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I wanted to know as Espeon is great.

No I think you misunderstand even a level 1 eevee with max friendship evolves when it reaches level 2

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I’m pretty sure they changed how Pokémon gain friendship in SwSh, so that you no longer gain friendship by leveling up. Instead, you can gain it through either the EV-reducing berries or Pokémon Camp. I’ve found that I’ve been able to evolve most friendship-based evolutions after making curry in camp once, at most twice.

Does it still need to level up once with high friendship in order to evolve?
It does still need to level up with high friendship, but making curry also gives your Pokémon exp which is gained once you leave camp. It is possible to reach the friendship threshold from the curry, leave camp and level up from the exp, then immediately evolve there.