Eevee

Run Away
Increases chances of successfully escaping a random battle.
Adaptability
The Pokemon's STAB modifier becomes 2x.
Type Tier
Normal LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
55
- 22 25 -
Atk
55
10 12 15 16
Def
50
9 11 14 15
SpA
45
9 11 14 15
SpD
65
11 13 16 17
Spe
55
10 12 15 16
  • Little Cup

Overview

Thanks to Adaptability, Eevee can perform well in Little Cup, even with average stats. It also sports a STAB priority move that hits with an effective 80 Base Power, making it a decent revenge killer. With the combination of Return and Quick Attack, not much can stand in Eevee's way other than Rock-, Steel-, and Ghost-types, who are the bane of its existence. Unfortunately, it has poor defenses and is quite slow, and thus is easily revenge killed.

Name Item Ability Nature

Mixed Attacker

Life Orb / Choice Band Adaptability Naughty / Lonely
Moveset EVs
~ Return
~ Quick Attack
~ Bite
~ Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ground
240 Atk / 236 Spe

Due to Adaptability and STAB on both Return and Quick Attack, Eevee can function as both a revenge killer and a wallbreaker. Return is Eevee's strongest move on this set and, courtesy of Adaptability, hits with 204 Base Power, severely hurting anyone who doesn't resist it very hard. Quick Attack works well alongside Return, and allows Eevee to become a potent revenge killer. With Normal-type as its STAB, Ghost-types can be very threatening to Eevee; therefore, Bite is recommended in the third slot. In the final moveslot, Hidden Power Grass is generally the best choice as it OHKOes most Rock / Ground and Rock / Water Pokemon, but Hidden Power Ground is notable for its ability to beat down Aron, Shieldon, and Magnemite.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Choice

Choice Band / Choice Scarf Adaptability Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Return
~ Quick Attack
~ Bite
~ Baton Pass
236 Atk / 36 Def / 236 Spe

Though this set looks quite similar to the mixed set, the two play very differently. This set is purely physical, and can hit harder or be much faster than the mixed set. With Choice Band's sheer power, Eevee is able to rip holes in the opposition's defense. On the other hand, Choice Scarf makes up for Eevee's lackluster Speed, and lets it function more as a revenge killer. Return is a strong and reliable STAB on Eevee, making it your first choice of attack. Quick Attack is a valuable priority move, allowing Eevee to pick off weakened foes. Bite allows Eevee to switch in on a Ghost-type move such as Shadow Ball, and hit the enemy Ghost-type for super effective damage. With Eevee's risk of being walled, Baton Pass allows Eevee to scout for potential threats, such as the Ghost-types that plague it, so that you can switch to an appropriate counter.

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Other Options

Eevee doesn't have a large movepool, but it still has a few moves worth noting. First, Eevee has access to Wish, but this is not very viable due to Eevee's bad defenses. Eevee may utilize a Flail set to push its power to the extreme; however, it is hard to set up correctly, and leaves Eevee easily revenge killed. Next, Yawn may be able to cause switches or create free turns of set-up. Eevee also has Baton Pass, but can only pass Curse and Substitute. Iron Tail can be used over Hidden Power to combat Rock-types, but with 75% accuracy, it is not very reliable. A Curse set can work with Eevee, increasing its Attack and Defense, while Quick Attack nullifies the Speed drops. Unfortunately, this set is very hard to set up, and has trouble with any physically bulky special attacker.

Checks and Counters

Eevee's best counters are Choice Scarfed Fighting-types such as Mankey, since at 26 Speed with its Choice Scarf, Eevee can't hope to outspeed them. While not as fast, Machop has more bulk than Mankey, and can hit Eevee with DynamicPunch. Any Ghost-type can come in on a Normal-type attack, then wreak havoc by setting up or spreading status. Aron can easily set up on any Eevee without Hidden Power Ground and potentially sweep. Omanyte and Kabuto switch into against any set without Hidden Power Grass, though Choice Banded Return will do a fair amount. Bronzor walls Eevee, and can set up on it with impunity. Onix has a high Defense stat and a resistance to Eevee's STAB attacks, and has enough power to threaten it with a STAB. Choice Scarf Gastly can very easily revenge kill Eevee, while Duskull can usually wall it extremely well.