Espeon

Espeon is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Sun Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 196
Type Psychic
Species Sun Pokémon
Height 2′11″ (0.9 m)
Weight 58.4 lbs (26.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Synchronize
Magic Bounce (hidden ability)
Local № 184 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
167 (Platinum)
188 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
095 (Black 2/White 2)
081 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
127 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
157 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 184
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 35 (8,739–8,995 steps)

Base stats

HP 65
240 334
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 130
238 394
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 110
202 350
Total 525 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Espeon.

Evolution chart

(high Friendship, Daytime)
(high Friendship, Nighttime)
(level up near a Mossy Rock)
(level up near an Icy Rock)
(♥♥ Affection in Pokémon Amie, knowing Fairy move)

Espeon changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy's actions.
Silver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe's next move.
Crystal The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent's next move.
Ruby
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.
FireRed By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe’s next move.
LeafGreen It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy’s actions.
Emerald An ESPEON is extremely loyal to any TRAINER it considers to be worthy. It is said to have developed precognitive powers to protect its TRAINER from harm.
Diamond
Pearl
Its fur has the look and feel of velvet. The orb on its forehead glows when it uses psycho-power.
Platinum Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
HeartGold It uses the fine hair that covers its body to sense air currents and predict its enemy’s actions.
SoulSilver By reading air currents, it can predict things such as the weather or its foe’s next move.
Black
White
Its fur is so sensitive, it can sense minute shifts in the air and predict the weather.
Black 2
White 2
Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes’ thoughts.
X The tip of its forked tail quivers when it is predicting its opponent’s next move.
Y Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather...and its foes’ thoughts.
Omega Ruby
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.
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.

Moves learned by Espeon

Moves learnt by level up

Espeon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Helping HandNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
5Sand AttackGround 100
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
17SwiftNormal 60
20PsybeamPsychic 65 100
25Future SightPsychic 120 100
29Psych UpNormal
33Morning SunNormal
37PsychicPsychic 90 100
41Last ResortNormal 140 100
45Power SwapPsychic

Moves learnt on evolution

Espeon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychic 50 100

Egg moves

Espeon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Espeon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
CharmFairy 100
CovetNormal 60 100
CurseGhost
DetectFighting
EndureNormal
Fake TearsDark 100
FlailNormal 100
Natural GiftNormal 100
Stored PowerPsychic 20 100
SynchronoisePsychic 120 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal
YawnNormal

Move Tutor moves

Espeon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Espeon. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Baton PassNormal Level up
BiteDark 60 100 Level up
CharmFairy 100 Level up
CovetNormal 60 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Level up
GrowlNormal 100 Level up
RefreshNormal Level up
Take DownNormal 90 85 Level up
Trump CardNormal Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Espeon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Espeon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Focus EnergyNormal Generation 2 — Pre-evolution
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Espeon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychic 50 100
1Helping HandNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
5Sand AttackGround 100
9Baby-Doll EyesFairy 100
13Quick AttackNormal 40 100
17SwiftNormal 60
20PsybeamPsychic 65 100
25Future SightPsychic 120 100
29Psych UpNormal
33Morning SunNormal
37PsychicPsychic 90 100
41Last ResortNormal 140 100
45Power SwapPsychic

Moves learnt on evolution

Espeon learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychic 50 100

Egg moves

Espeon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Espeon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CaptivateNormal 100
CharmFairy 100
CovetNormal 60 100
CurseGhost
DetectFighting
EndureNormal
Fake TearsDark 100
FlailNormal 100
Natural GiftNormal 100
Stored PowerPsychic 20 100
SynchronoisePsychic 120 100
TickleNormal 100
WishNormal
YawnNormal

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Espeon. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Baton PassNormal Level up
BiteDark 60 100 Level up
CharmFairy 100 Level up
CovetNormal 60 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Level up
GrowlNormal 100 Level up
RefreshNormal Level up
Take DownNormal 90 85 Level up
Trump CardNormal Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Espeon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
3PsyshockPsychic 80 100
4Calm MindPsychic
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Espeon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Focus EnergyNormal Generation 2 — Pre-evolution
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Espeon sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Espeon  sprite from Silver Espeon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Espeon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Espeon  sprite from Black & White Espeon  sprite from X & Y Espeon  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Espeon Shiny sprite from Silver Espeon Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Espeon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Espeon Shiny sprite from Black & White Espeon Shiny sprite from X & Y Espeon Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Espeon

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Eevee
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Eevee
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Eevee
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Evolve Eevee
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Eevee
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 4, 6

Other languages

English Espeon
Japanese エーフィ (Eifie)
German Psiana
French Mentali

Name origin

ESP
Extra Sensory Perception; psychic power
eon
long period of time (implying evolution)