Sylveon (ニンフィア Ninfia) is a Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. It is one of the eight possible evolutions for Eevee.

Biology

Physiology

Concept art of Sylveon.

Sylveon is a quadruped mammalian Pokémon with white colored fur covering most of its slender body. The top of its head is a vibrant shade of pink, and it has long pink rabbit-like ears with dark blue insides. Sylveon has a short, blunt cat-like muzzle and a small black nose. Sylveon has two pink and white bow-shaped features — one on its right ear, and one around its neck. Attached to the bow-like features are scarf-like appendages with pink and blue tips that curl around Sylveon's body. It has four slender legs, small dainty pink-tipped paws, and feet with three visible toes on each. Sylveon has two large blue eyes with white pupils and two pointed teeth on its upper jaw, seen when its mouth is open. It has a fluffy pink tail that curves inward slightly to form a crescent shape, possibly a reference to the moon phase.

The Shiny variation of Sylveon has inverse coloration, with blue and red fur (replacing the pink patches and the blue in its ears) and reddish-pink eyes.

Behavior

Sylveon is a kind and gentle Pokémon; it uses its charm to hunt in the wild. It uses its ribbon-like feelers to hold hands with its trainer and walk alongside them, enabling it to sense their feelings. It can bring even the most intense battles to a halt by using its feelers to exude an aura of peace and tranquility, causing those near it to lose their fighting spirit, before it strikes a powerful and unexpected attack. Its movements are graceful and fluid, making it appear to be almost weightless.

Sylveon is also very attractive to other Pokémon, which provides it an advantage on luring prey with its appearance in the wild through deception.

When riled up, Sylveon will become fearless and won't hesitate to strike, no matter how large its opponents are. Galarian fairy tales have even depicted tales of Sylveon defeating ferocious dragon Pokémon.

Habitat

Sylveon is most commonly found in urban areas, as it relies humans to evolve it from Eevee with strong friendships. Only few are spotted in the wild.

Diet

Despite having an adorable and graceful appearance, Sylveon is heavily implied to be carnivorous according to Pokédex entries.

Evolution

Eevee evolves into Sylveon when leveled up knowing a Fairy-type move and gaining at least two Affection hearts in Pokémon-Amie or Pokémon Refresh. Starting from Generation VIII, it evolves via high friendship with a Fairy-type move.

Game data

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Evolve Eevee None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Evolve Eevee None
Sun and Moon Evolve Eevee None
Sword and Shield Lake of Outrage
Max Raid Battles: Lake of Outrage
One
Rare
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Giant's Bed
Max Raid Battles: Ballimere Lake
One
Rare

Pokédex entries

  • X

    It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.

  • Y

    It wraps its ribbonlike feelers around the arm of its beloved Trainer and walks with him or her.

  • Omega Ruby

    It sends a soothing aura from its ribbonlike feelers to calm fights.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    It wraps its ribbonlike feelers around the arm of its beloved Trainer and walks with him or her.

  • Sun

    Its ribbonlike feelers give off an aura that weakens hostility in its prey, causing them to let down their guard. Then it attacks.

  • Moon

    When this Pokémon sights its prey, it swirls its ribbonlike feelers as a distraction. A moment later, it pounces.

  • Ultra Sun

    Once a fight breaks out, it will unflinchingly charge at dragon Pokémon that are many times larger than itself.

  • Ultra Moon

    Sylveon wraps its ribbonlike feelers around its Trainer’s arm because this touch enables it to read its Trainer’s feelings.

  • Sword

    By releasing enmity-erasing waves from its ribbonlike feelers, Sylveon stops any conflict.

  • Shield

    There's a Galarian fairy tale that describes a beautiful Sylveon vanquishing a dreadful dragon Pokémon.


Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special
1 Disarming Voice 40 —% 15 Fairy Special
1 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status
Evo Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special
5 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
9 Baby-Doll Eyes 100% 30 Fairy Status
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
17 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
20 Draining Kiss 50 100% 10 Fairy Special
25 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status
29 Misty Terrain —% 10 Fairy Status
33 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
37 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special
41 Last Resort 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
45 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Disarming Voice 40 —% 15 Fairy Special Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Tail Whip 100% 30 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
5 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
9 Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
13 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
17 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2 0 ♥
20 Draining Kiss 50 100% 10 Fairy Special Cute 1 0 ♥
25 Skill Swap —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
29 Misty Terrain —% 10 Fairy Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
33 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
37 Moonblast 95 100% 15 Fairy Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
41 Last Resort 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
45 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Psyshock 80 100% 10 Psychic Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Captivate Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Vulpix, Vulpix, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Stantler, Skitty, Glameow, Purugly, Purrloin, Minccino, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina 100% 20 Normal Status
Charm Eevee, Snubbull, Granbull, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Skitty, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Glameow, Purugly, Minccino, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Cubchoo, Furfrou, Meowstic, Dedenne 100% 20 Fairy Status
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Espurr, Meowstic 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Curse Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Ghost Status
Detect Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Stufful, Bewear, Komala 100% 15 Normal Physical
Natural Gift Phanpy, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour 100% 15 Normal Physical
Stored Power Munna, Oranguru 20 100% 10 Psychic Special
Synchronoise Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Kecleon, Munna 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom, Minccino, Cinccino 100% 20 Normal Status
Wish * Pikachu, Girafarig, Skitty, Spinda, Fennekin, Komala, Togedemaru —% 10 Normal Status
Yawn Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Poochyena, Mightyena, Slakoth, Slaking, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna, Yungoos, Gumshoos, Komala —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Captivate Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Vulpix, Skitty, Purrloin, Minccino 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 4 0 ♥
Charm Eevee, Snubbull, Granbull, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Skitty, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Glameow, Purugly, Minccino, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Cubchoo 100% 20 Fairy Status Cute 2 1 ♥
Covet Mankey, Eevee, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Curse Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Bidoof, Bibarel —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Detect Zangoose, Absol, Lucario, Patrat, Watchog, Mienfoo, Mienshao —% 5 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Endure Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Fake Tears Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mawile, Zorua 100% 20 Dark Status Cute 4 0 ♥
Flail Dunsparce, Swinub, Phanpy, Zigzagoon, Slakoth, Slaking, Torkoal, Spinda, Cubchoo, Beartic 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Natural Gift Phanpy, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Stored Power Munna 20 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 1 0 ♥
Synchronoise Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Kecleon, Munna 120 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
Tickle Aipom, Ambipom, Minccino, Cinccino 100% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Wish * Pikachu, Skitty —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
Yawn Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Slakoth, Slaking, Numel, Camerupt, Bidoof, Bibarel, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Pansear, Munna —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Heal Bell USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Skill Swap USUM —% 10 Psychic Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Heal Bell ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Skill Swap ORAS —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Stats

Sylveon's Stats
HP
95
Attack
65
Defense
65
Sp. Atk
110
Sp. Def
130
Speed
60
Total
525

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Sylveon (anime)
Main article: Penelope's Sylveon
Main article: Valerie's Sylveon
Main article: Serena's Sylveon
Main article: Sylveon (SM065)

Serena's Sylveon.

Sylveon first appeared in the short film Eevee & Friends.

Sylveon also appeared in Kindergarten Chaos!, which belonged to a woman named Penelope. In the episode, it battled against Ash's Froakie and won after using the move Draining Kiss on Froakie, who had already been hit by Attract earlier in the battle. Sylveon, along with Pikachu, was later captured by Team Rocket and rescued by Ash and Randell. It was last seen with its trainer waving goodbye to Ash and his friends.

Valerie used a Sylveon against Ash's Talonflame during the Gym battle.

Serena's Eevee evolved into a Sylveon during a tag battle at a dance party in Party Dancecapades.

Trivia

  • Sylveon is the lightest Eeveelution.
  • Sylveon was the first Fairy-type Pokémon revealed, excluding Pokémon that had their type changed upon the Fairy type's introduction.
  • Sylveon is the only cross-generation Eeveelution not to be introduced as a pair with another Eeveelution.
  • Sylveon is the only Pokémon introduced in Generation VI that is an evolutionary relative to a Pokémon from a previous generation.
  • Despite being shown as very peaceful in its Generation VI Pokédex entries and its trophy description in Super Smash Bros. 4 as well as being told its ribbons bring peace, in Generation VII, it is said that its ribbons are used as a form of hunting and straggling prey.
    • Its ability to use its ribbons to calm fights is mentioned once again in its Pokémon Sword Pokédex entry.
  • Sylveon is the only Eeveelution with light-colored eyes.
  • Sylveon was designed by Atsuko Nishida.
  • Sylveon ranked 6th, among all Pokémon, in the Pokémon of the Year 2020 poll by The Pokémon Company. It also ranked 2nd among all Kalos Pokémon.

Origin

Sylveon's overall appearance appears to take inspiration from rabbits and possibly the Asian Moon Rabbit due to fairies being known for their activity under moonlight. The Asian Moon Rabbit is also known for being companions with Chang'e, a Chinese moon goddess that wears a robe with many ribbons, which may be the inspiration for Sylveon's ribbon motif.

Etymology

Sylveon comes from sylvan (meaning "of the forest", due to legends of fairies residing in forests) and eon (a long period of time). Its name may also derive either from sylph or sylvan, both of which share the Latin root silva, the Latin word for Forest. In mythology, forests are often depicted as a place where fairies and nymphs can be found.

Its Japanese name, Nymphia, comes from nymph, a fairy-like deity that resides in certain landforms.

Names in other languages

  • English, Italian and Spanish: Sylveon
  • French: Nymphali
  • German: Feelinara
  • Chinese: 仙子伊布 / 仙子伊貝 (HK) / 仙子精靈 (Taiwan)
  • Korean: 님피아

Gallery

References


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