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LugiaFreak
October 3rd, 2008, 04:11 PM
What's the best Eeveelution on XD: Gale of Darkness? Right now I'm tied between Jolteon and Espeon. I want to know who's best and why - any ideas? I'm looking for something that's strong and has a good moveset... and doesn't suck. :laugh:

Any comments on who NOT to get would be great too. ;)

Forci Stikane
October 3rd, 2008, 04:20 PM
I usually go with Espeon. Honestly, that large Special Attack is enough to obliterate most trainers in the game. And you won't run into too many Dark-types, so that Psychic immunity isn't much of a problem.

As for what to avoid, it depends on what nature you get.

LugiaFreak
October 3rd, 2008, 04:40 PM
Thanks for your opinion! I would start the game to see what nature I got, but that would take to long. :\

Does anyone else have any suggestions? :)

Jake♫
October 3rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
Don't get Vaporeon for sure. I chose that my first run through, and the majority of Shadow Pokemon are Water types that can easily replace it. I love Vappy, but it isn't the best choice for this game. Jolteon and Espeon are both speedy and have great Special Attack, which, as stated above, can tear through most Pokemon in the game. In my opinion, depends on your preference of type :P

LugiaFreak
October 3rd, 2008, 05:03 PM
I really like both! The first time through, I had Jolteon, and the second time I had Espeon. I just can't decide! Should I flip a coin? :)

The Hero Without a Name
October 3rd, 2008, 07:18 PM
Espeon's decent, but unfortunately, they all have pretty shallow movepools =/

Goketsu
October 3rd, 2008, 09:05 PM
id say espeon I use it more

Da Man
October 4th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Don't get Vaporeon for sure. I chose that my first run through, and the majority of Shadow Pokemon are Water types that can easily replace it. I love Vappy, but it isn't the best choice for this game. Jolteon and Espeon are both speedy and have great Special Attack, which, as stated above, can tear through most Pokemon in the game. In my opinion, depends on your preference of type :P

In my only XD playthrough so far Vaporeon was my choice, and it did rather well when parthered up with Houndoom.

Besides Vaporeon has Water Absorb and very high HP so what's the problem?

Espeon's decent, but unfortunately, they all have pretty shallow movepools

One thing: TMs, and maybe HM Surf for Vaporeon.

LugiaFreak
October 4th, 2008, 11:33 AM
I've heard Flareon isn't a good choice. Does anyone agree/disagree?

And what about Umbreon?

Hellsing
October 4th, 2008, 11:52 AM
If you've already chosen Jolteon and Espeon, isn't it better to go with someone else? You know, just to make it more fun.

I agree that Flareon isn't a good choice though, just because most of its moves are special, and its highest stat is Attack. The fact that its last move is flamethrower doesn't help its cause. Its a lot better in DP though.

Umbreon is good defensively, but fails in attack (approx. 70 both base ATK. stats)

Wait... that would only leave Vaporeon. I'd still go with Jolteon (despite everything I said).

Katana
October 4th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I've heard Flareon isn't a good choice. Does anyone agree/disagree?

And what about Umbreon?

I agree. It's slow, has bad HP, etc.

Umbreon's good if you want a nice support Pokemon on your team, but othwerwise, I wouldn't choose it.

LugiaFreak
October 4th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Alright...

:t136:: No
:t135:: Maybe
:t134:: No
:t197:: No
:t196:: Maybe

Thanks everyone! I'll probably choose from here, but feel free to add any more comments you'd like to share! :)

Zorloc
October 4th, 2008, 08:31 PM
i got through the game with flareon pretty smoothly you just gotta know how to use attack and fire types to your advantages but espeon is also highly recommended by me because of it's high sp attack and the fact that it will learn psychic

wobbuffet1224
October 5th, 2008, 03:16 PM
i would go espeon joltean definetly has the better stats but espeon has more moves it can learn through level up wich for ingame play u definetly need

LugiaFreak
October 5th, 2008, 04:54 PM
For those who are wondering, I picked Jolteon because I knew that I would be getting a Gardevoir later in the game, which is a strong Psychic type that could replace Espeon. If I restart the game, I'll choose Espeon because I think Jolteon and Espeon are definitely the two best Eeveelutions in the game.

Thanks everyone! :)

Donnie
October 5th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Well I got through the game fine with Umbreon
But good luck on your adventure into Pokemon XD:Gale of Darkness!

LugiaFreak
October 5th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Well I got through the game fine with Umbreon
But good luck on your adventure into Pokemon XD:Gale of Darkness!
Yaay! :P I'm sure it will be fun!

Da Man
October 6th, 2008, 04:05 AM
If there was a list of what's best or worst this would seem be it:

1st: Espeon
2nd: Jolteon
3rd: Vaporeon
4th: Umbeon
5th: Flareon

The other 2 are not in the list cause the 4th Generation didn't exsist then.

Seriously though consider Vaporeon as a good pokemon to use cause of it's high hp, ok speical attack and it's ability.

LugiaFreak
October 6th, 2008, 04:17 AM
I might start the game over more then once, and if I do, then I'll experiment with different Eeveelutions. In this order, probably:

1st: Jolteon - Current
2nd: Espeon
3rd: Vaporeon
4th: Umbreon
5th: Flareon

Zorloc
October 8th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Flareon.1
Vaporeon.2
Espeon.3
Umbreon.4
Jolteon.5

i use Flareon's attack to my advantage, and Vaporeon good Hp is very useful if you know how to use it i consider Jolteon the worst because it's attacks are not very good and are focused on speed(which is the least important stat) the only thing good about jolteon is the abialty

The Hero Without a Name
October 8th, 2008, 08:04 PM
"Speed is the least important?" Quite the contrary, Speed means EVERYTHING in this fast, attack driven metagame. But all of them have very shallow movepools; unless you're willing to SR for a good Hidden Power, Jolty's only move would probably be Thunderbolt.

And Flareon has always been considered the worst Eeveelution by pretty much every competitive battler. Yes, he's got awesome attack, but he's so slow and frail, he often doesn't even get a chance to use it.

Mas_Thims
October 9th, 2008, 01:21 AM
I always picked Espeon for this, because when i went through Pokemon Colosseum, Espeon was the most useful pokemon i had

Skaterzpenguin
October 9th, 2008, 03:55 AM
I say Jolteon is really good, but Umbreon is also another good bet. ;]

R a i n n s a n雨
October 9th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Espeon. Its obvious. He is my favorite.

MrsMime
October 9th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Espeon is indispensable. Next time through, definitely go for Espeon. There are very few times you won't be able to use it in battle. (Due to type dis/advantages obviously haha.)