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A New Evolution of Eevee Announced for Pokémon X and Y

by Tyler Ohlew - February 14, 2013, 6:09 pm PST
Total comments: 6

Some people get chocolates on Valentine's Day. Us? We get new Pokémon.

Sylveon, a new evolution of Eevee, is a brand new Pokémon coming Pokémon X and Y this October.

Eevee, a normal-type Pokémon first introduced in Pokémon Red and Blue, has a wide variety of evolutions. This marks Eevee's eighth evolution. Previous forms were achieved through various means, including providing Eevee a particular Stone. Eevee was previously able to evolve into Vaporeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Umbreon, Jolteon, Flareon, and Espeon.

Pokémon X and Y are scheduled to ship worldwide this October.

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CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterFebruary 14, 2013

I'm going with it being a flying type. Sylv as the root word leads to sky/wind fairies that are female. Some kind of bird as well.

I could see only female Eevees turning into this and males turning into one that looks a little more masculine, maybe a ground or rock type.

TJ SpykeFebruary 14, 2013

Quote from: Caterkiller

I'm going with it being a flying type. Sylv as the root word leads to sky/wind fairies that are female. Some kind of bird as well.

Your logic makes sense because the French name of Sylveon is "Nymphali", nymphs are female nature deities with Celestial Nymphs being of the five kinds (the others being Water Nymphs, Land Nymphs, Plant Nymphs and Underworld Nymphs).

PetariJFebruary 15, 2013

Yes, but Clefairy is a normal type, and pink.

RABicleFebruary 15, 2013

How many variations of Eevee-lution stat breakdowns are left?

Mop it upFebruary 15, 2013

Flying was one of my three guesses, though it wasn't my first choice. Now that the name's revealed, I agree that Flying seems likely.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterFebruary 15, 2013

Quote from: RABicle

How many variations of Eevee-lution stat breakdowns are left?

I guess a very equal mixed attacker to go opposite Umbreon who is well rounded tank defense wise. Flareon can be fairly mixed but more along the lines of attack and sp att reaching 350 each.

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