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Espeon (Pokémon)

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Minor appearances
'''Espeon''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''エーフィ''' ''Eifie'') is a {{type|Psychic}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} introduced in [[Generation II]].
 
It [[Evolution|evolves]] from {{p|Eevee}} when [[level]]ed up with high [[friendship]] during the [[Time#Time-based evolutions|day or morning]], or when leveled up with high friendship with a [[Sun and Moon Shards|Sun Shard]] in the [[Bag]]. It is one of Eevee's [[Eeveelution|final forms]], the others being {{p|Vaporeon}}, {{p|Jolteon}}, {{p|Flareon}}, {{p|Umbreon}}, {{p|Leafeon}}, {{p|Glaceon}}, and {{p|Sylveon}}.
 
It is the [[starter Pokémon]] in {{g|Colosseum}} alongside the other Generation II [[Eeveelution]], Umbreon.
An Espeon appeared in ''[[AG170|Second Time's the Charm]]'', under the ownership of {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}. It was the third and final Pokémon used during her [[rematch]] against {{Ash}} in the {{OBP|Battle Tower|Generation III}}. The Sun Pokémon was defeated by {{AP|Pikachu}}.
 
AnA male Espeon debuted in ''[[BW102|Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!]]'', along with an Eevee and [[Eeveelution|itsher other evolved forms]] at the time, under the ownership of [[Virgil]]. ItHe reappeared in ''[[BW105|Lost at the League!]]'' and ''[[BW108|A Unova League Evolution!]]'', and in a flashback in ''[[BW103|Curtain Up, Unova League!]]''.
 
An Espeon appeared in ''[[PK25|Eevee & Friends]]'' with an {{p|Eevee}} and its other evolved forms, including the newly introduced {{p|Sylveon}}. It has a vain personality and dislikes getting its appearance ruined in any way.
 
===Minor appearances===
An Espeon appeared in {{[[Evolution|Gary}}'s explanationdemonstration]] in ''[[EP272|Johto Photo Finish]]'', where it evolved from an {{p|Eevee}}.
 
An Espeon appeared in [[Evolution|Brock's demonstration]] in ''[[AG011|A Bite to Remember]]'', where it evolved from an {{p|Eevee}}.
 
A {{pkmn|Coordinator}}'s Espeon appeared in ''[[AG050|Pros and Con Artists]]''.
 
An Espeon appeared in ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]'', under the ownership of a {{tc|Lady}}.
 
InA Coordinator's Espeon appeared in ''[[DP010AG115|NotMean OnWith MY Watch ya Don't!Envy]]'', Espeon was one of the Pokémon being hypnotized by {{p|Psyduck}}.
 
AnA Coordinator's Espeon appeared in ''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind!]]'' and ''[[AG122|Deceit and Assist]]''. It was competing in the [[Hoenn Grand Festival]].
 
A {{pkmn|Coordinator}}'s Espeon appeared in ''[[AG143|The Saffron Con]]''.
 
An Espeon appeared briefly in ''[[AG180|May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!]]'', under the ownership of a Coordinator competing in the [[Kanto Grand Festival]].
 
An Espeon appeared in ''[[DP010|Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!]]'', where it was one of the Pokémon who were hypnotized by {{p|Psyduck}}.
 
An Espeon made a small cameo appearance in the opening sequence of ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'' together with an {{p|Eevee}} and the other six [[Eeveelution]]s at the time.
 
Two Trainers' Espeon appeared in ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''.
 
A Trainer's Espeon appeared in ''[[SM092|Turning the Other Mask!]]''.
 
A Trainer's Espeon appeared in [[SM132]].
 
A Trainer's Espeon appeared in [[SM133]], where it was watching the {{pkmn|battle}}s during the [[Manalo Conference]].
 
===Pokédex entries===
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
{{main|Vee}}
{{adv|Red}}'s genetically-altered {{p|Eevee}}, nicknamed[[nickname]]d [[Vee]], evolvesevolved into Espeon permanently sometime after the {{pkmn|battle}} against the [[Kanto Elite Four]] and prior to the events of ''[[PS115|Forretress of Solitude]]''.
 
InA {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Espeon appeared in ''[[PS446|Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down]]'', aas Trainerone atof the [[JohtoPokémon Safariseen Zone|Safariat Zone]]the owns one{{safari|Johto}}.
 
An Espeon appeared in ''[[PS448|Pleased as Punch With Parasect]]'', ownedunder bythe ownership of a [[Kimono Girl]].
 
An Espeon appeared in a fantasy in the {{chap|X & Y}}.
{{Dex/Header|type=Psychic}}
{{Dex/NA|gen=II}}
{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=II|reg1=Johto|num1=184}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=III|reg1=Hoenn|reg2=Kanto}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Ruby|v2=Sapphire|t=FFF|t2=FFF|entry=Espeon is extremely loyal to any {{pkmn|Trainer|trainer}} it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokémon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Emerald|t=FFF|entry=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.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=IV|reg1=Sinnoh|num1=167|label1={{gameabbrev4|Pt}}:|reg2=Johto|num2=188}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|entry=Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows when it uses psycho-power.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Platinum|entry=Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/1|gen=V|reg1=Unova|num1=095|label1={{gameabbrev5|B2W2}}:}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather... and its foes' thoughts.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/2|gen=VI|reg1=Kalos|num1=081|label1=Coastal|reg2=Hoenn}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.}}
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{{Dex/Gen/3|gen=VII|reg1=Alola|num1=127|label1={{gameabbrev7|SM}}:|reg2=Alola|num2=157|label2={{gameabbrev7|USUM}}:|reg3=Kanto}}
{{Dex/NE|[[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]‎}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sun|entry=It can instantaneously sense its opponent's movements by feeling air currents with its fine fur.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Moon|entry=It unleashes psychic power from the orb on its forehead. When its power is exhausted, the orb grows dull and dark.}}
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=PokéPark 2|color={{grass color}}|link=PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond|area=[[Cove Area]]}}
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Conquest|color={{silver color}}|area=[[Evolution|Evolve]] {{p|Eevee}}}}
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=MD GTI|link=Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity|color={{silver color}}|area=[[Crags of Lament]]{{tt|*|Automatically recruited after completion}}, [[Rusty Mountain]] (GoldenGilded ChamberHall), [[Jaws of the Abyss]] (B1-B28)Uncharted Road,<br>[[Smoking Mountain]]Gilded (1F-24FHall), [[CapeSmoking at the EdgeMountain]] (B1-B29)Uncharted Road, MagnagateGilded dungeonsHall)}}
{{Availability/Entry1|1|v=Rumble U|color={{fire color}}|area=[[Aquatic Hill#The Colorful Park|Aquatic Hill: The Colorful Park]], [[Challenge Battle#The Final Battle Royale|Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale]]}}
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|SpAtk= 130
|SpDef= 95
|Speed= 110 }}
 
====Pokéathlon stats====
|MinEXP=75
|MaxEXP=89
|num=186
|browser=Espeon attacks with a ray it emits from its glowing red forehead.
}}
|field=Teleport
|fieldpower=-
|num=101
|browser=It spits eerie orbs of energy to attack. It protects itself with a psychic barrier.
}}
|field=Psy Power
|fieldpower=2
|num=079
|pastnum=058
|browser=It lets loose psychic orbs that make Pokémon Paused.
}}
|hatch=N/A
|buddy=5
|candy=Eevee
|evolution=N/A
|stamina=130
* Espeon shares its {{pkmn|category}} name with {{p|Sunflora}} and {{p|Volcarona}}. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
* Espeon was designed by [[Atsuko Nishida]].<ref>https://twitter.com/atsuko_nishida/status/783643367523557376</ref>
* Espeon has blue inner ears in the games, but in other forms of media, such as the anime, they are often purple.
 
===Origin===
Because of its feline appearance, Espeon appears to be based on the legend of the {{wp|bakeneko}} and the {{wp|nekomata}}, both Japanese mythological creatures depicted as mysterious, intelligent, fork-tailed goblin cats. The orb on its forehead also shares similar traits to that of the {{wp|Carbuncle (mythology)|carbuncle}}, a Latin-American mythological beast that had a jewel on its forehead. The red coloring of the jewel could be a reference to a {{wp|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 to {{wp|caracal}}s, {{wp|sphynxoriental catshorthair}}s, and {{wp|lynx}}es. Inspiration of the pink-purple coloring of its fur can be drawn from sphynx cats as well. Espeon's ability to sense minute shifts in the air with its sensitive fur mirrors the cat's ability of using its sensitive whiskers to detect the slightest directional change in a breeze.
 
====Name origin====
* [[Vee]]
* [[Umbreon and Espeon (Gates to Infinity)]]
* [[Starter Pokémon]]
 
==Notes==
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