General Information
Universe Pokémon
Aliases The Sun Pokémon
Classification Vulpes espeonus
Species Type Fox
Homeworld Earth
Environment Mostly found in cities and towns
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Height 0.9 m (2'11″)
Average Length 26.5 kg (58.4 lbs)
Locomotion Quadrupedal movement
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Arceus
Related Species Fennec Fox
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Suborder Caniformia
Family Canidae
Subfamily Vulpini
Genus Vulpes
Species Espeonus (Somarinoa, 2014)
Other Information
Status Critically Endangered

Espeon (Japanese: エーフィ Eifie), the Sun Pokémon is a fox closely related to the fennec and a descendant of Eevee. It is a psychic-type Pokémon that can only evolve tamed, requiring high friendship levels with its owner/trainer and only during the Day or with a Sun Shard. Like all other eeveelutions, it is a dead end evolution with no further adaptation occurring. Like its ancestor, it is a rare find in the wild, being much more commonly found in urban locations; this likely indicates that they, too, are critically endangered, and in danger of becoming extinct in the wild.


Espeons are mammalians related to foxes and more specifically, fennec foxes and like fennecs, they have long, pointed ears. Espeons also have slender legs and dainty paws. They have fine, velvety lilac fur (green in the case of shiny Pokémon) which is sensitive to allow Espeon to sense minute shifts in the air, allowing it to predict weather patterns. There are tufts of long fur along its cheeks and a small red gem embedded in its forehead in a similar manner to carbuncles. This gem boosts their psychic powers considerably. Interestingly, their irises and possible sclera are purple while the pupil itself is white. It also has a thin, forked tail which quivers when it predicts its opponent's moves.


Espeon appears to be based off of nekomatas/bake-neko, a species of intelligent, fork-tailed goblin cats as well as sharing the jeweled forehead traits of the carbuncle. Other species it shares traits with caracals, sphynx cats, lynxes, and fennec foxes

Name originEdit

The "Esp" portion of Espeon's name comes from the term ESP, a branch of psychic abilities while the "eon" portion means an immeasurably long time, potentially intended to hint at the actual time it takes for evolution to occur.

The Japanese 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).


Espeon's relation to all other eeveelutions

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