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|National Dex Nr.||#196|
|Johto Dex Nr.||#188|
|Other Regional Dex Nr(s).|
|First Appearance||Pokémon Gold And Silver|
|Latest Appearance||Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|
(Hidden: Magic Bounce)
|Average Weight||58.4 lbs.|
Espeon (Japanese: ブラッキー Blacky) is a Psychic-type Pokémon.
It evolves from Eevee when leveled up with high friendship during the day or when around a Sun Shard. It is one of Eevee's final forms, the others being Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon.
It is the starter Pokémon in Pokémon Colosseum alongside the other Generation II Eeveelution, Umbreon.
Espeon is a quadruped, mammalian Pokémon with slender legs and dainty paws. It is covered in fine, lilac fur. This velvety fur is sensitive for Espeon to sense minute shifts in the air, thus allowing it to predict the weather. Its ears are large, and it has purple eyes with white pupils. There are tufts of fur near its eyes, and a small, red gem embedded in its forehead. The gem boosts the psychic powers that it gained to protect its Trainer from harm. It also has a thin, forked tail that quivers when it predicts its opponent's moves. Espeon is rare in the wilderness, and is more commonly found in urban areas.
- 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.
- Espeon shares its species name with Sunflora and Volcarona. They are all known as the Sun Pokémon.
Espeon appears to be based on legend of the nekomata, also known as bake-neko, which are mysterious, intelligent, fork-tailed goblin cats. It additionally resembles a carbuncle, a Latin-American mythological beast which had a jewel on its forehead. It also has traits of caracals, sphynx cats, lynxes, and fennec foxes.
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.
Eifie is a combination of エスパー esupaa (ESPer, a person with psychic powers) and フィール fiiru (feel), referring to its extraordinary sensory abilities. It is very similar to Eevee, in both writing and sound (イーブイ/エーフィ).
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