The Psychic-type Generation II Pokémon, Espeon, is set to join Pokémon UNITE as the game’s next playable character starting on May 16th, 2022. The Psychic-type evolution of the Gen II Normal-type, Eevee, Espeon is listed as a ranged attacker and the second “Eeveelution” featured in Pokémon UNITE, the first being Sylveon. The other “Eeveelutions,” Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon have not yet been added to Pokémon UNITE. There is currently no indication of if or when they will be.
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Espeon in Pokémon UNITE Release Date, Details, and Subscription Service Delay
Espeon is set to join the Pokémon UNITE roster on May 16th, 2022, following up on the release of Azumarill back in April. With the inclusion of Espeon, the Pokémon UNITE roster will now include a total of 35 playable characters. The other 34 so far include Azumarill, Hoopa, Trevenant, Dragonite, Tsareena, Greedent, Sylveon, Mamoswine, Blastoise, Blissey, Gardevoir, Zeraora, Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, Crustle, Greninja, Eldegoss, Talonflame, Lucario, Venusaur, Mr. Mine, Slowbro, Absol, Machamp, Wigglytuff, Alolan Ninetails, Cramorant, Gengar, Carchomp, and Cinderace, Duraludon, Aegislash, and Decidueye.
There is currently no trailer showcasing the moves or abilities available for Espeon in Pokémon UNITE, but TiMi Studio will likely release one as we get closer to the official release date.
In other news, a Pokémon UNITE update is also on the way, though it’s been delayed. At $8.99/month, the subscription service will give players 40 bonus Aeos Gems per day as well as access to the other feature. These include access to the exclusive the “Holowear of the Month,” two additional free trials for Pokémon UNITE licenses, chat, and Icon frame options, and a permanent 10% discount on all Trainer Fashion items. New subscribers will also receive a Hoopa-themed Trainer Fashion item when the service goes live. Although the service was supposed to launch on May 1st, 2022, it has since been delayed. No official release update has been provided at this time.