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If you have a good competitive moveset for Espeon, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Expeon Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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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
This is actually a good moveset already. Stick with this. To top it all off, EV spreads should be (in my opinion):
252 Speed
128 HP (for substitute)
128 SpAtk (you don't need much SpAtk since your Espeon is a Calm Mind passer.)

Pass this to Gardevoir or Gengar and oh boy if your opponent is not prepared for special sweeper he's screwed.

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I have a good espeon

Espeon @ Heat Rock
Ability: Synchronise
- sunny day (lasts longer because of heat rock)
- morning sun (heals more in sunny day)
- future sight (attack will still land even if they get knocked out, STAB)
- psychic (for while espeon is still in battle, STAB)

This guy helped me out in every gym battle because I transferred him from Pokemon x to y

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This is a terrible idea. What about dark types? This Espeon is the opposite of conventional
For Dark types you might want to swap out either Psychic or Future Sight with Dazzling Gleam for coverage
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Espeon (F)
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Spe, 128 SpA, 128 HP
Ability: Magic Bounce (though Syncronise is good too - if your Espeon gets badly poisoned, paralysed or burnt, the other Pokémon is too)
Held Item: Mind Plate / Pixie Plate

Psychic - Psychic (good STAB, powerful) - Learnt at level 37
Shadow Ball - Ghost - (Ghost type coverage, neutral against Steel) - TM
Dazzling Gleam - Fairy - (Dark type coverage, 5 more damage than Signal Beam) - TM
Calm Mind / Morning Sun - Psychic / Normal (Good stat boost / Healing move) - TM / Learnt at level 33

Note: Even though Bug is strong against Psychic, Psychic type moves are neutral against Bug, and Bug type Pokemon usually have very low HP.

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Item: Leftovers

Nature: (Modest +SPA )

EVs: 252 SPA/252 SPD/4 ATK

Psychic (STAB)

Dazzling Gleam (Coverage)

Calm Mind (Boost the already high stats)

Dig/Shadow Ball/Morning Sun (Coverage/Heal option)

This set takes advantage of a really good SP Attack and SP Defence. Dazzling Gleam takes care of dark types and other Pokemon Espeon may have trouble dealing with. Calm Mind advances on it’s already high stats. You want to be careful when you use Calm Mind, as a Physical dark type move like Crunch could crush Espeon. If Espeon survives the Attack, Leftovers will be used and then You can Morning Sun its HP back. You might want Sun support for using Morning Sun. Or use Dig and Shadow Ball for coverage. I haven’t used this yet but I plan on it for SW/SH.

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Item: Life Orb / Bright Powder
Nature: Modest
EVs and IVs may vary
Preferable EVs are 252 in both Spe and Spa and 4 in Def
- Double Team
- Curse
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
Explination: This Espeon is a very set-up heavy Pokemon, leading into it is recommended for the most sweeping ability. Start out with Double Team to evasion tank and then move to Curse mainly to raise defense to take hits better. Next is Calm Mind to raise tanking and making it hit like a truck. Then Stored Power will have a base power of 740. The bright powder is so make it evasion tank easier, or the Life orb will help it hit harder. Then adding STAB will make this thing kill almost anything. The only two downsides are that it doesn't have very much type coverage, and it takes forever to set up, but even just one curse and calm mind will give it 120 base power.