Espeon Unleashes Its Power in Pokémon UNITE
Add some more psychic power to your team now that Espeon has arrived in Pokémon UNITE. For a limited time, you can acquire Espeon’s Unite license without spending Aeos gems through a special in-game Espeon event starting at midnight on May 16, 2022. Earn points by logging in, participating in and winning battles, and other in-game activities. You can then redeem Espeon’s Unite license once you’ve earned 2,000 points in this event. This special event ends June 12, 2022, at which point Espeon’s Unite license will be available at the Unite Battle Committee for 10,000 Aeos coins. You can also receive Espeon’s Unite license at any time by exchanging 575 Aeos gems at the Unite Battle Committee.
This Ranged Attacker is ready to take the battle to the opposition with a variety of mind-bending attacks. This Pokémon begins each match as Eevee, of course, and evolves into Espeon upon reaching Lv. 4. Eevee’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage, while Espeon’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack after a set amount of time passes, causing Espeon to fire a beam in front of the itself. The beam deals increased damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Eevee starts with the Anticipation Ability, which negates any hindrance that would affect Eevee and causes it to become immune to hindrances for a short time. When Eevee evolves into Espeon, its Ability becomes Magic Bounce, which functions similarly to Anticipation when Espeon would be affected by a hindrance. On top of that, Magic Bounce also deals damage to the opposing Pokémon that attempted to inflict the hindrance on Espeon and temporarily decrease that Pokémon’s movement speed. Both Anticipation and Magic Bounce go on a short cooldown after they’re triggered.
Eevee and Espeon’s Moves
At Lv. 1 and Lv. 2, Eevee can learn Swift and Growl.
Eevee damages opposing Pokémon with Swift by shooting star-shaped rays at them. Using Growl against an opposing Pokémon deals damage to that Pokémon and decreases its movement speed for a short time.
At Lv. 4, Eevee evolves into Espeon, and Swift can be upgraded into Psyshock or Stored Power.
Psyshock has Espeon materialize psychic projectiles that it hurls at a designated location, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon hit by the projectiles and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. If an opposing Pokémon is hit by all of these psychic projectiles, that Pokémon is left unable to act for a short time. This move can be upgraded to increase the speed at which the projectiles travel.
By upgrading Swift to Stored Power, Espeon can unleash blasts of psychic power at random opposing Pokémon in an area of effect, dealing damage to them and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Espeon stores one blast of psychic power whenever a set amount of time passes, or after it hits an opposing Pokémon with a boosted basic attack, and Espeon can store up to five blasts of psychic power at once. After Espeon uses this move, its movement speed increases for a short time. Stored Power can be upgraded to deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon with a low percentage of remaining HP.
At Lv. 6, Espeon can upgrade Growl into either Psybeam or Future Sight.
Psybeam has Espeon fire a peculiar ray in a designated direction. If the ray hits an opposing Pokémon, it will then split beyond the first Pokémon hit and deal damage to other opposing Pokémon in range. These split rays deal more damage the higher the max HP of the first Pokémon hit by the ray. Furthermore, if the first Pokémon hit by the ray has its movement speed decreased or is unable to act, those same effects will be applied to any Pokémon hit by the split rays. Psybeam can be upgraded to deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon that are unable to act. If Psybeam then splits beyond its initial target, its split rays will deal additional damage to opposing Pokémon they hit and leave unable to act.
There’s a lot going on with Espeon’s move Future Sight. When Espeon uses it, Espeon locks on to an opposing Pokémon, then deals damage a few seconds later to opposing Pokémon in an area of effect centered on the locked-on Pokémon. More damage is dealt the lower the locked-on Pokémon’s remaining HP is. While Espeon is locked on to an opposing Pokémon, its other moves will target that Pokémon whenever possible. Each time one of these moves deals damage, Future Sight’s cooldown is reduced.
If the locked-on Pokémon is on the opposing team and is knocked out before the area-of-effect damage is dealt, a single powered-up use of Psyshock or Stored Power becomes available for a short time. When Psyshock is powered up, it hurls stronger psychic projectiles at a designated location that also cause an explosion, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. When Stored Power is powered up, it unleashes an increased number of psychic power blasts and restores Espeon’s HP when the blasts hit.
Finally, Future Sight can be upgraded to allow Espeon to deal increased damage to the opposing Pokémon that Future Sight is locked on to.
Espeon’s Unite Move, Psychic Solare
Once Espeon reaches Lv. 8, it learns its Unite Move, Psychic Solare.
This move puts Espeon’s psychic prowess on full display as it has Espeon throw opposing Pokémon in the area of effect into the air and suspend them using its psychic power. After a delay, an explosion occurs that deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and shoves them.
Your opponents won’t know what to expect when Espeon enters the fray. Set your sights on the Unite Battle Committee shop to get Espeon’s Unite license.