Espeon (Pokémon)

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Espeon
Sun Pokémon
エーフィ
Eifie
#0196
Espeon



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Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Synchronize Cacophony
Cacophony
Magic Bounce
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
8995 - 9251 steps
Height
2'11″ 0.9 m
Espeon
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
58.4 lbs. 26.5 kg
Espeon
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
197
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Espeon
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
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0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F0196.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Espeon (Japanese: エーフィ Eifie) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Eevee when leveled up with high friendship during the day or with a Sun ShardXD in the player's Bag, except in areas with a Moss Rock or Ice Rock, or while knowing a Fairy-type moveSwShLASV (and having at least two levels of affectionVIVII).

It is one of Eevee's final forms, the others being Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon.

Espeon is the starter Pokémon of Pokémon Colosseum alongside Umbreon.

Biology

Espeon is a quadrupedal, mammalian Pokémon with slender legs and dainty paws. It is covered in fine, lilac fur. Its ears are large, and it has purple eyes with white pupils. There are tufts of fur near its eyes, and a small, red gem embedded in its forehead. It also has a thin, forked tail.

Espeon's velvety fur is so sensitive that it can sense minuscule shifts in the air, allowing it to predict the weather and its enemies' thoughts and movements. By doing so, the tip of its tail quivers. The gem on Espeon's forehead glows when it unleashes psychic energy from the gem and darkens when all of the built-up energy has been exhausted. Espeon builds up its psychic power by bathing in the sunlight. As such, it does not handle battles at night well. Espeon shows extreme loyalty to any Trainer that it considers worthy, even being said to have awakened its psychic powers from its desire to protect its Trainer; some sources, however, theorize that its powers were born from its need to keep itself safe.

This Pokémon is rare in the wild, instead being more commonly found in urban areas, under the ownership of other Trainers. In Generation II, Morning Sun was its signature move.

In the anime

Main series

Espeon in the anime

Major appearances

Sakura's Espeon

Espeon debuted in Espeon, Not Included, where it was revealed that Sakura's Eevee had evolved into one.

Other

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, an Espeon was Annie's main Pokémon. It would use its Psychic to incapacitate foes.

In The Saffron Con, Lilian Meridian used an Espeon to test the stage's lighting effects. Before the Saffron City Contest, it performed an appeal which entranced May's Squirtle.

In Second Time's the Charm, Anabel used an Espeon as the third and final Pokémon during her rematch against Ash in the Battle Tower. It was eventually defeated by Pikachu's Volt Tackle.

Virgil's male Vaporeon debuted in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, along with an Eevee and her other evolutions at the time. He reappeared in Lost at the League! and A Unova League Evolution!, and in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League!.

In Eevee & Friends, a vain Espeon was with an Eevee and its other evolved forms, including the newly introduced Sylveon. It despises getting messy in any way.

In Master Class Choices!, Amelia used an Espeon alongside a Dragonair in the Fleurrh City Showcase. Together, they made it past the Theme Performance. However, they came in second during the Freestyle Performance, losing to Serena and her Braixen, Pancham, and Sylveon.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, a Trainer's Espeon was summoned to help Ilima's Eevee perform Extreme Evoboost. In the Poké Problem segment of the next episode, it saw Ilima and Eevee off.

An Espeon under the ownership of Soleil appeared in Night and Day, You are the Ones!, having evolved from her female Eevee. She reappeared in a flashback in Reuniting for the First Time!.

Minor appearances

In Johto Photo Finish, Gary's demonstration featured an Espeon evolving from an Eevee.

In A Bite to Remember, Brock's demonstration featured an Espeon evolving from an Eevee.

A Coordinator's Espeon appeared in Pros and Con Artists.

An Espeon appeared in Destiny Deoxys, under the ownership of a Lady.

A Coordinator's Espeon appeared in Mean With Envy.

In Hi Ho Silver Wind! and Deceit and Assist, a Coordinator's Espeon competed in the Hoenn Grand Festival.

A Coordinator's Espeon appeared in The Saffron Con.

In May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!, a Coordinator's Espeon competed in the Kanto Grand Festival.

In Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!, an Espeon was hypnotized by Psyduck.

In Giratina and the Sky Warrior, an Espeon was together with an Eevee and the other six Eeveelutions at the time.

In Tag Team Battle Inspiration!, Serena's fantasy featured an Espeon as she imagined what her Eevee could evolve into.

In Racing to a Big Event!, a Trainer's Espeon competed in the Pokémon Pancake Race.

Two Trainers' Espeon appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Espeon appeared in Turning the Other Mask!.

A Trainer's Espeon appeared in Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy!.

In Battling on the Wing!, a Trainer's Espeon watched the battles during the Manalo Conference.

A Trainer's Espeon appeared in Exhibition Unmasked!, Fiery Surprises!, and From Z to Shining Z!.

In To Train, or Not to Train!, an Espeon was at the Eevee Evolution Lab.

An Espeon appeared in a fantasy in On Land, In the Sea, and to the Future!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP226 Espeon Ash's Pokédex Espeon, the Sun Pokémon. Espeon are able to read air currents, allowing it to predict the future, as well as its opponents' next moves.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG170 Espeon May's Pokédex Espeon, the Sun Pokémon. It uses the fine hairs that cover its body to sense air currents and predict an opponent's movement.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW102 Espeon Ash's Pokédex Espeon, the Sun Pokémon. It predicts opponent's moves and detects air currents with its body hairs.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN079 Espeon Chloe's Rotom Phone Espeon, the Sun Pokémon. A Psychic type. When the sun hits the jewel on Espeon's forehead, it builds up psychic power. It holds the highest loyalty to an accomplished Trainer, and it is said Espeon obtained its premonition powers to protect them.

Pokémon Evolutions

Naoko's Espeon

An Espeon appeared in The Show, under the ownership of Naoko. It was used in the Kimono Girls' performance of the destruction of the Brass Tower, where it represented the dawning of the day after the incident.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Main article: Vee

In Forretress of Solitude, it was revealed that Red's Vee had evolved into Espeon permanently, losing his ability to devolve back into Eevee in the process.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

In Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down, a Trainer's Espeon was seen at the Safari Zone.

An Espeon appeared in Pleased as Punch With Parasect, under the ownership of a Kimono Girl.

X & Y chapter

An Espeon appeared in a fantasy in Sylveon Enchants.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

Dexio's Espeon first appeared in Confusion and Monsters from Another World.

Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo

Similar to the games, Wes owns an Espeon, which debuted in CSL1.

Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers

An Espeon appeared in PCS1, under the ownership of Wes.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Mitsumi has an Espeon, which is first seen being used to stop a bomb placed by Team Galactic in A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys, Bill has both an Espeon and its counterpart Umbreon.

In the TCG

Main article: Espeon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#184
Gold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
Silver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
Crystal The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
Stadium 2 It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
Sapphire
Emerald An Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said to have developed precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
FireRed By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
LeafGreen It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #167
Johto
#188
Diamond Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows when it uses psycho-power.
Pearl
Platinum Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
HeartGold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
SoulSilver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #095
Black Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
White
Black 2 Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather... and its foes' thoughts.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #081
Hoenn
#—
X The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
Y Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
Omega Ruby Espeon is extremely loyal to any Trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its Trainer from harm.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #127
Alola
USUM: #157
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun It can instantaneously sense its opponent's movements by feeling air currents with its fine fur.
Moon It unleashes psychic power from the orb on its forehead. When its power is exhausted, the orb grows dull and dark.
Ultra Sun Although it originally had no powers at all, people say its precognitive faculties were awakened by its need to protect itself.
Ultra Moon Psychic power builds up in the orb on its forehead as it bathes in the sunshine. Espeon is not good at battling at night.
Generation VIII Galar
#200
Galar
Crown Tundra #079
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#029
Sword By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
Shield It unleashes psychic power from the orb on its forehead. When its power is exhausted, the orb grows dull and dark.
Brilliant Diamond Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows when it uses psychic power.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus Wields an arcane power with which it can predict the weather and even people's thoughts. When bathed in sunshine, the scarlet orb on its brow glows and builds energy.
Generation IX Paldea
#183
Scarlet The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent’s next move.
Violet It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.


Pokedex Image Espeon SM.png Pokedex Image Espeon USUM.png Pokedex Image Espeon SV.png
Espeon in the Alola PokédexSM Espeon in the Alola PokédexUSUM Espeon in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Eevee
Crystal
Evolve Eevee
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Starter Pokémon
XD
Evolve Eevee
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Eevee
Platinum
Evolve Eevee
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Eevee
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Dream World Eevee
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Eevee
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Eevee
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Eevee
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Routes 4 and 6Day (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Routes 4 and 6Day (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Lake of Outrage (Wanderer)
Hammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Eevee
Legends: Arceus
Space-time distortions - Alabaster Icelands
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province (Area Three), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area Three), Area Zero
Tera Raid Battles (6★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Secret Storage 20, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Eevee using a Sun Ribbon
Ranger
Fiore Temple
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Marine Resort (1F-19F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
MD Sky
Marine Resort (1F-19F), Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Ranger: SoA
Hippowdon Temple
MD Blazing
Evolve Eevee
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Conquest
Evolve Eevee
MD GTI
Crags of Lament*, Rusty Mountain (Gilded Hall), Jaws of the Abyss (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall), Smoking Mountain (Uncharted Road, Gilded Hall)
Rumble U
Aquatic Hill: The Colorful Park, Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 1
Shuffle
Galerie Rouge: Stage 71
Blau Salon: Stage 441
Rumble World
Origin Hideaway: Super Gene Laboratorium (Back Boss),
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Special)
Picross
Area 10: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Entei Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Zygarde Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere ForestLevel 3, Belusylva Island Illumina SpotLevel 2


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Espeon English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Party of the Decade Espeon English United States 70 August 8, 2006
XYORAS Pokémon Center Birthday Espeon All Japan 10 October 12, 2013 to December 31, 2016
SM Pokémon Center Espeon All Japan 50 May 13 to June 23, 2017
SM Pokémon Store Espeon All South Korea 50 July 15 to 23, 2017
Pokémon Global Link promotions
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Espeon Japanese PGL 10 October 20, 2010 to January 31, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon Korean PGL 10 May 18 to August 31, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon English PGL 10 May 19 to July 19, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon French PGL 10 May 19 to July 19, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon German PGL 10 May 19 to July 19, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon Italian PGL 10 May 19 to July 19, 2011
BW Global Link Espeon Spanish PGL 10 May 19 to July 19, 2011

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
14/17 ★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
011 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100100% 20
011 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
011 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
Evo.Evo. Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
055 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
1010 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1515 Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Status 0000 100100% 30
2020 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
2525 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
3030 Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
3535 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4040 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4545 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5050 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
5555 Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Espeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Espeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM002Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM002 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM003Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM005Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM005 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM020Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM037Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM063Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM063 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079Bag TM Fairy SV Sprite.png TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM101Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM101 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM132Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM132 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Espeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Espeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Mud-Slap Ground Special 20 100% 10
Tickle Normal Status 100% 20
Wish Normal Status —% 10
Yawn Normal Status —% 10
  • 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 Espeon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Espeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Espeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Espeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Espeon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Hypnosis Espeon 4 (Rising Rivals 18)
Psywave Sabrina's Espeon (VS 56)
Espeon 4 (Rising Rivals 18)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani196.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Transform Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I sense the movements of foes from the flow of air!
26%-50% HP Trouble... My HP's down by half.
1%-25% HP It might be hopeless... I don't have any strength left...
Level up My level went up. My senses grew sharper, too.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 196.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 75 Max. exp.: 89
Browser entry R-186
Espeon attacks with a ray it emits from its glowing red forehead.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: Teleport - field move.png
(Teleport ×-)
Browser entry R-101
It spits eerie orbs of energy to attack. It protects itself with a psychic barrier.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:
(present)
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Psychic
Field move:
(present)
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(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
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Psychic
Field move:
(past)
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(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-079/N-058
It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush196Body.png Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW196.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Espeon went to the Haunted Zone so she could play there! Her favorite Attraction is Dusknoir's Speed Slam, but she also enjoys Absol's Hurdle Bounce!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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PokéPark Pad entry:
She parted with the Pokémon she grew up with. They were like her siblings, but now she lives in Cove Town.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP196.png HP: ★★★ Move: Psybeam
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Mountaineer
Ability 2: Instinct
Ability 3: Share
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Eevee when it has a link of 70% or higher and is deployed in Illusio
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Hero/Heroine
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#027
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Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Skill Swapper: Eject+, Hammering Streak
Pokémon GO
GO0196.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 175
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Confusion, Zen Headbutt
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Psychic, Future Sight, Psychic Fangs*, Last Resort, Shadow Ball
New Pokémon Snap
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Photodex entry #077
Espeon can predict just about anything by simply detecting slight shifts in the air. It seemed to be leading you through Elsewhere Forest so you wouldn’t get lost.

In Pokémon GO, Espeon can be obtained by completing 3/6 of the Special Research, Investigate a Mysterious Energy.

Costumes in Pokémon GO
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Flower crown Holiday hat

Evolution

Eevee
Unevolved
Eevee
 Normal 
Rare Candy + Soothe Bell
Level up
with high friendship
during the day
(core series)


Rare Candy + Soothe Bell+ Sun Shard
Level up
with high friendship
and a Sun Shard in the Bag
(XD)
Espeon
First evolution
Espeon
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Spr 2g 196 s.png Spr b 2g 196 s.png Spr 2s 196 s.png Spr b 2g 196 s.png Spr 2c 196 s.png Spr b 2g 196 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 196 s.png Spr b 3r 196 s.png Spr 3e 196 s.png Spr b 3r 196 s.png Spr 3r 196 s.png Spr b 3r 196 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Spr 4d 196 s.png Spr b 4d 196 s.png Spr 4p 196 s.png Spr b 4p 196 s.png Spr 4h 196 s.png Spr b 4p 196 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Legends: Arceus
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HOME
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Menu SV 0196.png For other sprites and images, please see Espeon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Because of its feline appearance, Espeon appears to be based on the legend of the bakeneko and the nekomata; both are magical cat yōkai described as mysterious and intelligent, with the distinction between the two being that the latter is depicted with a forked tail. It may also be based on the mythological lynx, a feline creature that possesses the psychic power of clairvoyance. The jewel on its head may also be a reference to the carbunclo, a mythological South American creature with a jewel or mirror on its forehead, and sometimes described as a feline. The position of the jewel also evokes the idea of a "third eye".

Its large ears can be traced from various felines such as caracals, oriental shorthairs, lynxes, and possibly servals, while its fine hair is similar to that of a sphynx cat. Espeon's ability to sense minute shifts in the air with its sensitive fur mirrors a cat's ability to use its sensitive whiskers to detect the slightest directional change in a breeze.

Name origin

Espeon may be a combination of the acronym ESP (extrasensory perception) and eon (an immeasurably long period of time, possibly referring to how long evolution takes naturally). Eon is a suffix all Eevee evolutions share and was Eevee's English prototype name.

Eifie may be a combination of エスパー ESPer (one who has extrasensory perception) and フィール feel. It is also similar to イーブイ Eievui (Eevee's Japanese name).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エーフィ Eifie From esper, feel, and イーブイ Eievui
France Flag.png French Mentali From mental and -li (common suffix for all Eeveelutions in French)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espeon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Psiana From Psi and -a (common suffix for all Eeveelutions in German)
Italy Flag.png Italian Espeon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에브이 Evee Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 太陽伊布 Tàiyángyībù*
太陽精靈 / 太阳精灵 Tàiyángjīnglíng*
From 太陽 / 太阳 tàiyáng and 伊布 Yībù
From 太陽 / 太阳 tàiyáng and 精靈 / 精灵 jīnglíng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 太陽伊布 Taaiyèuhngyībou*
太陽伊貝 Taaiyèuhngyībui*
From 太陽 taaiyèuhng and 伊布 Yībou
From 太陽 taaiyèuhng and 伊貝 Yībui


Related articles

References

  1. (2018) EVs. (English translation written by Anthony Madry and commissioned by Dr. Lava)
  2. Tweet by AtsukoNishida (@atsuko_nishida). Posted on October 5, 2016.

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