The Evolution of Eevee – Black and White Version 2: Leafeon

Pokedex Entry
Nation: #470, Unova: #97
“With cells similar to those of plants, it performs photosynthesis inside its body and creates pure air.”

Leafeon was introduced in the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games. It was one of the numerous Pokemon whose evolution depended upon location. While it did suffer from some gaps in being able to evolve in the games that followed, Black and White Version 2 make it possible to acquire all the Eevee evolutions in one game again. Just have an Eevee level up in the Pinwheel Forest and it should evolve into Leafeon. If not, head over to the Southwest Corner and approach the Mossy Rock. That will ensure its proper evolution.

Leafeon proves to be a very interesting evolution of Eevee. It has the statistics to be a solid physical sweeper with decent Speed and a solid Physical Attack. While it does not learn Leaf Blade, its most powerful move until Lvl. 45, it gets a few to hold it over until then. Within the metagame it one of many Grass Types who can switch between offense and defense depending on how they are grown.  Many will say it did not get the great grass-type moves, but it also has access to Aerial Ace which can be surprisingly effective on any Swords Dance build of this Pokemon. The addition of Chrolophyll as a hidden ability makes it much better as Physical Sweeper on a Sunny Day Team. While it does not seem a great choice, it has the Physical Defense to be a decent wall, if not for its pure Grass-type and lower HP.

Unlocking the Hidden Abilities:
With the addition of the Dream World, it has become possible for all of the forms of Eevee to unlock a hidden ability of their own. If one of the rare Female Eevees has its hidden ability unlocked, then it can be bred and it can be passed on. If not, then you must use the Dream World. Log in and send the desired Eevee into the Dream World. Have it play the “Play to Befriend a Pokemon” game. This will unlock the hidden ability when the Pokemon wakes from its sleep.

Leaf Guard – Prevents the Pokemon from receiving status conditions during strong sunlight

Hidden Ability:
Chlorophyll – While in strong sunlight, the Pokemon's speed doubles.

In-game Base Statistics:
Hitpoints: 65 Attack: 110 Defense: 130 Sp. Attack: 60 Sp. Defense: 65 Speed: 95

Move List:
0 – Helping Hand, Tackle, Tail Whip
5 – Sand Attack
9 – Razor Leaf
13 – Quick Attack
17 – Grasswhistle
21 – Magical Leaf
25 – Giga Drain
29 – Swords Dance
33 – Synthesis
37 – Sunny Day
41 – Last Resort
45 – Leaf Blade

TM/HM Compatibly:
TM 05 – Roar
TM 06 – Toxic
TM 10 – Hidden Power
TM 11 – Sunny Day
TM 15 – Hyper Beam
TM 17 – Protect
TM 18 – Rain Dance
TM 21 – Frustration
TM 22 – Solar Beam
TM 27 – Return
TM 28 – Dig
TM 30 – Shadow Ball
TM 32 – Double Team
TM 40 – Aerial Ace
TM 42 – Facade
TM 44 – Rest
TM 45 – Attract
TM 48 – Round
TM 49 – Echoed Voice
TM 53 – Energy Ball
TM 67 – Retaliate
TM 68 – Giga Impact
TM 70 – Flash
TM 75 – Swords Dance
TM 81 – X-Scissor
TM 83 – Work Up
TM 86 – Grass Knot
TM 87 – Swagger
TM 90 – Substitute
TM 94 – Rock Smash
HM 04 – Strength

Move Tutors
Covet, Giga Drain, Heal Bell, Helping Hand, Hyper Voice, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Last Resort, Seed Bomb, Sleep Talk, Snore, Synthesis, Worry Seed