Espeon is a Psychic type Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Eevee when leveled up with high friendship during the day or morning, or when leveled up with high friendship with a Sun Shard in the Bag. It is one of Eevee’s final forms, the others being Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon and Slyveon. It is the starter Pokemon in Pokemon Colosseum alongside the other Generation II Eeveelution, Umbreon. Take a look below for 28 awesome and interesting facts about Eevee.
1. Espeon is a quadruped, mammalian Pokemon with slender legs and dainty paws.
2. It is covered in fine, lilac fur.
3. This velvety fur is sensitive for Espeon to sense minute shifts in the air, thus allowing it to predict the weather.
4. Its ears are large, and it has purple eyes with white pupils.
5. There are tufts of fur near its eyes, and a small, red gem embedded in its forehead.
6. The gem boosts the psychic powers that it gained to protect its Trainer from harm.
7. It also has a thin, forked tail that quivers when it predicts its opponent’s moves.
8. Espeon is rare in the wilderness, and is more commonly found in urban areas.
9. Espeon is not obtainable in FireRed and LeafGreen Versions due to the lack of a time system. In order to be obtained and added to the Pokédex in these versions, an Eevee must be traded to Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Versions, evolved there, and then traded back, or else traded from Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD.
10. Espeon shares its category name with Sunflora and Volcarona. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
11. Espeon was designed by Atsuko Nishida.
12. Espeon has blue inner ears in the games, but in other forms of media, such as the anime, they are often purple.
13. Because of its feline appearance, Espeon appears to be based on the legend of the bakeneko and the nekomata, both yōkai depicted as mysterious, intelligent, fork-tailed goblin cats.
14. The orb on its forehead also shares similar traits to that of the carbuncle, a Latin-American mythological beast that had a jewel on its forehead.
15. The red coloring of the jewel could be a reference to a lunar eclipse, an event in which the moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow, making it appear red in color.
16. Its large ears can be traced to caracals, oriental shorthairs, lynxes, and possibly servals. Espeon’s ability to sense minute shifts in the air with its sensitive fur mirrors the cat’s ability of using its sensitive whiskers to detect the slightest directional change in a breeze.
17. Espeon is a combination of ESP (a branch of psychic abilities) and eon (an immeasurably long period of time, possibly referring to how long evolution takes naturally). Eon is a suffix all Eevee evolutions share and was Eevee’s English prototype name.
18. Sakura’s Eevee evolved into Espeon at some point between Trouble’s Brewing and Espeon, Not Included.
19. An Espeon appeared in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, under the ownership of Annie. It was her main Pokémon and would use its Psychic to incapacitate foes.
20. An Espeon appeared in The Saffron Con, under the ownership of Lilian Meridian, the announcer of the Kanto Contests. It was mostly used to test the stage’s lighting effects, but it also performed an appeal during the Saffron City Contest, which entranced May’s Squirtle.
21. An Espeon appeared in Second Time’s the Charm, under the ownership of Anabel. It was the third and final Pokémon used during her rematch against Ash in the Battle Tower. The Sun Pokémon was eventually defeated by Pikachu’s Volt Tackle.
22. A male Espeon debuted in Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!, along with an Eevee and her other evolved forms at the time, under the ownership of Virgil. He reappeared in Lost at the League! and A Unova League Evolution!, and in a flashback in Curtain Up, Unova League!.
23. An Espeon appeared in Eevee & Friends with an Eevee and its other evolved forms, including the newly introduced Sylveon. It has a vain personality and dislikes getting its appearance ruined in any way.
24. An Espeon appeared in Master Class Choices!, under the ownership of a Performer named Amelia. Espeon was used alongside Dragonair and made it past the Theme Performance. However, it came in second during the Freestyle Performance, losing to Serena and her Braixen, Pancham, and Sylveon.
25. A Trainer’s Espeon appeared in Turning Heads and Training Hard!, where it was summoned to help Ilima’s Eevee perform Extreme Evoboost. It reappeared in the Poké Problem segment of the next episode, where it saw Ilima and Eevee off.
26. An Espeon appeared in Gary’s demonstration in Johto Photo Finish, where it evolved from an Eevee.
27. An Espeon appeared in Brock’s demonstration in A Bite to Remember, where it evolved from an Eevee.
28. A Coordinator’s Espeon appeared in Pros and Con Artists.