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Espeon (Pokémon)

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'''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.
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===
{{adv|Red}}'s genetically-altered {{p|Eevee}}, [[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]]''.
A {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s Espeon appeared in ''[[PS446|Weavile Wobbles But It Won't Fall Down]]'' as one of the Pokémon seen at the {{safari|Johto}}.
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.
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