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 0.9 m (2′11″)
Weight 26.5 kg (58.4 lbs)
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)
200 (Sword/Shield)
079 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
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.

Moves learned by Espeon

Moves learnt by level up

Espeon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Baton PassNormalStatus
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1CharmFairyStatus 100
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1CopycatNormalStatus
1CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
1Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1Helping HandNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
5Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
10Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
15Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
20SwiftNormalSpecial 60
25PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
30Morning SunNormalStatus
35Power SwapPsychicStatus
40PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
45Psych UpNormalStatus
50Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
55Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
DetectFightingStatus
Double KickFightingPhysical 30 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus
YawnNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Espeon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Expanding ForcePsychicSpecial 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Espeon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Espeon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1Helping HandNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
5Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
9Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus 100
13Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
17SwiftNormalSpecial 60
20PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
25Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
29Psych UpNormalStatus
33Morning SunNormalStatus
37PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
41Last ResortNormalPhysical 140 100
45Power SwapPsychicStatus

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.
ConfusionPsychicSpecial 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.
CaptivateNormalStatus 100
CharmFairyStatus 100
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100
CurseGhostStatus
DetectFightingStatus
EndureNormalStatus
Fake TearsDarkStatus 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
Stored PowerPsychicSpecial 20 100
SynchronoisePsychicSpecial 120 100
TickleNormalStatus 100
WishNormalStatus
YawnNormalStatus

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 PassNormalStatus Level up
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100 Level up
CharmFairyStatus 100 Level up
CovetNormalPhysical 60 100 Level up
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Level up
GrowlNormalStatus 100 Level up
RefreshNormalStatus Level up
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85 Level up
Trump CardNormalSpecial Level up

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Focus EnergyNormalStatus Generation 2 — Pre-evolution
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Espeon sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Espeon  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Eevee/Eevee (Partner Eevee)

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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)