Espeon: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Espeon Pokémon: Stats, Evolution, Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Today, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Espeon.

Espeon is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II of the core video games. It is an Eeveelution, one of the numerous evolutions of the Generation I Pokémon Eevee. Eevee will evolve into Espeon during the day if its Friendship level is high enough. It is weak only to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type moves, and is super effective against Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any moves.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed an Espeon in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Espeon: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Espeon are Confusion and Psychic if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Confusion reveals the following: “The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target”; as for Psychic, the attack is described as follows: “The target is hit with a strong telekinetic force to inflict damage. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a Psychic-type Pokémon, Espeon is weak against Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type moves, and is super effective against Poison- and Fighting-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any specific type. It receives normal damage from Normal-, Flying-, Poison-, Ground-, Rock-, Steel-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type moves.

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Stats

Espeon’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP65140 172 271 334 
Attack657685117128149166229251
Defense607280112123140156219240
Special Attack130135150182200266296359394
Special Defense95103115147161203226289317
Speed110117130162178230256319350

In Pokémon GO, Espeon has a Base Stamina of 163, a Base Attack of 261, and a Base Defense of 175.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Synchronise: The attacker will receive the same status condition if it inflicts a burn, poison, or paralysis to the Pokémon.
  • Magic Bounce: Reflects status moves instead of getting hit by them. (Hidden Ability)

Evolutions

Espeon was first introduced in Generation II as a new evolution of Eevee, a Generation I mascot. An Eevee evolves into Espeon only during the daytime with a high-enough level of Friendship. Espeon does not have any additional forms.

Espeon: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Espeon is also obtained by evolving Eevee, for which you need 25 Eevee Candy. You can also do it during the day and with your Buddy Eevee, with who you’ve walked at least 10 km.

Moves

As of Generation VIII, the movies that Espeon can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Espeon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Espeon
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial50100%25
1CovetNormalPhysical60100%25
1BiteDarkPhysical60100%25
1CopycatNormalStatus—%20
1Baton PassNormalStatus—%40
1Take DownNormalPhysical9085%20
1CharmFairyStatus100%20
1Double-EdgeNormalPhysical120100%15
1Helping HandNormalStatus—%20
1TackleNormalPhysical40100%35
1GrowlNormalStatus100%40
1Tail WhipNormalStatus100%30
Evo.ConfusionPsychicSpecial50100%25
5Sand AttackGroundStatus100%15
10Quick AttackNormalPhysical40100%30
15Baby-Doll EyesFairyStatus100%30
20SwiftNormalSpecial60—%20
25PsybeamPsychicSpecial65100%20
30Morning SunNormalStatus—%5
35Power SwapPsychicStatus—%10
40PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%10
45Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
50Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10
55Last ResortNormalPhysical140100%5

By TM

 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM02Pay DayNormalPhysical40100%20
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM15DigGroundPhysical80100%10
TM17Light ScreenPsychicStatus—%30
TM18ReflectPsychicStatus—%20
TM21RestPsychicStatus—%10
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
TM25ProtectNormalStatus—%10
TM29CharmFairyStatus100%20
TM31AttractNormalStatus100%15
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100%20
TM40SwiftNormalSpecial60—%20
TM41Helping HandNormalStatus—%20
TM46Weather BallNormalSpecial50100%10
TM47Fake TearsDarkStatus100%20
TM60Power SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM70Trick RoomPsychicStatus—%5
TM72Magic RoomPsychicStatus—%10
TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100%15
TM79RetaliateNormalPhysical70100%5
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR11PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%10
TR13Focus EnergyNormalStatus—%30
TR20SubstituteNormalStatus—%10
TR25PsyshockPsychicSpecial80100%10
TR26EndureNormalStatus—%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR29Baton PassNormalStatus—%40
TR31Iron TailSteelPhysical10075%15
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR34Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10
TR38TrickPsychicStatus100%10
TR40Skill SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TR42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial90100%10
TR49Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
TR69Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical8090%15
TR77Grass KnotGrassSpecial100%20
TR82Stored PowerPsychicSpecial20100%10
TR83Ally SwitchPsychicStatus—%15
TR85Work UpNormalStatus—%30
TR92Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
TR97Psychic FangsPsychicPhysical85100%10

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
ConfideNormalStatus—%20
CutNormalPhysical5095%30
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial40100%15
Flash ×NormalStatus100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
HeadbuttNormalPhysical70100%15
Heal BellNormalStatus—%5
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
Magic CoatPsychicStatus—%15
MimicNormalStatus—%10
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Nightmare ×GhostStatus100%15
Refresh ×NormalStatus—%20
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Signal Beam ×BugSpecial75100%15
SingNormalStatus55%15
SwaggerNormalStatus85%15
Synchronoise ×PsychicSpecial120100%10
Telekinesis ×PsychicStatus—%15
ToxicPoisonStatus90%10
Trump Card ×NormalSpecial—%5
Zap CannonElectricSpecial12050%5

In Pokémon GO, Espeon can learn Confusion and Zen Headbutt as Fast Attacks, and Psybeam, Psychic, Future Sight, Last Resort, and Shadow Ball as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Espeon, as they are event-only attacks.

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