkoal
SpindaCubchooBeartic
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
PhanpyPansagePansearPanpour Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
Munna Stored Power Psychic Special 20 100% 10
WhismurLoudredExploudKecleonMunna Synchronoise Psychic Special 70 100% 15
AipomAmbipomMinccinoCinccino Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
PikachuSkitty Wish* Normal Status —% 10
WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoof
BibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Vaporeon in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Vaporeon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vaporeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vaporeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Vaporeon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Vaporeon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vaporeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vaporeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
133 Growl Normal Status 100% 40
133 Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
133 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
133 Trump Card Normal Special —% 5
133 Swift Normal Special 60 —% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Vaporeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Vaporeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin134.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani134.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP134.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Transform Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP My body's made of water!
26%-50% HP It's not good. My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm out of power... It's hopeless...
Level up Leveled up! I feel the power of water surging!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! I feel the power of water surging!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP134.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak fm.pngSoak fm.png
(Soak ×2)
Loops: 15 Min. exp.: 75 Max. exp.: 89
Browser entry  
Vaporeon is a key to the Fiore Temple's mystery. It attacks with a rainbow ray.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Soak 3 field move.png
(Soak ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by letting loose blobs of water and bubbles from its mouth.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Water  Water Assist.png
( Water )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Soak 2 field move.png
(Soak ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It spits bubbles around itself that make Pokémon slowed.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW134.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Vaporeon came to play in the Beach Zone. He enjoys Gyarados's Aqua Dash more than anything else!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Eevee
Unevolved
Eevee
 Normal 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Vaporeon
First evolution
Vaporeon
 Water 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 134.png Spr 1y 134.png Spr 1g 134.png Spr b g1 134.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 134.png Spr 2s 134.png Spr 2c 134.gif Spr b 2g 134.png
Spr 2g 134 s.png Spr 2s 134 s.png Spr 2c 134 s.gif Spr b 2g 134 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 134.png Spr 3e 134.png Spr 3r 134.png Spr b 3r 134.png
Spr 3r 134 s.png Spr 3e 134 s.png Spr 3r 134 s.png Spr b 3r 134 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 134.png Spr 4p 134.png Spr 4h 134.png Spr b 4d 134.png
Spr 4d 134 s.png Spr 4p 134 s.png Spr 4h 134 s.png Spr b 4d 134 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 134.png Spr 5b 134.png Spr b 5b 134.png
Spr 5b 134 s.png Spr 5b 134 s.png Spr b 5b 134 s.png
Vaporeon For other sprites and images, please see Vaporeon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Vaporeon is the largest Eeveelution: It is the heaviest of its evolutionary family, and is tied with both Umbreon and Leafeon for tallest.
  • Vaporeon has the highest HP base stat of the Eeveelutions. Because of this, Vaporeon has the highest max base stat of all the Eeveelutions. (While the others have 394, Vaporeon has 464.)
  • Vaporeon is the only Template:Type2 that appears in the field section of Pal Park.
  • In Generation I, Vaporeon had a notably different design with the backs of its ears being all black, fins on each leg, and a fin running down the entire length of its back. All of these details were removed in Generation II. Notably, these details weren't present in its original R/G artwork.
  • Despite being described as the "Bubble Jet Pokémon", Vaporeon can not learn Bubble. It could, however, utilize TM11 (BubbleBeam) in Generation I.
  • Vaporeon is the only Eeveelution that does not share any weakness with another.

Origin

Vaporeon are most likely based on a cross between cetaceans, felines, and canids. Its feline and fish characteristics may mean that Vaporeon may be a visual pun on catfish. Their skin is said to be smooth to the touch and like aquatic mammals, and their tail moves up and down rather than side to side like a fish. However, the fins and dorsal lining may be based off different types of tropical fish. The body shape and skull of Vaporeon is very foxlike or catlike. Its ears resemble a mix between a fish's fin and a fennec fox's ears. In the anime and games such as Mystery Dungeon and PokéPark Wii, Vaporeon is shown to enjoy sitting down and preening its skin, fishing, and sunbathing, traits that are common with cats that live by the sea (such as the Turkish Van breed). It also shares characteristics with mermaids. Vaporeon may also be inspired by Telchines, which are aquatic monsters from Greek mythology and said to have dog heads and fish tails.

Name origin

Vaporeon's name is derived from vapor, which is a gaseous form of water. The -eon suffix, common to all Eevee evolutions, comes from Eevee's prototype English name and possibly refers to the ending suffix of evolution itself. Its Japanese name probably refers to rain showers. The French and German names are based on the word aqua.

In other languages

Language Name Name Origin
German Aquana From aqua. Ends with -a like every Eeveelution in German.
French Aquali From aqua. Ends with -li like every Eeveelution in French.
Korean 샤미드 Syamideu From the English words shower and mermaid.
Chinese (Mandarin) 水精靈 / 水精灵 Shuǐjīnglíng Means "Water spirit". Ends with -精靈 / -精灵 like every Eeveelution in Mandarin.
Chinese (Cantonese) 水伊貝 Séuiyībui Literally "Water Eevee". Ends with -伊貝 like every Eeveelution in Cantonese.



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Pokémon
#135: Jolteon Jolteon


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