Pokémon GO Leafeon is a Grass type Pokémon, and is one of many Pokémon that evolve from Eevee, released in Generation 1. Leafeon will likely take twenty-five candies to evolve, and  will require an evolution item and/or a walking requirement and/or a weather requirement (can only evolve during Sunny weather).

Leafeon has a MAX CP of 2849, paired with an ATK of 216, DEF of 254 and STA of 130, which puts it as the third best attacking Grass type in the game behind Tangrowth and Exeggutor.

Leafeon in the Meta

Tangrowth will take over as the best Grass type attacker in the game the second Gen 4 releases. Exeggutor will remain your second best option, but Leafeon will slot in at number 3, ahead of Venusaur, Torterra and Roserade. Leafeon also has the highest Defense stat among all of the Grass types released so far.

In this chart, we will look at its viability as a Grass type Pokémon and how it sizes up to some of the other popular Grass types in the game.

Grass Type Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Tangrowth 3110 207 219 200
Celebi 3090 210 210 200
Shaymin 3090 210 210 200
Exeggutor 2916 233 158 190
Leafeon 2849 216 254 130
Torterra 2825 202 197 190
Roserade 2783 243 206 120
Sceptile 2584 223 180 140
Venusaur 2568 198 198 160

Overall, the Grass types sport a fairly high CP with decently balanced Atk/Def/Sta stats (although, there are a few which are lacking in the Stamina stat department). In terms of attack, Leafeon comes in fourth behind Roserade, Exeggutor, and Sceptile, though Leafeon has far and away the highest Defense stat among the Grass types, but sports an abysmal Stamina stat of 130 coming in second to last in that category.

With there being so many elite Grass types, Leafeon will probably fall by the wayside as far as being a staple in high end raid teams and should probably only be used as a specialist in situations that require all Grass types.

As for Leafeon itself, it will take super effective damage from: Bug, Fire, Flying, Poison, and Ice type moves. On the other end, it will be resistant to Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves. As a Grass type attacker, it is well used against Ground, Rock, and Water types.

Leafeon’s best moves and move sets

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Leafeon will have, we can look at its main series movepool, as well as the moves other high end Grass types already have access to, and we can compile a list of possible movesets for it:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Razor Leaf
  • Vine Whip
  • Bullet Seed
  • Petal Blizzard
  • Seed Bomb
  • Solar Beam
  • Leaf Blade
  • Power Whip
  • Grass Knot


Weather Influence on Leafeon

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Leafeon.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts its potential Grass type moves Boosts super-effective Fire moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts super-effective Poison moves
Rainy Boosts super-effective Bug moves
Windy Boosts super-effective Flying moves
Snow Boosts super-effective Ice moves

Shiny Leafeon

It is unknown when shiny Leafeon will be available , as shiny Eevee is not currently in the game.

Normal Shiny

Pokedex Entries and Facts

Leafeon’s pokedex entries from various games definitely give insight as why it is called the “Verdant Pokémon”.

  • Its Diamond Pokedex entry states that, “Just like a plant, it uses photosynthesis. As a result, it is always enveloped in clear air.”
  • Meanwhile other dex entries state that, “Its cellular composition is closer to that of a plant than an animal. It uses photosynthesis to produce its energy supply without eating food.” and “With cells similar to those of plants, it performs photosynthesis inside its body and creates pure air.”