Espeon (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Espeon (disambiguation).
Espeon
Sun Pokémon
エーフィ
Eifie
#196
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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0 lbs. 0 kg
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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
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F196.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 (in the main series games) or when leveled up with high friendship with a Sun Shard in the Bag (in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness). It is one of Eevee's final forms, the others being Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon.

It is the starter Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum alongside the other Generation II Eeveelution, 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' movements. When predicting an opponent's actions, 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; others say that its powers were born from its need to keep itself safe. Espeon is rarely found in the wilderness, instead being more commonly found in urban areas, under the ownership of other Trainers.

In the anime

 
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 Haruhi appeared in in JN079.

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.

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 PS553.

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
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.


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)


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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM02  TM02 Pay Day Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM29  TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41  TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM46  TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM72  TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR11  TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25  TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29  TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33  TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34  TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40  TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49  TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69  TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82  TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83  TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR97  TR97 Psychic Fangs Psychic Physical 08585 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Espeon in Generation VIII
  • 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 tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
  Celebrate Normal Status —% 40
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Espeon may know these moves if evolved from an Eevee transferred from another generation.

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sing Normal Status 0000 055}}55% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Synchronoise × Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Trump Card × Normal Special 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
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
Field move:  
(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)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(present)
 
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(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
  Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  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
 
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
  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: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#027
 

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.
Skill Swapper: Eject+, Hammering Streak
Pokémon GO
  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, Last Resort, Shadow Ball
New Pokémon Snap
 
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.

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Eevee
 Normal 
 
Friendship
(daytime)
 
First evolution
Espeon
 Psychic 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  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 magical cat yōkai described as mysterious and intelligent, but the distinction between the two is 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 red coloring of the jewel could be a reference to a lunar eclipse, an event in which the moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow, making it appear red in color.

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 is a combination of ESP (a branch of psychic abilities) 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 is a combination of エスパー esupaa (ESPer, a person with psychic powers) and フィール fiiru (feel), referring to its extraordinary sensory abilities. It is very similar to Eevee, in both writing and sound (イーブイ/エーフィ).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese エーフィ Eifie From エスパー esper, フィール feel, and イーブイ Eievui
  French Mentali From mental and -li (common suffix for all French Eeveelutions)
  Spanish Espeon Same as English name
  German Psiana From Psi and -a (common suffix for all German Eeveelutions)
  Italian Espeon Same as English name
  Korean 에브이 Ebei Transcription of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 太陽伊布 Taaiyèuhngyībou*
太陽伊貝 Taaiyèuhngyībui*
From 太陽 taaiyèuhng and 伊布 Yībou (common suffix for all Eeveelutions in Cantonese)
From 太陽 taaiyèuhng and 伊貝 Yībui (former suffix for Eeveelutions in Cantonese)
  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 (common suffix for all Eeveelutions in Mandarin)
From 太陽 / 太阳 tàiyáng and 精靈 / 精灵 jīnglíng (former suffix for Eeveelutions in Mandarin)


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