Since the beginning of Pokemon, Eevee has a been a special Pokemon and a fan favorite. Eevee was the first branched evolution and has gained new evolutions throughout many of the generations. Eevee, and its evolutions, are known to have particularly cute. Now, I do have to admit something here: I am not particularly enamored with the Eeveelutions. But never the less, they are a really cool part of the games. In this article, I am going to rank the Eeveelution and briefly give my thoughts on them.
This is a really interesting path for an Eeveelution to go. It is the first bipedal evolution of Eevee. The other odd part of this is that there already was Water type Eeveelution with Vaporeon…
Uh… Snag. I need to tell you something.
Oh! It’s the Pokemon Fluffiest Whimsicott. What are you doing here, you little fluff ball? Aren’t you supposed to be over on The Fluff?
Yes, but I needed to stop over and let you know that… Empoleon isn’t and Eeveelution.
Well, sure it is. It’s name ends in “-eon” like all the others. Why wouldn’t it be?
Well, I’m pretty sure that Empoleon evolves from Piplup and Prinplup, not Eevee. Don’t you think it’s a little weird that it stands on two legs and is a bird…
Well, yeah, but… it’s not so weird to have a bird Eeveelution. What about Pidgeon? I hear Thatch talking about it all the time…
Well… *sigh* Never mind. Just don’t start out with Empoleon. I’m going back to my fluffy oasis back at “The Fluff”.
Thanks! What a nice little Pokemon. That reminds me, if you haven’t read “The Fluff” yet, go read it when that little Pokemon and the writer the Fluffiest Whimsicott discuss their thoughts on Eeveelutions. Well, let’s start out with this one then!
9. Glaceon and 8. Leafeon
For some reason, the Gen IV Eeveelutions don’t do much for me. Of all of the evolution methods, the way these two evolve is definitely the weakest. Competitively, neither one of these is particularly good in the OU tier. Their designs are pretty, but I’m just not a big fan of either of these.
Jolteon is definitely a neat Pokemon. It is super fast which gives it some competitive viability, but for some reason, if I were to have one of my own, I’d feel really uncomfortable with it around me. It would be just a little too spiky for my liking. And it would put so many holes in my couch.
Flareon is pretty cool. I like its design a lot. I haven’t look at this one too in depth competitively, but from what I understand, it has an extremely shallow move pool which makes it difficult to use. If I were a real Pokemon trainer, I wouldn’t mind having one of these by my side as a loyal companion, but there are others I like better.
So, I know this isn’t technically an Eeveelution but it is obviously part of the family. It is super cute and as Ethan (if I recall correctly) has shown, it can have a fun competitive set. I love the idea that its genetic makeup is so unstable that it evolves so easily. In fact, in the manga, Red rescued an Eevee that was able to switch between Jolteon, Flareon, and Vaporeon. I guess I just wish it was slightly more unstable so that it would evolve in more logical ways (but that’s for next week).
Again, a very cute and interesting design. Very fitting for a Water type of Eevee, even more so than Empoleon. Besides liking its design, I don’t have much else to say about this one…
A very cool and simple design. Its shiny form with blue rings around its body is also really cool. I have seen this get some competitive use, but not a whole lot. I like the concept of its evolution being during night with the day/night cycle. I’m not at big of a fan of the friendship evolution, but I guess that’s the way it has to be.
I really like Psychic types. Espeon would probably be ranked in my top 5 Psychic type Pokemon. Of all of the Eeveelutions, this one is the most distinctly feline of all of the Eeveelutions. Along with Umbreon, Espeon is one of your starting partners in Pokemon Colosseum. Also, Red’s Eevee, that I had mentioned before, eventually evolved into an Espeon. Again, I like the idea of Espeon evolving in the daytime but I could do without the Friendship evolution (but this was a fine way to introduce the new mechanic).
Sylveon was one of the leaders of Gen VI and the introduction of Fairy type. It is very pink and has bows all over the place. At first, I didn’t think I would like Sylveon, and I wasn’t really impressed by it until recently. This was the perfect way to introduce the new mechanic of Pokemon Amie. Sylveon is arguable the best competitive option for all of the Eeveelutions with the Hidden Ability Pixiliate, which changes all Normal type moves, like the base 140 power Hyper Voice, to a Fairy move, giving Sylveon STAB with it. In fact, I used Sylveon in my UUTC team, and it helped secure a win against Mr. Maximus in our best of 3 match (unfortunately, I lost the other 2…).
Well, folks, that’s all I have for this week. What is your favorite Eeveelution? Let me know in the comments! I look forward to hearing what you have to contribute.
Smell ya later!