Sakura's Espeon

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Sakura's Espeon
サクラのエーフィ Sakura's Eifie
Poké Ball
Sakura Espeon.png
Sakura's Espeon
Debuts in Trouble's Brewing
Caught at Johto
Evolves in Prior to Espeon, Not Included
Gender Male*
Ability Unknown
Current location With Sakura
Eevee Espeon
This Pokémon spent less than 43 episodes as Eevee.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Eevee Yumi Tōma
As Espeon Yumi Tōma Yumi Tōma
Kayzie Rogers (SS005)

Sakura's Espeon (Japanese: サクラのエーフィ Sakura's Eifie) is Sakura's main Pokémon.

In the anime


Original series

As an Eevee

Espeon first appeared as a lost Eevee while Ash and his friends took a break in a Takoyaki restaurant. Misty decided to hug it as she found it cute. While the group were about to head over to the tea-ceremony, the Eevee's owner, Sakura, comes up and Misty returned the Eevee to her. After arriving in the tea-ceremony where the Kimono Girls who were Sakura's sisters, Team Rocket were also there and Sakura sent out her Eevee to take them on. It was then revealed that Eevee was the only unevolved Pokémon owned by one of the Kimono Sisters, in a similar situation to a previous episode. During its battle with Arbok, Eevee became badly injured after Arbok defeated it, leaving the protagonists to finish the trio off instead. While Misty and Sakura were discussing about their sisters, Eevee was seen happily playing with Togepi. When Team Rocket came back with the plan of stealing the Kimono Sisters's Pokémon, Sakura sent out Eevee once more to take on Victreebel and like last time, it was badly beaten. Victreebel then threw Eevee in the cages. However, it was freed by Tamao's Umbreon after Team Rocket's plan of getting the evolutions of Eevee backfired. When Ash and his friends were leaving to Olivine City, Eevee and Sakura waved goodbye to them.

Sakura and Espeon

Sometime before Espeon, Not Included, Eevee had already evolved into Espeon. As Ash and his friends walked back to Ecruteak City, they were planning on meeting up with Sakura and then her Espeon showed up. Sakura revealed to the group that it evolved from her Eevee and it now completes her sisters's Eevee evolutions. As the group went to Sakura's house, Espeon had a battle with Misty's Corsola. Even though Espeon was about to win, Corsola countered with a combination of Recover and a supereffective Pin Missile which took out the Psychic-type. After Team Rocket's plan of catching the Eevee evolutions became successful, Sakura decided to use Espeon as bait in order to lure Team Rocket to them. As they caught Espeon with a net, Sakura and the gang follow the trio and Espeon went up to Sakura as James was about to cage it. During a battle with Team Rocket, Espeon teamed up with Corsola and single handedly took out Arbok and Victreebel, leaving Pikachu to finish the trio off. With Team Rocket defeated, Espeon freed the captured Pokémon with Swift. Seeing Sakura's actions with Espeon, the sisters decide to have Sakura set off on a journey of her own.

Advanced Generation series

Espeon reappeared in The Blue Badge of Courage where it reunited with Misty and Sakura wanted to have a rematch with her as she and Espeon were confident. As Misty didn't have any Cascade Badges left, the group went to Rifure Village where Espeon noticed a man, Kinso, injured. As they head to a cabin, Espeon was seen working with the group as Kinso had them do so in order to earn the badges that were being made. Later, when the Gym Badge thieves stole some Cascade Badges, Espeon, along with Misty's Psyduck took on their Zigzagoon and Poochyena and the opposing Pokémon were finished off by Psyduck's Confusion. Back at the Gym, Espeon battled Misty's Corsola in a rematch and won, earning Sakura a Cascade Badge. Espeon was last seen leaving with Sakura and Tracey, while waving goodbye to Misty.

Personality and characteristics

Espeon, as an Eevee, was very energetic and outgoing, often running off as seen during its debut episode. Ever since evolving, Espeon became more quicker and agile than that of its pre-evolution. As a result, it held its own in battles more often.

Moves used

Sakura Espeon Swift.png
Using Swift
Move First Used In
Tackle  Trouble's Brewing
Sand-Attack Trouble's Brewing
Quick Attack Espeon, Not Included
Psybeam  Espeon, Not Included
Swift  Espeon, Not Included
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Spr 2c 196.png
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Espeon Lv.17
Tail Whip
Spr 4h 196.png
Psychic Unknown
Held item:
Espeon Lv.38*
Psychic Special
Normal Special
Psych Up
Normal Status
Natural Gift
Normal Physical


  • Espeon shares a voice actress with one of Sakura's sisters in both Japanese and English (Satsuki in Japanese and Sumomo in English).
  • Espeon is the only one of the Kimono Sisters' Pokémon that isn't captured in an Apricorn Ball.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Eevee and Espeon.

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