Trying to rejuvenate this blog (Mostly considering the release of Pokemon X and Y and because I miss it) So, let’s start again with Espeon!
Espeon’s name is very simply derived. It ends in “eon”, as is normal etymology for all eeveelutions (Jolteon, Umbreon, etc…), and begins with ESP, Extrasensory Perception; a psychic power. The Japanese name has a bit more depth. エーフィ(Eifie) is a combination of the words esupaa (a psychic) and fiiru (feel).
Espeon has one tail that splits to two ends. Much different than having two tails. I’m unsure of just how much thought Nintendo puts into Pokemon design, but speculation would suggest that the split tail is likened to the theory of alternate realities. Generation II sprites of Espeon also have it crossing the ends of it’s tail as one would cross their fingers for a sign of luck. Another trait of Espeon’s tail is its ability to tell the future. Hardly anything escapes Espeon, their fur is so fine it has a sublime feel, however it’s also very mentally tuned; so much so that Espeon can sense weather changes and the passing of a minute just by the breeze blowing through it’s soft bristles. Espeon is the only eeveelution that has a signature move and the only one who has no type advantage over the other eeveelutions. Espeon has a crystal on it’s head to amplify psychic abilities.
To obtain Espeon you must first obtain Eevee. This method varies between games and is as follows:
Gen I: Celadon Condomeniums (R, B, Bjp, Y but you cannot evolve it into Espeon)
Gen II: Gift from Bill (Crystal), Gift from Bill or 6666 at Game Corner (Gld, Slvr)
Gen III: Hoenn was weird regarding Eevee. There is no way to get Eevee in Hoenn (Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald) however Fire Red and Leaf Green Eevee is found again in Celadon Condomeniums. Eevee is not found in Colosseum (but Espeon is the starter…) and Eevee is the starter in XD.
Gen IV: Gift from Bebe after obtaining National Dex or Trophy Garden (D, P); Gift from Bebe upon reaching Hearthome or Trophy Garden (Plt); Gift from BIll or 6666 at Game Corner (HG, SS) (Also obtainable on Pokewalker)
Gen V: None (W, B); Gift from Aminita in Castelia or wild in Castelia (B2, W2); (Also obtainable in dream world)
Regardless of which generation you get Eevee in you have to evolve Eevee by leveling up friendship in daytime for Espeon. Espeon is in the Field egg group and takes 9180 steps to hatch.
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