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The Evolution of Eevee – Black and White Version 2: Espeon
By Douglas Shepard (Editor in Chief, RarityGuide.com)
Published on 10/23/2012
A series of articles covering Pokemon Black and White Version 2. A massive update to the Evolution of Eevee Series. This segment looks into Espeon: its new moves, and abilities.

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

Pokedex Entry
Nation: #196, Unova: #95
“Its fur is so sensitive, it can feel minute shifts in the air and predict the weather … and its foes' thoughts.”

Espeon was introduced in the second generation of Pokemon for quite a while people did not really get how you were supposed to evolve Eevee into it. Now though, it is relatively easy to do just that. With the rampant ability to simply check friendship in addition to the massages that are available early in the game (between Castelia and Join Avenue, you can manage it in only a short while) as well as the access to the Soothe Bell when you make it Nimbasa City. It does not take long to get this Pokemon at all. The whole trick remains to get its friendship high and level it up during the Daytime.

When it comes to combat, it had almost been thrown to the wayside. When it gain the ability “Magic Bounce” though it came back into the arena swinging. This is a brutal ability that reflects many common threats throughout the Pokemon Metagame like Entry hazard, Phazing, Stat Drops, Status Infliction and a few others. Mix in its massive Special Attack and Speed and it is nothing to scoff at. Mix its moves right and it can become something brutal as long as it does not take too many hits. It maintains very low defenses overall. It counts much more on going first than anything else.

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.

Synchronize: In Battle: If inflicted with Poison, Paralyze or Burn, it inflicts the same status on one's opponent.
Out of Battle: Increases chance of finding Wild Pokemon of the same nature.

Hidden Ability:
Magic Bounce: Reflects any moves that change status effects (except Memento). This means it will bounce back status conditions, entry hazards, Taunts, Disable, Encore, and all other semi-conditions while providing an immunity to their effects.

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

Move List:
0 – Helping Hand, Tackle, Tail Whip
5 – Sand Attack
9 – Confusion
13 – Quick Attack
17 – Swift
21 – Psybeam
25 – Future Sight
29 – Psych Up
33 – Morning Sun
37 – Psychic
41 – Last Resort
45 – Power Swap

TM/HM Compatibly:
TM 03 – Psyshock
TM 04 – Calm Mind
TM 06 – Toxic
TM 10 – Hidden Power
TM 11 – Sunny Day
TM 17 – Protect
TM 18 – Rain Dance
TM 19 – Telekinesis
TM 21 – Frustration
TM 27 – Return
TM 28 – Dig
TM 29 – Psychic
TM 30 – Shadow Ball
TM 32 – Double Team
TM 33 – Reflect
TM 42 – Facade
TM 44 – Rest
TM 45 – Attract
TM 48 – Round
TM 49 – Echoed Voice
TM 67 – Retaliate
TM 68 – Giga Impact
TM 70 – Flash
TM 77 – Psych Up
TM 83 – Work Up
TM 85 – Dream Eater
TM 86 – grass knot
TM 87 – Swagger
TM 90 – Substitute
TM 92 – Trick Room
HM 01 - Cut

Move Tutors
Covet, Heal Bell, Helping Hand, Hyper Voice, Iron Tail, Last Resort, Magic Coat, Magic Room, Signal Beam, Skill Swap, Sleep Talk, Snore, Trick, Zen Headbutt