Espeon is one of Eevee's evolved forms from the second generation of Pokémon. It is a Psychic-type Pokémon that evolves from Eevee when it has a strong friendship with it's trainer at Day Time.
Espeon is a quadruped mammalian Pokémon with slender legs and dainty claws. It is cover in fine lilac fur. It's ears are large, and it has purple eyes with white pupils. These are tufts of fur near it's eyes, and a small, red gem embedded in it's forehead.
Espeon are extremely loyal towards their Trainer, and utilize their Psychic powers to protect them from harm.
Powers and Abilities
The jewel on Espeon's forehead emits psychokinetic energy, and has the power of precognition that allows it to predict an opponent's attack. It's velvety fur allows it to sense minute shifts in the air, thus allowing it to predict the weather.
It's other abilities include:
- Synchronize - If the Pokémon is Poisoned, Burned, or Paralyzed, the opponent will be too.
- Magic Bounce (Hidden Ability) - Reflects non-attacking moves (i.e. Leech Seed, Hypnosis, Charm, Tail Whip, etc) back to the opponent.
Espeon is one of the eight evolved forms of Eevee. Eevee evolves into Espeon by leveling up with high friendship during the day. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Eevee can also evolve into Espeon by using a Dark Shard.
- Gold/LeafGreen/HeartGold - It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
- Silver/FireRed/SoulSilver - By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
- Crystal/X - The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
- Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald/Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 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.
- Diamond and Pearl - Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows when it uses psycho-power.
- Platinum/Black and White/Black 2 and White 2 - Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
- Y - Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes' thoughts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Espeon must have total trust in their trainer to evolve.
- In the Pokémon Gold and Silver Beta, Espeon is yellow.
- Espeon is known as the Sun Pokémon, reflecting that it's evolution from Eevee can only occur in Daytime.
- In Pokémon Colosseum, the protagonist's (Wes's) first two starter Pokémon are Espeon and Umbreon.
- Espeon had a small cameo in the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior with the other evolutions of Eevee.