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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.

Eevee and the eight Eeveelutions

Eeveelution (Japanese: イーブイズ EVs[1]) 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,[2] and then later in the TCG Theme Deck Eeveelution, as well as in the game Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.

List of Eeveelutions by National Pokédex order

Introduced in Generation I

In Generation I, only one Eevee is obtainable in-game, at the Celadon Mansion. It can evolve into Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon through the use of an Evolution stone.

Eevee

133Eevee.png
Eevee
 Normal 
Run Away or
Adaptability
Hidden: Anticipation
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
55 55 50 45 65 55
133Eevee LG.png
Eevee
Partner
 Normal 
Run Away or
Adaptability
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 75 70 65 85 75
Main article: Eevee

The Normal-type Eeveelution, Eevee, is Blue's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Yellow and Trace's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!, as well as the player's starter Pokémon in Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!, XD: Gale of Darkness, and Conquest. In Let's Go, Pikachu!, Trace will always evolve his Eevee into a Jolteon; however, in Let's Go, Eevee!, the player's Eevee cannot evolve, as it is a Partner Pokémon. To compensate for this, the player's Partner Eevee 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.

At eight, Eevee has the most branched evolutions. As such, in case of multiple evolutionary conditions being met simultaneously, the following is true: Leafeon and Glaceon are prioritized over Sylveon, and Sylveon is prioritized over Espeon and Umbreon.

Furthermore, Eevee will never evolve into:


Vaporeon

134Vaporeon.png
Vaporeon
 Water 
Water Absorb
Hidden: Hydration
With a Water Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
130 65 60 110 95 65
Main article: Vaporeon

The Water-type Eeveelution, Vaporeon, evolves from Eevee when exposed to a Water Stone.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Bouncy Bubble, is inspired by Vaporeon.

Vaporeon is the only Eeveelution that does not share any weakness with another.

Jolteon

135Jolteon.png
Jolteon
 Electric 
Volt Absorb
Hidden: Quick Feet
With a Thunder Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 65 60 110 95 130
Main article: Jolteon

The Electric-type Eeveelution, Jolteon, evolves from Eevee when exposed to a Thunder Stone.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Buzzy Buzz, is inspired by Jolteon.

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.

Flareon

136Flareon.png
Flareon
 Fire 
Flash Fire
Hidden: Guts
With a Fire Stone
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 130 60 95 110 65
Main article: Flareon

The Fire-type Eeveelution, Flareon, evolves from Eevee when exposed to a Fire Stone.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Sizzly Slide, is inspired by Flareon.

Flareon is the only Eeveelution with a type advantage over more than one other Eeveelution.

Introduced in Generation II

Eevee is available relatively early in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, but keeps its rarity. Generation II introduced friendship and a day-night cycle, and alongside them, two new Eeveelutions that take advantage of the new mechanics: Espeon and Umbreon. Each of Ecruteak City's Kimono Girls owns one of the five Eeveelutions that existed in Generation II.

Eevee cannot evolve into Espeon or Umbreon in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, due to the absence of a day-night system. However, as both are present in the games, they can be legitimately obtained in a save file by trading an Eevee to Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, evolving it there, and then trading back, or by trading from Pokémon Colosseum or XD: Gale of Darkness.

Espeon

196Espeon.png
Espeon
 Psychic 
Synchronize
Hidden: Magic Bounce
Level up with high friendship at day
or with high friendship and
a Sun Shard in the bagXD
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 65 60 130 95 110
Main article: Espeon

The Psychic-type Eeveelution, Espeon, evolves from Eevee when leveled with a friendship of 220 or higher during the day, except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock, or when leveled up with high friendship and a Sun Shard in the player's Bag (only in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness). It, alongside Umbreon, is the starter Pokémon of Pokémon Colosseum.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Glitzy Glow, is inspired by Espeon.

Espeon is the only Eeveelution not to have a type advantage over any other.

Umbreon

197Umbreon.png
Umbreon
 Dark 
Synchronize
Hidden: Inner Focus
Level up with high friendship at night
or with high friendship and
a Moon Shard in the bagXD
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
95 65 110 60 130 65
Main article: Umbreon

The Dark-type Eeveelution, Umbreon, evolves from Eevee when leveled with a friendship of 220 or higher during the night, except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock, or when leveled up with high friendship and a Moon Shard in the player's Bag (only in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness). It, alongside Espeon, is the starter Pokémon of Pokémon Colosseum.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Baddy Bad, is inspired by Umbreon.

Umbreon is the only Eeveelution:

  • To not have more than a 65 base Attack and Special Attack.
  • To have been introduced with a unique type combination.
  • To be immune to another Eeveelution's type; in this case, Espeon.


Introduced in Generation IV

After an entire generation with no new Eeveelutions, 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. In Generation VIII, they can also be obtained via Evolution stones.

Eevee cannot evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, due to the absence of the areas required for its evolution in either of the regions the games are set in. However, as both are present in the games, they can be legitimately obtained in a save file by trading in from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Leafeon

470Leafeon.png
Leafeon
 Grass 
Leaf Guard
Hidden: Chlorophyll
Level up near a Moss Rock
or with a Leaf StoneVIII
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 110 130 60 65 95
Main article: Leafeon

The Grass-type Eeveelution, Leafeon, evolves from Eevee when leveled up near a large, mossy rock or when exposed to a Leaf StoneVIII.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Sappy Seed, is inspired by Leafeon.

Leafeon is the only Eeveelution whose base stat in Special Defense is lower than 95.

Glaceon

471Glaceon.png
Glaceon
 Ice 
Snow Cloak
Hidden: Ice Body
Level up near an Ice Rock
or with an Ice StoneSwShLA
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
65 60 110 130 95 65
Main article: Glaceon

The Ice-type Eeveelution, Glaceon, evolves from Eevee when leveled up near an ice-covered rock or when exposed to an Ice StoneSwShLA.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Freezy Frost, is inspired by Glaceon.

Introduced in Generation VI

Once again, an entire generation passes by before the introduction of a new Eeveelution in Generation VI: Sylveon. Its reveal also introduced the Fairy-type to the world.

Sylveon

700Sylveon.png
Sylveon
 Fairy 
Cute Charm
Hidden: Pixilate
Level up knowing a Fairy-type move
and having at least two levels of
affectionVIVII or high friendshipVIII
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
95 65 65 110 130 60
Main article: Sylveon

The Fairy-type Eeveelution, Sylveon, evolves from Eevee when leveled up while knowing a Fairy-type move and having at least two levels of affection in Pokémon-AmieXYORAS or Pokémon RefreshSMUSUM or having at least 160 base happinessSwShLA, except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock.

One of the Partner Eevee's signature moves, Sparkly Swirl, is inspired by Sylveon.

Sylveon is the only Eeveelution to have been introduced alone in a generation.

Similar movesets

The following are the level-up movesets from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Lv. 133Eevee.png
Eevee
 Normal 
134Vaporeon.png
Vaporeon
 Water 
135Jolteon.png
Jolteon
 Electric 
136Flareon.png
Flareon
 Fire 
196Espeon.png
Espeon
 Psychic 
197Umbreon.png
Umbreon
 Dark 
470Leafeon.png
Leafeon
 Grass 
471Glaceon.png
Glaceon
 Ice 
700Sylveon.png
Sylveon
 Fairy 
Evo. N/A Water Gun Thunder Shock Ember Confusion Snarl Razor Leaf Icy Wind Disarming Voice
1 Covet*
N/A Swift N/A Swift N/A
Bite N/A Bite* N/A Bite
Copycat
Baton Pass
Take Down
Charm
Double-Edge
Helping Hand
Tackle*
Growl
Tail Whip
5 Sand Attack
10 Quick Attack*
15 Baby-Doll Eyes
20 Swift Haze Thunder Wave Smog Swift Confuse Ray Leech Seed Ice Shard Swift
25 Bite Water Pulse Double Kick Bite Psybeam Assurance Magical Leaf Bite Light Screen
30 Copycat Aurora Beam Thunder Fang Fire Fang Morning Sun Moonlight Synthesis Ice Fang Draining Kiss
35 Baton Pass Aqua Ring Pin Missile Fire Spin Power Swap Guard Swap Sunny Day Snowscape Misty Terrain
40 Take Down Muddy Water Discharge Lava Plume Psychic Dark Pulse Giga Drain Freeze-Dry Skill Swap
45 Charm Acid Armor Agility Scary Face Psych Up Screech Swords Dance Mirror Coat Psych Up
50 Double-Edge Hydro Pump Thunder Flare Blitz Future Sight Mean Look Leaf Blade Blizzard Moonblast
55 Last Resort*
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage. Moves in bold italics may be STAB for Eevee when it evolves.
Normal-type attacking moves are also STAB for Sylveon if it has Pixilate.

Base stats comparison

Pokémon 134Vaporeon.png
Vaporeon
135Jolteon.png
Jolteon
136Flareon.png
Flareon
196Espeon.png
Espeon
197Umbreon.png
Umbreon
470Leafeon.png
Leafeon
471Glaceon.png
Glaceon
700Sylveon.png
Sylveon
HP
130
65
65
65
95
65
65
95
Attack
65
65
130
65
65
110
60
65
Defense
60
60
60
60
110
130
110
65
Sp. Attack
110
110
95
130
60
60
130
110
Sp. Defense
95
95
110
95
130
65
95
130
Speed
65
130
65
110
65
95
65
60
Total 525 525 525 525 525 525 525 525


Averages

Stat
HP: 80.63
Attack: 78.13
Defense: 81.88
Sp.Atk: 100.63
Sp.Def: 101.88
Speed: 81.88
Total: 525


In the anime

Main series

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.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, the Eevee Evolution Lab is presented, a place specialized in researching Eevee and its evolutions. Chloe received an Eevee from the lab's lead researcher, Pinery. From there, Chloe and Eevee started to find several Trainers who have at least one of the Eeveelutions.

Several important characters have owned Eevee which have gone on to evolve; other Eeveelutions have also been featured separately from their cousins.

Gary's Umbreon

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.

Sakura's Espeon

Main article: Sakura's Espeon

Sakura, one of the five Kimono Sisters, 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's Espeon

Anabel used an Espeon in Second Time's the Charm! during Ash's rematch with her. Despite overwhelming Pikachu in the beginning of the match with its speed and power, as well as the strong connection between Trainer and Pokémon, it was still defeated by its opponent, earning Ash the Ability Symbol.

May's Glaceon

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's Umbreon

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's Leafeon

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!. As part of the act, she evolved them into Vaporeon and Flareon. Notably, those Eevee were the first seen evolving onscreen in the anime.

Volkner's Jolteon

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's Glaceon

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. It is the first and, so far, only Eeveelution to be used by a Champion in the anime.

Virgil's team

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.

Eevee & Friends Eeveelutions

The Pikachu short for Genesect and the Legend Awakened featured every Eeveelution, including the newly revealed Sylveon.

Valerie's 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.

Serena's Sylveon

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.

Gladion's Umbreon

Main article: Gladion's Umbreon

Gladion and his Umbreon debuted in A Glaring Rivalry!, and its usually walking alongside its Trainer. A flashback in the same episode reveals that Gladion had his Umbreon since it was an Eevee, after he found it injured near its house when he was younger.

Ilima's Eevee

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.

Sandy

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.

Chloe's Eevee

Main article: Chloe's Eevee

Chloe caught her Eevee in To Train, or Not to Train!. 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.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP040 Eevee's evolution Ash's Pokédex Eevee evolves into one of three Pokémon, depending on what stone is used on it:

Using a Fire Stone will yield Flareon, the Flame Pokémon.
A Water Stone yields Vaporeon, the Bubble Jet Pokémon.
A Thunder Stone yields Jolteon, the Lightning Pokémon.

Gallery

Pokémon Evolutions

All Eeveelutions introduced prior to Generation IV appeared in The Show, under the ownership of the Kimono Girls.

A Jolteon appeared in The Discovery, under the ownership of Trace.

Gallery

In the manga

Eevee and the original three Eeveelutions in Pokémon Adventures

Electric Tale of Pikachu

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.

Pokémon Adventures

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.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Bill in The Golden Boys has an Umbreon and Espeon.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Mitsumi in the manga owns a Glaceon, Leafeon, Espeon, and an Eevee who was held hostage by Cyrus for a brief time.

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

Lily in Pokémon 7 owns a Leafeon that was given to her by Nazuna.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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).

Trivia

  • 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.
  • The idea for Eevee evolving into different types came from a request by Game Freak CEO Satoshi Tajiri to have a Pokémon that evolves into multiple types. Eevee itself was designed as a "blank slate" for its other evolutions.[3]
  • Each Eeveelution evolves using a method that was introduced in their respective generations.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese イーブイズ EVs From イーブイ Eievui (Eevee)
English Eeveelution From Eevee and evolution
French Évolition From Évoli (Eevee) and évolution (evolution)
German Evoliution
Evolilution
From Evoli (Eevee) and evolution
Italian Eeveeluzione From Eevee and evoluzione (evolution)
Spanish Eeveelución From Eevee and evolución (evolution)
Korean 이브이즈 Eevees From 이브이 Eevee
Chinese (Mandarin) 伊布家族 Yībù Jiāzú Literally means Eevee Family
Brazilian Portuguese Eevolução From Eevee and evolução (evolution)

See also

References

  1. EVs + cafe (archived)
  2. Pokémon Stadium 2 guidebook
  3. 3.0 3.1 (2018) EVs. (English translation written by Anthony Madry and commissioned by Dr. Lava)
  4. Tweet by AtsukoNishida (@atsuko_nishida). Posted on October 5, 2016.


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