- This article is about the evolution family of Eevee. For the Theme Deck released with the Skyridge expansion, see Eeveelution (TCG). For the deck archetype, see Eeveelutions.
An Eeveelution (Japanese: イーブイズ EVs) is a term used for the current group of eight Pokémon that evolve from Eevee. It is a portmanteau of the words "Eevee" and "evolution". Its definition may be extended to include Eevee itself. It originally was an unofficial term used by fans, but the term eventually passed into the realm of official usage first as a pun in the official guide of Pokémon Stadium 2, and then later in the TCG Theme Deck Eeveelution, as well as in the game Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.
and the eight Eeveelutions
In the games
In Generation I, Eevee is obtained at the Celadon Mansion and can evolve into Jolteon, Flareon, or Vaporeon through the use of an Evolution stone.
- Main article: Eevee
Eevee is the rival's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow as well as the starter Pokémon for both Michael in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and the Hero/Heroine in Pokémon Conquest. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, an Eevee is the starter Pokémon of the player, while in Let's Go, Pikachu!, it is the starter Pokémon of their rival. While Trace always evolves his Eevee into Jolteon, the player's is treated as a Partner Pokémon which cannot evolve. To compensate for this, the player's Partner has higher stats than a regular Eevee and can be taught special moves related to the types of the other Eeveelutions.
In Galar, certain Eevee, while incapable of evolving, are capable of Gigantamaxing.
- Main article: Vaporeon
Vaporeon, the first of the Eeveelutions in National Pokédex order, is a Water-type Pokémon. It evolves from an Eevee that is exposed to a Water Stone.
Vaporeon is the only Eeveelution that does not share any weakness with another.
- Main article: Jolteon
Jolteon is the second of the Eeveelutions, evolving from exposure to a Thunder Stone, and is an Electric-type Pokémon.
Jolteon is the only Eeveelution without an obvious tail. However, in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, it is shown to have a stubby tail under its spikes, although the tail is absent from its Generation V backsprite.
- Main article: Flareon
The final member of Generation I's Eeveelution trio is Flareon, a Fire-type Pokémon, evolving from Eevee when it is exposed to a Fire Stone.
Flareon is the only Eeveelution with a type advantage over more than one other Eeveelution.
Eevee is again available relatively early in Generation II, which introduces two new Eeveelutions: Espeon and Umbreon, obtained when Eevee is leveled up with high friendship at certain times of the day. Each of Ecruteak City's Kimono Girls owns one of the five Eeveelutions that existed in Generation II.
Because there is no clock system in FireRed and LeafGreen, Eevee cannot evolve into Espeon or Umbreon even though they exist and can be traded in from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions.
- Main article: Espeon
The Psychic-type Espeon evolves from Eevee when it is raised to 220 friendship and gains a level during the daytime. It, alongside Umbreon, is the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Colosseum.
Espeon is the only Eeveelution not to have a type advantage over another at all.
- Main article: Umbreon
Umbreon is the second of the two Generation II Eeveelutions, a Dark-type Pokémon. Umbreon evolves from Eevee when it gains a level during the nighttime with 220 friendship. It, alongside Espeon, is the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Colosseum.
Though no new Eeveelutions were introduced in Generation III, Generation IV added another pair of new Eeveelutions, Leafeon and Glaceon, which are obtained by leveling Eevee up in certain areas, another departure from the methods of evolution in previous generations.
Because there is no Moss Rock or Icy Rock in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Eevee cannot evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon even though they exist and can be traded in from Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Versions.
- Main article: Leafeon
Leafeon is the Grass-type evolution of Eevee. When an Eevee is leveled up near a large, mossy rock (from Generations IV through VII) or exposed to a Leaf Stone (in Generation VIII), it will evolve into this Pokémon.
Leafeon is the only Eeveelution whose base stat in Special Defense is lower than 95.
- Main article: Glaceon
Glaceon is an Ice-type evolution of Eevee. Glaceon evolves from Eevee when it is leveled up near an ice-covered rock (from Generations IV through VII) or exposed to an Ice Stone (in Generation VIII).
Eeveelutions once again skip a generation and introduce a new evolution in Generation VI: Sylveon.
- Main article: Sylveon
Sylveon is a Fairy-type evolution of Eevee. It evolves when leveled up with a Fairy-type move and at least two Affection hearts in Pokémon-Amie or Pokémon Refresh, or in Generation VIII, when leveled up with a Fairy-type move and at least 160 base happiness.
Sylveon is the only Eeveelution introduced alone in an individual generation.
Base stats comparison
In the anime
Eevee and its eight evolved forms in the anime
In the anime, the Eeveelutions have been featured together in several episodes, most specifically in The Battling Eevee Brothers under the possession of the Eevee brothers, which focused on the three Generation I Eeveelutions, as well as Eevee itself, and Trouble's Brewing under the possession of Sakura and the Kimono Girls, which focused on the five Eeveelutions there were as of Generation II, although Sakura's Espeon was still an Eevee during this episode. The seven Eeveelutions as of Generation IV were first featured together with an Eevee as a small cameo at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In the Pikachu short Eevee & Friends, it featured Eevee with all eight of its Eeveelutions as of Generation VI.
Several important characters have owned Eevee which have gone on to evolve; other Eeveelutions have also been featured separately from their cousins.
- Main article: Gary's Umbreon
Gary Oak owns an Umbreon that he caught as an Eevee sometime before Ash returned to Kanto from the Orange Archipelago in A Tent Situation. It debut in the next episode and later evolved prior to Power Play!. It is one of his main Pokémon, having appeared nearly every time he himself has, and being quite skilled in battle.
- Main article: Sakura's Espeon
Sakura, one of the five Kimono Girls, is the owner of an Espeon that debut as an Eevee in Trouble's Brewing and later evolved prior to Espeon, Not Included, while the rest of her sisters own the other four Eeveelutions that were known in Generation II.
Anabel used an Espeon in Second Time's the Charm! during Ash's rematch with her. It was defeated by Pikachu.
- Main article: May's Glaceon
May, who is the first main anime character to have owned an Eevee, received hers as an Egg in May's Egg-Cellent Adventure. Eevee hatched in Time Warp Heals All Wounds and later evolved into a Glaceon sometime prior to A Full Course Tag Battle! during a visit to Sinnoh to compete in the Wallace Cup.
Johanna has an Umbreon that debuted in Strategy Begins at Home!. It joined Glameow to help train against its Trainer's daughter: Dawn. It later did the same in DPS01.
Zoey has a Leafeon that debuted in Double-Time Battle Training!. It was used in a practice Double Battle along with Kirlia. It reappeared in Coming Full-Festival Circle!, where it was used in the Battle Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. It faced off against Nando's Kricketune and Lopunny alongside Mismagius and won.
Ursula's Vaporeon and Flareon
Ursula used two Eevee in the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival in Last Call — First Round!. She evolved them into Vaporeon and Flareon as part of the act.
Volkner used a Jolteon during his battle against Ash in The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!. It battled and lost to Infernape. It is the first Eeveelution to be used by a Gym Leader in the anime.
Cynthia used a Glaceon in All for the Love of Meloetta! to freeze part of a river. She and Ash then broke up the ice so it could be used to cool down a sick Meloetta.
Virgil owns an Eevee and every one of its then-known final forms. They debuted together in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! where he used them in his mountain rescue duties. He also used them to fight through the Vertress Conference, which he won.
The Pikachu short for Genesect and the Legend Awakened featured every Eeveelution, including the newly revealed Sylveon.
Valerie has a Sylveon that debuted in A Fashionable Battle!. She used it in Fairy-Type Trickery! in Ash's Gym battle, where it battled and lost to Fletchinder.
- Main article: Serena's Sylveon
Serena caught her Sylveon as an Eevee in A Frolicking Find in the Flowers!. Her Eevee later evolved in Party Dancecapades! during a Tag Battle alongside Ash's Pikachu against Miette's Slurpuff and James's Inkay.
Ilima and his Eevee debuted in Turning Heads and Training Hard!. With the help of his Z-Ring and Eevium Z, Ilima and Eevee can perform the Z-Move Extreme Evoboost.
- Main article: Sandy
A wild Eevee with shaggy hair made its debut after the airing of Lillier and the Staff!, in the first episode of the titular Where Are You Going, Eevee?. It made its main series debut in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, where it was caught by Lana and given the nickname Sandy.
- Main article: Chloe's Eevee
Chloe caught her Eevee in JN049. Chloe's Eevee is the first female of her species with a visible gender difference in the anime. What makes her Eevee unique is that she is unable to evolve. The reason why is unknown.
In the manga
In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga
In To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That is the Question!, Ash helped Mikey to defeat his brothers, each of whom possessed one of the original three Eeveelutions, in order for Mikey to join the Knights of the E Stone.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Vee
Vee was a Pokémon Team Rocket experimented on with the use of the "Eevee Bio-Engineering Scheme". This allowed Eevee to freely evolve into any of the Generation I Eeveelutions and then revert back into its original form. After some time under Red's ownership however, Vee evolved into an Espeon, and the ability was eliminated.
Karen's Umbreon, first seen in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, used to be an Eevee.
The five Kimono Girls debuted in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter. Each own a different Eeveelution like their game counterparts, and by the end of the chapter, recruited a Leafeon and a Glaceon.
Y in the X & Y chapter caught an Eevee which she nicknamed Veevee and eventually evolved into Sylveon. This makes Y the second Pokédex holder to own an Eeveelution.
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
Bill in The Golden Boys has an Umbreon and Espeon.
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
Mitsumi in the manga owns a Glaceon, Leafeon, Espeon, and an Eevee who was held hostage by Cyrus for a brief time.
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
Lily in Pokémon 7 owns a Leafeon that was given to her by Nazuna.
In the Pocket Monsters manga
Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon were seen in the Pocket Monsters manga.
In the TCG
In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, many sets featuring the Eeveelutions have been released. Commonly, all of them will be released within the same expansion set, much as Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon were originally released in the Jungle expansion.
Included with the Skyridge expansion, also, is a Theme Deck by the name of Eeveelution, which features the original three Eeveelutions as the focus. However, the deck only includes the three Generation I Eeveelutions: whereas Umbreon was released in the set, Espeon was not.
There have also been several deck archetypes that revolve around the Eeveelutions, mostly due to their versatility and their lack of a unanimous weakness. One of the most recent is Eeveelutions, which utilizes Pokémon-ex variants of all five then-known Eeveelutions. The use of this archetype has been assisted by the release of a great many Energy cards that provide more than one type of Energy, such as Rainbow Energy. In Majestic Dawn, Glaceon and Leafeon were introduced to the TCG; the set also included all previous Eeveelutions. The most recent expansion to include the Eevee family is Plasma Freeze, including all but Sylveon (since the set was released during Generation V). Sylveon was first introduced into the TCG in Furious Fists (if the XY Black Star Promos and the XY Trainer Kit are not counted).
- Each Eeveelution has identical base stat totals, as well as the same 130-110-95-65-65-60 amounts. What differs among them is which amount is allotted to which stat.
- No Eeveelution so far has either HP or Special Defense as its lowest base stat.
- A chapter of Magical Pokémon Journey, Eevee-Lu-Tion, parodies this term.
- The Eeveelutions were featured along with Eevee in the Eevee Essences Collection.
- No Eeveelution is of a type that was considered physical prior to Generation IV.
- Motofumi Fujiwara designed Eevee, Jolteon, and Flareon. Atsuko Nishida designed all of the other Eeveelutions.
- Each Eeveelution evolves using a method that was introduced in their respective generations.
||From イーブイ Eievui (Eevee)
||From Eevee and evolution
||From Évoli (Eevee) and évolution (evolution)
|From Evoli (Eevee) and evolution
||From Eevee and evoluzione (evolution)
||From Eevee and evolución (evolution)
||From 이브이 Eevee
||伊布家族 Yībù Jiāzú
||Literally means Eevee Family
||From Eevee and evolução (evolution)