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Type Fairy  
Species Intertwining Pokémon
Abilities Cute Charm
Pixilate (DW)
Aurorus ← 700 → Hawlucha
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 085
Evolves From Eevee
Evolves Into None
ニンフィア Ninfia/Nymphia
Generation VI
Evolutionary Line
12.5% ♂ / 87.2% ♀
Weight Height
51.8 lbs 23.5 kg 3'03" 1.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Pink Field
Shape Footprint

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



Sylveon is a quadruped mammalian Pokémon with white-cream 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 and 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 vulpine-like legs and 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, similar to a dog.

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


Sylveon is a kind and gentle Pokémon. It uses its ribbon-like feelers to hold hands with its trainer and walk alongside them. It can stop the heat of battle by moving its ribbon-like feelers in a way that charms it's opponents into not having the spirit to fight anymore. It's movements are graceful and fluid, making it appear almost weightless.

Special abilities

Sylveon can possess the Ability Cute Charm, which may cause infatuation in the opposing Pokemon if it physically attacks it. In Dream World, it may have the Ability Pixelate, which turns all Normal-type moves used by the Pokemon into Fairy-type moves.


Eevee evolves into Sylveon when leveled up knowing a Fairy-type move, and gaining at least two Affection hearts in Pokémon-Amie.


Sylveon anime

Sylveon in the anime.

Sylveon first appeared in the short film PK25.

Sylveon also appeared Kindergarten Chaos! which belonged to a woman named Penelope. In the episode, it battles against Ash's Froakie in which it wins after using the move Draining Kiss on Froakie, who had already been hit by Attract earlier in the battle. Sylveon, along with Pikachu, is 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.


Sylveon appears in the Pokemon TCG: Sylveon Colection as a promo card (XY 04) & a collectible figure.

Game data

Game locations

Sylveon Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
X/Y Evolve Eevee None

Pokédex Entries

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


Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Disarming Voice 40 -% 15 Fairy Special
1 Tail Whip - 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Helping Hand - -% 20 Normal Status
5 Sand Attack - 100% 15 Ground Status
9 Fairy Wind 40 100% 30 Fairy Special
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.

3D Models

X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Sylveon XY SylveonSpriteBack XY
Sylveon Shiny XY SylveonSpriteShinyBack XY


  • Sylveon's classification of species as an "Intertwining Pokémon" is almost the same as the red thread that holds two or more person's relationship. Hence, its ribbons serves the same purpose. Based on its Pokémon X's PokéDex's data, it uses its "ribbons" to create peace amongst fighters and serves as their 'mediator'.
  • It is the lightest Eeveelution.
  • Sylveon is the first Fairy-type Pokémon known.


Like all Eeveelutions, Sylveon is based on various mammalian creatures such as vulpine, feline, and canines alike. 


Sylveon's name likely comes from the word "sylvan" meaning "of the forest", due to legends of fairies residing in forests, and "eon". It might also include "sylph" a mythological spirit of the air.

It's Japanese name "Nymphia", (translated from "Ninfia") is based off from the nymph.


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