Leafeon was introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl as one of the many Eeveelutions. It appears in various Pokémon media, though it isn’t quite as popular as some other Eeveelutions like Umbreon, Espeon, and Sylveon. In early Pokémon games, Eevee’s evolutions were hard to find and often required breeding with a Ditto and complicated evolution methods. Thankfully, it’s much easier to catch the Eeveelutions, including Leafeon, in Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield!
Leafeon is a Grass-type Pokémon that evolves from Eevee. Leafeon feeds via photosynthesis, and it’s known for being fiercely loyal to its friends. Leafeon typically lives in lush forests far from civilization.
Leafeon’s National Pokédex number is 470.
|First appearance in anime
|Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles (Season 12)
|First appearance in game
|Generation 4 (Pokémon Diamond Version, Pokémon Pearl Version, and Pokémon Platinum Version)
|-->Eevee --> Leafeon
|1st Evo level
|Use a Leaf Stone on Eevee to evolve Eevee into Leafeon
|“This Pokémon's tail is blade sharp, with a fantastic cutting edge that can slice right through large trees.”
Leafeon Base stats
Appearance of Leafeon
Like the other Eeveelutions, Leafeon has a feline appearance. Leafeon has short brown fur and a slender frame. Its long and pointed ears point upward and end in a leaf shape. Leafeon has a green crest twisting upward from the center of its forehead, and green tufts of fur sticking out on its chest and legs. Leafeon also has a large, green, leaf-shaped tail and dark brown paws.
Shiny Leafeon has dark brown fur and darker green accents.
Behavior of Leafeon
Leafeon feeds on sunlight Its DNA is close to that of plants. Leafeon uses multiple leafy growths on its body, including its tail, to absorb sunlight and feed via photosynthesis instead of eating food. When it feeds, it purifies the air around it. Leafeon prefers to live a peaceful life and avoids fighting when it can, but it keeps its tail sharp for when fighting is necessary. Leafeon gives off a fragrance like freshly fallen leaves; this fragrance is commonly distilled into perfumes. Leafeon primarily inhabits clean, lush forests far from humans.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Leafeon’s Grass typing gives it a good defense against Watter, Electric, Grass, and Ground-type moves. However, Leafeon is weak to Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, and Bug-type moves.
Leafeon has high Defense and Attack making it a durable physical attacker.
Shiny Leafeon is typically harder to notice than normal Leafeon since Shiny Leafeon has a color pattern only slightly different from normal Leafeon. Shiny Leafeon swaps its light brown fur and soft green highlights for dark brown fur and dark green highlights. This subtle palette swap makes it easy to overlook Shiny Leafeon in Pokémon collections and battles.
Depending on the game, Shiny Leafeon can sometimes be caught in the wild, but typically, the best way to acquire a Shiny Leafeon is to hatch a Shiny Eevee and evolve it into Shiny Leafeon.
Leafeon GX is an ultra-rare Pokémon card that has appeared in multiple sets of the Pokémon TCG with different art. It typically is a full-art card with powerful Grass-type moves. Different versions of Leafeon GX command different prices, but Leafeon GX listings can be found as high as $500.
Best moveset for Leafeon
Leafeon is a versatile Pokémon that can have a prominent place in competitive teams.
It’s important to consider Leafeon’s Nature and Ability when preparing for competitive battling.
Leafeon’s Chlorophyll ability doubles Leafeon’s speed in strong sunlight.
The best natures for Leafeon will boost its Speed or Attack and will hinder its Special Attack.
The following moveset, combined with good IVs, good EVs, a good Nature, and the right Ability, can make Leafeon a formidable Physical Attacker.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the writer.
How to catch Leafeon(~XYZ) in Pokemon Go?
How to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Go with the nickname trick
This is the easiest way to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Go. If you nickname an Eevee “Linnea” and evolve it, it will evolve into Leafeon. However, this trick only works once per account, so choose your Eevee wisely.
How to catch Leafeon in Pokémon Go by using a Mossy Lure Module at a Poké Stop
If you simply use candies to evolve Eevee, it will randomly evolve into Jolteon, Vaporeon, or Flareon. The only way to evolve Eevee into Leafeon (without the nickname trick) is by using a Mossy Lure on a Poké Stop and then evolving Eevee while in range of the active Mossy Lure. Players can purchase Mossy Lures in the Poké Shop for 200 Poké Coins.
- Leafeon has the second-highest Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokémon, just one point lower than Ferroseed, making it an excellent supplement to certain competitive strategies.
- Leafeon has classically been one of the toughest Eeveelutions to acquire thanks to its restrictive location-based evolution method. To simplify Leafeon’s evolution in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the developers made it possible to evolve Eevee into Leafeon via exposure to a Leaf Stone, instead of having to level Eevee up in proximity to a Moss Rock as in previous titles.
Q. How do you get a Leafeon?
You can get Leafeon in Pokémon Go by leveling up Eevee near a Mossy Lure or by using the nickname trick with the name Linnea.
You can get Leafeon in older Pokémon titles by leveling it up near Moss Rock.
You can get Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield by using a Leaf Stone on Eevee.
Q. Is Leafeon a good Pokemon?
Leafeon is a slightly above-average Pokémon thanks to its ability to use sunlight to speed up and heal itself and its decent Attack and Defense stats. It’s one of the most durable Grass-type Pokémon, but its stats and moveset don’t give it enough of an edge to rank particularly high in the competitive Pokémon meta.
Q. Is Leafeon a special or physical attacker?
Leafeon is a physical attacker. Though Leafeon has a higher Attack than Special Attack, it learns many moves that favor Special Attack, since the Grass-type typically favors Special Attackers.
Q. What do I name Eevee to get Leafeon? What should I name Eevee to get Leafeon?
To catch a Leafeon in Pokémon Go with the nickname trick, change an Eevee’s name to Linnea and then evolve it.
Leafeon is beloved by Pokémon fans thanks to its cool appearance and its exclusive status as one of the Eeveelutions. Lucky for us, it’s easier than ever to find Leafeon in Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Go!
Let’s Go, Leafeon!