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I don't think having the word "sylph" in it's name instantly means it's a gender-locked evolution, especially since {{p|Eevee}} itself has a gender ratio of 1♀/7♂. Then again, {{p|Combee}} has the same ratio yet has a gender-locked evo. --[[User:Relicant|Relicant]] ([[User talk:Relicant|talk]]) 17:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
I don't think having the word "sylph" in it's name instantly means it's a gender-locked evolution, especially since {{p|Eevee}} itself has a gender ratio of 1♀/7♂. Then again, {{p|Combee}} has the same ratio yet has a gender-locked evo. --[[User:Relicant|Relicant]] ([[User talk:Relicant|talk]]) 17:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
:Going by that logic, Slowking and Mr. Mime should be only male. ☆<span style="font-family:Algerian">[[User:Solar Dragon|<span style="color:green">The</span>]] [[User talk:Solar Dragon|<span style="color:red">Solar</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/Solar Dragon|<span style="color:blue">Dragon</span>]]</span>☆ 18:16, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
== What it looks like. ==
== What it looks like. ==

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cross-generational evolution

Should this be added to the List of Pokémon with cross-generational evolutions? --GoldenSandslash15 (talk) 02:00, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Name origin

Are there any reasonable explanations for the origin of its name? I've seen "Nymph" and "Ninja" floating around, but maybe someone who knows more about Japanese could take a closer look at its name (especially with the other Eeveelutions' names being very straightforward). --Perlgia (talk) 08:24, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

It's better to not add the name origin before we have more info, but I think "Nymph" is the most likely origin since it's very similar to its Japanese name: ニンフ and ニンフィア. If it came from "Ninja", they would make it more obvious.--Den Zen 08:50, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

It's a bit weird that we have VaporEON, JoltEON, FlarEON,and so on, and now we have NinFIA. They'll probably change it to Ninfeon. Just my opinion. --VictiniLopunny7 (talk) 13:40, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Ninfia is the Japanese name, the English name has been released yet.--ForceFire 13:45, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
My guess is that its English is going to be something like "Nympheon". --FinnishPokéFan92 (talk) 13:51, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Guessing is for the forum where this discussion belongs. --Spriteit (talk) 13:52, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
But Ninfia could also be from Nimbus cloud, which in Japanese is ニンブース (Ninbuusu). So it really could be anything right now, so until it's type is revealed we can't say. ----samm :) (talk) 16:37, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Except it's not. In fact, the only result on google for ニンブース (Ninbuusu) is a comment trying to resolve this Pokémon's name. The usual spelling of the English 'nimbus' in Japanese is ニンバス (Ninbasu). Bluesun (talk) 21:01, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

"Sylveon" is probably based on the air elemental "Sylph", so "Nymph" would make even more sense as the name origin of Ninfia. --Perlgia (talk) 13:58, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

To also add to that, its French name is Nymphali, so I guess 'nymph' as the name origin for its Japanese name seems that more likely. Rai Marshall (talk) 21:38, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
"Sylveon" could just as easily be a reference to Sylvan, which relates to the woods more than to air, also both "Sylph" and "Nymph" are female-only mythological spirits, which ties with the asthetic similar to the female-dominant fairy-group pokemon. OneInTwenty (talk) 22:54, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
A Sylph is a mythical creature that is said to inhabit the air. A dictionary (and many RPGs) told me so. Nymph is only a generalized name for a sylph, salamander, gnome, or undine. --Kektklik (talk) 02:03, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
The German name begins with "Fee", which is German for "fairy". Briguychau (talk) 05:45, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

The French name contains "nymph" and the English name contains "Syl". The "Syl" could be referring to the Greek mythological nymph "Syllis" who was a lover of the Greek mythological god "Apollo"-The Greek god of light or the sun. This may connect with the rumored new "light" type. It being the lightest eeveelution yet may also be a hint to that. "Syl" could also represent mythological Sylphs(sky fairies), which could be hinting towards Sylveon being flying(or at least part flying) type. Another indication of this is (according to the Wikipedia article on Sylphs)the article states that they ride the "wind", hence the ribbons appearing as being blown by wind. It also states that sylphs are said to be slender and graceful and having large glistening eyes. All of these examples are reflected in Ninfia/Sylveon's design. It also doesn't really follow the traditional design style of any current types. A bit off topic here but Xerneas is kind of the same in the sense of looking like the current types and the rainbow-esque style of it's "antlers". Rainbows strongly relate to light and it goes on... But getting into new types and Xerneas is pointless as this is the Sylveon discussion page. Vexino (talk) 03:03, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Sylveon must be a Flying-type. A sylph is a mythological creature in the Western tradition. The term was created by Paracelsus, who described sylphs as elementals of the air. Who knows, maybe it can fly with its ribbons. To add to my theory, Sylveon is also the lightest Eeveelution. -MasterZ 21:04, 21 February 2013 (EST)

English name is Sylveon


From the official Pokémon channel.--♪ Radio Rebel ♪ - Reject the status quo! 13:08, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

German Name Origin

I’d say the German name is a mix of ‘Fee’ (fairy) and Felinae (felinae), ending in -ara just as Nachtara (Umbreon) and Flamara (Flareon). Any other ideas about that? Should we add the Fee/felinae part to the German name explanation? Peterpansexuell (talk) 14:13, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Please discuss this on the forums, as it would be best to speculate there. Its name could come from a lot of things, it is hard to say for sure until we know more information. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 14:17, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
By now it's pretty obvious that in every language its name is based on a feminine mythological creature: Nymph (Japanese and French), Sylph (English) and "Fee" (German for "fairy"). The "felinae" part is debatable, but the mythological pattern is there. --Perlgia (talk) 17:58, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Sylveon Video Moves

I'm sure in the video featuring Sylveon, it uses moves similiar to both Swift and Trump Card, could this be added?TurtleLover1999 (talk) 17:35, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

I think we should wait until all of the moves that Sylveon can learn are revealed. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 19:14, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
We will not be adding any information into the articles unless it has been confirmed by an official source. Adding the moves because they look like "Swift" would be speculation. --Pokemaster97 19:17, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Reddish fur?

Unless I am color blind, I think that "reddish fur" it has would more be a light/hot pink, not "reddish". —Clubchloe1 19:36, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Well, it was a guess as to the color of the fur from the image in the scan. I would agree to changing the color described. --Super goku (talk) 02:21, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Miscelaneous details

Tied with Vaporeon, Umbreon, and Leafeon for tallest eeveelution. OneInTwenty (talk) 22:54, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

The fact that it is joint first with three other Eeveelutions is unnotable. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 23:07, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Sylveon is the lightest Eeveelution, implying that it could be a Flying-type. -MasterZ 21:08, 21 February 2013 (EST)

First Gen VI Pokémon to make an anime debut?

I think this might be too early to post, but since Sylveon is confirmed to appear in the upcoming Pikachu short PK25, does that make Sylveon the first Generation VI Pokémon to debut in the anime? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 00:41, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

PK25 doesn't air until July 13, and the anime still has a few months left. They could throw something in between now and then, so I say we wait. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 00:48, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Sylveon Evolutionbox

I'm pretty sure that Sylveon is an Eeveelution...

Anyways, why not add an Evolution portion? We know that Sylveon evolves from Eevee, so why not add that to the infobox?

First evolution

So it would look like that. .Garyoak (talk) 12:18, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

We should wait until we know HOW it evolves. The page already mentions that it evolves from Eevee, which is enough for now.--Den Zen 12:24, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
I don't think not knowing the method should matter. We also mention the Pokémon that any Pokémon evolves from on its page in the same way we do for Sylveon, but include an infobox as well. The template is capable of outputting "Unknown" as a method, so I don't see why not to use it. --SnorlaxMonster 12:57, 26 February 2013 (UTC)


Does anyone know where source that the official romanization is "Nymphia" is? I've heard it is official but yet to see the source. --SnorlaxMonster 12:25, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

These stickers.--Den Zen 12:56, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. --SnorlaxMonster 13:34, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Hehyeyeyey... It totally isn't Nymphia. When you try to find it, they would say it is Ninfia. About the stickers, might be a typographical error. --Falcypon (talk) 08:37, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

The official romanization is different to the Hepburn romanization. Ninfia is the Hepburn romanization, and while the official one can be the same sometimes, in most cases it is different. --SnorlaxMonster 09:26, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
What? Falcypon (talk) 13:55, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
"Ninfia" is just how you pronounce "ニンフィア", but its Japanese name is "Nymphia". Just like how "Mewtwo" and "Lugia" are pronounced "Myūtsū" and "Rugia" in Japanese.--Den Zen 15:46, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

English Name Origin

Shouldn't it mention how the name 'Sylveon' ends with -eon, just like all Eeveelutions, as it says this for the French Name Origin?TurtleLover1999 (talk) 15:36, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

In fact, there is no English name origin section at all. Where the English name origin is on other pages, we instead have a duplicate of the Japanese name origin section. Hmm. - signed comment from GoldenCelebi (pedia talknews talkarchives talk) 18:41, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm more concerned with the fact it most likely originates from "sylvan", which refers to woods and forests. (Which only adds to the mystery of why it's named such and yet can't be a Grass type....)FerreTrip (talk) 21:54, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Sylveon comes from "sylph" the definitions of which are... 1. A messenger from the air. 2. A slender woman or girl. It is pretty much another word for nymph, like in Ninfia. As a side note, most of it's names have origins that specify females. I think we have a genderlock! =) Team-Eevee (talk) 15:25, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't think having the word "sylph" in it's name instantly means it's a gender-locked evolution, especially since Eevee itself has a gender ratio of 1♀/7♂. Then again, Combee has the same ratio yet has a gender-locked evo. --Relicant (talk) 17:35, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Going by that logic, Slowking and Mr. Mime should be only male. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 18:16, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

What it looks like.

Most of Eevee's evolutions are foxes, except Espeon. This one looks like a deer with paws. - unsigned comment from Likalaruku (talkcontribs)