Eevee – Evolving Skies
Date Reviewed: September 12, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Eevee (SW – Evolving Skies 125/203) is our final runner-up. This is a baseline Pokémon: no Rule Box, no Battle Style, only worth one Prize, etc. Eevee is a Colorless type, so it could use Powerful [C] Energy but… it isn’t at doing damage, so that probably doesn’t matter. Being a Basic means you can easily search it out from your deck and put it into play, and it can even be your opening Active. 70 HP is small, but at least for evolving Basics it is slightly high. [F] Weakness probably won’t matter, because 70 HP ain’t that high: [F] type attackers doing 30 or less still whiff on the OHKO, and those doing 70+ still one-shot this Eevee. No Resistance is typical, and wouldn’t make much of a difference even if present. At least the Retreat Cost of [C] is low and somewhat easy to pay.
Eevee knows two attacks. For [C], it can attack using “Vee-Search”, which lets you search your deck for up to three Pokémon V, then add them to your hand. Meanwhile, [CC] pays for Stampede to let Eevee attack and do 20 damage. Neither attack seems great to me, but Vee-Search might find some use as an opener. This is the best Eevee we have in Standard, but I don’t know if any Eeveelutions that evolve from it are worth it. In Expanded, I’d go with Eevee (Sun & Moon 101/149, 101a/149) or Eevee (XY – Furious Fists 80/111). Both have the “Energy Evolution” Ability that is just super handy. This is the Format where you have both Quick Ball and Ultra Ball to fetch Pokémon from your deck so… yeah, attacking to search seems unnecessary.
As you probably gathered, Eevee wasn’t on my list. Unlike yesterday, it was never on my list. Which also makes me wonder what it is I might be missing…
- Standard: 2/5
- Expanded: 1/5
Had this as my 15th place pick.
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