Report: New Pokémon, Ninfia, Is Another Eevee Evolution

By Sato . February 11, 2013 . 10:15pm

Update (Feb 14th): Ninfia’s English name is Sylveon. More info available here.


The full name of the next upcoming Pokémon movie is “Extreme Speed Genesect and the Awakening of Mewtwo”, according to the latest issue of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine. Prior to the main film,  a short titled “Eevee & Friends” will be shown, which will also feature a new Pokémon.

The above is the cover from CoroCoro, which contains information on the new Pokémon. The black silhouette you see on the cover is of the new Pokémon that will be in the movie.


Meanwhile, this image depicts the new Pokémon in full, with the Japanese name, Ninfia. Ninfia is reportedly an evolution of Eevee. Its type has not yet been revealed:



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  • Looks like an evee version of that one pokemon thats like a female gyrados. At leas the color scheme is.

    • CrimsonCerberus

      What Pokémon is that? Alomomola? Reminds me more of Audino’s colors.

      • Suicunesol

        He’s talking about Milotic.

        • CrimsonCerberus

          Ah, right. That’s much more fitting! The “female” thing threw me off, haha. I was looking through gender ratios on Bulbapedia like ???

  • Ninfia is cute, looks like a normal type to me. Either way I’m always happy for a new member of the Eevee family =^_^=

    • Renaldi Saputra

      just like Clefa’s evolution, Audino, and another pokemon which looked like that

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Looks like it could be an exclusive female Eevee evolution. The element type is anyone’s guess.

    • puchinri

      I wonder that. It would be very interesting if so, but Pokemon is known to do interesting things with gender and design (very interesting actually).

    • Renaldi Saputra

      remember that Gardevoir despite looked like really a female one, but it does have male one.. so I kinda doubt it

      • natchu96

        Yeah, there may be Gallades now, but back then all we had was Trap Gardevoir . . .

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yea, bcos I had one in Platinum.. never thought that it can become Gallade at first so I kept grinding

  • Wake

    Bow ties are cool.

    • ragingmerifes

      It should wear a fez too.

      • Really? Pokemon dress up? Honestly I remember Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Gold, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. Pokemon has went downhill for me since then I mean seriously an Ice Cream cone? That’s horrible and why is a muscular mushroom carrying a girder? Redundant…..

        • Allan Nanderson

          I don’t mean to be rude or anything, but don’t you genfags never get tired of repeating the same thing over and over ?

        • What’s that Voltorb thing? A Pokeball? Its evolution is just a color swap, lol! Redundant.

        • “Bow ties are cool” is a line from Doctor Who. The Doctor in that series also wears a fez. It’s a joke. Relax.

        • Joe

          Fuck off, Pokemon wearing clothes? Hitmonchan. Enough said.

          • Sergio Briceño

            Maybe he meant how this time around an actual body part of the pokemon looks like some kind of accesory. In the case of hitmonchan it has always looked like somekind of dress or something that the poke was wearing.

            If you ask me, even if it does look cute it’s still ridiculous. But I can see this poke winning beauty contests. Mylotic, you got some competition.

          • And don’t forget Jynx!

        • ragingmerifes

          We know who you are, DALEK!!!

        • actually vannillite was designed by an america and pokemon black and white is based on america. and if ice cream trash bags and cogs arent good enough for you what is. a rat (rattata) a fish (magikarp) a bird (pidgey) a sandshrew (SANDSHREW)

          • Sean ‘Geg’ Reddie

            I know this is extremely late, but the guy who designed him was not American, he was British.

          • God

            Back in the day, pokemons were based on animals mythological creatures, and a few where based on inanimate objects, but now? Now they are based on ice cream…

  • Suicunesol

    Return of Mewtwo.

    I actually cannot wait for that.

    (Oh yeah Ninfia is nice too)

    • zferolie

      While Ninfia is cute, I must agree with you. I am very excited about mewtwo returning.

    • I wonder how many kids today have actually seen the first movie. Boy, I remember watching the first Poke’Mon movie in the cinemas.

      • AJ

        I remember the soundtrack being really, really, really, really awful.

        I’d love to get my mitts on a good subbed version of the original movie. It’s apparently a pretty dark sci-fi film, as opposed to whatever the English version was going for.

        • I’ve watched it in Hebrew way back then :3

          • AJ

            Does Israel assume that children are morons like the US does? Because that movie in English was just……ugh…..

          • We translated from the English version, not the Japanese, so… :-/

        • Suicunesol

          Yeah, you should watch the original Japanese one. The American version had a completely different soundtrack (made for American audiences, or so they said), so if you didn’t like that version, maybe you’ll like the original.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      it’s the 4th pokemon movie’s name IIRC

      • miju

        “Mewtwo Returns” was the English name. So at least Japan thinks that new title is unique?

        • Renaldi Saputra

          yea, its japanese name is Mewtwo: Ware wa Koko ni Ari

    • ShawnOtakuSomething
      • Renaldi Saputra

        it means, it will be Flying type, probably

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          Most likely, the more I look at it

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I feel the same also, with the color they use, and the design, could be a Flying one, although it doesn’t have real wings or beak like a bird has (probably the secondary ears like a bunny one may prove it)..
            ahh but gyarados and rayquaza doesn’t seem kind of Flying type at all yet are still Flying type..
            it’s still possible after all..

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

   also a clue in its battle seen

          • Renaldi Saputra

            yea, as what I’ve seen, I think it doesn’t wield any Light things at all, despite being shiny in coloring.. audino which has the same coloring style was just a Normal one..
            yea, 70% it’s a Flying… but well, let’s just see the upcoming info..

          • ShawnOtakuSomething
          • Renaldi Saputra

            how about rock??
            maybe it’s the same XD

      • Shiki

        Flying , fight , or …. steel ?

        But I won’t be surprised if it’s Normal , or have 2 types, GameFreak are into surprises lately, so .. maybe!

        But as a PokeFan, I’m trembling from excitement, We will see Mewtwo return to the anime, and the new eeveelution <3 Can't wait

  • Eliézer Dos Santos

    That’s a Kamen Rider Fourze…. sponge?

    • harpdevil

      The ugliest Fourze ever.

  • puchinri

    Oh my, it’s so adorable and pretty~. I can’t wait to find out its type, though I’m guessing normal.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      just like Clefa’s evolution, Audino, and another pokemon which looked like that

      • puchinri

        I was thinking normal, but a lot of people have convinced me that it’s flying now actually. x’D;

        Audino is rather similar though, but I’m not sure what to believe either way. I just can’t wait to find out more about it. ♥

  • i wonder if this will be a female exclusive eeveelution and maybe there will be a male exclusive one as well.

  • Suicunesol

    I don’t think it’s normal, guys. It’s too normal to be normal. You’d think normal would be an upgrade of Eevee’s regular self.

  • DurableTomb

    Eevee – Jolteon – Flareon – Vaporeon – Espeon – Umbreon – Glacion – Leafeon – Ninfia

    1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9

    See what they did there? Maybe the next one could be “Tendo”.

    • miju

      Nin-tendo? 8D

      • DarthSithZero

        Nine(9)-Tendo evolution of Eevee

        • porkiewpyne

          Aww man. The only eeveelution to not have the -eon suffix to its name. Maybe there’s more to this one that makes it that much more different from the rest.

          EDIT: Derp moment. Somehow forgot that this is from a Japanese source XD

          • RedShadoww

            It’s the japanese name. Like Leafia and Glacia. I’m gonna guess it’ll be Nineon or Nympheon.

          • miju

            IF IT’S NYMPHEON I’M SOLD. I like it!

  • Go2hell66

    lol totally thought it was that ugly purple thing

  • And I am still of the mind that its entirely senseless to have more evolutions for a pokemon than they are pokeballs you can carry. They should have stopped at Umbreon.

  • TruSpindash

    I like that design a lot, guessing a normal type evolution. Also seeing Mewtwo get another major role in the movies again is exciting, maybe making him relevant enough for a return to Smash.

  • Dragon, Flying, Bug or prolly it is of a new type that could be introduced in X and Y.

    Interesting too, to hear Mewtwo returning in another Pokemon movie. I believe it has been years since we last saw him. What a great way to get a glimpse of him again, by being in the upcoming film with another man-made and powerful Pokemon in form of Genesect.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the last time mewtwo appeared was when in the 4th movie, around 2001 maybe

      • I believe it was titled “Return of Mewtwo.” It’s the movie where he’s found also living with cloned Pokemon. It was all alright until Giovanni and Team Rocket found out his hidden utopia.

  • KiTA

    I’m going to call it right now: They’re adding a new type to X and Y. “Light,” perhaps, to offset “Dark.”

    The Eevee evolution is the new type, and all 3 starters will be split themselves/the new type evolutions.

    I’m wrong, of course, and just pissing in the wind, but man, wouldn’t that be cool?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      WOW, ‘light’ type?? do u mean ‘holy’ type??
      so what they’re going to do?? making angel and fairy based pokemon?? creating a pokemon based on christian mythology?? and what kind of moves they gonna create?? Heaven’s Knuckle?? Holy Arrow?? Seven Heavens?? Holy Flame?? Quo Vadis?? maybe Extreme Jihad?? it would be very BADASS LOL..
      well, since ghost/dark is still immortal bcos having no weakness, ‘holy’ will be a nice shot for doing 4x to ghost/dark

      • KiTA

        Well, the “nice” pokemon, like Chansey et all, would probably be turned into Normal / Light.

        I doubt they’ll do anything based overtly on a religion. Although there are several Buddhism-based Pokemon, so..

        • Renaldi Saputra

          the meditite medicham??
          well, I think it’s not really based on Buddhism.. only stating ‘meditate’ in the meaning..

    • Armane

      They don’t need a ‘Light’ type. Fighting is the opposite of Dark. Sound, as stupid as it is, is a much more likely candidate for a new type.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Ghost/Dark is still immortal, except using odor sleuth or something.. but they don’t have original weakness
        dude, ‘Holy’ would be SO COOOOL bro.. :v

  • DarthSithZero

    Poison, Ground, Dragon, Steel, Rock, Flying, Fightning, Bug, Ghost Evolution Please

  • Nitraion

    Love element?

  • Shadowman

    It can be a normal/fighting type Pokemon, then again I may be wrong and it just a normal type.

  • fun fact: all eeveelution have “special” typing (types that dealt special damage pre gen 4), so if they follow that pattern, the only remaining special type would be dragon
    but my guess would be normal typing

  • Guest

    Me think this one looks down right ugly compared to other forms. In my heart, none can beat the adorableness of Flareon, Leafeon, and especially Espeon. I hope Mewtwo blasts this domestic abomination out of existence.

  • CirnoLakes

    But now how am I going to dress it up for contests?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      unfortunately maybe there will be no pokemon contest in X & Y.. it seems..
      since B & W had removed it

  • Internet is Crash

    Type: Normal/Kawaii

    oh and I wasnt aware Mewtwo being back. Unleash the beast! :D

    • Guest

      where do u read about the Mewtwo news?

      • Internet is Crash

        “Extreme Speed Genesect and the Awakening of Mewtwo”

        • Renaldi Saputra

          sorry I deleted my comment after realizing for not reading the title, btw thx

        • J_Joestar

          A match between Pokemon augmented by Science!

  • BlitzWhat


  • oh shit , i think my hearts is stolen already !! Ninfia , i love you !

  • Loukas Stamatakis

    maybe those things are not bowtieS!Maybe they are butterflies and ninfia is a bug type!

  • ragingmerifes

    Bummers. I was hoping it would be that purple zombie domo from the cover…

  • Renaldi Saputra

    so, a new evolution of eevee huh??
    well, doesn’t really mater..
    at least it will be any type except fire water grass ice electric psychic and dark..

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Fighting type or that new LIGHT type people are talking about

    • Renaldi Saputra

      and its moves will be like Angemon’s Heaven’s Knuckle and Lucemon’s Grand Cross

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Dude you just won the internet

  • Junko Enoshima

    I’m gonna hope that this is a flying type pokemon :D

  • Yuriangels

    it sooooooooo cute!!! I most have it!!! (O_O)

  • Protosin

    Probably flying or normal type.

  • Meintje Diepstraten

    I know this is kind of a strange request, but… could images of the new Pokémon not be shown on the front page of Siliconera? Or is there some way for me to block those specific images (and not ALL of the images on the site)?
    Surely I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to see the new Pokémon until I run into them in-game.

    • zferolie

      Huh, I am the opposite, I like to know what the pokemon look like before I get the games, so I know which version to get that has the most ghosts. It’s odd, normally I dislike spoilers, but pokemon is an exception.

      But yeah, not showing it would be nice for people who don’t want to see it.

    • Meintje Diepstraten

      The people who do want to see them will open the article and can look at the larger image in there, anyway. I’m not saying they shouldn’t show
      ANY images at all, just not on the front page, so I’m not sure why I’m
      getting downvotes. :/

    • fds_nextdart

      You should try staying away from the Internet if you want to avoid information / spoilers~.

      • Meintje Diepstraten

        That’s just nonsense…

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Looks like a Normal type

  • komiko12

    Looks like Eevee mated with Milotic.
    The fishy part is how the type is secret for now…would it be Dragon, Normal or an entirely new type?

    I also guess that maybe you need all the other Eeveelutions to evolve it to Ninfia. Another hypothesis is that Ninfia would represent feminity and is Normal type then another Eeveelution would be representing masculinity and is Dragon type.

  • Youka Youkai

    please don’t tell me its a trade evolotion cause if it is im out to kill someone

  • Thomas Sarsfield

    its a normal type but has some special ability

  • Methylene

    As odd as it might sound, I’m calling bug type. Like a nymph.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wait, a new Pokemon movie with Mewtwo? Oh my god, that means the dub will have DAN GREEN :D

    Oh yeah, and that new Eevee is cool too… But seriously, DAN GREEN!

  • Spider-Man

    Probably a Flying type. Honestly though, more excited at Mewtwo returning to the next movie.

  • miju

    Fire/Fighting dual type.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they won’t do dual type to eeveelution

  • J_Joestar

    It sorta resembles Milotic in it’s color scheme…
    Beauteon! Evolves by maxing out it’s beauty Stat! It will be a favourite for Contests!

  • Vaporeon23

    Welcome to the family, sister.

  • grevlinghore

    Ugliest. Eeveelution. Ever.

    • Symbol de Au

      At first I was going to disagree because I think it looks ok but in comparison to all the others it really is the ugliest…

      • fds_nextdart

        The bowtie thing is as silly as it gets. It looks like a cross between Pokemon + Powerpuff girls. Not that the latest gens of Pokemon looked any good, it’s obvious they ran out of ideas long ago~.

        • biskmater

          ah, yes, another dude, complaining about how all pokemon after generation X suck. you try coming up with well over five hundred critters and then you can complain all you want..

        • Oh, come on. Old generations had just as many odd designs; Gen. V isn’t my favorite either, but it’s just a different set of odd stuff that just happened to not click with me.

          • fds_nextdart

            It’s one thing to have odd designs, and a different one to have designs that are just silly and feel washed out. Compare something like Slowpoke or Slowking, I believe we can both agree that the Pokemon was as silly as it gets~.

            Yet, it had something to it that made it feel legit. Look at that evolution of Eeve..from the eyes to the cheesy bowtie to the design, it feels cartoonish and bland~.

            Personal preference, I suppose. I’ll admit I’ve always been over critical of Pokemon due to ultra milking of the franchise~.

          • Pokémon has always been about silly and cartoonish monster designs, and the series never made an attempt to hide that. The National Pokédex starts with a frog-like monster with cat ears and a vegetable bulb on its back, followed by – in no specific sequence – sentient chunks of mineral, uncanny redesigns of wildlife, elemental domestic animals, psychic relics, mobile plant-life, piles of inorganic material, creatures that are part geography, lifeless everyday objects, aliens, underworld creatures, ghosts, man-made creatures and more. Check all the regional indexes; they all follow more or less the same “anything goes” design limit (or lack thereof).

            Granted, there’s something to be said about each person having more personal favorites in any generation, but then it’s not about entire generations’ designs being dull anymore.

  • natchu96

    Mewtwo was a clone and all, but the last time we saw him he was still pretty godlike, wasn’t he?

    and he never shows up without trying to accomplish something . . . well, this won’t end well for somebody.

  • OverlordZetta

    Blegh. I was hoping there would be no connection to old generations like V again.

  • Otoya

    As long as is eevee, everyone love it. Now left Dragon and Metal. This look normal type to me.

  • DCBlackbird

    wow barbie blessed this one lol

  • I think it’s super cute! The fact that its name is Ninfa makes me think of a Ninja. Maybe it could be ghost type…or maybe I’m just crazy.

  • MrTyrant

    Is it true? that this new evolution is a new type of pokemon? because I read is light type.

    • LynxAmali

      It’s not.
      Its got ??? by the type.

      • MrTyrant

        Fly type then…(?)

  • ThePhilosopher

    The strange thing is that it doesn’t look like any type in particular, if not water, but there’s already vaporeon. What if it’s normal-type like eevee? After all, that’s the only eevolution that has been introduced alone

    • s07195

      I really like the thought of Eevee evolving into another Normal-type. Just what it’s missing! Though Eevee is already cute enough as it is.

  • Reiko_Chan

    Interesting design. If I had to guess the type Id say Ghost or Flying.

  • rebecasunao

    So adorable ;_; I’m guessing it’s a flying or dragon type, but who knows. Some pokemon don’t look like their types

  • Eric Harris

    I also thought “light” type before reading it elsewhere. IF there were to be new types introduced we have to think what they don’t have. There is dark but there is no light. Light would seem very logical as a new pokemon type, don’t you think?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yea and they will make angel/fairy based pokemon.. using christian mythology as the base of making it..
      creating moves like Angemon’s Heaven’s Knuckle or Lucemon’s Grand Cross :v
      just to give info, there’s actually no Dark type of pokemon..
      The japanese version called the Dark with ‘Aku’ which means ‘evil’..
      just look at their moves, mostly are physical attack..
      and Dark isn’t always Evil

  • PowerOfTheFlamesIori

    It really looks to be a normal type. I mean it even resembles Chansey, Clefairy, and Wigglytuff. Plus, the overly detailed character design is used to compensate the lack of an easily identifiable visual theme.

    In other words, they can’t stick lightning bolts or leaves on it so it wears a bow tie.

  • Anesia Hunter

    I’m ranging somewhere among flying (the ribbons from the bows make me think of kites), bug (those bows could actually be butterflies) or normal type.

  • puchinri

    Oh goodness, just had a thought. They’re totally going to make some kind of merch for Ninfia, right? I can’t wait to hoard it at Fanime. ♥q♥

  • Daniel Curtis

    Eevee will end with about 92 different forms :p

  • Xaxal_Ravenguard

    Darn, Fourze is looking plushy.

  • Firion Hope

    I still have a soft spot for vanilla eevee. And Espseon/Umbreon because of Pokemon Colloseum

  • Guest

    Uh… isn’t that Sylveon – whose Japanese name is Nymphia?

    • decus

      Laughing so hard, thanks. Check the article date.

    • Altin

      No shit, Sherlock Slowpoke.

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