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What is a good moveset for Espeon?

6 votes

I'm going to EV train in HP and Sp. Attack. I'm thinking for moves:

Psychic: STAB, good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def.

Baton Pass: Passes on Calm Mind and Substitute.

Calm Mind: Raises special stats, stat boost can be passed by Baton Pass.

Substitute: Allows Espeon to use Calm Mind and can be passed by Baton Pass.

Espeon Learnset

asked Aug 11, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
By the way, in SS, my Sceptile is a Female. Got it from Steven.
Espeon (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Psycho Shock
- Calm Mind
- Baton Pass
mine is:

focus sash
modest nature?

calm mind: more power plus will suvive no matter what
psycic: STAB
shadow ball: type coverage
hp= fighting: type coverage

hope this helped
LOL my friend killed Kyurem with Calm Minder Espeon! XD unbelievable! XD

15 Answers

4 votes

You Cant Have A Sweeper and Pokemon that passes stats with baton pass in one pokemon. Well, Look At These:
Sweeper: Shadow Ball(Good move), Calm Mind(Set up By Subsitute), Subsitute(Sets up Calm Mind), and Psychic(STAB).

Passer(Powers up and passes it): Calm Mind(To Pass), Reflect(To Passs, and help set up calm mind), Toxic(The Damaging move here) and Baton Pass(What Did You Expect?).

Hope This Helps:)

answered Aug 11, 2010 by Swampert
Hey Swampert, nice to see you back again. I have some mopre moveset links if you want to answer them, get some more points so that you can make Pokemaster go into 3rd place. With DT not having been on the site for awhile, maybe even get 1st.
Maybe a replacement for Toxic so as to not be crippled by Taunt?
Maybe Psychic or Shadow Ball, To Lower Their Special Defense.
Im Working On Those Queestions, now.
So what stats would you have to EV train for if you were going to make Espeon a Passer? I would think Sp. Def & Defense, so he could have a little survivability while you does Calm Mind
2 votes

Espeon (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Morning Sun
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Sun Suppport Needed.

answered Mar 17, 2012 by Pwnyta
1 vote

My Faverite set is Nature:Timid, Evs: 4hp, 252 S.attack, 252 speed.

Psychic(Super STAB OHKOs Gengar)

Shadow ball(Covers ghosts)

Signal beam/HP(Fighting)(Covers dark choose between confusion or more coverage)

Calm mind(Makes it a fast, hard hitting tank)

answered Feb 22, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

The whole concept of this set is to utilise its great Special Attack and ability to Baton Pass at the same time.

Reliable Baton Passer Set:

Espeon (M) @Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EV's: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind - (Boost for Stored Power and general Baton Pass)
  • Baton Pass - (Baton Passing Calm Mind and possibly Subsititue too)
  • Stored Power - (STAB and nice power with Calm Minds set up)
  • Substitute - (Chance to be able to Baton Pass and reliable setting up tool)

With Calm Mind boosts, Stored Power has the potential to sweep, eveb though Espeon's set refers to Baton Pass. Behind Substitute, it can easily become a hazard to many teams.

answered Jan 17, 2013 by Flare
1 vote

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Sp.Attacker set: espeon has very high sp.Attack and speed stats, so I suggest this set for a sp.attacker

item: Choice specs (increases Sp.Attack by 50%, but can only use one move)
item 2: Life Orb (increases power by 30%, but takes away 10 HP)

STAB, good attack
signal beam: (taught by move tutor)
coverage against dark types
Shadow Ball:
coverage against ghost types
calm mind: (taught by TM)
helps boost sp.attack and sp. defense!

Defensive set:

item:leftovers (restores 1/16 of Holder's maximum HP)

wish:(egg move)
Helps heal HP ((wish is a egg move which can be taught to eevee by breeding an eeveelution or eevee with pikachu or skitty, both pikachu and skitty can learn wish by being bred with togekiss, which can learn wish.))
used when waiting for next turn for wish to heal HP.
I suggest AT LEAST one move that can deal even a bit damage, toxic can take more HP each turn.
light screen/reflect:(TM)
helps puts a barrier around your whole team so attacks wont do much damage to team members.

Speed set:

item: Quick Claw

Double Team:(TM)
Increases speed
make sure you have high friendship
light screen:(TM)
more protection, helps you have a chance to increase speed


item: eject button (when opponent attacks you, you switch out with one of your teammates)

To help set up calm mind
calm mind:(TM)
to pass on
Attack move just in case!
baton pass:
To pass on calm mind. ( It can learn baton pass from prior evolution)

HP set:

item:leftovers (restores 1/16 of Holder's maximum HP)
item 2: Light Clay/Heat Rock ( makes sunny day effect to 8 turns instead of 5 turns, perfect for morning sun!)

Sunny day:
Helps morning sun provide a HUGE amount of HP
morning sun:
heals HP, heals more HP if its sunny.
The attack move in this set

Can be used when waiting for enemy to faint from poison

Balance Set: set used for all kinds of moves

item: expert belt (increases power of super effective moves by 20%)

Psychic :
Sp.Attack move,STAB
wish:(egg move)
Helps heal HP ((wish is a egg move which can be taught to eevee by breeding an eeveelution or eevee with pikachu or skitty, both pikachu and skitty can learn wish by being bred with togekiss, which can learn wish.))
used when waiting for next turn for wish to heal HP.
Signal Beam
Type coverage

answered Jul 17, 2013 by SakuraWingz
whoa so detailed ;o
Oh yeah eject button makes you switch pokemon but it gets rid of all boosts so its pointless on a baton passer or boosting sweeper =/
Also Double Team increases evasion not speed. Life orb also takes 10% health not 10. And Quick Claw is useless on an already fast pokemon like espeon. :L
The speed set needs some work.  Don't use Return on a special attacker.  If you can get it and want a normal attack, use Hyper Voice (Gen 3 Move Tutor)... and yes, the quick claw doesn't make any sense.
0 votes

Gen V

Espeon (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Shadow Ball
  • Grass Knot
  • Stored Power
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Espeon (F) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]
  • Calm Mind
answered Jul 7, 2011 by Hex
edited Sep 3, 2011 by Hex
0 votes

Espeon (F) @ Light Clay

Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Light Screen
  • Reflect
  • Heal Bell
  • Morning Sun / Psychic
answered Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Espeon (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Stored Power
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]
  • Morning Sun
answered Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Espeon (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Grass Knot
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire or Fighting]

Psychic for decent STAB.
Grass Knot for coverage.
Shadow Ball for coverage and dealing with ghosts.
Hidden Power Fire covers Steel, Grass, Ice, Bug.
Hidden Power Fighting covers Steel, Ice, Dark, Rock, Normal.

answered Mar 10, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

Espeon (M) @ Life Orb

Trait:Magic Bounce

EVs:252 S.Atk / 252 Spd / 4Hp

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

-Calm Mind
-Shadow Ball
-Dazzling Gleam

answered Jan 28, 2014 by Water_796
Psyshock is much better than Psychic. It can take down special walls like Blissey. Also the only coverage Psychic has over Dazzling Gleam is poison.
0 votes

This Pokemon is wasted as it has good speed and incredible special attack but most people use it as a baton passer/ screen setter. What the heck people use it as a sweeper!

Nature: Jolly (+sp atk, -atk)
Ability: Magic bounce

Psychic: STAB
Shadow ball: all round good move and coverage for ghost
Calm mind: set up, then destroy while tanking
Signal beam: coverage for dark types

answered Feb 2, 2014 by koenigseggw
Why Jolly? That decreases it's very useful Sp. Atk stat and for this set to be a fast special sweeper, right? So I woul switch jolly around with timid so it gets that speed and decreases it's useless attack stat
Well, it does say (+sp atk, -atk).  Probably meant modest.
0 votes

Espeon@Leftovers/Wise Glasses
Ability:Magic Bounce
EV:252 Spd/252 Sp. Atk/6 Sp. Def

-Calm Mind(a must have for set up sweeping)
-Psyshock(screw those special walls)
-Dazzling Gleam(for Dark types, also good against OU Dragons)
-Substitute/Shadow Ball/HP Fire(Sub for setting up CM and some protection, Shadow Ball for Ghosts, HP Fire for Bugs)

answered Feb 28, 2014 by MoccahSteeltype
0 votes

Lorelei (Espeon) (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic
- Signal Beam
- Hidden Power [Fire]

I love using this Espeon set! The coverage is pretty good, and if you predict right, you can switch into a status move, bounce it right back, and deal a hefty amount of damage with specs.

answered Feb 27 by virginoutfitters
0 votes

sry if this set is already here, but here goes:

Espeon @ leftovers
Ability: Magic bounce
EVs: 252 SAtk, 128spe, 64 spd, 64 hp

Moveset: calm mind(for stat boost and somehting else...);
signal beam/shadow ball(coverage);
Substitute(helps set up CM);
Stored power( risky, but will hit REALLY hard if you boosted enough)

This is actually my set in competitive. enjoy!

answered Jul 19 by Hythonwolf400