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In the week that Sylveon was unveiled, Marti Bennett picks her top three Eveelutions

On Tuesday morning I woke up, turned on the PC, routinely opened Facebook, and was greeted by a friend's post showing the leaked CoroCoro scan of a new Pokemon from Pokemon X and Y. At first, I had thought it was yet another fake. Fake CoroCoro leaks often do the rounds as we wait for a new main series Pokemon game. As I looked at the picture I had thought it was some fan-made Fennekin evolution. Then I looked closer and saw all the Eevee evolutions (known as Eeevelutions to fans) around it. It's was the eighth Eeveeultion, Ninfia. Or Sylveon to give it its English name.

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What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby KH81314 » 16 Feb 2013, 08:16

Eevee has some really cool evolutions but I think that Sylveon looks terrible.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby LostNoob » 16 Feb 2013, 09:50

Wow where's the love for Espeon?
Such a good physic type.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby shy guy 64 » 16 Feb 2013, 10:29

glaceon is by far my favrouite
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Pyron12 » 16 Feb 2013, 10:36

Umbreon. It is just so cool and it's one of my favourite types as well (Dark).
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Scraggy man » 16 Feb 2013, 10:41

Espeon all the way.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Commandervideo » 16 Feb 2013, 11:09

Hard to decide, but I went for Jolteon, not only does it look good but it's great in battle too.

For me it goes something like this:
Jolteon > Vaporeon > Umbreon > Leafeon >Glaceon > Espeon > Flareon > Slyveon
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby K-tet » 16 Feb 2013, 11:20

My top three are these:
1. Espeon - Thanks to Magic Bounce, Espeon has solidified itself as the best Eeveelution of them all. Able to reflect any entry hazard or stat detriment as well as being able to use that base 130 Special Attack stat to its advantage makes Espeon an excellent Pokémon to use. Even without Magic Bounce, having access to Shadow Ball and Signal Beam helps correct Espeon's weaknesses to Ghost and Dark-types.

2, Jolteon - Back in the heyday of Gen 1, Jolteon was probably the most commonly used Eeveelution as it was a damn sight better than Raichu in every way. Base 130 Speed also meant firing Pin Missile's at Alakazam could often net a 2HKO easily. Nowadays, Jolteon still holds its own in the top tier as one of the premier Electric-types, and has a movepool that can both deal masses of damage and scout its opponents. It also fills the all-important BoltBeam combo with Hidden Power Ice. Oh, and did I mention it has access to Signal Beam? It's arguably in the same tier as Espeon.

3. Leafeon - Often overlooked in favour of other Grass-types, Leafeon is one of those Pokémon that can fill certain niches better than most of its competition. Like Sceptile of Gen 3, it's the premier Leaf Blade user, and with Chlorophyll as its Dream World Ability, can fill in the Physical void that other Grass-types simply can't, and is often a good foil for Venusaur or Exeggcutor.

The only problem with Eeveelutions on the whole is that their movepools are limited, but if you can play to their strengths, they'll always serve you well, except Flareon, because Flareon has nothing good to offer. Until Game Freak give it access to Flare Blitz, that Attack stat it has is wasted, thus Leafeon is a far better choice overall.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby ThePokekid78 » 16 Feb 2013, 11:31

Please tell me you didn't just put Flareon and Glaceon on a Top 3 Eeveelutions list...

And why, for the love of god, has Sylveon got more votes than Jolteon and Vaporeon?!

What is wrong with this world?!

Umbreon > Jolteon > Espeon > Vaporeon > Leafeon > Glaceon > Flareon

(Can't include Sylveon just yet as we don't know anything about it)
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby MJTH » 16 Feb 2013, 14:06

My list would be:

Vaporeon > Jolteon > Umbreon > Glaceon > Espeon> Leafeon > Flareon

Vaporeon is my personally favourite, and is probably one of the most viable in a competitive sence. Vaporeon is a beast of a water. It's an absolute tank with it's above average special defence and huge HP stats. Umbreon is also quite a defensive eeveelution but can't learn many useful attacks to back it up in my opinion. Jolteon is a great electric type with brilliant speed.

Flareon is on the other hand probably the worst. It specialisation is in regular attack and defence stats, which be ok if it wasn't for the fact that all it's best moves use special attack stats instead. It's severly limited.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Ioannis83 » 16 Feb 2013, 14:51

I love all of them they look so cute.My dream is to have all of them at some point.That is if they ever stop making new evolutions.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby kirlia trainer » 16 Feb 2013, 15:08

I think all the Eeveelutions are fantastic in their own way. Here is my list:
1. Glaceon
2. Vaporeon
3. Jolteon
4. Espeon
5. Umbreon
6. Flareon
7. Leafeon
8. Sylveon (want to know more about this Pokémon)
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Dan-the-Wii-man » 16 Feb 2013, 17:22

i love my curse - payback umbreon :)
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby DynamicPunch202 » 16 Feb 2013, 18:02

It was between Espeon and Umbreon for me, but I went for Umbreon because in a battle between the two of them, Umbreon would most likely win.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby CDS » 16 Feb 2013, 18:07

Espeon. Loved it since Colosseum, and would own one on every Pokemon game I have.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Twinkle » 16 Feb 2013, 18:26

I gotta say, all of them are pretty good, however, I personally think that Espeon and Leafeon are my favourites! Umbreon is good too, I suppose, but still, Espeon and Leafeon all the way! :wink:
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby IPecksU » 16 Feb 2013, 19:27

I'm probably in the minority here but my favourite is Sylveon because it looks full of character with those huge expressive eyes, cool bows and a nice big smile, as opposed to some of the others like umbreon that seem expressionless, but that's okay because Umbreon obviously has more of a "cool factor" and that's just not what I look for in favourite pokemon. This is what's great about pokemon; everybody has their favourites.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Da_Epic_Fail » 16 Feb 2013, 20:06

Jolteon is my favourite, but i'd say the ones I end up using most are Espeon and Vaporeon. I like all of them apart from Leafeon really, dunno why I don't like it much, it's just the only eeveelution I forget exists.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby light_goose » 16 Feb 2013, 21:07

Jolteon all the way for me, mainly because it looks epic and it's really fast, which is always useful.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Nintendo4Ever » 16 Feb 2013, 22:06

Some tough choices were made but...

Espeon> Jolteon> Glaceon> Umbreon> Leafeon> Vaporeon> Flareon> Sylveon

Also, I'm guessing Sylveon's a bug type due to Sylva being a tree and forest charity in Britain (Wikipedia) = nature = Bug(?) and Sylve is a French noun meaning Forest, Woods in a poetic sense I think (from reading Wikitionary) which links in with the European theme.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Medevac » 16 Feb 2013, 22:55

I was never a huge fan of the original 3. Umbreon is fantastic, Leafeon is great and Glaceon is even better!

So for me it's between Umbreon or Glaceon. I think Umbreon edges it though. Great defenses, good attacks and most of all; dark type.

Sylveon looks the worst by far. I'm not impressed :(

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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby lazy_by_choice » 16 Feb 2013, 23:05

My favourite has always been Umbreon!! Its just so cool and I love Dark type pokemon :) I have no idea what type Sylveon will turn out to be but, I do know that it looks horrible. Im sorry to say it but it doesn't quite look like its an Eevee evolution; definitely my least favourite.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Waldy565 » 16 Feb 2013, 23:22

My personal vote went to Flareon, but I do agree with them three... on reflection, I would probably choose Espeon over Glaceon, but Glaceon is still cool. Not as cool as Umbreon and Flareon, never knew bout shiny Flareon tbh haha, gonba go check out a shiny Umbreon :)
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby fisher2007 » 16 Feb 2013, 23:59

My favorite is Flareon.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby carnivine chaos » 17 Feb 2013, 04:55

Can't really judge yet; we don't know the stats or abilities or movepool for Sylveon. Currently I'd say Espeon, with Jolteon and Vaporeon close behind it. I see so many people using Espeon.

Unless you're a noob and just choose pokemon for "looks" then it all just comes down to personal preference. I like Umbreon's design.
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Re: What's your best Eevee evolution?

Postby Mew3 » 17 Feb 2013, 12:25

1. Sylveon
2. Espeon
3. Umbreon
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